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Walt Disney World Company

Salaried Animal Keeper

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is seeking applicants for an animal keeper position.  The successful candidate will work with a large team of 18+ keepers to carry out the daily care of the collection(s) and other animals in accordance with established guidelines.  The desired candidate will also have a practical understanding of operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management and research of the species in their care.  We are looking for qualified candidates who have experience with a variety of species. This is a full time, salaried position with benefits.
 
“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

*Job Overview-Internal :
We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is seeking applicants for an animal keeper position.  The successful candidate will work with a large team of 18+ keepers to carry out the daily care of the collection(s) and other animals in accordance with established guidelines.  The desired candidate will also have a practical understanding of operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management and research of the species in their care.  We are looking for qualified candidates who have experience with a variety of species. This is a full time, salaried position with benefits.
 
 
Responsibilities :
  • Cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation, behavioral conditioning and enrichment, and reporting pertinent information to zoological managers
  • Interacting on a regular basis with maintenance, operation managers, horticulture, veterinary staff, educators and scientists
  • Providing animal information and conservation messages through guest and cast interaction.
Basic Qualifications :
  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either:
  • Three years paid experience as a keeper in a AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least two years of verifiable college course work (60 semester hours) or
  • Four years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least one year of verifiable college course work (30 semester hours) or
  • Five years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards
  • Experience working with a wide variety of taxa with a strong emphasis on operant conditioning is desired.
  • Demonstrated strong observation, evaluation and data collecting skills.
  • Proven experience in applying operant conditioning techniques in the field.
  • Proven strong interpersonal and partnering skills.
  • Ability to work in a large team environment
  • Ability to work in an environment that is continually changing
  • Demonstrated strong guest focus.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Bachelor’s in Zoology or related fields
Required Education :
  • Associate’s Degree in Zoology, biological sciences or related field
 
 
Additional Information : To Apply, please go to www.disneycareers.com to Req# 432952BR.
©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.

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How to Apply

Please go to: www.disneycareers.com and apply to Req# 432952BR.

Walt Disney World Company
P.O. Box 10,000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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