PART-TIME ANIMAL CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE
NW DALLAS, NEEDED FOR 3 DAYS PER WEEK & RELIEF WORK, AVG. 6 HRS/DAY
Zooniversity LLC, a Dallas-based wildlife education company, has an immediate opening for a reliable, self-motivated, responsible individual for the position of part-time animal caretaker. Work averages 6 hours per day, NEEDED FOR THREE DAYS EACH WEEK, FLEXIBLE ON WHICH DAYS; hours are flexible to work around your other job, school or family commitments. Relief keeper days also available, as needed by other keepers. This is the perfect job for college students, retirees, or a parent during school hours – designed for someone who just wants to put on their headphones and get the job done, while working with rescued exotic animals and supporting our educational mission.
Must have previous experience in the care of animals as a rehabber, zookeeper, veterinary technician, or animal caretaker. You must be willing to handle arthropods, amphibians, reptiles (big ones, too), parrots and small mammals. Our animals are all rescues and deserve only the best in animal care staff.
Daily duties include:
– Maintenance and cleaning of animal cages and surrounding areas (80% of the job)
– Daily diet preparation
– 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 have a high school diploma and valid driver’s license. You must be able to bend, squat, lift 50 lbs., and have a strong work ethic. Must work well on your own and be responsible, reliable, punctual, and committed. We are looking for long-term, committed employees – not someone who just wants a stepping stone to a zoo job. Additional days/hours available for the right individual. Located in North Dallas, near Hwy LBJ-635 and Marsh Lane.
Training days to start immediately. Pay will be commensurate with experience and will increase as you gain efficiency.
NOTE: This position is strictly husbandry duties — no public speaking. This work is repetitive and NOT glamorous – you will scoop poop, get dirty, and partially work outdoors. This is work, NOT play-time with the animals — you’ll be solely responsible for ensuring they all have immaculately clean cages, healthy fresh diets, medications as needed, and stimulating enrichment.