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Animal Care Specialist - Mammals III PT

Employer
San Antonio Zoo
Location
San Antonio, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 13, 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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San Antonio Zoo is looking to hire a part-time Mammals III Animal Care Specialist to join our zoo family! You would be responsible for the day-to-day care of these beautiful animals. Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on educating young minds and securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

WORK SCHEDULE

We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments. Our Mammals Animal Care Specialist is 40 hours a week, and the compensation for this position is $15.50.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, merchandise, an annual zoo pass, and an increase after six months of satisfactory employment. In addition to the employee recognition program, eligible for internal positions after four months of employment and employee appreciation events!

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN MAMMALS III ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST

As an Animal Care Specialist with our Mammal III department, you will perform a wide variety of tasks related to providing proper handling, care, maintenance of animals, exhibit areas, buildings, enclosures, shelters, and service areas. The Mammals III is responsible for ensuring suitable medical treatments of zoo animals following instructions of Zoo Veterinarians, daily cleaning and maintenance of animal enclosures and service areas.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and the animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAMMALS III ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST
  • For the safety of our animals, team members, and guests, you must be able to work safely around delicate, wild, and dangerous animals.
  • Sufficient delicacy to handle, examine and move without harming sick, injured, or struggling small (often neonatal) animals.
  • Sufficient strength, agility, and coordination to net, capture, and/or restrain animals of extreme size, strength, and agility.
  • Knowledge/familiarity with AZA accreditation standards, code of ethics, and representative husbandry standards. Familiar with AZA or other captive population management programs.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Associate degree in wildlife management, zoology, biology, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • One-year Zoo keeping experience preferred.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record for vehicle operation.
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen, and TB Test.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HERD?

All future zoo crew, please apply at sazoo.org and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!
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