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Animal Care Keeper


The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Animal Care Keeper

Job Posting

The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidate to join our Animal Care team as an Animal Care Keeper in the Australia section of the zoo.  This is a key position that requires a motivated, dedicated team player who is willing to make a commitment to this conservation organization supported by a desert focused zoo.  We are looking for an individual with strong organizational, decision making, and task management skills while demonstrating ability to work effectively with all levels of staff in a continually changing atmosphere.  

The Animal Care team is expected to support the Zoo in its mission “to support desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation.”  If you are looking for an animal care keeper position and want to help the Zoo achieve a forward-thinking vision of a modern zoo, deliver world class care and has an inclusive culture, we are the place for you.  We are looking for team members who have the ability to make good decisions regarding the welfare of animals, staff and guests while working for the greater good of the zoo.  Cooperative and collaborative team members with a great guest service attitude will thrive here.

Position Summary:

Reports to Animal Care Curator. 

Australian Adventures position: This keeper demonstrates exceptional guest engagement skills to conduct engaging animal experiences and training in our newly constructed $3.2 million habitat that takes a modern approach to housing animals in a naturally dynamic and immersive way. This is a key guest interactive position that requires creativity and confidence and a keen interest in elevating well-being and training of a large collection of Australian animals.  Strong communication, flexibility, problem solving, and self-motivation are also necessary skills for this position.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Minimum Qualifications:

Working Conditions:

To apply for this position: If you want to join this team at one of the best zoos in North America please send resume, three (3) references and cover letter to: Cover letter should include how you will be key in moving the Animal Department forward and how you will move The Living Desert mission forward. Positions will remain open until filled. Once a candidate has accepted a position at The Living Desert they will be expected to start within 4 weeks.

Please add which position you are interested in the subject heading of your email.

Desert Conservation Through Preservation, Education and Appreciation.

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