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Blank Park Zoo is looking for an experienced zookeeper to bring a variety of skills to our zoo with an emphasis on enrichment, training and husbandry. This area cares for a diverse collection of animals including Large Cats, Pinnipeds, Otters, Penguins, and several Primate species. We are seeking a well-rounded candidate that has experience working with dangerous animals and is comfortable training pinnipeds in a free contact environment. The selected candidate for this position will be expected to learn and work with all animals in the area.
Under supervision, to perform a variety of tasks related to animal care, conservation efforts, grounds and maintenance of zoo facilities.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
May be assigned animal care interns, seasonal staff or volunteers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Completion of two years of college with major course work in biology, zoology, or related natural science and one year of experience in the care of animals in a zoological setting OR any equivalent combination in which education and experience are interchangeable at the rate of one year of education for one year of experience.
Ability to communicate effectively to all ages of visitors and staff.
Ability to understand written reports and animal data collection.
Ability to participate in research projects, write appropriate articles, communicate with colleagues, present findings at conferences.
All normal computer business skills (Microsoft office) required.
Understanding of modern zoological management, ability to research all applicable topics.
Iowa motor vehicle license
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to bend, twist, lift >50 pounds, etc. to perform animal and exhibit care tasks.
Ability to function in all types of weather.
To be considered for the above position, please complete the online application found on the Zoo’s website and attach a cover letter and resume.