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San Antonio Zoo

Mammal Department Animal Care Specialist

Mammals II Animal Care Specialist perform a variety of tasks related to the handling and care of animals and their environments.  The work requires an amount of independent action with less immediate supervision given after experience is acquired.

Essential Functions:

  • Observe, evaluate, and report animal behavior and condition to a supervisor on a daily basis.
  • Perform routine and special duties involved in the daily care and maintenance of animals in captivity.
  • Exchange information with supervisory staff and coworkers on a regular basis.
  • Clean and maintain animal enclosures, service areas, and holding facilities using rake shovel, wheelbarrows and other tools daily and as required.
  • Maintain and repair personal equipment as needed and keeping such items in proper working order.
  • Assist in treating zoo animals in accordance with instructions of a supervisor or Zoo Veterinarian.
  • Provide assistance with animal transfers and/or procedures.
  • Provide assistance in construction and maintenance of animal enclosures and facility renovation.
  • Successfully secure animals, their enclosures, and other associated structures
  • Provide information and assistance to the public.
  • Drive motor vehicles or operate mechanical equipment as required.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

Experience Required

• Ability to work weekends, holidays and occasional after-hour assignments. • Ability to work safely around delicate, wild, and dangerous animals. • Ability to follow oral and written instructions. • Able to communicate in English. • Able to safely operate light motor vehicles. • Valid driver's license. • Have basic computer knowledge and skills. • Associate degree in wildlife management, zoology, biology, or related field preferred. • One-year zoo keeping experience. • Elephant experience in protected contact management preferred.


Full-time position with excellent benefits

How to Apply

Please visit our website to apply:

San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-734-7184
Fax: 210-734-7291

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