Employment at the Animal Park

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies heavily on a dedicated staff of employees and permanent volunteers. The Animal Park does not often have open positions for employment, but will post these positions as they become available here. Please check back regularly to find news and updates on employment opportunities.

Current Open Positions

Animal keepers are responsible for supporting all the operations associated with the husbandry of the animals.
Under the direction of the Husbandry Manager
  • Carrying out all aspects of the daily care of assigned animals, including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, exhibit maintenance, and general upkeep of support facilities.
  • Maintaining clean and organized exhibits, service areas, and equipment.
  • Preparing and feeding diets as per established feeding practices and diet sheets.
  • Administering prescribed medications, supplements, or treatments under the guidance of the Husbandry Manager.
  • Maintaining daily reports, logs, and records as appropriate and according to established guidelines.
  • Understanding and applying a practical understanding of operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management of species on grounds.
  • Assist in a variety of pest and plant control throughout the park.
  • Identifying potential maintenance or safety issues and reporting them appropriately.
  • Participating in keeper chats, tours, animal presentations or demonstrations, and/or other public interactions as requested by the Husbandry Manager.
  • May oversee work activities and/or provide training for interns, seasonal workers, or volunteers.
  • Working weekends and/or holidays.
  • Bachelors or Associates degree in Animal Science, Biology, or other related Science
  • Experience working with exotic animals.
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office and Excel software applications.
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in North Carolina, or the ability to obtain a license.
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with exotic animals; as a paid employee not in a volunteer capacity.
  • Construction and maintenance experience.
  • Experience with operant conditioning, developing and completion of an animal training project.
  • Public speaking and education skills developed.
  • The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
  • Shared housing opportunities may be available.
  • Please include 2 references with your resume. There will be a 2-step selection process from this point. First, there will be a round of traditional interviews. These can be done over the phone for individuals who are not local. The final step in the selection process will be a working interview.
  • Please contact applications@animalparknc.org if you experience any issues with the application process or have further questions regarding the position.

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