Transports wildlife from compound areas to show areas
Provides public with information and answers questions regarding wildlife
Feeds and cares for assigned wildlife
Cleans and maintains animal compound areas
Provides general grooming of wildlife
Prepares and feeds wildlife
Keeps feeding records
Administers prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
Maintains logs and records concerning animal health and care
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Saturday, February 10th from 8:00am – 2:00pm
15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
We encourage you to apply to any current openings but if you are not sure which one is the right fit then join us for our onsite hiring event. You will be able to interview with our teams and if selected, hired on the spot. Please click on the apply button to RSVP and hopefully join our team!
We ask that your RSVP so that we may schedule you for an interview. This will ensure that you have your day planned.
All positions require a drug screen which will be completed on site if you are selected for hire. It is important to not eat or drink anything within 15 minutes of your drug screen.
Minors will require parental/guardian consent for the drug screen and will also need to obtain an approved work permit which will be provided onsite at the event if selected for hire.
Don’t forget to share the event with your friends!
Candidates must be able to handle butterflies and pupae. We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude who are able to interact successfully with guests of all ages. Will require working in a hot and humid environment. Hours range from 12 - 30 hrs/wk. Position will run from approximately Feb 26th through May 12th.
One to two years of work experience in a Zoo or similar environment where appropriate knowledge and skills in wildlife care could be acquired.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Animal Science, Animal Management, or other related field preferred.
Current valid California Driver’s License in good standing.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Care, feeding and handling of wildlife
Safety practices around wildlife
Animal biology; zoology
Learn the handling and control of a variety of trained wildlife
Discriminate differences in animal vocalizations
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
Keep simple records
Effectively communicate (verbal and written)
Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER
Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Local and In-House Discounts
Employee Assistance Program
Location: Escondido, CA
Position: Hourly Part-Time Non-Exempt Union Temporary Position - If selected there will be union fees and dues to be paid to the Union