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Menagerie Keeper (part-time)

Staten Island Zoo
Staten Island
PART TIME
6 Month

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Staten Island Zoo

MENAGERIE KEEPER (PART-TIME)

Staten Island Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility with a diverse, unique collection of ~800 specimens spanning 280 species. The Zoo is looking for a part time keeper to join the animal care team. The menagerie keepers will work in all sections of the zoo including Tropical Forest and Africa wings with mixed mammalian, avian, amphibian and reptile exhibits.  Training in aquarium and reptile wing 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 visitors of all backgrounds; ability to receive feedback from supervisors

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

  • Adherence to an enrichment calendar and recording enrichment evaluations
  • Participation in positive reinforcement training programs
  • Assist with animal capture, restraint, and medical procedures
  • Standard record keeping including daily reports in ZIMS, keeper journals, and welfare checklists

Experience Required

6 months working with livestock, horses, exotic, zoo or wild animals

Further Comments

Staten Island Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility with a diverse, unique collection of ~800 specimens spanning 280 species. The Zoo is looking for a part time keeper to join the animal care team. The menagerie keepers will work in all sections of the zoo including Tropical Forest and Africa wings with mixed mammalian, avian, amphibian and reptile exhibits. Training in aquarium and reptile wing 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 visitors of all backgrounds; ability to receive feedback from supervisors Additional responsibilities, for which on-the-job training is available, include: • Adherence to an enrichment calendar and recording enrichment evaluations • Participation in positive reinforcement training programs • 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. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement and Disclaimer SIZ is an equal opportunity employer, and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and engaging a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on gender, race/ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other covered status or characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon a person’s membership in one of these protected categories in areas such as recruitment, selection, job assignment, supervision, training, promotions, job grading, transfers, termination, compensation, benefits, educational opportunities, SIZ sponsored recreational activities and facilities. Staten Island Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility with a diverse, unique collection of ~800 specimens spanning 280 species. The Zoo is looking for a part time keeper to join the animal care team. The menagerie keepers will work in all sections of the zoo including Tropical Forest and Africa wings with mixed mammalian, avian, amphibian and reptile exhibits. Training in aquarium and reptile wing 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 visitors of all backgrounds; ability to receive feedback from supervisors Additional responsibilities, for which on-the-job training is available, include: • Adherence to an enrichment calendar and recording enrichment evaluations • Participation in positive reinforcement training programs • 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. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement and Disclaimer SIZ is an equal opportunity employer, and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and engaging a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on gender, race/ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other covered status or characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon a person’s membership in one of these protected categories in areas such as recruitment, selection, job assignment, supervision, training, promotions, job grading, transfers, termination, compensation, benefits, educational opportunities, SIZ sponsored recreational activities and facilities.

Salary

$17.00/hr, PART-TIME

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How to Apply

SUBMIT RESUME  & TWO REFERENCES TO:

Cathy Eser. E-MAIL: ceser@statenislandzoo.org

DROP OFF: 7 days/wk, 10am-4pm at SIZ

Staten Island Zoo
614 Broadway Staten Island Zoo
Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone: 718(442)3101

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