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Walt Disney World

Animal Keeper - Birds

Disney's Animal Kingdom is seeking applicants for an animal keeper position on the Birds team. The Birds team is responsible for two large walkthrough aviaries, an off-exhibit avian breeding facility, as well as several species of hoofed stock. The desired candidate has extensive avian experience; additional experience with hoofed stock, is preferred. This is a full-time, salaried, permanent position. This cast member will report to the Zoo Managers.
Responsibilities :

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation, behavioral conditioning and enrichment, and reporting pertinent information to zoological managers.
  • The candidate must be able to interact on a regular basis with maintenance, operation managers, horticulture, veterinary staff, educators, and scientists.
  • Will also provide animal information and conservation messages through guest and cast interaction.
  • The work includes physical labor in ambient outdoor temperatures and weather conditions in Central Florida, which may include extreme heat and humidity.

Basic Qualifications :

  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either:
    • Three years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least two years of verifiable college course work(60 semester hours) or
    • Four years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least one years of verifiable college course work(30 semester hours) or
    • Five years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards
  • Experience working with a wide variety of taxa with an emphasis on operant conditioning is desired.
  • Demonstrated strong observation, evaluation, and data collection skills
  • Ability to work in a large team environment
  • Ability to work in an environment that is continually changing
  • Demonstrated strong guest focus

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 3 year full-time avian and/or hoofed stock experience

Required Education :

  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either:
    • Three years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least two years of verifiable college course work(60 semester hours) or
    • Four years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least one years of verifiable college course work(30 semester hours) or
    • Five years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards

Preferred Education :

  • Bachelor’s or Associates’ degree in Zoology or related field

Perks

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.

How to Apply

Please go to www.disneycareers.com and Apply to: #10005441.

Walt Disney World
P.O. Box 10,090
Windermere, FL 32830

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