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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Zoo Aide/Attendant (Kangaroo/Lory) - Part-time Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens is a place of thrills, fun and positive, lasting memories. And that’s just what it’s like to work here! As a key member of our team, you’ll play a major role in bringing happiness and excitement to people from around the world. If you’re dedicated, dependable and driven to deliver exceptional guest service, this is place for you!

What you get to do:

  • Thrive in a team environment and interact with others in a professional manner
  • Provide exceptional care to a diverse collection, including training, handling, and restraint
  • Show aptitude working with animals across all taxa (birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals, and invertebrates)
  • Effectively and efficiently maintain animal displays, husbandry facilities, and holding facilities
  • Safely operate landscape equipment; mowers, weed-eaters, pruning tools, rakes and various other devices
  • Provide dynamic public presentations (educational programming, special events, media, and in-park guest interpretation)
  • Interact effectively with guests of all ages, including providing responsible oversight to teenage camp participants
  • Keep accurate daily records
  • Provide physical stimulation and mental challenges for our animal collection
  • Represent the Animal Programs Department positively when interacting with other disciplines within the park
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What it takes to succeed:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License and be able to meet SEA driving guidelines
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • A positive, team-minded attitude and desire to give/receive constructive criticism
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) allowing for efficient communication with teammates and management?*Outstanding guest service skills
  • Excellent observational skills
  • A strong work ethic with the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities appropriately
  • The flexibility required to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • The desire to promote conservation messages to a varied audience
  • Degree or certification in Biology, Zoology, Psychology, or related field preferred
  • Previous mixed-species exhibit experience preferred
  • Previous animal training experience preferred
  • SCUBA certification preferred

What else is important:

  • Lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis
  • Work indoors and outdoors, in varying Florida weather, to include heavy rain, high humidity, and extreme heat. Position may be exposed to fumes, dust, and odors
  • Perform the following physical activities: kneeling, squatting, bend floor-to waist/waist-to-overhead, reach overhead, simple grasp and fine hand manipulation tasks (use of tools/keyboard/writing)
  • Engage in extensive walking and standing throughout entire work shift and climb/ascend heights when needed
  • Tolerate the use of cleaning chemicals

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:

  • FREE park admission
  • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.

Join the team!

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!


Further Comments

This is a Part-time position. This posting will end at midnight on 9/21/21.



How to Apply

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3605 E Bougainvillea Ave
Tampa, FL 33612

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