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Miami Seaquarium

Wildlife Keeper II

Miami Seaquarium has a very prosperous Rescue and Rehabilitation program for Manatees and Sea Turtles.  As part of the Miami Seaquarium Animal Care team, Keepers will be exposed to all aspects of the everyday care of West Indian Manatees, South African Penguins, Sea Turtles, a White Tail deer, Tortoises and various tropical birds.
Posses a 2 or 4 year degree - preferably in biology or related field Minimum of 3 years Keeper practice required Understand/speak English Be able to move/lift 50 lbs. on a everyday basis Must be SCUBA certified, or must have the capability to become certified in 6 months
Availcapability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, or irregular hours dictated by animal needs
Keeper Job responsibilities:
  *   Perform leadership abilities functions
  *   supervise and teach less practiced keepers
  *   Responsible for maintaining proper safety in all animal and keeper areas
  *   Maintain open and professional communication with all departments that interact with the animal care department
  *   Provide open communication between management and all members of the department, making them aware of all everyday priorities and changes
  *   Responsible for entire presentation upkeep including animal facilities, animal procedures, production value and staff appearance
  *   Assist in implementing new department shows/presentations and animal procedures as directed by department management
  *   Take an active function in both concept and design of animal care department and animal shows/presentations
  *   Perform a major function in animal restraint and transport procedure
  *   Condition several complex behaviors from its first approximation to its final form
  *   prosperously acclimate and train naïve animals
  *   Teach proper behavior theory and principles
  *   Act as a function model and leader to others
  *   Motivate other staff members
  *   Never except status quo
  *   Consistently strive to improve the animals, areas and the department
  *   Responsible for internship program - interviewing/hiring interns, training and everyday scheduling

How to submit the application:

Apply Online**Along with applying online, all interested candidates please e-mail your resume to Julie Heyde at
Miami Seaquarium
Miami, FL
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Post Date: 10/17/2018 / Viewed 58 times
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