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The Ellen Trout Zoo is located in the heart of the Pineywoods of East Texas (Texas Forest Country). Surrounded by forests and lakes with opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and enjoying nature. Experience the lower cost of living and reduced traffic of a small city.
New Position! The Ellen Trout Zoo has an opening for a new Keeper position that will be working with a variety of taxa including rhinos, giraffes, felids, hornbills, raptors, waterfowl and hoofstock. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out all aspects of daily animal care and husbandry.
In this challenging time of the pandemic, we have maintained job stability for our staff, reopened our primary herpetological building with a newly remodeled area and moved several birds into new, larger exhibits. Our institution emphasizes excellence in veterinary care, conservation programs, animal welfare and community involvement.
Qualities and job duties include but are not limited to:
A strong work ethic, personal accountability, enthusiasm, an eye for excellence and the ability to work as part of a team and independently are essential qualities. Must be flexible and adaptable to working within the framework of a small zoo. Must have a respect for animals, professional attitude about the work and about working as a member of the zoo team for the benefit of the animals.
Position requires Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Science or a combination of education and experience to provide the desired level of proficiency; good physical condition; ability to present a positive professional image of the City of Lufkin and the Zoo to members of the public.
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth and development. The position involves working on weekends and holidays. Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the retirement fund through payroll deduction. The position is non-exempt for overtime.
The starting salary is $30,790.24 annually.
Excellent benefits package. See more information about City of Lufkin employee benefits at https://cityoflufkin.com/services/employee_benefits.php
Submit the following 3 documents: resume, cover letter, and completed application. Apply online at https://col-it-test.formstack.com/forms/application. The position is listed as ELLEN TROUT ZOO – Zoo Keeper. Please also upload your cover/letter resume or email them separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkin, TX
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