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The Pueblo Zoo is a vibrant, collaborative, and flexible workplace. Driven by our mission to empower people to engage in conservation of animals and their natural habitat, we serve 100,000 annual visitors, provide educational outreach to tens of thousands of students, and directly support global species conservation. The Pueblo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is home to nearly 500 animals representing more than 125 species.
This is an entry level position in animal care, following established protocols to provide outstanding animal care for species throughout the collection: food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, pest control, and reproductive management. Keeper 1’s participate in operant conditioning and husbandry programs, provide approved enrichment, work collaboratively to improve animal exhibits, and prepare and conduct both formal and informal talks for zoo guests.
Seeking both Full and part time positions, non-exempt, hourly
Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, skills, & abilities:
Candidate must possess working knowledge of similar or related work, the ability to follow written and oral directions, exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, supervisory skills, and ability to keep accurate records.
High school diploma (or equivalent) and 2 years zoo work experience, or 2-year college degree and 1 internship at an AZA facility, or a 4-year college degree and 1 internship at an AZA facility.
Vaccination is most strongly recommended. In absence of vaccination, regular testing will be required.
Candidate must possess physical strength and stamina, including lifting 50lbs, bend, climb, stoop, and reach. Requires working directly with grass hay, alfalfa, straw, and furred/feathered animals. Must have the ability to foresee and apply safety precautions when necessary. Must be able to work as an integral part of the zoo team and communicate effectively with co-workers, management, guests and employees. Must demonstrate the ability to be an effective leader and role model. Must obtain a valid CO drivers license within 30 days.
FULL TIME ONLY: Competitive benefits package including HMO and HSA-qualified health plans, a 3% employer matched SIMPLE IRA, 10 days paid time off, eight holidays, and a commitment to professional development. PART TIME includes prorated holiday and professional development.
$13.47 / hour
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of business January 24, 2022. No calls, please.
Pueblo Zoo3455 Nuckolls AvePueblo, CO 81005Phone: 719-561-1452
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