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|
PACHYDERM RELIEF KEEPER
Utah’s Hogle Zoo's animal management is announcing the immediate opening of a full time animal care position, as a relief keeper in our Elephant Encounter area.
The Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for this keeper position. This is a full time, year-round position and includes responsibility for the care and husbandry of the resident pachyderms, as well as other animals or areas as assigned. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a newly renovated facility.
Applicants must be able to work effectively in a positive team environment, equally with guests, staff and volunteers. Excellent communication including writing and public speaking skills, will be necessary in the successful pursuit of this position. Previous experience with pachyderms is desirable, with an expectation of experience in and support of operant conditioning and training techniques, enrichment standards, as well as demonstrable public speaking skills. Degree in life sciences, biology, zoology or related field preferred. Responsible for pachyderm management in a protected contact system, including daily husbandry, exhibit maintenance, training, observation and enrichment, including assisting in veterinary practices, educational presentations, public relations and support aspects of Zoo's operation. Will also be trained to work in other animal areas of the Zoo, as assigned.
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, bend, stoop, jump, stretch and generally move quickly to avoid dangerous situations. Excellent driving record required. Position includes an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, and retirement plans as well as paid vacation and holiday time. Salary is commensurate with experience. Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an EEO.
Located in Salt Lake City, Hogle Zoo enjoys four seasons, with world class skiing 30 minutes away. Outdoor activities abound in Utah, from fishing, hiking, climbing, bird watching and river running, to Winter Olympic venues. With 21 National Parks and Monuments within a few hours' drive, Salt Lake is the perfect gateway for some of the world's most acclaimed outdoor opportunities. Nearly 80% of Utah is managed for public use by federal and state agencies - Salt Lake and Utah are a treasure for the outdoor enthusiast!
This position will remain open until filled.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Contact Human Resources:
Anna Frederickson, Phone: 801-584-1785; Fax: 801-584-1797