Seasonal Relief Keeper: Albany, GA

Chehaw Park & Zoo
Albany, GA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
Start Date: 12/06/2021 to 01/03/2022 This is a 40hr/week, 6-month position working alongside a team of animal care professionals to assist with daily animal husbandry, enrichment, training, and medical procedures. This position is designed to provide valuable on-the-job experience for entry-level keepers and to further prepare them for a career in the animal-care field. The Zoo houses a variety of species, and relief keepers will be assigned to areas based on need and the keeper’s interests. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 40 hours (5 days) per week – ANY DAY Mon-Sun Available to work weekends and holidays Position will continue for no more than 6 months or 1500 hours in one calendar year RESPONSIBILITIES: • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance • Diet preparation and feeding • Animal observation and proper record documentation • Implementation of approved enrichment • Animal handling during public presentations • Development of public speaking skills through conservation-themed programs • Working all major holidays if scheduled to do so WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Must be able to work in all weather conditions including heat, humidity, rain, cold, and dust • Will be exposed to strong odors, dust, hay, and animal fur/hair/dander • Position involves considerable physical exertion such as repetitive bending, pushing/pulling/carrying heavy loads, and regular lifting of heavy objects (up to 60 pounds) COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Pay: $7.50 per hour Optional housing and utilities: $50.00 per week deducted from pay; on a “first-come, first-served” basis, Chehaw offers private rooms for rent for temporary employees whose primary residence creates a commute of over 2 hours. These rooms share common indoor living areas with other temporary staff. The availability of housing is not guaranteed. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Send resume and cover letter to on or before listed closing date of October 15, 2021. Email’s subject line should include: Winter 2021 Seasonal Relief Keeper TAMU. No telephone calls will be accepted.
• Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent; a college degree is preferred • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to/from work • Proof of a negative TB test within 6 months prior to hire or willingness to be tested upon hire • Proof of Tetanus vaccination within 10 years prior to hire or willingness to be vaccinated upon hire • Preventative rabies vaccination highly recommended but not required • Preventative Hepatitis A & B vaccinations highly recommended but not required • Preventative Covid-19 vaccinations highly recommended • Previous animal-care experience is preferred but not required
Contact Person
Chelsea Koenig
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