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Birmingham Zoo, Inc.

Animal Programs Keeper - Seasonal

The Birmingham Zoo is currently seeking a seasonal full-time (40hr) Animal Care Professional (ACP) for the Programs Department. 

Responsibilities include the daily inspection, feeding, cleaning, training, enrichment, medicating and maintenance of the animals in the Programs Department.  The Programs collection includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

In addition to husbandry duties, Programs ACPs will conduct interpretive programming, including participating in and conducting on-grounds animal presentations, Zoo to You off-ground events, special marketing events, birthday parties, and summer wildlife shows.   ACPs will be expected to interact and interpret with visitors in a positive manner.  Strong public presentation skills while working with live animals is preferred. 

Preferred Start date: March 1

Seasonal Position Available: 6 months

Some flexibility in range of seasonal position dates, ask for more details

Experience Required

• Candidates must possess good communication, observational, and organization skills and the ability to work well with others in a team environment. Must possess good public speaking skills. • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and perform duties in extreme weather. • Biology-related degree (or work towards) and/or animal care experience is preferred; experience in theater or related public speaking field a plus. • Prior animal training experience using operant and classical conditioning a plus. • Preferred experience in a zoo setting.  Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).  Must have current negative TB test and rabies titer and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test and rabies titer.

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Birmingham Zoo, Inc.
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: 205-879-0409
Fax: 205-879-9426

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