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Temporary Zookeeper

Date: Apr 14, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Zoo 

Pay:  $9.67 per hour 

Work Schedule: 30 hours per week 


Provides daily care for assigned animals including but not limited to: feeding, cleaning, observing, recording, and reporting behavior. Interacts and provides customer service to all zoo defined customers.


Animal Care and Management

  • Demonstrates and maintains knowledge of basic natural history and behavior.
  • Effectively and timely communicates to supervisors all observations of animal behavior and health conditions.
  • Handle animals for medical purposes and in preparation for transport.
  • Prepares animal diets which may vary widely among taxa.


Animal Welfare

  • Through consultation with supervisors and other resources maintains and develops a skillset of animal training, enrichment and welfare.
  • Record animal training and enrichment observations and health conditions in daily records.


Area Maintenance

  • Clean and maintain service areas, animal habitats and public viewing areas. Areas are to be clean, organized and free of clutter. Public areas are to be clean, presentable and aesthetically pleasing for zoo defined customers.
  • Uses wheel barrows, rakes, shovels, hoses, scrub brooms, tubs and a variety of other tools.
  • Ensures that habitats are ready for public display in a timely manner.


Minimum Qualifications: Coursework from an accredited college or university or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid State of Kansas Driver’s License.


Preferred Qualifications: One to two years coursework in Zoology or Biology from an accredited college or university. 6 months to 1 year zoo practicum experience in an AZA facility.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita