Jobs in America

Keeper I/II - Ambassador Animal

Chattanooga Zoo

While the position is primarily located in Chattanooga, the company may be willing to consider applicants from other locations. The employer's non-disclosure of salary allows for negotiations about it. The job vacancy entitled Keeper I/II - Ambassador Animal was announced on April 27, 2024, and it will be removed on May 25, 2024. When applying for internship positions with Chattanooga Zoo, ensure that the work structure and expectations align with your long-term career goals. The work takes place in Chattanooga , TN , Chattanooga , TN.

Chattanooga Zoo

Keeper I/II - Ambassador Animal

The Chattanooga Zoo looking for someone with an intense passion for working with animals and communicating with guests. The Ambassador Animal Keeper is responsible for the daily care of the animals in the Ambassador Animal area including the administration of regular food, water, and medications. This position will perform routine animal husbandry duties to maintain the care and wellbeing of ambassador animals and will also be responsible for training and enrichment with all animals in the area daily. Maintaining area compliance with USDA and AZA regulations and standards is also an important role.

Department Responsibilities:

  • Monitors animal behavior routinely to ensure health and wellbeing.
  • Provides appropriate food and water for each individual animal's needs.
  • Administers routine medication to animals.
  • Assists the veterinarian with medical treatments, physicals, and procedures as needed.
  • Prepares and distributes animal enrichment items.
  • Commence training programs.
  • Works with animals in an area on training behaviors.
  • Daily record keeping and data entry into ZIMs.
  • Maintain zoo habitats. This may include cleaning, washing, mowing, trimming, and installing new fixtures in the enclosure.
  • Interacts with zoo guests to answer questions, guide guests, administer first aid, or enforce zoo policies.
  • Hold public animal chats, training and enrichment demos on the assigned schedule.
  • Assist with animal meet and greets and animal encounters on a regular basis.
  • Assists in area training for new employees
  • Maintains area compliance with USDA and AZA regulations and standards.

For a complete list of roles and responsibilities, please see Full Job Description below

Work Schedule

Keeper staff are required to work weekends and holidays as the animal care schedule necessitates

Experience Required

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Bachelor's degree in social science or related field One (1) year of paid animal care experience Strong public speaking skills Experience with an AZA accredited institution is preferred Any combination of equivalent education and experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the position will be considered

Further Comments

The Friends of the Zoo, Inc (Chattanooga Zoo) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Zoo will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer

When searching for jobs online, it's important to be aware of some key factors to avoid wasting your time on scams and fraudulent job postings. Legitimate employers will not require you to pay for the opportunity to work for them. Don't be afraid to contact the company to double-check the job's legitimacy and availability. Keep your personal information safe while job hunting by only providing it to reputable employers. To avoid working for a company with a history of workplace harassment or discrimination, research its diversity and inclusion policies before applying for any job. Be careful of job postings that ask you to submit sensitive information like your Social Security number or driver's license. Don't ignore any doubts or hesitations you have about a job posting, even if it seems legitimate. If a job interview is conducted only via text or email, it's important to research the company and ensure that it's legitimate.


ealth, Dental & Vision Insurance, Short-term Disability, Life Insurance, 401(k), Roth IRA, PTO & Paid Holidays


15.00 - 16.50

How to Apply

Apply online at

Chattanooga Zoo
301 N Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 423-697-1319

Useful link(s) for this job

  • click apply button below

The job posting is your tool to determine if this job aligns with your career goals and aspirations. If you are unsure about any aspect of this job posting, please ask for clarification before submitting an application. Submitting a well-crafted and thoughtful application could help you stand out from other candidates. If you are excited about this job opportunity and feel that you can meet the expectations, we encourage you to apply. Furthermore, offers a wide range of job vacancies that could be a good fit for you.