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Apply: Animal Caretaker - Herpetology

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The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums. The Zoo cares for a diverse collection of plants and animals on a 120-acre campus. We enjoy strong community support and an annual attendance in excess of 1,000,000 guests.

The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join the Herpetology Team in the role of Animal Caretaker. This position will perform a variety of skilled/semi-skilled work required for the care and safety of the Herpetology collection and guests. In addition, this position is encouraged to participate in the OKC zoo’s education, research, field and resource conservation efforts. This position reports to the Assistant Curator of the Herpetology department.

The starting pay for this position is $12.40 per hour. 

The OKC Zoo’s Herpetology collection currently is housed in 5 buildings and includes 50 + species of venomous and non-venomous snakes and lizards, a large (20 + species including Ploughshare tortoises) chelonian collection, amphibians (20 + species) and a pair of Komodo dragons.

Oklahoma City is the gem of the state of Oklahoma. It is complete with the Western influence one might expect. But, it also boasts all the modern attractions, cuisine, events, and entertainment one would want in a modern metropolitan community. Plus, it’s home to Will Rogers World Airport, with direct flights to more than thirty other cities.

The OKC Zoo strives toward innovation and maximizing the talents of employees that possess a keen interest in advancing research in their field and the conservation efforts of the institution. The ideal candidate for this position will possess an undergraduate degree (preferred but not required) in biology, zoology or a related field, have at least 1 year of full-time caretaker experience working in an AZA accredited institution (or equivalent), with venomous snake handling skills a plus. A strong interest and experience in turtle and tortoise husbandry preferred. 

The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Human Resources Department, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, 2101 N.E. 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 or email humanresources@okczoo.org. 

The Oklahoma City Zoo has a Smoke-Free Environment, is a Drug-Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants applying by 10/15/2019 will be given first consideration.

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