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Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kansas has been accredited by the AZA for 36 years. It is home to hundreds of native and exotic animals. The Zoo features over fifty beautifully landscaped acres, spacious animal habitats, walking paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, and shady avenues for guests of all ages to enjoy. One of our goals is the conservation of the world's rare and endangered species. Zoo is open year-round, free to pedestrians, and vehicles may drive through for just $10.
The Lee Richardson Zoo has an opening for a Temporary Keeper Aide. This is a temporary Full-Time paid position ($11.50 an hour, 40 hours per week). Successful candidates will follow instructions in caring for the residents of the zoo and other related duties as assigned including diet preparation and records. The ability to lift 75 lbs, work outdoors in all types of weather and follow safety procedures is essential.
Examples of Duties
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of animal diet preparation, general biology, and behavior. Skill in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment. Knowledge of maintenance methods and materials. Ability to receive, understand, and carry out verbal and written instruction, direction, and assignments. Ability to perform physical work activities in varying weather conditions. Ability to communicate and cooperate with city employees and to deal with the public in an effective and positive manner.
B.S. Degree in one of the life sciences; OR an equivalent combination of experience working with animals and/or education. Previous zoo experience is beneficial but not required.
Valid driver's license required.
Perfect opportunity to gain experience for someone new to the profession of zookeeping or who is considering zookeeping as a profession.
$11.50 per hour
apply online sending resume, cover letter and completing application at governmentjobs.com/careers/gardencityks
Lee Richardson Zoo312 Finnup DriveGarden City, KS 67846Phone: 6202761250
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