Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley, MN

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Organization: Minnesota Zoo
(AZA Member)

Location: Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Job Duties:
This job posting is to fill one full-time Zookeepers.

The job duties are to provide direct animal care to the Minnesota, the Tropics, and the Northern Trail exotic and domestic animal collection. Observe animal behaviors, prepare and feed animal diets, provide information to the public, prepare and maintain detailed records, maintain sanitary animal living conditions, and conduct assigned research. Rotating duties between multiple work units.

Work days and hours will vary.

Minimum Qualifications:
1) One year experience as a full-time Zookeeper in a zoo or aquarium; or

2) Three years full-time experience in an established laboratory or field research program involving vertebrate animals and data collection; responsible work experience in a laboratory animal colony or veterinary hospital involving direct animal care and maintenance.

Experience must be within the last 10 years and include all of the following: observation of animal behaviors, preparation and feeding of animal diets, preparation and maintenance of detailed animal records, and maintenance of sanitary animal living conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:
A college degree (BS major or minor, or AAS) in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Education, Ecology, or closely related discipline.
Successful completion of an internship program in an AZA zoo.

How To Apply:
The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.


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