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Animal Care Keeper - Nutrition Center

The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidates to join our Animal Care Team as an Animal Care Keeper – Nutrition Center.  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 organizational skills, decision making skills and task management skills while demonstrating ability to work effectively with all levels of staff. 


Successful candidates will have strong task management, organized, detail oriented and able to work in a constantly changing atmosphere.


Position Summary:

Reports to Animal Care Curator.  This position will be focused in the nutrition center. Tasks will be daily diet preparations, daily maintenance and cleanliness of the nutrition center, stocking and ordering supplies and food, and overseeing nutrition center volunteers and interns. In addition, this position may require assistance in animal areas and learning and implementing operant training and enrichment techniques. This position will be expected to do keeper chats and guest engagement activities.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:


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To apply for this position: Qualified applicants must send resume, three (3) references and cover letter to Christine Montgomery, Animal Care Curator at Please put “nutrition keeper” in the subject line. 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. Deadline for submissions: August 15th 2019, 5p.m. (PDT)