Closing DateFebruary 3, 2020
Wildlife Show Staff work April through September 2020. This is a seasonal position that involves variable hours and a flex schedule (30-40 hours/week average). Wildlife Show Staff are expected to work weekends.
Would you like to spend the summer working with birds of prey and helping to educate zoo visitors about these remarkable creatures and important conservation topics? In this seasonal position, you’ll assist with the presentation of the Wildlife Live free-flight summer shows, which showcase the animals in our collection and provide visitors an up-close look at their natural behaviors.
Wildlife Summer Show Staff support backstage activities during shows and provide care for the animals in our collection (i.e., cleaning, diet preparation). You will also assist with training and show behaviors, although direct contact with animals may be minimal.
At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
Education and Pre-requisites
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Two years cumulative experience beyond high school in zoology, biology or a related field; AND
• Two years experience working with exotic animals, including knowledge of animal handling and presentation practices and methods; OR
• Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the classification duties and responsibilities.
This position requires a valid driver’s license with a clean driving history and at least two years of driving experience.
Medical testing and/or immunizations may be required as the duties of this position may require close contact with animal areas and enclosures where animals may be present.
Compensation and benefits
Salary: $16.07 hourly
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer