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Animal Keeper

Company: 
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Job Address: 
5048 - 264th Street
Aldergrove, BC V4W1N7
Job Type: 
Full Time
Part Time
Job Status: 
Permanent
Job Level: 
Professional
Job Description: 

Animal Keeper  – Relief

Perform daily duties as assigned:

  • Prepare and distribute food as directed, observe assigned animals closely, routinely, and objectively report to manager on their behavior, health, and welfare.
  • Maintain and utilize records and follow established routines and procedures.
  • Observe condition of assigned area(s), animal enclosures, and equipment and report relevant information as appropriate.
  • Clean animal enclosures, pools, and service areas as assigned.
  • Communicate with and assist guests. Participate in public demonstrations. Take initiative to facilitate guests’ appreciation of animals and enjoyment of their visit.
  • Train and direct work of volunteers.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant biological field or equivalent combination of related training and experience required.
  • Minimum three years animal keeper experience or equivalent.
  • Current experience and knowledge of natural history, principles of animal behavior, nutrition and general animal husbandry required.
  • Must demonstrate good time management skills, including flexibility, creativity, and responsibility in use of time.
  • Experience with multiple taxonomic groups (e.g., carnivores, birds, hoof stock, reptiles) preferred.
Salary: 
Entry level
Application Process: 

Submit all applications to:

Menita Prasad
Animal Care Manager
​menitap@gvzoo.com

Fax 604 857 9008

Post Date:
Monday June 27, 2016

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