Employment

African Hoofstock Zookeeper

The Roosevelt Park Zoo is currently seeing qualified applicants for a year round, part time African Hoofstock zookeeper.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Observes animals in assigned areas for injuries or symptoms of disease, and changes in behavior; reports changes and problems to supervisor;
    Recommends changes to assist animals’ psychological and physiological well-being; implements approved changes.
  • Prepares food and feeds according to established diets and assigned schedule; researches, recommends and implements approved diet changes.
  • Maintains detailed narratives and charts of animal observations, care, and handling.
  • Captures and restrains animals for transport, examination or medical treatment.
  • Administers prescribed medication to assigned animals by mixing with food or as required; assists veterinarian in administration of medication or treatment of animals.
  • Completes daily worksheets listing amount of food eaten, medications administered, changes in animal behavior, and symptoms of disease or other indications of needs for special attention, and any repair or maintenance required for enclosures.
  • Unloads and stores shipments of food and supplies; notifies supervisor of supplies needed.
  • Cleans animal cages and enclosures using water hose, high pressure steam, and hand tools.
  • Monitors and reports water quality of pools.
  • Performs a variety of general grounds keeping duties and assists in maintaining the Zoo’s facilities.
  • Coordinates and documents enrichment.
  • Interacts with and provides information to zoo visitors; may conduct zoo tours as required.
  • Participates in the Zoo’s animal outreach activities and events.

Applicant must be able:

  • To work in diverse and variable weather conditions,
  • Perform strenuous manual labor including the ability to lift 75 lbs., stoop, bend, and move quickly.
  • To work independently and effectively in a team environment, equally with guests, staff, and volunteers.

Work schedule will be as follows:

  • Weekends and Holidays are required
  • Scheduled includes any of the seven days a week, varied scheduled times ranging 7:00am – 9:00pm.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver license and be able to pass pre-employment background check, and annual TB tests.

To apply:

Submit a Minot Park District application, resume, cover letter and references to,

Roosevelt Park Zoo
ATTN: Brandi Clark
1219 Burdick Expressway East
P.O. Box 538
Minot, ND 58702
Fax (701)857-4169
bclarkrpz@srt.com

Deadline for submission is February 16th, 2017.
Minot Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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