Wednesday, June 16, 2010



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

· 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

· Assists with procurement of supplies and equipment.

· Contributes to the mission of the California Science Center by
stimulating curiosity and inspiring science learning by creating fun,
memorable experiences for the guests.

· Performs other duties as required.


· 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

· 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

*Salary:* $17.50-$18.00/hour

Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History (A Must) to the HR Dept. via
fax at 213-744-2673, email to, 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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