Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Keeper - California Science Center Foundation

Keeper - California Science Center Foundation

The Keeper is responsible for the appearance and operation of all assigned exhibits and support areas, including providing proper husbandry for the herpetological, mammal, and invertebrate collections, acquiring new specimens, maintaining an inventory of the collection, and monitoring dietary habits of the animals.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the care and husbandry of non-aquatic organisms including exhibit maintenance, feeding, behavioral enrichment, record-keeping and health assessments.

  • Assists with the care and husbandry of other living collections as needed.
  • Assists in the advancement and implementation of exhibit goals by contributing to the design and management of exhibit development.
  • Assists with acquiring specimens through organization of trades/loans/purchases with other zoological institutions and when required by participation in collecting trips.
  • Assists in implementing Federal, State, and Local agency laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances, as well as AZA guidelines for eventual accreditation.
  • Assists with procurement of supplies and equipment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Zoology or related field required OR equivalent experience required.
  • Experience maintaining various animal exhibits, as well as possessing a strong working knowledge of herpetological, mammal and invertebrate (insect and arachnid) husbandry.
  • Knowledge of herpetological, mammal, avian, and invertebrate life of the Sonoran desert and tropical ecosystems highly desirable.
  • Experience with husbandry and display of bats strongly preferred.
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds.
  • Must have (or must be vaccinated after hire date) rabies vaccination.
  • Knowledge of safe animal handling practices and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances as applicable to possessing native and exotic wild animals desirable.
  • Knowledge of planning and acquisition of wild animal specimens desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the operational characteristics, services, and activities of a zoological program.
  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of zoo building and design highly desirable.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include weekends and holidays.

Salary: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour per hour with excellent benefits and 14 holidays per year.

Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History (A Must) to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to HR@cscmail.org or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.

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