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.
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
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