The Walt Disney Company Salaried Animal Keeper Position - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is seeking applicants for an Animal Keeper position. This is a full time, salaried position.

Responsibilities :

  • Maintain the care, well-being, management, behavioral conditioning, and enrichment of a collection of African hoofstock and birds.

  • Duties include but not limited to: cleaning, animal observations, diet preparation, and medications. Report abnormal conditions to zoological managers.

  • Maintain daily records, collecting and logging information, and ensuring this information is communicated to management and the central record keeping system of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  • The work includes physical labor in ambient outdoor temperatures and weather conditions in Central Florida, which may include extreme heat and humidity.

  • Keepers are part of an area animal team and must work effectively in a team environment. Also interact on a regular basis with maintenance, horticulture, and veterinary staff; operations managers, educators and scientists.

  • Provide animal information and conservation messages through participating in guest programs.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Demonstrate strong observation, evaluation, and data collecting skills

  • Proven strong interpersonal and partnering skills

  • Demonstrate strong "guest" focus

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience working with large terrestrial mammals and birds

  • Computer literacy

  • Practical knowledge of operant conditioning is desired

Required Education :

  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either: 3 years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution or in an institution with equivalent standards and two years verifiable college coursework with an emphasis in zoology, animal science, biology, etc. OR 4 years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution or in an institution with equivalent standards and 1 year verifiable college coursework (30 semester hours).

Preferred Education :

  • 2 yr. Associate's or 4 year college degree in Biology or related field strongly preferred

Additional Information :

©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.

Job ID: 546494BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts