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Senior Keeper - Herpetology

Gladys Porter Zoo
Bachelor Degree 3 Year

You have the opportunity to negotiate your salary with the employer because they do not reveal it until after the probation period. Take a look at Gladys Porter Zoo's internship positions. The employer is open to receiving applications from candidates who are willing to relocate for the position, regardless of their current location. The job vacancy of Senior Keeper - Herpetology was released on May 5, 2024, and it will expire on June 2, 2024. To be considered for this job vacancy, it is essential to have obtained Bachelor Degree. This job mandates that you have at least 36 months of experience working in the same field. The place of work for this position is located at Brownsville , TX , Brownsville , TX.

Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo

Senior Keeper - Herpetology

The Gladys Porter Zoo is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Senior Zoo Keeper in the Herpetology department. The Senior Keeper of Herpetology carries out the daily care of assigned reptiles and amphibians, which includes cleaning, feeding, watering, and observing animals, as well as providing training and enrichment. Additionally, they assist with the training and schedule coordination of interns/volunteers, and acts as a mentor to other keepers. The Gladys Porter Zoo’s “Herp” Department currently houses nearly 100 species of reptiles & amphibians, including a large and diverse venomous snake collection, seven species of crocodilians, Galapagos tortoises, Komodo dragons, and many more.


  • Directly responsible for daily animal husbandry
  • Observes animals for medical issues and reports accordingly to the Associate Curator
  • Maintains an accurate record of animals in section, including animal welfare, enrichment and training reports
  • Performs routine maintenance in assigned areas, such as painting, grass cutting, tree trimming, etc.

Experience Required

EXPERIENCE: • 5 years’ experience working with reptiles and amphibians • 3 years’ experience in an AZA accredited facility, or professional zoological institution preferred • Advanced husbandry experience with venomous snakes is preferred EDUCATION: • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field preferred

Further Comments

JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Strong leadership skills and attention to detail required • Must be physically fit and able to bend, kneel, climb, and lift 50 lbs. • Must be able to work in varying weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.) • Will be required to work weekends, holidays, some evenings, rotating schedules, and, as circumstances warrant, beyond normal work hours


100% employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance; Paid time off: vacation, holidays and sick leave; Friendly co-workers . . . join our family! Zoo-friendly community; No traffic jams on the freeways; Extremely low cost-of-living!!


Commensurate with experience

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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and references to the Curator of Herpetology, Clint Guadiana, at before 6/1/2024.  Please put the words “Senior Herpetology Keeper” in the subject line.

Gladys Porter Zoo
500 E. Ringgold Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: 956 546-7187
Fax: 956 541-4940

@Gladys Porter Zoo

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