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Mesker Park Zoo - Zookeeper

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Personnel Department

March 23, 2020

JOB NO.: UN-20-27 CLOSING DATE: May 1, 2020
POSITION: Zookeeper RATE: $19.23 per hour


Routine observation, handling, cleaning, feeding and husbandry of captive animals.  Assist in restraint, crating, moving and unloading of animals.  Observe and report animal behavior.  Assist in setting up animal exhibits.  Observe and report maintenance needs of equipment, exhibits, buildings and grounds. Assist veterinarian or technician when required. Participate in keeper training and educational programs as required.  Perform related work as required.


Bachelor of Science Degree in the Applied Sciences, Animal Science, Agriculture, Biology, Zoology or relevant field required and one year of paid zoo animal keeping or related animal care experience. In lieu of a Bachelor Degree, four years of paid zoo animal care or related animal care experience and two years of college level courses in Biological Sciences required. Strong working knowledge of the principles and techniques of biology, zoology, animal husbandry or related work.  Must be capable of dealing with emergencies calmly and efficiently.

Pursuant to Federal Regulations 51.55(e) and (k)(6), the City of Evansville does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission to or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities.


We are interested in every candidate who is eligible to work in the United States.  However, we are not able to sponsor visas.