PT Animal Keeper Position Open – Sunday Shift & Relief Work

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Need a part-time job for a little extra cash? Need to gain more exotic animal husbandry experience? Have another job or school or kids and need flexible scheduling? If you are an experienced zookeeper, vet tech, rehabber or animal caretaker, then consider joining our animal care team! We have a rare opening in our animal keeper schedule and are seeking an experienced individual for part-time work on Sundays and for relief work. Here are all the details:

PART-TIME ANIMAL KEEPER, NW DALLAS, NEEDED FOR SUNDAY SHIFT & RELIEF WORK, 4-5 hrs per day, flexible scheduling

Zooniversity LLC, a Dallas-based wildlife education company, seeks a reliable, self-motivated, responsible individual for the position of part-time animal keeper. Work 4-5 hours per day, NEEDED FOR SUNDAYS; hours are flexible to work around your other job, school or family commitments. Relief keeper days also available, as needed by other keepers. NOTE: this position is strictly husbandry duties — no public speaking (so, wanna-be educators shouldn’t expect additional opportunities).

Must have experience in the care of multiple species as a zookeeper, veterinary technician, rehabber or animal caretaker. You must be willing to handle arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds and small mammals.

Daily duties include:

- Maintenance and cleaning of animal cages and surrounding areas

- Daily diet preparation

- Inventory and pick-up of food and supplies i.e. produce, feed & bedding

- Washing/disinfecting of animal dishes and laundry

- Conduct "rounds" to ensure enclosures are secured & animals have fresh water and food

- Administer medications or treatments

- Monitor health and behavior of animals

- Construct and provide behavioral enrichment

It takes more than a love of animals. It takes a solid respect of animal boundaries and behaviors and an ability to follow directions. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma and valid driver’s license, be able to lift 25 pounds, and have a strong work ethic. Must work well on your own and be responsible, reliable, punctual, and committed. Additional hours available for the right individual. Pay is commensurate with experience. Training time is paid. Located in North Dallas, near Hwy 635/LBJ and Marsh Lane.

Learn more about us at www.zooniversity.org. Send inquiries and resume to Allison at allison@zooniversity.org.

UPDATE 11/28/2011: The position has been filled – thank you to all who interviewed for the position.

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