Job Postings

Lead Keeper – Carnivore/Primate


Roosevelt Park Zoo

Closing Date
November 24, 2019

The Roosevelt Park Zoo is currently seeing qualified applicants for our Lead Keeper in the Carnivore/Primate area. This position is responsible for the daily husbandry which includes, Black & White ruffed lemur, Ring-tailed lemur, Siamang, White handed gibbon, Snow leopard, Amur leopard, Amur tiger, and Brown bear. This is a full-time position with employment and benefits through the Minot Park District.

Observes animals in assigned areas for wellness, including symptoms of injury or illness, reports changes and problems to General Curator and/or Veterinarian. Implements approved training plans & enrichment for psychological and physiological well-being. Participates on the Training and Enrichment committee, Welfare committee and all safety training meetings, drills and classes. Prepares food and feeds according to established diets and assigned schedule; researches, recommends and implements approved diet changes.Maintains detailed record keeping of animal observations, care, and handling in ZIMS.
Must be able to work in diverse and variable weather conditions, perform strenuous manual labor including the ability to lift 75 lbs., stoop, bend, and move quickly.
Must be able to work independently and effectively in a team environment, equally with guests, staff, interns and volunteers.

A full job description can be found at

Education and Pre-requisites

Bachelor’s Degree preferred or at minimum a combination of Associate’s Degree in Animal Science or a related field, AND two years’ experience in the care and feeding of exotic animals; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation and benefits

This position is 40 hours/week, non-exempt status. Any over-time must be pre-approved by General Curator. Requires the ability to work weekends and holidays, as assigned. Benefits include retirement savings, major medical, dental, vision, and optional supplemental insurance.
Applicants must have a valid driver license and be able to pass pre-employment background check, and annual TB tests.

Application instructions

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, Minot Park District application and references to:
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Brandi Clark, General Curator
PO Box 538
Minot, ND 58702
Deadline for submission is November 24th, 2019
The Minot Park District Application can be found at

Roosevelt Park Zoo
1219 Burdick Expy East
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-857-4166
Fax: 701-857-4169