Randall Oaks Zoo
Closing DateJune 10, 2019
As a member of our Animal Care staff you are responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of our zoo and parks under the supervision of our Zoo Manager. The Randall Oaks Zoo is home to over 160 animals including goats, cows, horses, birds, birds of prey, reptiles, and exotic mammals.
Your responsibilities include:
A.Completes all aspects of daily care of animals, including but not limited to the following:
c.Performing maintenance on exhibits
d.Performing general upkeep of zoo and park.
e.Daily enrichment for the zoo
f. Keeper Talks for the public
g. Delivering medication to needed animals
B.Prepares and feeds appropriate diets as per established feeding practices and diet sheets.
C.Administers prescribed medications, supplements, or treatments under the guidance of the veterinary and supervisory staff.
D.Monitors and reports animal health or behavior issues to the Zoo Manager or MOD.
E.Identifies potential maintenance or safety issues and reports them to the Zoo Manager or MOD.
F.On occasion oversees work activities and/or provides training for interns, seasonal staff or volunteers.
G.Participates in delivery of educational programs, and/or other public interactions as needed.
H.Greets all guests with a cheerful and helpful attitude, answers questions, and provides information as needed
I.Performs maintenance projects as directed, such as leaf blowing, maintaining feed machines and changing hand sanitizers.
The work environment had direct interaction with potentially dangerous and unpredictable animals. The noise level in the work environment is usually high, due to outdoor conditions. The general work environment is outdoor with indoor influences. May be required to work during various weather conditions, including cold and hot temperatures. Outdoor weather may have an effect on temperature in Exhibit areas. Works in a fast paced environment, may be required to work in confined and/or narrow spaces. Position has regular exposure to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, inclement weather, cleaning chemicals, animal excrement, dirt and dust.
The Animal Care Specialist is a seasonal part time position, with an opportunity to work year round. Work hours vary between 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm. on weekdays and weekends. Hours will vary, and may include weekends and holidays. A set schedule may be available.
Education and Pre-requisites
Minimum of 6 months experience working hands on with animals, such as a zoo, farm or shelter (does not include household pets). Equine experience is a plus. Must have a valid Driver’s License (Class D). Excellent guest service skills; verbal communication skills and listening skills. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Degree in the related field preferred but not required.
Compensation and benefits
Starting pay is $10 an hour with possibility of rate increase within the first 60 days.
All applicants must go to DTPD.org to apply.