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Large Mammals Zookeeper

Employer
Toledo Zoological
Location
Toledo, Ohio, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Sector
Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Full-Time Zookeeper - Large MammalsToledo Zoo & Aquarium1/14/2022Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking a Large Mammals Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to animal husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the large mammal department. Working knowledge of a variety of species with an emphasis on carnivores and hoof stock.
Large Mammals
Keeper responsibilities involve:
  • Maintaining high standards of animal care through preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas
  • Participating in guest engagement activities including talks and tours
  • Actively supporting and implementing department policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care of the collection and the safety of staff and visitors
  • Participating in collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education
  • Willingness to be trained in all departmental areas, working with a large variety of animal species
  • Overseeing activities of interns and volunteers
  • Maintaining a positive attitude, while communicating and collaborating with team members
This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
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