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Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo

Animal Keeper I

The Lee Richardson Zoo is currently looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join the animal care team providing care for the Ambassador animals, commissary and quarantine.  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 and/or herps preferred. Position reports to Lead Keeper under the direction of the General Curator.  Position open until filled.  EOE

Experience Required

Previous experience with birds and/or herps preferred. This Position specific duties include but are not limited to: general diet preparations and acquisition of supplies. 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.

Salary

Starting salary is $14.50 per hour

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and application to City of Garden City, Human Resources Dept.: by email: human.resources@gardencityks.us; OR by mail: PO Box 998, Garden City, KS 67846; or online www.garden-city.org/jobs.aspx

Lee Richardson Zoo
312 E. Finnup Drive
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: 6202761250

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