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Phoenix Zoo

Animal Diet Technician

  1. tocols as well as perform inventory cycles.
  2. Maintain and handle feed and supplies in accordance with state, government and AZA standards.
  3. Represent Nutrition Services during meetings, tours and program activities.
  4. Work collaboratively with other staff and departments to meet the Phoenix Zoo’s goals and objectives.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.)


  1. High School Diploma required.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology or Nutrition preferred.
  3. Minimum 1 year experience in zoo animal diet preparation, food service or equivalent.
  4. Ability to pass Food Borne Pathogens Identification training.
  5. Ability to accurately and efficiently add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  6. Ability to work with live insects, rodents, and other food animals as required, and be capable of humanely euthanizing animals per USDA and AZA standards.
  7. Good oral and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills.  
  8. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and carry loads for 25 yards required.
  9. Able to bend, stoop, crawl, stand for long periods of time and perform repetitive motion activities required.
  10. Ability to work flexible hours required.
  11. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  12. Ability to pass pre-employment background check, drug test, DMV check and clear annual TB test.
  13. The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation / Phoenix Zoo requires all employees and volunteers hired (or approved for a position as a volunteer) on or after January 31, 2022 to be both fully vaccinated and receive a booster dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment or becoming a volunteer.  As an equal opportunity employer, we will provide accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with applicable law.

How to Apply

Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 6022863800
Fax: 602.914.4316

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