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Job Title: Zookeeper

Description: Feed, clean, train, and observe animals in our care. Provide enrichment (behavioral stimulation) to the animals. Keep records and write reports and scientific research papers. Maintain and clean exhibits and give demonstrations to visitors. Assist with the captive breeding of animals, the shipping and transport of animals, medical procedures, and the management of volunteers and seasonal employees. Also support and assist with field conservation projects.

Skills Required: Customer service skills, Farm animal care, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Managing people, Mathematical thinker, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Ride/train horses, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Global, Museum/Zoo/Aquarium, Park

Relative Salary:  $$$

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