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Houston Zoo

Zookeeper, Children's Zoo (Part-Time)

Under the direction of a Children’s Zoo Supervisor, the zookeeper role is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations associated with the husbandry of the animals and the maintenance of animal exhibits within the Children’s Zoo. The Children’s Zoo is a multi-taxa department housing over 80 species of animals in several exhibits with a focus on creating a lifelong connection between people and animals.

Our Mission: Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

Our Vision: Houston Zoo will be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.


 Responsibilities

  • Carries out all aspects of the daily care of assigned animals including cleaning, feeding, exhibit maintenance, general upkeep of support facilities.

  • Maintains clean and organized exhibits, holding areas, service areas and equipment.

  • Administers prescribed medications, supplements, or treatments under the guidance of the veterinary and supervisory staff.

  • Records and reports any abnormal animal health or behavioral issues to the Zoo Supervisor.

 Knowledge and Experience

  • Two-year or four-year degree in one of the natural sciences or a closely related discipline or a certificate of completion from an acceptable exotic animal care program of not less than 30 semester hours is preferred.

  • One year of experience in animal care at an AZA or equivalent facility, gained through employment, internships, or volunteer experience.

    Specific training and work experience in other settings, such as aquaculture, schools, nature centers, agricultural operations, or conservation centers may be considered on a case-by-case basis as fulfillment for the experience requirements.

  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including working with databases and other Microsoft Office software applications.

  • Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.


ABOUT THE HOUSTON ZOO
The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts with over 5,000 permanent residents (our animals) and we host 2 million guests each year. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests. We strive to ensure the protection of all the counterparts of the animals we have at the Zoo and in the wild. 

Join the Houston Zoo and become a part of an organization that is focused on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the local communities. Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

If interested, apply directly here: https://us62e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/houstonzoo/Posting/View/1314

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030

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