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Miller Park Zoo
The Miller Park Zoo is an AZA-Accredited institution and accepting applications for a full-time Zookeeper. This position works in an area including Australia, Children’s Zoo, Zoo Lab (herps and ambassador animals), flamingo and DeBrazza’s Monkey/Duiker exhibit. This area will be responsible for new South America project opening 2023 with Giant Anteater, Chilean Pudu, Bush Dog and Galapagos Tortoise. Starting salary $40,934.40 per year, plus excellent benefits. Union position. Thursday – Monday 8-5 PM. Completed City application is required. Applications can be obtained at https://www.cityblm.org/government/departments/human-resources/job-board
This is specialized technical work performed under supervision in the care and maintenance of live animals and plant collections at Miller Park Zoo.
Work involves the basic maintenance tasks associated with the Zoo. Work is primary manual in nature, however, incumbents are required to learn and perform higher level technical tasks while completing a variety of operations under the general supervision of the Zoo Curator. Assignments include the handling and/or control of a variety of wild and domestic animals, birds, and aquatic specimens, often delicate and/or dangerous species. Some assignments will include the limited supervision of other personnel and volunteers. Work is reviewed by inspection and observation of results obtained.
Examples of Duties
The Zookeeper may be called upon to do any of the following: (These examples do not include
all of the tasks which the employees may be expected to perform.)
General Skills Level:
More information can be found (along with the Zoo’s Master Plan) at www.millerparkzoo.org.
$19.68 per hour
Applications can be obtained at https://www.cityblm.org/government/departments/human-resources/job-board
Miller Park Zoo1020 South Morris AvenueBloomington, IL 61701Phone: 309-434-2250Fax: Miller Park Zoo
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