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Seasonal Keeper - Ambassador Animals

Zoo Atlanta
Atlanta
CONTRACT
High School

This job opportunity is based in Atlanta, but the company is open to considering applications from remote candidates if they meet the required qualifications. It is a necessary qualification for this job vacancy that you have completed High School. Zoo Atlanta offers contract positions for those who want to work in a specific field. You have the possibility to negotiate your salary with the employer because they do not disclose it until after the job offer is accepted. The job posting for the Seasonal Keeper - Ambassador Animals role started on May 14, 2024, and it will no longer be accessible after June 11, 2024. The work will occur in Atlanta, GA , GA , Atlanta, GA , GA.

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

Seasonal Keeper - Ambassador Animals

Job Purpose:
Animal keepers are responsible for animal husbandry, including training and enrichment. Additionally, animal keepers are responsible for maintenance of habitats, holdings, and public areas as assigned. The Seasonal Keeper will report to the area managers. For more information about our animal, conservation, and research programs visit www.zooatlanta.org. This is an entry level, public facing position. It will include daily monitoring of the contact yard goats and sheep and interacting with contact yard visitors of all ages. Position dates: Lasts until a full time Keeper is hired. We do not know the duration of this position but at most this a six month position.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, SKILLS, AND RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Effectively monitor health and behavior of the animal collection and communicate changes to supervisor and veterinary staff. 
  • Provide positive experiences while interacting with zoo guests including adults and children of all ages.
  • Provide daily husbandry in our Outback Station area, primarily working in areas housing our goats and sheep.
  • Participate in and support collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research, and education.
  • Actively support and implement area policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care for the collection and the safety of staff and guests.
  • Maintain a high-performance level of general keeper dutiesincluding excellent animal care and guest interactions including scheduled on-ground talks.   
  • Use strong interpersonal skills to form and maintain positive relationships within the work environment.
  • Positively promote and foster work that improves department function and productivity.
  • Work with and provide guidance to interns and volunteers.
  • Must be willing to fully support Zoo Atlanta’s strategic plan, mission and values, and work with all zoo staff to support these plans.
  • Responsible for special projects, procedures, and goals set forth by the area managers.
  • Support Zoo Atlanta’s conservation and research initiatives.
  • Must be dependable and willing to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by management.

Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS: Prior related animal care experience is preferred. Communicates effectively with supervisory staff and co-workers both written and orally. Demonstrate computer proficiency to complete the functions of this position. Must be able to use light power tools after suitable training. EDUCATION: High School Diploma required. In pursuit of, or in possession of, a Bachelor’s degree preferred. DRIVING REQUIREMENTS: Must obtain and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and have the physical ability to perform strenuous work. Applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs on occasion MISC: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please go to our website: zooatlanta.org/About/Careers

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Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave
Atlanta, GA, GAPhone: 4046245648
Fax: Zoo Atlanta

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