Professional Zookeeper (Specialty: Primates)
The Jackson Zoo Animal Care team is currently looking for a full time animal care specialist, with a focus on working with our chimps and gibbons. Caring for these particular animals requires an individual that is extremely detail oriented, able to adhere to strict safety protocols, and is generally unaffected by high noise levels and/or behavioral volatility. This is a very physical position that requires weekends and holidays, teamwork, and a strong background in the biological sciences and animal care. Keepers are responsible for daily animal care (diet preparation and feeding, exhibit and night house cleaning), plus general upkeep of exhibit with the respect to the needs of the animal, as well as interaction with the general public in an educational capacity as needed. They are also highly encouraged to remain abreast of current accredited care protocols and the latest research from reputable educational facilities while taking direction from Animal Care supervisory staff. Keepers must be able to lift 50 lbs or more, be on their feet for extended periods of time, and work various equipment during the day. The competitive hourly wage depends on experience level (previous zoo work a plus). Bachelors degree preferred, but all applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
First, check out the full job description HERE, then download and fill out the Employment Application. Email the application WITH your resume and current contact info to Chris Herron with CHIMP KEEPER in the subject line.
Zoo Ranger (Security)
Jackson Zoo Rangers are responsible for ensuring the security and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, animals, and property of the Jackson Zoo. This is a physical position that requires flexibility, weekends and holidays, teamwork, and respect for humans and other living things. The competitive hourly wage depends on experience level. All applicants must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
First, check out the full job description HERE, then download and fill out the Employment Application. Email the application WITH your resume and current contact info to Chris Herron with Ranger in the subject line.
(You can also fax documents to Chris Herron’s attention at 601-352-2594, or mail/drop off at our Admissions building between 9 am and 4 pm M-F, 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson MS 39209)
The Jackson Zoo is an equal opportunity employer.