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Seasonal Zoo Keeper

Posted: May 29, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center
3 Month

Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center

Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center

Seasonal Zoo Keeper

Seasonal Position at the Topeka Zoo

The Topeka Zoo Animal Care Staff is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic aspiring Zoo Keeper to join our Animal Care team, gaining experience with a variety of species while enriching the community through wildlife conservation and education.

As a temporary, non-benefit eligible employee this position performs duties that impact meaningful zoo guest experiences in the Adventure Trail and Native Butterfly area. This work has several components that are focused on the guest experience and maintaining animal exhibits.  Responsibilities involve the care of the Lorikeet aviary (daily husbandry, interaction with zoo guests; and guest feeding opportunities) according to USDA and AZA standards. It involves the care and monitoring of the Farm Yard (daily husbandry, interaction with zoo guests, and monitoring the area) according to USDA and AZA standards. Work will also include monitoring, daily preparations of the native butterfly habitat (readiness to open, care for flora, care for native butterflies, keeping collection contained), husbandry for trumpeter swans and birds of prey.

Staff works in a team setting preforming duties that range from animal husbandry, up-keep, guest interaction and the operation. They will be trained in some point of sale opportunities, work rentals and events. Staff will need to provide excellent customer service and animal care.   

Hourly wage= $12.85 an hour; 40 hours a week.

Requirements: This position is for now until October, applicants must be available for this time period. Applicants must have at least 3 months of Zoo experience. Applicants must pass a background check and provide a negative tuberculosis test. Applicants will be required to work weekends and holidays as assigned. Individuals will need to be self-motivated, take initiative, get along well with others and work with general supervision.

For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Shanna Simpson at



How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Shanna Simpson at

Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center
635 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: 7853680167
Fax: Topeka Zoo and Conservati

@Topeka Zoo and Conse

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