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Keeper II-IV LA Swamp and Jaguar Jungle
Audubon Zoo is seeking a dependable, safe, and highly motivated keeper to join our animal care staff to be a part of a dynamic, growing team. 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. Ability and willingness to work from small boats and around water is necessary. The basic understanding of aquatic life support systems is preferred. Candidates must be able to work as part of a team.
This keeper position will be working in Audubon Zoo’s Swamp Exhibit and the Jaguar Jungle. Both of these exhibits are among the finest examples of the integration of culture and animals. The Louisiana Swamp exhibit focuses on local species and the Cajun culture; while, the Jaguar Jungle focuses on the meso-American region and the Mayan culture. The Zoo is currently beginning the design of the next phase of Jaguar Jungle. Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about local and Latin American wildlife, integrates modern best practices into their daily work, and is dedicated to enrichment.
New Orleans has experienced a rebirth since the events of Hurricane Katrina. The City is a vibrant, exciting place to live. The Zoo is also in an exciting growth phase with many new projects currently underway along with a number of future exhibit enhancements planned within the zoo.Apply Today