Zookeeper-Herpetology Catoctin Wildlife Preserve Thurmont

Title Zookeeper-herpetology
Date 04 January 2021
Company Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
City Thurmont

Short Description :

Mile at a time Weekends and Holidays are a must 40 +/ weeks Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions Must be able to stand and remain active for an ,…

Full Description :

Contact: Laurie Hahn, General Curator
Email: Lhahn[at]cwpzoo.com
Primary Responsibilities
· Animal observations-appetite, habits, disposition and physical appearance · Inspect enclosures, fencing, exhibit furniture for cleanliness and upkeep, preform minor repairs as needed. · Diet preparation and distribution · Sanitation including pressure washing · Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment · Record keeping · Assist with medical procedures and administer medication as directed · Preform other duties as assigned
Communication
· Provide regular updates to the Curator on the condition and status of the animals in your area · Attend general staff meetings · Promote the Preserves Mission · Attend all staff training sessions as directed · Communicate with Curator and team members · Give Keeper Chats as directed · Share approved information and activities with our visiting public
Minimum Qualifications
· Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance; · Must be able to travel large areas on foot (1 mile at a time) · Weekends and Holidays are a must · 40 +/- weeks · Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions · Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight-ten hour shift · Able to be exposed to bleach and detergents
Send us a cover letter, your resume,
and references:

Catoctin Zoo, Attention R. Hahn, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788.
Or email materials to careers[at]cwpzoo.com

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