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Menagerie Keeper (full-time, Union, Dc-37)

Posted: June 4, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
Staten Island Zoological Society
Staten Island
FULL TIME

Staten Island Zoological Society

MENAGERIE KEEPER (FULL-TIME, UNION, DC-37)

Staten Island Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility with a diverse, unique collection of ~800 specimens spanning 260 species. The Zoo has openings for a full-time keeper to join the animal care team. The menagerie keeper will work in all sections of the zoo including Tropical Forest and Africa wings with mixed mammalian, avian, amphibian and reptile exhibits.  Training in the aquarium will also be available for the right applicant. We are looking for a motivated and resourceful team player who is excited to work in multiple areas of the zoo and make a positive contribution to the welfare of our animals.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Routine husbandry following established SOPs for cleaning, feeding, health/welfare monitoring.
  • Observe and report changes in animal behavior, appetite, demeanor, or comfort, as well as reporting safety concerns relating to exhibits, animals, and visitors.
  • Follow all safety protocols, active participation in safety training and drills
  • Maintain professional demeanor: respect social media policy; polite interaction with coworkers and visitors of all backgrounds; ability to receive feedback from supervisors

Additional responsibilities, for which on-the-job training is available, include:

  • Design of animal enrichment and adherence to an enrichment calendar
  • Development of animal training goals and regular positive reinforcement training
  • Assist with animal capture, restraint, and medical procedures
  • Standard record keeping including daily reports in ZIMS, keeper journals, and welfare checklists

Additional beneficial (but not required) skills include fluency in a second language; experience with ZIMS software; experience with MS Office suite; CPR certification; PADI dive certification.

Experience Required

Two years of full-time care of wild/zoological animals

How to Apply

SUBMIT RESUME & TWO REFERENCES TO: Cathy Eser

E-MAIL: ceser@statenislandzoo.org

DROP OFF: 7 days/wk, 10am-4pm at Staten Island Zoo Clove Road Entrance.

July 1, 2024   - ONLY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

Staten Island Zoological Society
614 Broadway
Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone: 7184423101

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