Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The zoo is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets and is a conservation leader, contributing more than $286,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The zoo cares for more than 1400 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.

Job description:

Applications are being accepted for a part-time Zoo Keeper in the African Journey Birds and Hoofstock section.
The Zoo Keeper performs work necessary to provide basic daily animal care for zoo animals, ensures appropriate animal welfare, and performs husbandry practices such as operant conditioning, enrichment strategy, and assisting with husbandry and enclosure furnishing design. This position is responsible for the daily husbandry of giraffe.

A Bachelor’s Degree in an animal-related field and one year of experience in a zoological setting are preferred. This is a part-time position requiring availability for a 29-hour work week year-round. Click here for a full job description and application.

How to apply?

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and application by email ([email protected]); by mail (Zoo, Attn: Employment (Zoo Keeper: African Journey), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808); or in person at the zoo’s Guest Services Building (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020