Job Postings

Animal Technician


Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) Zoo

Closing Date
September 9, 2020

Job Title: Animal Technician
Department: Kids Zoo/Aquarium
Reports to: Area Curator
Status: (Full -Time) Non-Exempt

The Animal Technician performs animal husbandry which includes feeding animals and cleaning animal facilities.

Essential Functions and Duties:
• Feeds and handles animals and cleans the exhibits.
• Assures security.
• Recognizes and reports abnormal behavior or physical condition of animals.
• Unloads feed trucks.
• Keeps grounds free of litter.
• Interacts with public.
• Performs oral and written reports.
• Provides enrichment and maintains exhibit furniture.

Years of relative experience in animal care: One (1) year experience in animal care. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Days/Hours Worked: Full-time position; schedules vary, within the framework of 8 hours/5 days per week. Must be able to work holidays and weekends, irregular hours and weekends as required.

Education and Pre-requisites

Education Requirement:
High School diploma or equivalent.

License Requirement:
Valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain a LA driver’s license within 60 days of hire.

Compensation and benefits

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Application instructions

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