Wednesday, September 16, 2009



Turtle Bay Exploration Park is seeking an extraordinary individual interested in becoming part of a small, but dynamic and innovative training and education team for our Animal department. Turtle Bay Exploration Park is located on the beautiful Sacramento River in Redding, CA. Our 300-acre campus straddles the Sacramento River and includes a Forest Camp, Visitor Center, Museum, Aquarium, 20-acre garden, and a 220-acre natural oak savannah/ arboretum.

The position of Trainer/Keeper is a full-time, hourly position with benefits (medical/dental/vision/ life) and is responsible for the performance of the on-grounds summer show as well as other education programs throughout the year. Responsibilities also include daily care, weighing, preparing diets, training and exhibit maintenance for over 29 species of animals including raptors, corvids, snakes, turtles, porcupine, fox and raccoon.

Qualifications for the Trainer/Keeper include:

Experience/Education: Minimum 1 year of experience with animal training, positive reinforcement training techniques, and behavioral enrichment; a degree in biology, zoology, environmental/science education, or a related field, or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

A theater or environmental education background is encouraged.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Applicant must be outgoing, creative, confident, self-motivated, and work well independently, as well as with others (including adult and teen volunteers). Applicant must have good stage presence and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references. The position is open until filled.

Contact: Jacque Holden, Human Resources Officer
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
1335A Arboretum Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Phone: (530) 242-3115
Fax: (530) 243-8898

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