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Now Hiring - Keeper

Date: 08-18-2017

IEAS is now hiring an experienced keeper.

Application : Application PDF

DESCRIPTION

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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

Education:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Required Materials:

Application

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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