Reptile Keeper: Texas

TGR Exotics Wildlife Park
Spring, TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
Based on experience
Last Date to Apply
TGRE is seeking an experienced reptile keeper responsible for snake collection(all non-venomous) and other various tegu, monitors and lizards. The primary purpose of this position is the overall care, health, & maintenance of these animals.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
• Proper handling of reptiles and must follow all procedures and protocols (including proper tools and equipment) are used/followed at all times – NO exceptions
• Provide proper training to staff and volunteers regarding animal care and safety protocols, such as PHS policies and procedures, proper use of tools and equipment
• Ensure dietary needs are met and feeding schedules are maintained, records are current
• Timely communicate animal health/husbandry concerns
• Assist in education programs when appropriate, provide input regarding animal training programs, assist onsite events
• Ensure positive experience for visitors and offer knowledge and information when applicable or required
Education: Required: Associate’s Degree in a biological sciences, herpetology, or related field
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a biological sciences, herpetology, or related field
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to lift 50 pounds, and have the physical and emotional stamina to work full days in temperature controlled areas of 80+ degrees. Also, Texas summer heat/humidity.
• Strong written and oral communication skills – Public speaking is a component of this position
• Proficient in basic word processing, excel, record keeping, and general database management
• Advanced knowledge of reptiles, both native and exotic, and their husbandry requirements
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal
• Ability to make decisions thoughtfully, but quickly when necessary
• Professional personal appearance, the ability to work independently and as a team, and pride of one’s work are key qualifications.

Personal Characteristics:
• Ethical and professional behavior and work ethic
• Personable and relatable, to build and maintain positive relationships as well as network
• Creative
• Leadership skills
• Organized
• Problem solver
• Attention to details

• 5+ years experience in a zoo/sanctuary environment
• 8+ years experience with snake handling

If chosen for interview, you must give 3 work references associated to this position.
We require a working interview at your expense.
If a job offer is made, a background check and verifiable work history will also be required
Contact Person
Troy Scott
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