Providing a Safe and Caring Environment for Exotic Animals


Now Hiring - Keeper

Date: 08-18-2017

IEAS is now hiring an experienced keeper.

Application : Application PDF


The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) is the first sanctuary ever to be granted certification by the AZA. The Sanctuary cares for many exotic animals encompassing 8 different feline species, 3 different bear species, and a number of other small exotic animal species. 

We are seeking an experience keeper to add to our team.  This position is ideal for a candidate that has experience working with both large and small carnivores in a professional setting. 


  • Carry out all aspects of the daily care of animals including feeding, cleaning, habitat maintenance and general upkeep of the facility.
  • Strictly follow and enforce all safety protocols in order to ensure the highest standards of care and the safety of all staff, volunteers, guests and animals.
  • Administer all prescribed medications and supplements according to the animal’s medical regimens.
  • Monitor animal health and behavior and communicate any changes or abnormalities to their supervisor.
  • Maintain daily records as appropriate and according to established guidelines. 
  • Identify any potential maintenance or safety issues and report them to the director.
  • Oversee all work activities and provide training for interns and volunteers.
  • Participate in tours and other public educational programs as requested by supervisor. 
  • May participate in conservation, AZA, or other related activities as approved.
  • Contribute to a variety of fundraising efforts for the facility as requested. 
  • Must have the physical ability to perform strenuous labor such as standing for long periods of time, lifting, bending, climbing, and working in all types of weather conditions.
  • May be required to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must be dependable and willing to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays. 
  • Must possess strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.



Four-year degree in biology or related field is preferred.  Sufficient relevant experience may be considered.


Prior large carnivore experience is preferred.  Paid experience at an AZA facility is preferred.



Required Materials:


Cover letter and Resume

At least two professional letters of recommendation (you may submit more)


Please send all required materials to:

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Reference: Keeper Position
PO Box 637
Boyd, TX 76023

You may also email required materials to [email protected]

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