Part-Time Animal Keeper, NW Dallas, Needed for Weekends & Relief Work

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Need a part-time weekend job for a little extra cash? Need to gain more exotic animal experience? Have another job or school or kids and need flexible scheduling? If you are an experienced rehabber, zookeeper, vet tech, 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 weekends and for relief work. Here are all the details:

PART-TIME ANIMAL KEEPER, NW DALLAS, NEEDED FOR WEEKENDS & RELIEF WORK, 4-6 hrs per day

Zooniversity LLC, a Dallas-based wildlife education company, seeks a reliable, self-motivated, responsible individual for the position of part-time animal keeper. Work 4-6 hours per day, NEEDED FOR ALTERNATING SUNDAY AND SATURDAY/SUNDAY SCHEDULE; 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). This is NOT glamorous work — you scoop poop, get dirty, and work in the heat and the cold. This is NOT play-time with the animals — you’ll be solely responsible for ensuring they all have immaculately clean cages, healthy fresh diets, and stimulating enrichment.

Must have experience in the care of multiple species as a rehabber, zookeeper, veterinary technician, 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 40 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. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013.

THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED — THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

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One Response to Part-Time Animal Keeper, NW Dallas, Needed for Weekends & Relief Work

  1. Allison says:

    Thanks for your interest — the position has been filled.