The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.


Animal Care Keeper

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 public 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 Curator.  This position also works on a regular basis as an Animal Care Keeper primarily focused but not limited to the amphitheater shows and outreach.

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 Renee Barnett, Animal Care Curator at  Cover letter should include how you will be key in moving the Animal Department forward, how you will move The Living Desert mission forward and how you will be instrumental in leading this team. Deadline for submissions: Friday February 8th, 2019 at 5pm (pst)