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Veterinary Technician/Hospital Supervisor

Job Title: Veterinary Technician/Hospital Supervisor Department:Veterinary Services Division: Animal Exemption:Non-Exempt Level of Authority: Reports to:    Veterinarians  Supervises:   Hospital Keeper staff, interns, externs, volunteers Summary:  The Veterinary Technician/Hospital Supervisor assists in the overall administration and management of the animal health program and zoo vet hospital.  This person works closely with the Veterinarians to ensure the utmost animal welfare and overall appropriate medical care of The Living Desert’s animals.  This person is the primary Veterinary Technician who is a formally trained specialist responsible for assisting the Veterinarian in medical procedures, performing laboratory tests and maintaining records.   This is a key, visible leadership position that requires a motivated, energetic, dedicated team player who is willing to make a significant contribution to the organization.  This […]

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Associate Veterinarian

Job Title: Associate Veterinarian Division: Animal Department: Veterinarian Services Days off: To be determined Exemption: Exempt Level of Authority: Reports to: Head Staff Veterinarian Supervises: Relief Veterinarians, Veterinary Technician, Hospital/Quarantine keepers, students, volunteers Position Summary: The Associate Veterinarian is a primarily clinical position, to provide veterinary medical care to the animals in the Living Desert’s collection. In conjunction with the Head Veterinarian, the Associate Veterinarian will maintain a professional veterinary medical program for The Living Desert’s animal collection, that meets or exceeds contemporary practice standards of zoo veterinary care as outlined by the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and is consistent with accreditation standards of the Association of Zoos and […]

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Animal Care Supervisor

Animal Care Supervisor Position Summary: The Animal Care Supervisor is an energetic, front line supervisory position responsible for assisting the Animal Care Curator in managing area staff and animal collection. This position is primarily responsible for the organization of the animal commissary ensuring the highest quality of diets and supplies for The Living Desert’s animal collection, and is responsible for helping to oversee the enrichment program. This position will also help to move the animal training program ahead under the guidance of the Animal Care Curator. This position also performs the functions of Animal Care Keeper and able to follow instructions from Animal management. The Animal Care Supervisor must demonstrate […]

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Animal Care Keeper

The Living Desert Animal Care Keeper Job Posting The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidate to join our Animal Department Team as an Animal Care Keeper.  The areas include Wildlife Programs, WOW & Village Reptiles.  This is a key performing position that requires a motivated, dedicated team player who is willing to make a significant commitment to the organization.  This requires an enthusiastic individual with strong guest engagement skills, decision making skills and performance skills while demonstrating ability to work effectively with all levels of staff.   Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional pubic speaking skills to conduct formal and informal presentations including a full amphitheater show.   This person will be essential within the area team in delivering uncompromising excellence in animal care, welfare and guest engagement. Position Summary: Reports to Animal Care […]

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Exhibit Curator

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in Palm Desert, CA, is conducting a nationwide search to fill the key role of Exhibit Curator. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic professional who values conservation education to initiate, lead and manage all aspects of exhibitry development at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. The Exhibit Curator will coordinate with other internal teams including maintenance, animal care, and park services to provide mission-based guest experiences. A new Master Plan provides guidance and inspiration as we develop the conservation facility of the future. Important duties and responsibilities associated with this position include: Use a guest-centered approach to design, fabricate and maintain all […]

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Senior Animal Keeper

Position Summary: The Area Senior Keeper is an energetic, front line supervisory position responsible for assisting the Area Animal Care Manager in managing area staff and the area animal collection.  This position is responsible within  a specified area of the zoo to provide the highest quality daily care, husbandry and behavioral management of a defined portion of The Living Desert’s animal collections, and is responsible for the daily care of assigned animal exhibits and other associated animal facilities. This position also performs the functions of Animal Keeper and able to follow instructions from Animal management. Senior Animal Keeper must demonstrate significant knowledge of husbandry practices, be able to lead and […]

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The Living Desert Job Title :        Custodian Department:     Custodial Services Exemption:      Non-exempt Reports to:      Custodial Services Manager; Custodial Services Supervisor in the Manager’s absence Supervises:     None Position Summary: Performs general cleaning of the facilities as determined by the Custodial Services Manager. Opens and closes the park. Specific Tasks: Performs daily cleaning routine including, hosing outside walkways and patios, cleaning exhibit glass, emptying trash, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, etc. Cleans areas before and after special events, parties or other activities. Sets up tables, chairs, tents, stages, or other equipment for special events, parties or other activities. Maintains work areas involving general cleaning duties. Maintains a safe and productive workplace for […]

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