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Animal Keeper

The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidate to join our Animal Department Team as an Animal 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 […]

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Systems Administrator II

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The Systems Administrator II will coordinate with the Information Systems Manager for tasks that arise for day-to-day operation of the various computer systems and hardware. They will provide on-site advanced administration for software users in a variety of work environments, including professional offices, workgroups or departments, and corporate information services. This job requires working weekends and Mondays. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE   High school diploma or G.E.D with a preference of a Microsoft Certified Professional Certificated (MCP). 3-4 years’ experience in a user support role. Provide limited training regarding the use of hardware and software. Must be familiar with PC hardware, Microsoft networks, Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Server […]

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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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Animal Care Manager-Behavior Programs

The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidates to join our Animal Department Team as an Animal Care Manager of Behavior Programs.  This is a key, visible leadership 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 leadership skills while demonstrating ability to work effectively with all levels of staff.  This leader will adhere to and support all organizational policies, procedures and standards. This position will oversee the Training and Enrichment for the Animal Collection, Seasonal exhibits, Internship program and Zoo Commissary.  This position is responsible for […]

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Seasonal Part-Time Amusement Operator

This job includes driving an 11 to 13 tram vehicle, operating a carousel, and any special attractions for the year. Assist guests with park questions and be responsible for their own bank float. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and required to work in outdoor weather conditions with extreme heat or cold. Qualifications: Must have the ability to interact with a wide variety of people and to multi-task. Must be energetic with good communication skills, able to work with others as a team; must have strong problem solving skills and strong cash handling ability, details and numbers. Must be able to use a 2-way radio and […]

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DINOSAUR PERFORMER

DINOSAUR PERFORMER  The Living Desert is seeking motivated, outgoing and personable individuals for The Wildlife Wonders Show featuring our 10-foot-tall interactive dinosaur puppets beginning Fall 2017. The Dinosaur Performer performs on stage as a dinosaur in the show cast. This individual will be working closely with our program animal collection as a prehistoric creature both on grounds in our outdoor amphitheater as well as other venues at special events. Essential duties include performing as a Dinosaur; memorizing and delivering scripts and dialogues; improvising with the public when applicable; and ability to use/operate I-Pad and sound system equipment. During down time from shows additional tasks/projects will be assigned. High energy, excellent […]

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