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The apprentice will learn about the physical health and psychological well being of the animals under his/her care. Work ranges from the heavy physical tasks associated with feeding and maintenance of living areas to more analytical tasks. The apprentice animal keeper is expected to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the natural history of the species under his/her care, to conduct ongoing assessment of species physical and psycho-social needs, and to design and implement steps to address these needs (including enrichment and training). S/he must possess sound judgment in the care of wild animals, work cooperatively and communicate well with co-workers, volunteers, and supervisors, and demonstrate good public relations skills with zoo guests.
Minimum of six months (1040 hours) working with wildlife and/ or livestock, carnivore experience preferred
Length of Apprenticeship: One year from date of hire.In order to expedite the hiring process, qualified applicants who apply early may be contacted before the closing date to schedule interviews.
We apologize, but due to the competitive nature of this posting, minimum requirements may be raised and only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by those assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel for this position. Resumes accepted until October 27th, 2021.
Benefits package including medical, dental
$15.52 per hour
Send cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to: Angela Gibson email@example.com
Oakland Zoo9777 Golf Links Rd, PO BOX 5238,Oakland, CA 94505Phone: 5106329525Fax: Oakland Zoo
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