Animal Keeper Job Description Samples

Results for the star of Animal Keeper

Live Animal Keeper

TheNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking a Live AnimalKeeper (part time) who is responsible for the daily maintenance andcare of the indoor and outdoor live animal habitats for reptiles, amphibians,and arthropods in any space where they are exhibited at NHM such as NatureGardens, Insect Zoo, and Nature Lab.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintenanceof all live animal exhibits/behind-the-scenes areas at the Natural History Museum(NHM) and Page Museum sites.

  • Attends tosick, stressed, and injured animals in accordance with procedures establishedby veterinary staff and Vertebrate/Invertebrate Live Animal Program Managers.

  • Maintainsaccurate records.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and troubleshoots all facility, equipment, husbandry andhealth issues as they relate to animal health and well-being.

  • Implementsprocedures recommended by consulting veterinarian.

  • Adheringto all USDA, DFW, DEA, veterinary premise, and city permit requirements.

  • Care ofvenomous snakes in accordance with all NHM policies regarding handling, safety,and emergency response.

Educational Responsibilities:

  • Interactswith visitors, answers public inquiries, delivers education programs, andparticipates in public relations activities.

  • Serves asMuseum advocate and interpretation professional relating to all live animalprograms and exhibits.

Education,Certificates, Experience, or Licenses required: (Note that pet ownership doesnot substitute for professional experience.)

  • Must possess at least one of the following:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of coursework or an Associate of Science degree in Zoology, Biology, or related field

  • Minimum 1-2 years of hands-on experience at a professional husbandry facility

  • Accredited certification in exotic animal husbandry


  • Demonstrated knowledge of reptile, amphibian, and small mammal biology.

  • Possess valid California driver's license.

Additional knowledge, skills,&abilities required for this position:

  • Excellentcommunication and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability towork safely and efficiently around live animals in a way that promoteswell-being of live animals and staff.

  • Ability tocover shifts for fellow Live Animal Keeper including holidays, weekends andsick days.

  • Useof safety equipment and clothing to protect live animals and staff.

  • Abilityto walk, stand, work outdoors in variable weather, lift 50lbs.

Salary is $15/hour. Position is part-time,regular, non-exempt position at 20 hours a week, including at least one weekendday.

The Natural History Museum of LosAngeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls, drop-ins or fax.

Posted by StartWire
Associated topics: animal caretaker, animal research, animal technician, crop advisor, crop business developer, irrigation, irrigation specialist, irrigation supervisor, specialist, teaching

Post a Job

Animal Keeper - Savannah (Full Time)

TITLE: Animal Keeper

RESPONSIBLE TO: Animal Assistant Manager/Animal Team Lead



This position will work with the Zoo's Savannah team, which is responsible for the daily husbandry of a variety of species, including: black rhinoceros, Masai giraffe, African lion scimitar-horned oryx, lesser kudu, common eland, South African springbok, bat-eared fox, black-footed cat, slender-tailed meerkat, serval, bushbaby, rock hyrax, ostrich, guinea fowl, masked lovebird, red-crested turaco and black-throated monitor. This position assists the supervisor with the organization and coordination of daily functions and upkeep of the assigned area of responsibility. .


  • Prepares diets for the animal collection; cleans animal exhibits, service and holding areas.

  • Responsible for the daily observation of animal health and welfare.

  • Reports births, deaths, injuries and/or irregular behavior of animals to appropriate manager.

  • Maintains daily reports and other records.

  • Assists in training animals for basic husbandry and enrichment behaviors.

  • Assists with the movement, capture and restraint of animals.

  • Assists with animal health procedures.

  • Answers visitor's questions about the Zoo and the animals as necessary.

  • Does public speaking for animal chats, animal shows and media when assigned.

  • Reports maintenance issues and potential safety hazards to appropriate manager.

  • Performs minor repairs and improvements of exhibits under supervision.

  • Assists in training new keepers, interns and volunteers.

  • Carries out duties and job assignments as delegated by appropriate Animal Assistant Manager or Animal Curator.


Active. Heavy lifting lifts and carries items weighing up to 75 pounds. Sufficient mobility, vision and hearing are needed to ensure a safe work environment. Must be able to be on feet for four hours at a time.


Occasionally in a climate controlled building environment. Mainly outside working in extremes of heat, up to 100 + in summer and temperatures below freezing in winter.


  • Knowledge of animal behavior.

  • Knowledge of procedures used for the proper care and handling of exotic and domestic animals.

  • Eventual knowledge of zoo safety rules and regulations.

  • Ability to tolerate stress working with exotic animals.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions including procedures for care and maintenance of animals, exhibit, service and holding spaces.

  • Ability to endure high risk situations when feeding, transferring or restraining animals.

  • Ability to exhibit patience when caring for animals.

  • Ability to exercise judgment concerning assigned work activities.

  • Skill in tact and diplomacy when interacting with co-workers, visitors and volunteers.

  • Skill in observation in order to recognize and evaluate conditions of animal health, diets and behavior.


Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science or a closely related field. High school Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) Certificate accepted with at least one year of experience in a similar position.


  • Must have valid driver's license.

  • Proof of current negative TB Test.

  • Willingness to work a rotating shift and rotate work tasks.

  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays, during all climatic conditions.

  • All duties, skills and abilities considered essential unless otherwise noted.

  • This job description does not imply a contract to work.

    Posted by StartWire

Post a Job

Animal Care Helper

Everyone at our Company, from our entry-level consultants to our Principals, interacts with clients in several ways. Examples often include field inspections, marketing presentations, industry conferences, and project reporting. The responsibility for client interaction, management, and development increases as you progress along our consulting career path.

Building client relationships starts right away. Our Engineers/Scientists and Senior Engineer/Scientists often participate in field inspections, teleconferences, or face-to-face client meetings. Working with our established consultants, they receive hands-on experience and begin the process of building these relationships by doing excellent work on time and within budget. Many of our entry-level hires have found themselves on an inspection during their first week at our Company!


  1. Must be able to handle dogs of all sizes and cats
  2. Must enjoy working with both people and pets
  3. Must have the stamina to walk energetic dogs as well as ensure our pet resort looks inviting and clean
  4. Must have a flexible work schedule where you can work during the week, as well as, on the weekends and holiday time frames.
  5. Must be able to follow directions and comply with processes and procedures
  6. Must have a keen sense of observation when observing the pets
  8. CSRs: Must be able to multi-task and handle large phone call volumes and walk in tours
  9. CSRs: Must have a positive, upbeat phone voice and personality

As our consultants progress into Manager and Senior Manager roles, they are responsible for managing key client relationships and developing business for themselves and others. They market our multidisciplinary services to both existing our Company clients and potential new ones. Our Principals are often working with our largest clients and managing our most significant and challenging projects.

Post a Job

Laboratory Animal Care Specialist

We are a supply chain management consulting company. Our services cover all aspects of supply chain management, logistics and business analytics; from the strategies all the way through to successful implementations.

Our supply chain consultants are very experienced in supply chain management. This is combined with the sharpest mathematicians and analysts with the state of the art tools, who provide quantitative analytics. Most important is that we help you implement what we recommend, to insure the highest positive impact. Experience

  • Analytics

  • Implementation.


Review and comply with all policies pertaining to the animal care program.
Care for and maintain laboratory animals in accordance with USDA Animal Welfare Act and policies, the ?Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals? and other applicable regulations and policies.
Work closely with the veterinarian(s) to perform daily health assessments of laboratory animals in the colony and maintain all records as needed and associated with this monitoring.
Provide animal treatments as instructed by the veterinarian(s).
Contribute to the preventative animal health program and the animal health surveillance program as needed, such as specimen collections and documentation, processing samples, providing summaries, conducting written and telephone communications with diagnostic laboratories, serving as contact for intra-institutional animal transfers and related responsibilities.
Perform technical functions required by research protocols, such as daily clinical observations and health examinations of sick animals, prior to reporting adverse findings to Veterinarian responsible for that area.
Provide technical skills training to the research community in support of IACUC-approved research protocols, e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri-, and post-operative observations, euthanasia, and assists with research procedures as directed.
Interact with research staff to provide technical assistance.
Coordinate and process orders for animal medications (drugs, anesthetics, analgesics, etc.). Document distribution of same, and provides guidance on recordkeeping requirements.
Prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders, overcrowded cage charges) charts, logs and inventories as requested by supervisor.
Provide training for the ARCH staff as it relates to animal care, health and regulations.
Attend and participate in management staff meetings, as well as Rodent User Group meetings,
Animal Tech and other meetings as required.
Operate equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures. Comply with safety policies and procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.
Assist with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.
Maintain required attendance levels and adhere to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Related education/training or equivalent in animal science.
Experience: Minimum of one year related animal care and handling experience required. One year of technical experience as detailed in the essential duties and responsibilities section preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Other: Basic knowledge of rodent technical skills and capability of identifying sick animals, summarizing findings, and providing medical treatment as prescribed.
Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping preferred.
Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective professional communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment.
Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
Ability to work independently in a responsible manner and also serve as an effective team member.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

Our logistics consultants are hands-on, fact-based and focused on delivering results. The reduction of the logistics costs is always combined with efforts to improve the customer service level.

The service level usually improves with better control and a structured approach to get the fundamental prerequisites right. The results can also be in the form of shorter response time, risk reduction, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions or higher picking accuracy.

Post a Job

Animal Care Helper

Global 1000 companies in a wide range of industries trust Everest Group to advise them on all aspects of their high impact needs. As one of our professionals, you will help our clients evaluate and transform their businesses to adapt in a continually changing business environment. You will be exposed to a broad range of client business challenges including technical, legal, financial, organization design, process reengineering, offshore outsourcing, business alliances, business/market strategies and other issues. Potential engagements may include optimizing internal functions, developing go-to-market strategies, developing strategic roadmaps for change management, service provider solutioning, and shared services advisory services.


  1. Must be able to handle dogs of all sizes and cats
  2. Must enjoy working with both people and pets
  3. Must have the stamina to walk energetic dogs as well as ensure our pet resort looks inviting and clean
  4. Must have a flexible work schedule where you can work during the week, as well as, on the weekends and holiday time frames.
  5. Must be able to follow directions and comply with processes and procedures
  6. Must have a keen sense of observation when observing the pets
  8. CSRs: Must be able to multi-task and handle large phone call volumes and walk in tours
  9. CSRs: Must have a positive, upbeat phone voice and personality

Being a consultant means working closely with our clients on their challenges and adding value as a member of a team. Most of our client teams travel to domestic client sites weekly, leaving home on Monday morning and returning on Thursday. Occasional international travel is also required. Fridays are spent in an our Company Group office reconnecting with colleagues, attending training and collaborating on internal projects and meetings. This allows greater connection to co-workers, a more collaborative environment and better opportunities for personal career development.

Post a Job

Animal Health Technician

To apply for a position at our Company, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history/expectations (plain text, Microsoft Word, or PDF only) with the job title in the subject line. You will receive notification via email to confirm receipt of your application. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.

Position SUmmary

Education and Essential Qualifications

HS Diploma/GED
1 - 3 years related experience
Basic computer literacy including the ability to type on a computer keyboard, use a computer mouse, and view information on a computer screen is required.
Employees must have the physical strength and ability to lift and carry a pet or other object weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Must be able to assist in lifting patients or other objects weighing more than 50 pounds.
Must be able to safely and competently operate equipment pertinent to carrying out their duties, including but not limited to laboratory equipment, anesthesia and dental equipment, and the xray machine and processor.
Must be able to view physical symptoms or medical problems, read medical instruments, and follow handwritten instructions.

General Job Requirements

Follow all hospital standard procedures and protocols, both current and future, as contained within the training manuals or as written or communicated by doctors or other supervisory staff
Carry out all duties in a professional and courteous manner and remain respectful and polite in speech, tone, and actions under all circumstances
Remain flexible and willing to implement new or changing procedures in the future
Follow OSHA standards and be familiar with Material Data Safety Sheets. Occupational hazards may include but are not limited to animal bite or scratch wounds and exposure to x-rays, anesthetic gases, CO2 Laser, caustic or toxic materials, and zoonotic diseases. Employees must follow all safety guidelines contained in the employee handbook and posted in hazardous areas.

If both your background and skill set match the available position, you may be contacted for a preliminary phone interview. The phone interview is informational and a way for us to learn more about your background, as well as for you to learn more about our Company and the particular position.

Phone interviews last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Following the phone interview, a determination will be made about advancement to an in-person interview. Finalists are required to take a writing test.

Post a Job

Gate Keeper

Gate Keeper


job details: + location:Cicero, IL + salary:$14 - $16 per hour + date posted:Wednesday, June 28, 2017 + job type:Temp to Perm + reference:S_543665 This is a great opportunity to get in with a company you can be hired into!!!! We are looking for the right individual to fill this career oriented position! Responsibilities: Keeps track of received data and source documents.

Prepares and sorts source documents, and identifies and interprets data to be entered. Contacts prepares of source documents to resolve questions, inconsistencies, or missing data. Enters alphabetic, numeric, or symbolic data from source documents into computer following format displayed on screen, and enters necessary codes.

Compares data entered with source documents, or re-enters data in verification format on screen to detect errors. Makes necessary corrections to information entered. Compiles, sorts, and verifies accuracy of data to be entered.

Keeps record of work completed. Reviews error reports and enters corrections into computer. Transmits entered information into database.

Files or routes source documents after entry. Responds to inquiries regarding entered data. Working hours: 12 hours; day and night shifts available Skills:

Knowledge of Excel Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. SAP strongly preferred High school education; up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to speak and read English Must be able to work a 12 hour shift, 5 to 6 days a week to start Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment Able to handle multiple tasks with capability of prioritizing and planning work activities Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness with ability to improve and promote quality and safety Employee should be able to:

Lift up to 50 lbs. Work standing or walking for long periods of time, approximately 10-12 hours. Work bending and squatting.

Work making fast and repetitive hand motions. Work in cold refrigerated and frozen conditions. Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies.

Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

Post a Job

House Keeper

JOB SUMMARY The Housekeeper plans and carries-out all housekeeping needs of assigned facility. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES * Maintains cleanliness of all living and common areas, furniture, appliances, windows and floors in assigned house.

  • Dusts and cleans all blinds in assigned house and offices.

  • Replenishes supplies and empties trash.

  • Utilizes a variety of housekeeping equipment and moves, stocks and replenishes supplies.

  • May work and travel between facilities in local area to provide housekeeping services.

  • Works a flexible schedule, including weekends. JOB QUALIFICATIONS * Previous experience creating and maintain schedule and working independently to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work weekends and varied hours.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and climb stairs frequently.

  • Valid driver license, excellent driving record, reliable transportation and valid auto insurance.

  • Previous housekeeping experience preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Post a Job

PT Housekeeper / Grounds Keeper

PT Housekeeper / Grounds Keeper

  • Job Tracking ID: 512187-559958

  • Job Location: Clarion, IA Housekeeper, grounds, ground, ground keeper, cleaning, clean

  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years) + Level of Education: High School/GED

  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular + Date Updated: May 26, 2017 + Years of Experience: Any + Starting Date: ASAP

Post a Job

Greens Keeper III

General Purpose The Greens Keeper III is a part time position and will be under the direct supervision of the Assistant Maintenance Supervisor, and will be performing a wide variety of unskilled and skilled maintenance labor at the golf course. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting the golf course personnel in the daily maintenance of the golf course, and preparing the golf course for daily play

  • Mowing the turf in a described manner (Greens, Tees, Fairways, Rough, and trimming) * Assisting the Irrigation Technician when needed (hand watering, hole digging, spot watering, and afternoon watering) * Assist in course inspections and repair and report any issues or concerns to the appropriate staff

  • Assisting as a lead worker on construction projects (landscape, shelters, new tees, signs and fence) * Assisting staff with fertilizer and chemical application on the course

  • Assisting with aeration of the Greens, Tees, Fairways, and rough

  • Early morning start times, weekends, and holidays may be required.

  • Janitorial work, cleaning course out houses, cleaning shop and office area and around the clubhouse

  • Assisting the pro shop staff with set up * May need to drive a City vehicle to and from other City departments or vendors

  • Assisting the Assistant Maintenance Supervisor as a lead crew worker over a 2 to 3 person project. Reporting to the Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

  • Assisting the Assistant Maintenance Supervisor in the training of Greens Keeper I and Greens Keeper II personnel

  • Maintain accurate, up to date records of all trainings

  • Assist with lock up procedures

  • Assisting the mechanic in equipment inspections and maintenance Minimum Qualifications

  • An understanding of the game of golf is required

  • Basic understanding of golf course maintenance practices

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience on a golf course

  • Operating golf maintenance equipment required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Must be able to follow and give written and verbal instructions

  • Must be punctual, dependable and self motivated

  • Must have the ability to operate all golf course equipment

  • Must have a basic understanding of golf course maintenance practices

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

  • Possess a valid Colorado driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Hand tools, hammers, wrenches, shovels, rakes, power tools, saws, drills, riding mower, push mowers, string trimmers, power edgers, utility carts

  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract totals; to multiply and divide.

  • May include carrying, bending, sitting, stooping, walking, standing, running

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 80 lbs regularly and up to 100 lbs on occasion

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 80 lbs regularly and up to 100 lbs on occasion

  • Close and distant vision

  • This is an outside job and workers must be prepared for all weather conditions. Workers may be exposed to fumes from equipment, paint, dust, smoke, fertilizers, and other chemicals, and exposure to loud noises. Safety gear will be provided as needed. Kneeling bending, stooping, reaching, climbing, lifting, and sitting for periods of time may be required.

Salary: $12.00 - $14.50 Hourly Location: Buffalo Run Golf Course 15700 E. 112th Avenue Commerce City, CO Job Type: Part-time Department: Parks and Recreation Job Number: 2017-00030 Closing: Continuous Agency: City of Commerce City Address: 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022. Website:

Post a Job