Monday , February 6 2023

San Diego Zoo Internships – Wildlife Care Associate

Website San Diego Zoo Global

Job Description:

The Wildlife Care Associate will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by assisting the animal care staff in feeding and providing for the general care and welfare of the animals. They will also help to clean and maintain the habitats and share information. The Wildlife Care Associate will provide information and answer visitor questions regarding the animals. This position will report to the Lead Wildlife Care Specialist.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists visitors by answering questions and providing information concerning animals
  • Prepares food and water for exhibit animals
  • Educates guests about animals and the mission of the Organization
  • Cleans and maintains exhibit areas
  • Feeds and waters animals while also cleans exhibit areas
  • Secures exhibit areas at close of visitor hours
  • May assists in feeding animals under general supervision
  • Provides for the general care and welfare of exhibit animals under general supervision
  • Observes animals’ behavior
  • Reports abnormal conditions
  • Serves as guide to visitors, answering their questions
  • Provides general information concerning animals and the Organization
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics
  • Performs consistently above organization performance standards
  • Provides exhibit security to prevent vandalism or mistreatment to animals
  • Observes animals with regard to general appearance, diet consumption, fecal matter, behavior, etc.
  • Closely observes contact between visitors and animals, alert for problems and/or potential hazards to animals and visitors
  • Under general supervision performs minor repairs to exhibit structures and facilities
  • Performs minor repairs to exhibit structures and facilities under general supervision
  • Reports abnormal conditions
  • Cleans barn stalls and other animal areas
  • Helps maintain exhibit surroundings
  • Operates light and medium equipment such as dump trucks, skip loaders, forklifts, water trucks and other vehicles
  • Assists keepers in the performance of other, non-specialized and varied keeper duties
  • Operates a variety of light and medium equipment
  • Model for punctuality and professionalism

Job Requirements:

  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Competently perform the duties outlined in the Representative Duties Section
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Understand reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both verbally and written
  • Learn the proper methods and procedures for hygienic animal care, feeding and handling
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal biology and zoology
  • Monitor animal behavior and interactive with the public and animals
  • Understand and carry out instructions

Job Details:

Company: San Diego Zoo Global

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Escondido, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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