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Animal Care Specialist - Aquatics/Reptiles (Zookeeper)

Posted: May 21, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023


Animal Care Specialist - Aquatics/Reptiles (Zookeeper)

Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, and education. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission of Inspiring Communities to Save Wildlife for Future Generations.   

Denver Zoo honors our animals, staff, and guests by conducting ourselves at the highest level of integrity through our Core Actions -- Inspire Awe: Safety, Care, Connect and by embracing our Core Values of: Welcoming, Curious, United, Courageous, and Transformative in all that we do.   

The Animal Care Specialist - Aquatics/Reptiles (Zookeeper) will support Denver Zoo's mission by providing the safe exhibition, handling, feeding, and husbandry of animal species at the Zoo.   This position works in the Tropical Discovery building, which exhibits a diverse collection of tropical freshwater and marine fishes, amphibians, reptiles and some mammals.  The primary responsibilities will include rotating through all aquatic and terrestrial sections of the building. After training and certification, the candidate will also be required to work venomous snakes and respond during emergencies. Additional responsibilities include leading behind the scenes tours, presenting animal programs, serving on various zoo committees, participating in conservation programs, and performing water quality testing. Scuba certification and prior experience with venomous reptiles is not required, but preferred. 

Our staff is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals committed to providing quality care to our animals while creating moments of awe for guests.  If you are a like-minded individual and thrive in a dynamic, fast paced and innovative culture, Denver Zoo is the place for you!

How to Apply

Resumes / Completed applications must be submitted by June 3rd, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately.  Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to this date. 

Please apply through our careers page, under the about section of our web page.

2300 N Steele St
Denver, CO 80205-5715

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