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Zoo Miami

PT Keeper Aide (Africa 1)

Zoo Miami is currently seeking an exceptional individual to support our Keeper staff with their animal husbandry efforts in the Africa (Hoofstock) area.  This team works with a variety of species including Okapi, Giant Eland, Nyala, Pygmy Hippo, Giraffe, multiple Zebra species, Ostrich, Sable Antelope, Addra Gazelle, Spot-nosed Guenon, Addax, Arabian Oryx, and others.  We are searching for a team-oriented candidate that is looking to enter the animal care field at a high-performing AZA institution.  Candidates will be relied on heavily to support the animal husbandry routines as well as provide guest engagement opportunities by being approachable, engaging and passionate while delivering exceptional customer service. 
Summary : This positions reports directly to the Curator in the Pachyderm area.  They are responsible for the everyday maintenance and care of the animals and exhibits in their assigned routine including raking, shoveling, sanitation, enrichment, record keeping and dispensing food and water as directed. Also, provides exemplary guest service practices to all zoo guests through guest engagement opportunities such as animal handling and public presentations.  Work hours are up to 29 per week on a varying schedule.
Responsibilities/tasks include, but are not limited to:
everyday maintenance routines of animal exhibits as set forth by AZA, USDA, Zoo Miami, and area managers.
Observes animal behavior and reports unusual/abnormal behavior to a manager.
Assists in the preparation and distribution of diets as directed.
Assists in the maintenance and disinfection of food preparation and distribution areas.
Assists in the preparation, distribution, and evaluation of everyday enrichment materials.
Records animal behavior and observations in conformity with protocols or as directed.
Performs related tasks including special projects as required.

practice Required

Minimum Appropriate qualifications: Eighth grade. One year of practice in guest service or general labor is required. Must possess a Driver license. Must be able to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends on a varied work schedule. Preferred Appropriate qualifications: Associates degree and six (6) months of practice in an accredited facility is highly preferred.

Further Comments

Zoo Miami is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, and the only tropical zoo in the continental United States. Today, Zoo Miami occupies almost 750 acres (340 developed), and is home to more than 3,000 animals representing over 600 different species. We are proud to be active in many global wildlife and environmental conservation initiatives and are currently involved in over 36 projects taking place on six continents. We are experiencing an exciting time of advancement that will focus on five strategic priorities: Animal Well Being, Conservation and Stewardship, Guest practice, Financial Strength, and Performance Excellence. This is a great time to join our family and be a part of Zoo Miami's dynamic future.


This is a part time hourly position with Miami-Dade County.

How to submit the application:

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online through the Miami-Dade County Human Resources website, and search for Job Opening #43940. Resumes should also be directed to: Zoo Miami, Human Resources, .Applications will be accepted until close of business on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 ST
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: 3052510400
Fax: 3053786381
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