Job Postings

Animal Keeper I (Special Districts Department)


Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Closing Date
November 5, 2021

The San Bernardino County Big Bear Park and Recreation is recruiting for an Animal Keeper to perform general and routine animal care tasks at the District’s Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Primary duties include feeding exotic animals, observing and documenting animal behavior, maintaining and cleaning animal enclosures, answering questions from the public, assisting with presentations, and performing light maintenance in and around animal enclosures.

Education and Pre-requisites

Option 1: 160 volunteer hours at Big Bear Alpine Zoo.
Option 2: Six (6) months of experience providing animal care, feeding, exercising, observing/documenting behavior, and cleaning enclosures, in a zoo, hospital/clinic, wildlife rehabilitation center or similar facility. Primary experience must include care of a variety of wildlife/exotic animals or sick/injured animals.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Personal, non-work related experience such as taking care of pets, dog sitting, breeding animals, and/or working in facilities such as pet boarding or grooming is NOT considered qualifying experience.

Compensation and benefits

$16.26 – $22.46 Hourly
-Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays-
-Health, Dental and Vision Benefits-
-Generous County Retirement-
-Basic Term Life Insurance-

Application instructions

For more details, please review the announcement at
Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP – open until 11/5/21 at 5 PM.
(909) 387-8304 – EEO/ADA