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P/T Animal Care Aide (Zoo Miami Keeper Aide)

Posted: May 17, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami

P/T Animal Care Aide (Zoo Miami Keeper Aide)


Zoo Miami is currently seeking an exceptional individual to support our keeper staff with their animal husbandry efforts.  This team works with a variety of taxa which may include mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

We are searching for a team-oriented candidate that is looking to enter the animal care field at a high-performing AZA institution.  Candidates will be relied on heavily to support the animal husbandry routines as well as provide guest engagement opportunities by being approachable, engaging and passionate while delivering exceptional customer service. 

This position reports directly to the Animal Care Supervisor. They are responsible for the daily maintenance and care of the animals and exhibits in their assigned routine including raking, shoveling, sanitation, enrichment, record keeping and dispensing food and water as directed. Also, provides exemplary guest service experiences to all zoo guests through guest engagement opportunities such as animal handling and public presentations.  Work hours are up to 29 per week on a varying schedule.

Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:

Daily maintenance routines of animal exhibits as set forth by AZA, USDA, Zoo Miami, and area supervisors.

Observes animal behavior and reports unusual/abnormal behavior to a supervisor.

Assists in the preparation and distribution of diets as directed.

Assists in the maintenance and disinfection of food preparation and distribution areas.

Assists in the preparation, distribution, and evaluation of daily enrichment materials.

Records animal behavior and observations in accordance with protocols or as directed.

Performs related duties including special projects as required.

May have to lift up to 50 lbs.

Experience Required

Minimum Qualifications: Eighth grade. One year of experience in guest service or general labor is required. Must possess a Driver license. Must be able to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends on a varied work schedule. Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree and six (6) months of experience in an accredited facility is highly preferred.

Further Comments

Now is a great time to join our family and be a part of Zoo Miami’s dynamic future as we strive to “To Inspire people through engaging experiences to preserve nature in South Florida and across the globe”. Zoo Miami is focused on five key commitments: Conservation, Our Team, Our Animals, Our Guests, and Our Community through our core values of Welcoming, Caring, Fun, Collaborative and Dedicated. Zoo Miami is proud to be active in many global wildlife and environmental conservation initiatives and is involved in over 36 projects taking place on six continents. The largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, Zoo Miami is the only tropical zoo in the continental United States, occupying almost 750 acres (340 developed), the Zoo is home to approximately 2,500 animals representing nearly 400 different species.


This is a part time hourly position with Miami-Dade County.

How to Apply

IMPORTANT:  In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online through the Miami-Dade County Human Resources website,  and search for Job Opening #86024.

NOTE: Additionally, County applications now allow you to attach a resume. Therefore, prior to submitting your application, please make sure your resume is updated with your current and previous position(s) to include details of duties performed and responsibility. However, please also make sure the application details (all tabs) are completed in full.

Applications will be accepted until close of business on May 30, 2024

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 ST
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: 305-251-0400

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