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Zoo Atlanta

Birds Keeper II

                         &nbs p;            &n bsp;   Zoo Atlanta Job Posting
listing title: Keeper II            & nbsp;             ;                 
Department:    Birds       
Reports to: Lead Keeper and Curatorial Staff
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt            ;                
Job Status: Full-time                                  &nb sp;   
Job Purpose:
Zoo Atlanta houses a diverse collection of birds. We are pursuing an practiced and enthusiastic bird keeper to add to our team. The Keeper II is responsible for bird husbandry (including training and enrichment) and maintenance of habitats, holding and public areas of the assigned area. The Keeper II will report to the area managers. This is position is also eligible to be filled at a Keeper III level, additional practice is required
ESSENTIAL tasks, expertise and Job responsibilities:
   » Maintain a high-performance level of general keeper tasks including excellent animal care and guest interactions including scheduled on-ground talks.
   » Strong interpersonal expertise to form and maintain positive relationships within the work environment.
   » Actively support and implement area policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care for the collection and the safety of staff and guests with the availability to provide constructive feedback.
   » Participate in and support collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education.
   » Complete behavioral management training and utilize operant conditioning and enrichment techniques.
   » Monitor health and behavior of the animal collection and communicate changes to manager and veterinary staff.  supervise administration of medications as applicable.
   » Actively foster constructive attitudes and positively participate in a team environment.
   » Demonstrate the capability to coordinate and supervise activities of interns and volunteers.
   » Communicates effectively with managery staff and co-workers, both written and orally.
   » Support Zoo Atlanta and its departments which include marketing, education, veterinary services, facilities and external department initiatives.
   » When possible, actively participate in workshops, seminars, activities and conferences aimed at continually improving job expertise and professional development.
   » Responsible for special projects, procedures, and goals set forth by the Curator or Lead Keeper
   » Support Zoo Atlanta’s conservation and research initiatives.
   » Must be willing to fully support Zoo Atlanta’s strategic plan, mission and values, and work with all zoo staff to support these plans.
   » Must be dependable and willing to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays.
   » This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; therefore, the employee may be required to execute other reasonably related tasks as assigned by management.
Appropriate qualifications:
   » A minimum of 3 years prior paid bird care practice as determined by Zoo Atlanta. Working expertise of incubation, breeding and rearing practice is required.  Paid practice at an AZA accredited facility is preferred.
   » Good communication expertise, an enthusiasm for interacting with the public and a availability to give regular talks to guests, special groups, etc.
   » practice with operant conditioning and enrichment techniques is preferred but training will be given.
   » Must be able to function as a team member and support Zoo Atlanta’s mission.
   » Must have strong written and oral expertise.
   » Demonstrate computer proficiency to complete the functions of this position.
   » The capability to use light power tools after appropriate training, additional light carpentry expertise are a plus.
suitable education
   » Four-year degree in biology, psychology, or related field is preferred; sufficient significant practice will be considered.
DRIVING Requirements:
   » Must obtain and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
   » Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and have the physical capability to execute strenuous work. The capability to lift 30 pounds regularly and 50 pounds as needed.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Therefore, the employee may be required to execute other reasonably related tasks as assigned by the immediate manager or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job tasks as business requirements dictate. Information technology is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment
To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to James Ballance, Curator of Birds,

How to submit the application:

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to James Ballance, Curator of Birds, jballance@zooatlanta.orgPlease also apply at
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
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