2018 Seasonal Keeper, Ungulates

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Among its historical firsts are indoor multispecies exhibits, zoo nutrition residencies, methods for animal husbandry, and medical care that includes successful brain surgery for a gorilla. In building its legacy of animal care and compassion, the Society has launched two new centers: the Center for Conservation Leadership and the Center for the Science of Animal Welfare (CSAW). These innovative learning and research hubs will integrate a wide variety of disciplines, changing the way animal conservation issues are considered and advancing the science of "animal-directed" care around the world.

As one of the top zoos with over 450 species of animals, Seasonal Keepers receive valuable hands-on zookeeping experience while providing high-quality care for the welfare of the collection. You will demonstrate your practical understanding of animal behavior, ability to work with live animals safely, and attention to details while closely observing assigned animals, carefully observing the condition of the assigned area and animal enclosures, and maintaining animal record documentation as assigned. Your friendly demeanor, good interpersonal skills and outstanding communication skills will contribute to creating an extraordinary guest experience as Seasonal Keepers may work in public areas and may interact with guests.


Auto req ID
1530BR

Union Status
Union

Position Requirements and Specifications
As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, Seasonal Keeper positions require the ability to work rotating shifts including weekends, holidays and evenings. This position also requires that you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver\u0027s license. This is a temporary (seasonal) position.

This position is working with large and/or small hoofstock (exotic ungulates); capture and restraint skills and operant conditioning skills a plus.

The requirements for this position include:



Schedule Details
Seasonal Keeper positions require the ability to work rotating shifts including weekends, holidays and evenings.

Work Shift
Rotating Schedule

Employment Type
Seasonal

Zip Code
60513

Additional Information
The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Group
Animal Programs

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chicago Zoological Society 
Location: BrookfieldIL 60513
Document ID: AB475-0F9W  
Job Type:  Temporary

Job Schedule: Part-time


Posted on: 2018-01-1001/10/2018
2018-02-09