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Penguin Coast/Africa Barn keeper

Posted: January 27, 2024 Expired: February 24, 2024
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Penguin Coast/Africa Barn keeper

General Summary 

Positiion working with a variety of African birds, including a large colony of African penuins, and a herd of sitatunga, providing daily care for these animals, and their associated habitats.

Essential Functions

  • Observe animals’ appetite, disposition, habits, physical appearance and/or excreta to detect and assess indications of stress, illness, welfare, and medical and behavioral trends;
  • Inspect enclosures, tanks, fencing, pools, furniture and public areas for cleanliness and/or structural defects and to perform minor repairs and maintenance as needed;
  • Prepare diets for animals, clean and fill water containers, and place food in exhibits or holding areas at specified times and in compliance with established practices for the assigned work area(s);
  • Maintain facilities, public areas, exhibits, and associated animal areas according to the area protocols or as directed by management;
  • Transfer animals in accordance with departmental policy and standards from one enclosure to another for animal management purposes;
  • Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment to animals in accordance with departmental policies and guidelines;
  • Participate in planning, execution and data collection for approved research projects;
  • Work collaboratively with other zoo staff and departments to support institutional advancement opportunities, marketing initiatives, conservation programs, public relations communications, and the development of educational materials;
  • Provide routine maintenance of facilities and minor repair of equipment, exhibits, and all associated animal areas;
  • Maintain familiarity with all animal recapture and restraint equipment and all animal recapture policies;
  • Capture and restrain animals for required veterinary and management procedures;
  • Assist with medical care procedures and administer medical treatments as directed and prescribed;
  • Implement pest management strategies;
  • Assist in the coordination of building maintenance and other projects;
  • Escort and carefully monitor facilities and contractor activities in animal areas;
  • Act as a member of the Animal Recapture Team as needed and directed;
  • Travel periodically to attend professional development opportunities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned; and,
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of the Zoo.

Experience Required

Experience with penguins and hoofstock preferred


Full time position with benefits

How to Apply

Applications can be found on the Maryland Zoo website under 'zoo careers'

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 4436427738

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