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Keeper I/II - Ectotherms

Chattanooga Zoo
Chattanooga, United States Posted: April 28, 2024

The Chattanooga Zoo is looking for an exceptional zookeeper with a passion for working with ectothermic animals. The ideal candidate will perform routine animal husbandry duties to maintain the care and well-being of the animals. This position is responsible for the daily care of animals in a given area, including the administration of regular food, water, and medication for individual animals. Will also be responsible for training and enrichment with all animals in the area. This position is responsible for maintaining area compliance with USDA and AZA regulations and standards.

  • Animal Care Duties will include day to day husbandry, daily log reports regarding the animals, routine maintenance of physical area and enclosures, assisting in veterinary procedures and medication distribution to animals, maintain training and enrichment programs, assist with special projects, etc.
  • Keeper must be able to maintain area compliance with USDA and AZA regulations and standards, including record keeping, husbandry care, training, enrichment, etc.
  • For a complete list of roles and responsibilities, please see Full Job Description below.
Experience Required
  • Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in animal science, zoology, life science, or similar One (1) year experience in animal care is required Knowledge of exotic animal care is preferred Venomous handling experience preferred Experience in an AZA accredited institution is preferred Any combination of equivalent education and experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the position will be considered
Further Comments
  • The Friends of the Zoo, Inc (Chattanooga Zoo) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Zoo will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
  • Health,
  • Dental & Vision Insurance,
  • Short-term Disability,
  • Life Insurance, 401(k),
  • Roth IRA,
  • PTO & Paid Holidays
  • 15.00 - 16.50

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