Animal Keeper – Rocky Shores

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 announcing the opening of a full time position as Relief Keeper-Rocky Shores.

The Rocky Shores exhibit includes four acres with five large exhibits featuring Grizzly and Polar Bears, Seals and Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and North American River Otters. Relief Keeper – Rocky Shores is responsible for the care and husbandry of these animals, the salt water aquaria, as well as other animals or areas assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least two years paid experience working with salt water aquaria in or zoo or aquarium setting required.
  • Applicants must be able to work effectively in a positive team environment, equally with guests, staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary in this position.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills are necessary.
  • There is a strong expectation of experience in operant conditioning and training techniques, providing enrichment, public speaking, and developing pinniped programs for Zoo guests.
  • Degree in life sciences, biology, zoology or related field is preferred.
  • Applicant must be able to work under diverse and variable weather conditions, in close proximity to visitors.
  • Be able to lift over 60 pounds without injury, and bend, stoop, jump, and stretch.
  • must be able to obtain an Advanced Open Water dive certification from a recognized organization; and, an excellent driving record is required.

Position includes an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and retirement plans as well as paid vacation and holiday time. Salary is commensurate with experience. 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 January 26, 2015, Attention: Jeff Landry, 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