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Reptile Keeper I/II

Posted: June 10, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
St. Augustine
FULL TIME
2 Year

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Reptile Keeper I/II

Description

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park’s Reptile Department is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team full-time.  The zoo is world-renowned for its crocodilians, but it also maintains a diverse collection of other reptiles, especially chelonians. Keepers are responsible for all aspects of husbandry and animal welfare including, but not limited to: exhibit maintenance, diet preparation, enrichment, behavioral training, data collection, veterinary visits, public interaction, and continually improving animal well-being. This fast-paced work environment requires attention to detail, time management skills, and a positive attitude. Interpretive presentations are required for this position. Preference with be given to candidates with crocodilian and/or venomous snake experience. 

Experience

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

1) Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

2) the ability to work as part of a team composed of other staff and interns

3) have a positive attitude with good communication skills,

4) enjoy working outdoors year-round in a Florida climate

5) tolerate strong odors, hay, and animal dander

6) be able to lift 50 pounds, climb over fences, bend awkwardly, and move quickly in demanding situations. 

7) must be available to work weekends and holidays

Keeper II: In addition to the requirements above, Keeper II candidates must demonstrate a broad foundation of knowledge, skills and experience with husbandry management, the ability to teach others, and a good understanding of behavioral management and preventive health care. This includes the ability to proactively visually assess animal wellness and exhibit security and safety. Applicants for this role should have at least 2 years of experience at an AZA facility and will be expected to serve as a role model to other keepers and to prioritize project needs.

Salary

Salary Starting pay is $15.50/hr (for Keeper 1) with a raise and benefits after a 60-day probation

How to Apply

How should a candidate apply

Interested applicants please explore our website at www.alligatorfarm.com and social media channels. 

Submit cover letter, resume, and 2 references to: Gen Anderson, General Curator at ganderson@alligatorfarm.com

Please include the level that you are applying for as the subject.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
999 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080

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  • http://www.alligatorfarm.com
  • E-mail to ganderson@alligatorfarm.com
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