Animal Keeper – Portage, Alaska

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Portage, Alaska
Job Category
Full time Positions
$15-17 hourly DOE
Last Date to Apply
Our animal care department is hiring! We are looking for motivated individuals interested in becoming an Animal Keeper for the AWCC; this is a full-time, year round position. The application period is open until the position is filled. Visit to view a complete job description. Main duties and responsibilities include general husbandry and care, as well as training, enrichment, and assisting with veterinary procedures. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references (with phone and email contacts) to Please note that applicants will be requested to consent to a background check in the final stages of the application process. Check-out our webpage to “meet the locals” and introduce yourself to some of the characters you may get the chance to work with at! Applications are being considered on a rolling basis. Start date as early as March, 2021.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Ability to work in a team environment to help achieve AWCC’s goals and objectives. • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. • Excellent customer services skills. • Exceptional work ethic, attention to detail and time management skills. • Abilities to lift 80lbs, bend, reach, stand, crawl, and work in a drastically changing weather environment. • Ability to compromise, listen, learn, understand, and follow instructions and directions. • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees. • Ability to work directly with the public, providing information and assistance as needed. • Ability/willingness to learn and pass on to customers those areas of interest to visitors, such as local history, people, culture, geography, etc. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed. • Proven ability to effectively lead in a fast-paced environment. • Efficient, organizational skills, time management and ability to multitask. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills) • A Bachelor of Science degree in the animal sciences field • A minimum of 1 year of related experience. • Rabies Vaccination • A positive attitude and strong work ethic.
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Sarah Howard
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