Friday, January 24, 2014

Zookeeper I

Zookeeper I 

Ref: 2014-03-UIE 

About Assiniboine Park Conservancy 
Creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada’s most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) is the not-for-profit organization that oversees Assiniboine Park’s operations and ensures its ongoing redevelopment and financial viability. Our team is inspired to create and deliver extraordinary experiences for the people who visit and use the Park including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public. 

The Opportunity 
We have an immediate need to fill up to 4 permanent full-time Zookeeper positions within the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Reporting to the Animal Care Supervisors, the Zookeepers will maintain high standards of maintenance and care for a diverse collection of animals in performing daily animal husbandry duties and responding to issues pertaining to wildlife across the Park according to the quality standards of accredited zoological practices. 
The Zookeepers may participate in veterinary care, conservation, and research programs under the direction of zoo veterinarians, conservation staff and approved partners, and will maintain accurate daily records on animal behaviour, health, and welfare according to zoo policies and procedures. The Zookeepers must follow all health and safety legislation, regulations and policies, and will provide visitor services such as delivering presentations and responding to general inquires from the public while completing daily animal husbandry activities including exhibit maintenance, 
preparing and providing animal diets, inspecting enclosures and 
implementing prescribed animal enrichment programs. 

Required Qualifications 
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in zoological science, wildlife management or a related field with a minimum of two years zoo experience in an accredited facility, and a good understanding of captive animal management and behaviours for a wide variety of wild and domestic animals; a combination of experience and education may be considered. 
Specific experience and skills in working with large carnivores, marine mammals and/or positive reinforcement training are valued assets. 
Basic knowledge of and experience with computer programs including Microsoft Office software, and a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License are required. Candidates must demonstrate effective communication skills for maintaining effective, respectful working relationships with fellow employees and relating well with Zoo and Park visitors. Candidates must demonstrate skills in responding to emergencies, must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (documentation of physical 
capacity may be required), and be available to work days, evenings and weekends including holidays. Successful candidates will be subject to a Criminal Record Check. 

The hourly rate of pay for this position ranges from $18.96 to $21.28, based on experience (APC-CUPE Local 500). 
To Apply 
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your résumé and cover letter (Reference 2014-03-UIE) by February 14, 2014 to Human Resources at:

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