Job Postings

Keeper I


Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Closing Date
April 30, 2023

Position: Keeper I, FT temporary

Reports To: Curator of Mammals and Birds


The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) is a 501(c3) non-profit organization that provides the community with countless educational opportunities to understand and respect our precious Earth and its living ecosystems, from the Utah deserts and mountains, to rain forest habitats, to the planet’s vast oceans.  Working at The Living Planet Aquarium is more than just a job, it is purpose-driven work.  We need exceptionally talented and hardworking team members to join us on our mission of inspiring people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, 401(k) with match, PTO, Holiday Pay, New Child Leave, Aquarium Memberships and passes, and much more. 


Position Summary:

The Living Planet Aquarium is currently seeking candidates with a background in avian and/or small mammal care. The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Assistant Curator, Curator and/or Director of Husbandry in carrying out the operations of the mammal, reptile and avian exhibits of the aquarium. This includes all aspects of animal welfare, exhibit maintenance and off exhibit management areas. The position will participate in and assist with the development of the mammal, reptile and bird training programs, which will consist of behavioral demonstrations presented to the public on a scheduled basis.  The position will also be responsible for maintaining organized written records pertaining to health, feeding, water quality and behavioral observations.


Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Biology or related field, or two years of experience working with animals in a zoo or aquarium
General knowledge of all animal phylum and their characteristics and habits
Must have good written and oral communication skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which will include weekends, evenings, and holidays

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides for the needs of all animals related to the bird, mammal and reptile collection by doing exhibit cleaning and holding system maintenance, diet preparation, feeding, and enrichment
Maintains records pertaining to feeding, exhibit conditions, water quality analysis, behavioral observations, training activities, enrichment and medical procedures
Maintains exhibit quality standards through regular maintenance and cleaning activities
Cooperates with veterinarian and staff for animal health issues, treatments, and veterinary procedures, transfers and crating
Acts as a resource for Husbandry or Aquarium team members
Participate in Aquarium related education, public relations and membership programs including facility tours, presentations and lectures
At the direction of supervisors, interact with and respond to public/media requests for information
Prepares and continually enhances animal areas for aesthetic, reproductive needs, behavior, and animal safety
Performs other duties as assigned
The Living Planet Aquarium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or military status.   The Living Planet Aquarium is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process.  Should you require accommodations, please contact

Depending on the volume of interests and submissions, we will only be contacting applicants who meet all of the minimum requirements listed in the job posting. Only those applicants who align most closely with our minimum and preferred qualifications will be contacted for an interview. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will retain your application materials for one year and may contact you regarding future opportunities.

Education and Pre-requisites

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Compensation and benefits

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