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Audubon Zoo is seeking a dependable, safe, and highly motivated keeper to join our elephant care staff. Applicants must have a college degree (degree in biology, zoology, or similar is preferred) and a minimum of 2 years of elephant experience is preferred. Experience with free-contact handling is desirable. Applicants must be familiar with all aspects of animal husbandry including but not limited to safety, enrichment, training, exhibit maintenance, record keeping, and medical care. Keepers are also required to conduct informal chats, public presentations, and shows on a daily basis so public speaking skills are important. Ideal candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as computer skills. Applicants should be able to maintain a professional appearance and must adhere to all Audubon Image guidelines. Candidates must be willing to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed and be available on a 24-hour basis when necessary. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, lift heavy objects (up to 80 pounds), and risk periodic exposure to fairly predictable and controllable hazards associated with wild animals and zoonotic diseases. Interested candidates must have a current negative TB test and a valid driver’s license. Candidates must be able to work as part of a team. Applications not meeting the minimum requirements will not be considered. All applicants must be able to pass a drug screen and a background check before employment. Keeper level of hire will be based on amount of previous experience.