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Swing Keeper I, II, & III

Zoo Atlanta
Atlanta
INTERNSHIP

If you're interested in internship work, Zoo Atlanta has several job openings available that may be a good fit. This position is based in Atlanta, but the company is open to considering applicants from outside the area who possess the necessary skills. The employer's lack of disclosure of salary means that you can negotiate based on the company's commitment to employee diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. May 14, 2024 marked the start of the job posting for Swing Keeper I, II, & III, which will end on June 11, 2024. The work will be carried out on location at Atlanta, GA , GA , Atlanta, GA , GA.

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

Swing Keeper I, II, & III

Job Summary:
This is an exciting new opportunity at Zoo Atlanta for someone who is interested in working with a diverse group of taxa. The Swing keeper of Birds and Ambassador Animals will work routine in both departments which may include the contact yard and/or participating in ambassador animal presentations. www.zooatlanta.org.                                  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, SKILLS, AND RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s strategic plan, mission and values, and work with all zoo staff to support these plans.
  • Must be able to balance working on multiple routines and be flexible in moving between routines as required.
  • Maintain a high-performance level of excellent animal care.
  • Participate in and support collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research, and education.
  • Complete behavioral management training provided by Zoo Atlanta and utilize operant conditioning and enrichment techniques.
  • Complete animal welfare training provided by Zoo Atlanta, participate in animal welfare assessments, and contribute to follow-through on animal welfare action items when necessary.
  • Effectively monitor health and behavior of the animal collection and communicate changes to supervisor and veterinary staff.  Oversee administration of medications as applicable.
  • Maintain the highest level of safety in the work area through implementation of safety protocols and procedures. 
  • Use positive interpersonal skills to form and maintain professional relationships within the work environment.
  • Maintain a high-performance level of guest interactions including scheduled on-ground talks.
  • Positively promote and foster work that improves department function and productivity.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisory staff and co-workers both written and orally.
  • Write daily reports, logs, animal records, and other records as assigned
  • Oversee activities of interns and volunteers.
  • Responsible for special projects, procedures, and goals set forth by the area managers.
  • Must be dependable and reliable: be timely, be responsive, be organized, meet deadlines, take responsibility, and help other zoo staff as needed.
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