Seasonal Relief Keeper: Albany, GA

Agency
Chehaw Park & Zoo
Location
Albany, GA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$7.50/hour
Last Date to Apply
10/15/2021
Website
https://www.chehaw.org
Description
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 CKoenig@chehaw.org 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.
Qualifications
• 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
Contact Phone
2294305275
Contact eMail
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