Animal Programs

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17-Jan-2019
Central Park Zoo Animal Programs
Central Park Zoo
Temporary/Seasonal
CPZ-SPECIAL ANIMAL EXHIBITS

Job Description

Job Family: Animal Programs
Location: Central Park Zoo
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal
Department: Special Animal Exhibits
Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Must be able to work 2-5 days per week including weekends and holidays. Schedule varies and is dependent on weather and guest attendance; schedule subject to change through the spring and summer.

Earn your stripes in wild moments! Working with our keepers is demanding and rewarding. With only a handful of positions each year, these competitive jobs require dedication and some prior experience with animals and animal care. But for those few lucky candidates, this can jump start a wildlife career!

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Children's Zoo Associate

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Essential duties may include:

  • Responsible for basic observation of animals, preparation of diets, maintenance and cleaning of exhibits and reporting any problems to a supervisor
  • Daily exhibit preparation, feeding, watering and cleaning/disinfecting of holding areas for collection animals
  • Assisting in operation of animal photo booth with domestic animals.

Qualification Requirements

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and/or move 20-50 pounds
  • Comfortable being exposed to cold and hot weather conditions
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team

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