Animal Keeper – Asian Highlands/Feline Area

Current Full Time Job Opening Details

For general information about employment opportunities at Hogle Zoo, please call Human Resources at (801) 584-4510.


Status: Full-time with benefits
Salary: DOE

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is seeking a highly-qualified animal care specialist to provide superior daily care to a diverse group of felines in the Asian Highlands area, within the Animal Care Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Applicants will provide superior daily care to the felines in Asian Highlands including Amur Leopards, Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, and Pallas Cats among others.
  • Will be involved with conservation breeding programs, introductions for housing, veterinary procedures, exhibit maintenance, animal demonstrations, addressing the media, education programs, and caring for other animals or areas as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 2-years experience working with felines is required. There is a strong expectation of experience in operant conditioning and training techniques and ability to uphold high enrichment standards.
  • Applicants must be able to work effectively in a strong team environment, foster positive interactions with guests and other Zoo departments, serve as an ambassador for the Zoo and liaison to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in regards to animal programs, and possess a strong commitment to wildlife conservation, animal welfare, and providing a high-quality guest experience.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills are necessary.
  • 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!

To Apply:

Anyone interested should send resume and cover letter to Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, by February 15, 2014, Attention:Gina Phillips, or e-mail


Contact Human Resources:

Anna Frederickson, Phone: 801-584-4510; Fax: 801-584-1797


2600 East Sunnyside Avenue | Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 | (801) 584-1700