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Asian Domain Keeper

Audubon Nature Institute
New Orleans
Bachelor Degree 2 Year

If you're seeking a full time job, Audubon Nature Institute is an excellent place to start. The employer's non-disclosure of salary means that you can negotiate based on the company's diversity and inclusion policies. It is necessary to have passed Bachelor Degree as a minimum qualification to apply for this job. The Asian Domain Keeper job vacancy was made available on March 22, 2024, and it will expire on April 19, 2024. The employer is looking for a skilled worker in New Orleans, but is open to considering applicants from other locations. This job opening mandates that you have gained at least 24 months of experience in the same field. The successful applicant will be required to work at New Orleans , LA , New Orleans , LA.

Audubon Nature Institute

Asian Domain Keeper

Asian Domain Keeper

Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and dedicated keeper to join our Asian Domain team.  Asian Domain keepers care for a diverse collection including Asian elephants, babirusa, Amur leopards, tigers, and sun bear so a proven safety record with dangerous animals is required. The ideal candidate will have a strong and diverse background with operant conditioning, behavioral enrichment, and husbandry methods. In addition to zoo experience, the candidate will bring a genuine and fun attitude, adaptability, excellent public speaking skills, critical thinking skills and a willingness to be collaborative with team members to achieve interdepartmental goals. We are looking for someone who can communicate effectively and who takes pride in their work. Though not required, previous experience with firearms and willingness to serve on the zoo weapons team or hurricane team is desired. Keeper responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•    Providing highest standards of daily animal care and welfare including: 

animal observations, animal training and enrichment, monitoring animal health, maintaining animal areas, and minor exhibit modifications

•    Maintaining accurate animal records

•    Conducting animal chats/presentations

•    Providing outstanding customer service

•    General maintenance of grounds and public areas

•    Promotes a positive team environment

•    Carry out other duties as assigned by Curator and Assistant Curator


•    Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, or equivalent 

•    At least 2 years of paid animal experience at an AZA institution is preferred

•    Experience working safely with dangerous animals 

•    Willingness to work outdoors and in all types of weather

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•    A current negative TB test

•    Willingness to work weekends, holidays, overtime as needed.

•    A valid driver’s license

•    Risk periodic exposure to fairly predictable hazards associated with wild animals and zoonotic diseases

•    Ability to lift 50 pounds

•    Knowledge and experience with operant conditioning

•    Previous carnivore experience is desired.

•    Previous elephant experience is desired.

Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen before final offer of employment. 

Previous experience will determine starting salary

Apply at: Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will not be contacted.

How to Apply

Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine Street New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

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