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The Birmingham Zoo is looking for a candidate to join the Trails of Africa team as a full time Animal Care Professional. The team provides care for reticulated giraffe, bongo, plains zebra, ostrich, and red-flanked duiker. We are transitioning our programs to start breeding efforts with reticulated giraffe, bongo, and red-flanked duiker. This summer the collection will be growing in a big way with the addition of a breeding pair of young black rhinoceros! Come be part of a new and exciting addition to the zoo!!
Primary responsibilities of this position include monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing environmental and behavioral enrichment, preparing diets, modifying habitats, maintaining accurate records, and presenting both formally and informally for the public. The candidate must be a motivated self-starter that is enthusiastic and team oriented. This position requires a team player capable of positive interactions with staff, guests, and volunteers.
This is a full time position working at least 40 hours per week, including weekends, holidays, and late events as needed. Successful candidates will work in close proximity to dangerous animals, and professionalism and good communication are required.
The ACP I is expected to maintain the highest level of safety in the work area through implementation of safety protocols and procedures. The ACP I position is impacted by a wide variety of potentially hazardous exposures:
Specific training and procedures designed to maintain safety of people as the highest priority of the zoo followed by the safety of the animal collection will be provided.
The use and understanding of a variety of personal safety equipment is mandatory.
Animal Care Professionals, as with any staff member of the zoo, are required to be familiar with the Zoo’s overall safety policies as outlined in the staff handbook as well as being responsible for reporting any injury immediately to the first aid department.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, staff should expect:
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Birmingham Zoo, Inc.2630 Cahaba RoadBirmingham, AL 35223
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