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Roosevelt Park Zoo

Avian/Primate Keeper Year-round, Part-time Position

The Roosevelt Park Zoo is currently seeing qualified applicants for a year-round, part-time Avian/Primate Zookeeper.  This position includes providing high quality husbandry care to African Penguins, Southern ground hornbill, Aracari, Green-wing dove, Finch, Trumpeter hornbill, Kookaburra, Screech owl, Pied Imperial pigeon, Blue-bellied roller, Superb Starling, Temmincks Tragopan, Taveta Golden Weaver, White-handed Gibbon, Siamang, and Ring-tailed lemur.
Job duties include:

  • Provides high quality daily care for animals' psychological and physiological well-being
  • Provides approved diet, enrichment and behavioral training procedures.
  • Prepares food and feeds according to established diets and assigned schedule
  • Maintains detailed narratives and charts of animal observations, care, and handling for detailed record keeping.
  • Observes animals in assigned areas for injuries or symptoms of disease, and changes in behavior
  • Reports changes and problems to the General Curator and Senior Lead keeper
  • Assists in animals’ preventative medical program under supervision of the staff Veterinarian.
  • Administers prescribed medication to assigned animals by mixing with food or as required; assists veterinarian in administration of medication or treatment of animals.
  • Completes daily record keeping for medications administered, changes in animal behavior, and symptoms of disease or other indications of needs for special attention, and any repair or maintenance required for enclosures.
  • Unloads and stores shipments of food and supplies; notifies supervisor of supplies needed.
  • Cleans animal enclosures using water hose, soap, disinfectants, high pressure steam, and hand tools.
  • Performs a variety of general grounds keeping duties and assists in maintaining the Zoo’s facilities.
  • Interacts with and provides information to zoo visitors; may conduct zoo tours as required including keeper chats and training demos.
  • Participates in the Zoo’s animal outreach activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff
  • Ability to engage and help zoo visitors with high level of guest service 

How to Apply

To apply please send Minot Park District application, resume, and references to:
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Attn: Brandi Clark
PO Box 538
Minot, ND 58702 or Email:

Deadline for submission is Friday October 15, 2021

The Minot Park District Application can be found at Recruitment (

Roosevelt Park Zoo
1219 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 17018574166

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