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Lee Richardson Zoo

AZA accredited

Animal Keeper I - Birds

The Lee Richardson Zoo is currently looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join the animal care team.  Animal Keeper I responsibilities include providing animal care, animal observations, animal training, enrichment, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, and minor exhibit modification. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general maintenance of grounds and public areas, formal and informal presentations for the public, and assisting with research and conservation initiatives.  Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work well alone or with others in a team environment are a must. Previous experience with birds preferred. Position reports to Lead Keeper under the direction of the General Curator.  Position open until filled.  EOE

Experience Required

Previous experience with birds preferred. Applicants should have a four year degree in a biology related field with some animal experience, an associate degree with two years paid experience in an AZA accredited institution, or 5 years paid experience at an AZA accredited institution.

Further Comments

The ability to lift 75 lbs and work outdoors in all conditions is required.


Generous benefits package and retirement plan.


Starting salary is $14.50 per hour with generous health benefits package and retirement plan

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and application to City of Garden City, Human Resources Dept.: by email:; OR by mail: PO Box 998, Garden City, KS 67846; or online

Lee Richardson Zoo
PO Box 998
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: 6202761250

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