JOB OPENING : ANIMAL KEEPER
POSITION: FULL TIME
SALARY RANGE: $40,013 PER YEAR
We contribute to healthy and vibrant communities by responsibly using our resources to offer high quality parks, recreation, and education experiences to those who live, work, or play in our District.
Under the supervision of the Curator of Animals, the Animal Keeper is responsible for a number of specific tasks as outlined below under responsibilities.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE • Four year college degree in related field. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties and responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement. • One year of full-time experience in the care and maintenance of wild and/or domestic animals required. A combination of education and experience may substitute. Comprehensive understanding of and proven successful performance of animal training through positive reinforcement. • Basic knowledge of characteristics, diet, habits and well-being of wild and domestic animals. • Aptitude for on-the-job training and ability to follow written and oral instructions. • Ability to work harmoniously with the public and fellow employees in a positive and cooperative manner. • Must be dependable, courteous and able to work with people of all ages. • Ability to be professional, respectful, accountable, innovative, to follow safety procedures, and be equitable to both internal and external customers. • Requires Class “D” driver’s license.
BENEFITS AND PERKS Paid sick days, vacation days and holidays. Longevity bonus programs and wellness programs. Pension and retirement programs and Social Security participating. Exceptional health plan. Paid Life Insurance. Disability Insurance. Full-time employees and dependents enjoy discounted recreation classes and free admission to select Park District facilities.
$40,013 PER YEAR
HOW TO APPLY
The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, protected veteran status or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
2320 N PROSPECT RD
PEORIA, IL 61603-2132
Fax: Peoria Zoo