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Animal Care Specialist: African Journey and Indonesian Rain Forest

Posted: June 7, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Wayne
PART TIME
High School

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Animal Care Specialist: African Journey and Indonesian Rain Forest

Applications are being accepted for a part-time Animal Care Specialist in the African Journey and Indonesian Rain Forest. This position is responsible for the daily husbandry of herp species in Indonesia, including reticulated python, red tail rat snakes, Asian box turtles, Sulawesi forest turtles, fire-bellied toads, and black breasted leaf turtles.    

Responsibilities: The Animal Care Specialist performs work necessary to provide basic daily animal care for zoo animals, ensures appropriate animal wellbeing, and performs husbandry practices such as operant conditioning, enrichment strategy, and assisting with husbandry and enclosure furnishing design. See www.kidszoo.org for a full job description.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in an animal-related field and one year of experience in a zoological setting are preferred. High school diploma or GED is required. Operant conditioning experience is preferred.

Benefits: This is a part-time position requiring availability for up to a 29-hour work week year-round. Part-time benefits include Paid Health & Wellness Days, Employee Assistance Program, 403b Plan, and optional Vision, Dental, and Pet Insurance Programs. All team members receive Employee Perks such as a free Staff Membership, concessions and retail discounts, development opportunities, and appreciation programs.

About the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction and well-loved community treasure, welcoming more than 600,000 guests each year and consistently named as one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo team provides exceptional animal care to 1,500 animals and 200 species throughout our 40 acre campus, participating in over 60 cooperative species survival programs. The zoo is committed to engaging diverse communities in our conservation work, delivering high-quality and educational community outreach programs, building a supportive and safe team culture, creating fun and welcoming experiences for all guests, and providing animals with opportunities to thrive physically and mentally through healthcare, nutrition, and advanced behavioral husbandry programs.

Mission: Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care.

Vision: To create future generations of nature enthusiasts through leadership in animal care, educational experiences, and conservation. 

How to Apply

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Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone: 260-427-6800
Fax: 260-427-6820

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