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Denver Zoo has two opportunities for Seasonal Animal Keepers-Birds working primarily in the guest oriented Lorikeet Adventure area. This exhibit provides a unique interactive guest experience for Denver Zoo visitors and requires that the Seasonal Animal Keeper have the ability to communicate regularly with Denver Zoo guests, volunteers, interns, and other staff.
Length of Position and Hours: We currently anticipate that these seasonal, hourly positions will start March 12, 2017 and end on or around October 28, 2017. Each seasonal keeper will work Mon, Tues (off on Wednesday) and the rest of the day/hours to be determined. Each seasonal keeper will likely work on average 28 hours per week.
Additional Responsibilities include:
The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell. Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus. Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.
This position requires a substantial amount of contact with staff, volunteers, and other departments. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals. This employee will be required to have contact with animals. The employee may be exposed to chemicals and zoonosis. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This is a temporary assignment for two seasonal, hourly positions and as such is not eligible for benefits at this time.
Completed applications must be submitted by February 15,2017
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