Job Postings

Reptile Keeper


Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, AZ

Closing Date
October 11, 2017

Applicant must be able to demonstrate abilities in the following areas:
• Performing husbandry tasks for and handling a variety of birds and reptiles
• Assisting with minor veterinary procedures
• Keeping habitats and prep areas clean and sanitary
• Preparing meat and vegetarian diets
• Record-keeping
• Performing daily educational presentations on microphone to large crowds about the animals in our department
• Landscaping and habitat maintenance
• Performing inventory evaluations

We are currently looking for a new team member who has several years of reptile and bird experience. We have an expansive collection of snakes and lizards and we are a VERY hands-on facility. Because of this, a high level of competence must be exhibited every day when handling and caring for our collection. All sources of experience are accepted including personal pets, pet shops, and zoos.

Preference will also be given to those applicants with a high level of the construction skills needed for improving and repairing habitats, landscaping, and building new structures. Please include any experience you have working with machinery and power tools.

Education and Pre-requisites

• Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working with reptiles
• Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
• Must be able to commit to 40 hours per week, year around
• Must be able to perform hard, physical labor outside in extreme temperatures and weather conditions
• Must posses a high school diploma or equivalent
• Must have valid ID and reliable transportation to work
• Must be capable of lifting 50+ pounds
• Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Compensation and benefits

Depends on experience
Benefits consist of paid sick days and holidays after a 3-month probationary period, and vacation with pay after one year

Application instructions

• Send cover letter and resume to
• Provide a minimum of 2 references from previous employers including supervisor contact information
• Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later stage in the hiring process