Animal Care – Relief Creekside Keeper

Current Full Time Job Opening Details

For general information about employment opportunities at Hogle Zoo, please call Human Resources at (801) 584-1728 or (801) 584-1785.

DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL CARE

Status: Full-time with benefits
Salary: DOE

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is announcing the immediate opening of a full-time, hourly, benefitted position as Relief Creekside Keeper . The Creekside area is scheduled to open in the late spring of 2016. It will encompass a site located along the banks of Emigration Creek as it flows through the zoo. A Wildlife Theater, located adjacent to a newly constructed animal housing facility will comprise the Animal Care component of Creekside.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • A successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in the day to day management of the Creekside area and its animal collection.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Applicants must be able to work effectively in a positive team environment, equally with guests, staff and volunteers.
  • At least 2-years paid experience in a zoo setting working with a wide variety of taxa is required
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills are necessary.
  • There is a strong expectation of experience in operant conditioning and training techniques and ability to uphold high enrichment standards.
  • Degree in life sciences, biology, zoology or related field is preferred.
  • Applicant must be able to work under diverse and variable weather conditions and be able to lift over 60 pounds without injury, and bend, stoop, jump, and stretch.
  • Good driving record required.

Salt Lake City, Utah, is the gateway for outstanding outdoor activities with world-class skiing less than 30 minutes away and more than 20 National Parks and monuments within a few hours’ drive – this area is ideal for nature lovers!

Position includes an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and retirement plans as well as paid vacation and holiday time.

To Apply:

Anyone interested should send resume and cover letter Jeff Landry, Animal Care Supervisor, by January 23, 2016.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact Human Resources:

Anna Fredrickson, Phone: 801-584-1785; Fax: 801-584-1797

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