Hoofstock Zookeeper – Florida

Agency
Gulf Breeze Zoo
Location
Gulf Breeze, FL
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$10-$12 per hour
Start Date
11/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
10/31/2017
Website
https://www.aazk.org/job_postings/hoofstock-keeper-2/
Description
The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility, located just east of Pensacola, Florida. This ZAA-accredited facility is currently looking for a motivated individual to join our animal care team within the hoofstock department. The right candidate will have the opportunity to care for animals in both a free range preserve and exhibit setting; including giraffe, white rhino, addax, dromedary camel, sable, oryx, wildebeest, llamas, red lechwe, Thomson’s gazelle, blackbuck, and ratites. • Daily cleaning and maintenance of exhibits • Diet preparation and feeding • Assist in veterinary and preventative medical procedures, as needed. • Daily observation of animals • Administer proper enrichment • Daily record keeping • Safe use of vehicles and machinery • Excellent written and oral communication skills, applicable to formal and informal guest encounters. The right candidate will have the opportunity to care for animals in both a free range preserve and exhibit setting; including giraffe, white rhino, addax, dromedary camel, sable, oryx, wildebeest, llamas, red lechwe, Thomson’s gazelle, blackbuck, and ratites.
Qualifications
• BS or higher degree in an animal relevant field is strongly preferred. • Previous experience with exotic animals may be substituted for a degree. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings as needed. • All applicants must be physically fit with the ability to lift 50 pounds comfortably and be able to work in all types of weather. • Ability to follow personal dress code and maintain a valid driver’s license is required. To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to Jesse Pottebaum, Director: director@gulfbreezezoo.org
Contact Person
Jesse Pottebaum
Contact eMail
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