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Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo

Swing Zookeeper

Primary Duties

Under basic supervision, provides for the health and welfare of exotic and native animals in the City Zoo through diet preparation and feeding, enclosure maintenance, behavioral observation and training, enrichment and health care maintenance and treatment.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists with the daily care, husbandry, and nutrition of assigned animals; resolves problems within scope of authority; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Monitors and maintains Zoo exhibits, identifies animal care issues, prepares, and distributes diets and supplements; monitors animal health issues, behavior and eating habits; maintains records; examines exhibit facilities and grounds to assure proper maintenance procedures are followed.
  • Assists with public education, community outreach and safety and security programs.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information. 
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Driving is essential. 


Experience Required

Qualifications Required: Associates Degree in Zoology, Biological Sciences, or related field is required; AND one-year animal care work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License Preferred: Husbandry experience within an AZA accredited Zoo or Wild Animal Park within the following taxa: Birds (raptors, parrots, and waterfowl) Small Mammals (carnivores, rodents, and primates), Reptiles (non-venomous and venomous species including Komodo dragons), Fish (marine and freshwater species), Elasmobranchs. Experience with the maintenance and operations of both large and small life support systems including, sand filters, canister filters, stock filters, UV sterilizers, protein skimmers, and ozone generators is preferred.


The City of Waco offers a complete benefits package for eligibile employees including; health, dental, vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, long term and short term disability, retirement, deferred compensation plans, holidays, vacation, sick leave, credit union and savings bonds. To learn more about the benefits offered, visit our Benefits page.



How to Apply

Cameron Park Zoo
1701 North 4th Street
WACO, TX 76707
Phone: 2547508400

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