Job Postings

Zookeeper Full and Part time


Happy Hollow Zoo

Closing Date

November 7, 2017


Zoo Keepers perform work involving the care and feeding of zoo animals and maintenance of cages, enclosures, grounds and service areas at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo; they also work with animals under all types of climatic conditions to prepare them for presentations, capture and restraint, basic husbandry, and behavioral enrichment. In addition, they respond to general questions from the public regarding zoo animals. These positions will be required to work weekends, evenings, and holidays, during all climactic conditions as assigned. Zookeepers must have the ability to enter animal areas and perform physical work (including lifting objects up to 50 lbs.)

Education and Pre-requisites

One year of experience in the care of non-domestic animals.
Acceptable Substitutions: Successful completion of one year of course work from an accredited college or university in Biology, Zoology, Zoo Keeping, Animal Training and Management or closely related field can be substituted for the required one year of experience.

Compensation and benefits

The Zoo Keeper FT/PT classification is covered by the Living Wage Policy and the hourly pay rate is $20.57 for part time/full time benefited and $21.82 for part time unbenefited instead of the posted amount.

Application instructions

Go to the City of San Jose website: Under employment, go to Open-Competitive Recruitments