Wednesday, November 13, 2013



Current Full Time Job Opening Details
For general information about employment opportunities at Hogle Zoo, please call Human Resources at (801) 584-1728 or (801) 584-1785.

Status: Full-time with benefits
Salary: DOE

Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s is announcing the opening of a full-time position, as the Primary Animal Keeper – African Savanna – Lion Habitat, within the Animal Care Department. The African Savanna exhibit is a modern, mixed species exhibit that includes facilities that allow for advanced animal husbandry practices, and new high-quality guest encounters centered on the Zoo’s conservation and education programs. Scheduled to open in spring 2014, the African Savanna will be the largest animal habitat at the Zoo.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Zoo is seeking a highly-qualified animal care specialist to assist with implementing quarantine procedures, daily care of a multi-male lion breeding group, introductions for housing and breeding purposes, veterinary procedures, exhibit maintenance, animal demonstrations, addressing the media, education programs, as well as, the care and husbandry of a mixed hoof-stock/bird habitat, and other animals or areas as needed.
Qualifications and Skills

Applicants must be able to work effectively in a strong team environment, foster positive interactions with guests and other Zoo departments, serve as an ambassador for the Zoo and liaison to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in regards to animal programs, and possess a strong commitment to wildlife conservation, animal welfare, and providing a high-quality guest experience.
Excellent writing and public speaking skills are necessary.
At least 5-years paid experience working with large cats in a zoo is required.
There is a strong expectation of experience in operant conditioning and training techniques and ability to uphold high enrichment standards.
Degree in life sciences, biology, zoology or related field is preferred.
Applicant must be able to work under diverse and variable weather conditions and be able to lift over 60 pounds without injury, and bend, stoop, jump, and stretch.
Good driving record required.
Salt Lake City, Utah, is the gateway for outstanding outdoor activities with world-class skiing less than 30 minutes away and more than 20 National Parks and monuments within a few hours’ drive – this area is ideal for nature lovers!

To Apply:

Anyone interested should send resume and cover letter to Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, by December 1, 2013, Attention:Jeff Landry, or e-mail

Contact Human Resources:

Anna Fredrickson, Phone: 801-584-1785; Fax: 801-584-1797


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