Job Postings

Zoo Keeper


Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari-Minocqua, WI

Closing Date
January 31, 2024

Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari, a 169-acre facility located in the beautiful Northwoods of Minocqua, WI is expanding and searching for additional keepers to join our team. The zoo maintains a collection of over 1000 animals including, carnivores, primates, birds, reptiles, and hoofstock.

•General husbandry and daily care of assigned animals, including preparing and distributing approved animal diets.
•Daily cleaning associated with animal night house, habitat, and visitor viewing areas.
•Maintain accurate feeding, health, and welfare records of assigned animals.
•All work must be performed by following industry best practices, safety protocols, standards, and guidelines established by Wildwood Wildlife Park, governing agencies, and regulatory/accrediting bodies.
•Ability to exercise sound judgement in analyzing animal behavior concerns or emergencies and to respond with the appropriate action.
•Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
•Ability to carry out the curator and veterinarian’s instructions of medications as prescribed.
•Must be able to develop proficiencies in a variety of areas and animal routines.

•Must be physically fit and active, able to lift 50 pounds and be able to work in all weather conditions.
•Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
•Must maintain current tetanus vaccination within 10 years and proof of a negative TB within the current year.

Education and Pre-requisites

•An Associates or Bachelor degree is preferred but those combined with hands-on experience will be considered.
•Applicant must possess a strong work ethic with great multi-tasking skills.
•Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.

Compensation and benefits

Salary: $33,000.00 annually. Life Insurance benefits, Vacation Benefits, Holiday Bonus, Simple IRA after 1 year of employment, Free Lunch Program, Free admission to WWP for yourself and immediate family members, Employee Discounts-Gift Shop and Snack Stands.

Application instructions

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and 2-references to:
Fax: (715) 358-3688
Mail: Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari
10094 Hwy 70 West
Minocqua, WI 54548