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Keeper - Gorillas/Carnivores

Company: Valley Zoological Society, dba Gladys Porter Zoo
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Valley Zoological Society, dba Gladys Porter Zoo Gladys Porter Zoo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Keeper - Gorillas/Carnivores The Gladys Porter Zoo is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) zoo keeper in the Mammal department. This position will be part of a dynamic team that carries out the husbandry of gorillas, mandrills, bears, lions, tigers and some small carnivores. The job includes cleaning, feeding, watering, training, enrichment and behavioral observations. The selected applicant will also partner with the Curator of Behavioral Husbandry, Area Associate Curator, and Management Staff to develop and present enrichment and training opportunities. Experience Required One year s experience working with primates and big cats; history of experience in animal care One year experience in an AZA accredited facility or professional zoological institution Enrichment and training experience Further Comments Must be physically fit and able to stand for long periods of time, bend, kneel, climb, and lift 50 lbs. Must have excellent powers of observation Must have good oral and written communication skills Must be able to work in varying weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc) Will be required to work weekends, holidays, some evenings, rotating schedules, and, as circumstances warrant, beyond normal work hours Disclaimer: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified. Therefore, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change. Perks Paid vacation and holidays; fully paid medical insurance; 401-K with employer match; South Padre Island 30 miles away. How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a resume and references to the Curator of Mammals, Walter DuPree at *************** before February 15, 2020. Please put the words Gorilla/Carnivore Keeper in the subject line. Valley Zoological Society, dba Gladys Porter Zoo 500 Ringgold Street, Brownsville, Texas Brownsville, TX 78520 Phone: ************ Fax: ************ Visit our website @Valley Zoological So Like us on Facebook Return to All Job Posts Edit your job posting General Settings * Title (limited to 100 characters) * * Description * * Experience * * Comments * * Salary * * Category Type * * * How should a candidate apply? * Example: the mailing address, email address, fax number or website the applicant should use to apply. * * Job Perks * Company Info * Company Name * * Address * * * * City * * State * * Zip * * Company Phone * * Company Fax * * Company Website * * Company Twitter Username * * Company Facebook Page * * About the Company * * Company Logo/Avatar * [IMAGE]Remove * JPG and GIF only, recommended size of 100x100 pixels. Contact Info Please enter your contact information below. This is for communication purposes only and will not display on your listing. * Name * * Email * or Cancel [IMAGE] Submitting your job posting... Join over 6,000 zoo and aquarium professionals worldwide

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