2020 Seasonal Keeper, Primates job Brookfield Illinois
2020 Seasonal Keeper, Primates job Brookfield Illinois
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2020 Seasonal Keeper, Primates Job



Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 9126706
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 11/15/2019
Wage: $12.00/Hr Category: Pet Care/Animal Care
Job Code: 1968BR
Number Of Openings: 5

Job Description:
Explore Tropic World and meet intelligent primates from three continents. Your first stop is South America where you will meet black-handed spider monkeys, callimico, cotton top tamarins, sloths, anteaters and more. Next, venture in the serene comfort of Asia and get to know orangutans and white-cheeked gibbons. You might also catch a glimpse of the Asian small-clawed otters scurrying about, trying not to be noticed. Finally, journey through the tropical forest of Africa and encounter colobus monkey, swamp monkeys and guenons. Take a few more steps and you’ll meet our troop of Western lowland gorillas.

As one of the top zoos with over 450 species of animals, Seasonal Keepers receive valuable hands-on zookeeping experience while providing high-quality care for the welfare of the collection. You will demonstrate your practical understanding of animal behavior, ability to work with live animals safely, and attention to details while closely observing assigned animals, carefully observing the condition of the assigned area and animal enclosures, and maintaining animal record documentation as assigned. Your friendly demeanor, good interpersonal skills and outstanding communication skills will contribute to creating an extraordinary guest experience as Seasonal Keepers may work in public areas and may interact with guests.

As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, Seasonal Keeper positions require the ability to work rotating shifts including weekends, holidays and evenings. This position also requires that you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. This is a temporary (seasonal) position. The starting wage is $12.00 per hour.

This position is working with primates.


Job Requirements:
High school graduate or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree or college coursework in relevant biological field or equivalent combination of training and experience preferred. Minimum six months animal care facility, farm, kennel, or equivalent animal experience preferred. Must possess an understanding of practical principles of animal behavior and ability to work with live animals safely. Knowledge of natural history, zoology, or animal husbandry preferred

Good interpersonal and communications skills. Must be able to interact in a courteous and professional manner. Must be able to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly. Must be reliable. Must be capable of dealing with emergencies calmly and efficiently.

Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language fluently. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Valid driver's license required. Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience. Multilingual ability and Spanish fluency a plus.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at www.czs.org/careers. Please look for requisition number 1968BR.


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Company Profile:
The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type: Employer
Company: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site: http://www.czs.org/careers

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