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Cape May County Zoo

Permanent Part-Time Animal Keeper

The Cape May County Zoo is accepting applications for a Permanent Part-Time Animal Keeper. The duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Carries out a regular scheduled program designed to insure prompt feeding and proper care for all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a zoo.
  2. Reports immediately any mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that are not well.
  3. Carries out regular daily maintenance program involved in keeping cages, pens, paddocks, and animal areas in good repair and in a manner that insures maximum cleanliness and neatness.
  4. Carries out regular daily enrichment and training for animals in assigned areas and ensures proper animal welfare.
  5. Performs minor repairs to animal displays and exhibits.
  6. Carefully enforces established zoo regulations relating to protection of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a manner that insures maximum protection to them and maximum safety to the public.

Experience Required

One (1) year of experience in the care and feeding of non-domesticated animals in a zoological park, or other animal sanctuary. Preference given to AZA or ZAA experience

Further Comments

Part time position may lead to future opportunity for Full Time position


$15.14 per hour

How to Apply

Please send Application ( and Resume to:
Dr. Hubert Paluch
Cape May County Zoo
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210

Or apply online at

Cape May County Zoo
4 Moore Rd
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: 609-465-5271

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