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Zookeeper- Birds and Small Mammals

Cameron Park Zoo
Waco, United States Posted: March 07, 2024

Minimum starting salary $17.29 per hour depending on qualifications

  • Meaningful and challenging work
  • Make a difference and improve communities
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
  • Full Range of Benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Mandatory TMRS Retirement Plan with a 2:1 City Match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance 
  • Longevity Pay
  • And More!
  • Chance to do work you are passionate about
  • Job Security
  • Desire to give back
  • A dedicated bird and small mammal keeper.
  • This position assists in the day-to-day husbandry for a large and diverse collection of native and exotic birds and mammals.
  • We welcome experience in penguin care and small carnivore care as the position will include our highly anticipated expansion projects set to open in 2024.
  • Associate degree in Zoology, Biological Sciences, or related field
  • One-year animal care work experience
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience which could include:
  • no degree and five years of professional animal care experience
  • a relevant bachelor's or master's degree
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Under basic supervision, provides for the health and welfare of exotic and native animals in the City Zoo through diet preparation and feeding, enclosure maintenance, behavioral observation and training, enrichment and health care maintenance and treatment.
Primary Duties
  • Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.
  • Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assists with the daily care, husbandry, and nutrition of assigned animals; resolves problems within scope of authority; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Monitors and maintains Zoo exhibits, identifies animal care issues, prepares, and distributes diets and supplements; monitors animal health issues, behavior and eating habits; maintains records; examines exhibit facilities and grounds to assure proper maintenance procedures are followed.
  • Assists with public education, community outreach and safety and security programs.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Driving is essential. 

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