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The Cape May County Park & Zoo Education Department is seeking an individual who is motivated, has great people skills, a passion for educating, and an up-beat personality to fill a Seasonal Education Keeper position. This employee, under the supervision of the Education Director will work alongside the education staff to present educational programs, conduct animal encounters with the public, guide tour groups through the zoo, assist with camps and outreach programs, assist in animal husbandry and animal training, and create and implement animal enrichment and new curricula.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Zoo Science, Education, or related field.
• Animal care experience, preferably at an AZA facility.
• Child care experience.
• Excellent public speaking, communication skills, creative thinking and originality.
• Excellent decision making skills.
• Ability to handle and present ambassador animals in a safe, dignified manner.
• Ability to work 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
All applicants must pass a drug and background check prior to employment.
This position is $15.00/hour, 40 hours a week. This position is SEASONAL it will be 6-months employment from your start date. Preference is given to applicants with a Cape May County address.
The candidate we are looking for must possess all the qualifications listed above as well as the ability to work independently and with a team, a passion for education, and mindset to achieve larger goals for the Education Department. This department is a FUN and FAST paced place to be! We consist of 4 full time staff members, and our team of approximately 30 ambassador animals ranging from toads to wallabies. We are a fun, upbeat, supportive, charismatic team, and are looking for an applicant that will help us grow.
Due to the nature of this position you must have a flexible schedule.
Please send or email a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application, a cover letter, and resume to:
Please write Seasonal Education Keeper in the subject line.
ATTN: Education Department
707 North Route 9,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Cape May County Zoo4 Moore Rd DN 801Cape May Court House, NJ 08210Phone: 609-465-5271
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