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The Children's Zoo at Celebration Square is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited, non-profit organization located in vibrant downtown Saginaw, MI. Join us in our mission to inspire all ages to appreciate and respect animals and nature through engaging experiences, education, and conservation. With your help, we can be the BEST little zoo in Michigan!
Animal Collections Keeper
Full-time hourly position
Education and Experience:
B.S. in Zoology (or related field), or some combination of higher education and experience. 1+ years paid experience. Experience with small carnivores and small primates is preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Possess knowledge of the principles, practices, and goals of animal management as related to zoo operations; has good knowledge of biology, zoology, and other related subjects. Possess the ability to communicate with various groups and individuals such as zoo staff and the general public. Understand how to operate a variety of machines including computers, restraining devices, etc. Physically able to lift fifty pounds and work in all weather conditions. Available to work weekends and holidays.
Characteristic Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provide food, water, and shelter for Collection Animals.
Make observations about overall animal well being and enclosure integrity.
Provide environmental enrichment according to Zoo policy.
Participate in operant conditioning programs as assigned.
Assist in daily veterinary care
Assist in medical procedures as needed.
Complete in-house classes and training.
Maintain assigned route meeting USDA and AZA standards.
Keep accurate, clear, and thorough records.
Communicate animal and other concerns to supervisory staff.
Participate in Zoo educational programs.
Develop and maintain professional relationships
Internal – Zoo management, staff and volunteers
External – Zoo visitors, other zoo resources
Participate in Visitor Service assignments as needed.
Abide by Zoo policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Taxa including but not limited to: Mexican Wolf, Turkey Vulture, American Alligator, North American River Otter, Donkey, White-Throated Capuchin, Pot-Bellied Pig and Black-Footed Cat
Zoo membership, paid time off after 6 month of work, professional development opportunities, and working with a great team of zookeepers
Commensurate based on experience
Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to email@example.com. Please no phone calls.
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square1730 S. Washington AveSaginaw, MI 48601Phone: 989-759-1408Fax: 989-759-1328
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