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Chattanooga Zoo

Keeper- Great Apes

The Chattanooga Zoo is looking for an exceptional zookeeper with a passion for working with Great Apes (specifically Chimpanzees), as well as other exotic animal species.  Normal duties will include day to day husbandry, daily log reports regarding the animals, routine maintenance of physical area and enclosures, assisting in vet procedures and medication distribution to animals, maintain training and enrichment programs, assist with special projects, etc.  Keeper must be able to maintain area compliance with USDA and AZA regulations and standards, including record keeping, husbandry care, training, enrichment, etc.  Keeper staff are required to work weekends and holidays as the animal care schedule necessitates.
Candidates with Great Ape, or large primate experience is strongly preferred. Please list specific species experience.  Candidate must have excellent team work skills and communicate with coworkers and supervisors effectively.
Candidate should have 4 year college degree or equivalent experience and at least 1 year of animal care experience in an AZA accredited facility. Candidates experienced with Great Apes or primates are strongly preferred.  The candidate must be able to lift, bend, and twist 50 lbs, also must be able to work in all types of weather.  
The Chattanooga Zoo is a member of the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace program, a pre-employment drug test and a back ground check will be performed. 
All applications are taken online, through the Chattanooga Zoo’s website.  To apply, or for more information please visit the Chattanooga Zoo’s website:

Experience Required

Experience with Great Apes or Primates preferred.

How to Apply

Chattanooga Zoo
301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 4235513918

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