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Relief Keeper - Terrestrial Department

Posted: February 29, 2024 Expired: March 28, 2024
Greensboro Science Center
High School 3 Year

Greensboro Science Center

Relief Keeper - Terrestrial Department

Position to be filled: Relief Keeper-Terrestrial Department

Posted Date: February 29, 2024

Closing Date: March 14, 2024

Anticipated Start Date: May 2024


The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of a Relief Keeper position with our Terrestrial Department.  This full-time position will report directly to and be supervised by our Curatorial team.  The Greensboro Science Center is a 68,000 square-foot AAM accredited science museum as well as the 33,000 square-foot aquarium and also includes our 22-acre zoo.


The Relief Keeper will serve primarily as relief coverage for string leads within a team and should expect to work with a wide variety of species representing many different taxa.  Collection highlights include small carnivores, varied herps, amphibians, some aves, and ambassador animals.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: following general husbandry protocols (diets, feeding techniques, cleaning, preventative health, operant conditioning, enrichment, etc.), exhibit maintenance, supervision of students/interns, and public education/interaction.  In addition, all keepers are expected to assist others in the shared responsibilities pertaining to common use areas, and provide back-up support of our children’s zoo and ambassador animal collection programs.  Skills associated with this position include strong observation skills, creative thinking, adaptability, and ability to communicate effectively.  A working knowledge of training concepts and application is also desired.  Ideal candidates will be comfortable in varied routines and able to adapt to instruction from multiple staff.  


In the next 1-3 years GSC will also be growing exponentially with plans to expand by building a biodome and aquatic quarantine facility.  Opportunities for future growth within our team will be available. Greensboro North Carolina is home to 6 major universities and is close to the mountains and the beach. We have big city amenities with a small town feel  and an affordable cost of living.  It is a great opportunity to become part of a dynamic team!  GSC also offers staff the opportunity to support both local and international conservation projects in the field through our yearly conservation and research grant program.


Keepers work outdoors in diverse weather environments, on varied terrain, and must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  Candidates should expect to work a 40-hour work week including weekends and holidays. The salary range for this position will depend on experience and  is between $14.42/hr-$17/hr to be accompanied by a full benefit package including medical and dental insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual leave. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.


Applicants chosen for an interview will be notified by May 1st.  Applicants who applied to any previously posted positions must re-submit to this posting to be considered.  No phone calls or emails please.  


$30,000 - $35,360

How to Apply

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:

Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27455
Phone: 336-288-3769
Fax: 336-288-2531

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