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Blank Park Zoo is a 29-acre zoological park located in Des Moines, Iowa. The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, research and recreation. Reaching about 500,000 people annually, it is consistently one of the most highly attended cultural attractions in the state. The Zoo has over 2,800 animals in its collection, representing over 240 different species, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
This position is under the direct supervision of the Bird and Reptile Supervisor and is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to animal care of approximately 35 species of birds including Cassowary, Crowned Cranes, Sarus Cranes, King Vultures, budgerigars, Kori Bustards, Blue Cranes, Kookaburras, Cinereous Vultures, Nicobar Pigeon, Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Black Swan, Eclectus Parrot and 3 species of reptiles including Aldabra Tortoises. Please note we do not take care of the zoo’s penguins.
The following duties are essential to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
4 year college degree and experience in the zoo field. Experience along with a college degree can be interchangeable at a rate of 1 year of college to 1 year of experience. Valid motor vehicle license (or ability to obtain).
Complete the Blank Park Zoo online application and attach a cover letter and resume.
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Blank Park Zoo7401 SW 9th StDes Moines, IA 50315Phone: 5152854722
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