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Senior Animal Keeper
Peoria Park District Peoria, IL

Senior Animal Keeper

Peoria Park District
Peoria, IL
Expired: November 30, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $45,000 to $55,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Are you interested in being the Senior Animal Keeper for the Peoria Zoo? Apply online today.

Salary range: $45,000 - $55,000

  • In the absence of the Curator of Animals, contact veterinary service in case of emergencies, procure essential supplies, and communicate with appropriate senior staff members when problems arise.
  • Assist and mentor Animal Keepers to achieve the highest level of well-being by facilitating animal training sessions including evaluations and staying current on industry standards and best practices.
  • Perform Animal Keeper duties for species/exhibits assigned by supervisor.
  • Care for the wild and domestic animals in the Zoo's collection.
  • Assist in the handling of animals, distribution of medications, assist in surgery, and record keeping of medications to the assigned string.
  • Maintain accurate records and paperwork necessary to maintain a captive animal population.
  • Participate in behavioral enhancement for the animal collection.
  • Report emergencies and unusual situations to appropriate personnel.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks as needed. Assist in exhibit repair and construction. Ensure exhibits are properly maintained for the species displayed and the general public.
  • Assume responsibility for knowing, being trained, and following all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Support all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

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Peoria Park District

Peoria, IL
61656 USA


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