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Cinderella Castle

Salaried Animal Keeper

Job ID 516532BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney World Resort Category Disney Parks and Resorts Date posted 01/11/2018
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is seeking applicants for an animal keeper position on the Trails team. The Trails team is responsible for two large walkthrough aviaries, an off-exhibit avian breeding facility, as well as several species of hoofed stock, small mammals, herps and invertebrates. The desired candidate has extensive avian experience; additional experience with hoofed stock, small mammals and herps is preferred. This is a full-time, salaried, permanent position.

“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation, behavioral conditioning and enrichment, and reporting pertinent information to zoological managers.
  • The candidate must be able to interact on a regular basis with maintenance, operation managers, horticulture, veterinary staff, educators, and scientists.
  • Will also provide animal information and conservation messages through guest and cast interaction.
  • The work includes physical labor in ambient outdoor temperatures and weather conditions in Central Florida, which may include extreme heat and humidity.

Basic Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either:
    • Three years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least two years of verifiable college course work(60 semester hours) or
    • Four years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least one years of verifiable college course work(30 semester hours) or
    • Five years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards
  • Experience working with a wide variety of taxa with an emphasis on operant conditioning is desired.
  • Demonstrated strong observation, evaluation, and data collection skills
  • Ability to work in a large team environment
  • Ability to work in an environment that is continually changing
  • Demonstrated strong guest focus

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 year full-time avian and/or hoofed stock experience

Required Education

  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either:
    • Three years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least two years of verifiable college course work(60 semester hours) or
    • Four years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least one years of verifiable college course work(30 semester hours) or
    • Five years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s or Associates’ degree in Zoology or related field

Additional Information

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