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Animal Care Professionals

Visitor Services

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To apply to one of these positions, please fill out the online application

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Animal Care Professionals

Reptiles ACP I

Full-time

SUMMARY

The Birmingham Zoo is seeking applicants for an Animal Care Professional in the Reptile Department. Under the direction of the Zoological Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing a high level of animal care including, but not limited to, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing environmental and behavioral enrichment, preparing diets, modifying exhibits, keeping accurate records, and presenting both formally and informally for the public. The candidate must be a motivated self-starter that is enthusiastic and team oriented. This position requires a team player capable of positive interactions with staff, guests, and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School degree, or some college; Bachelor’s Degree in an animal related field preferred.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Competency in computer skills.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified, or be willing to be certified.
  • Must have current negative TB test and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee should expect:

  • Use of hands, fingers, tools or controls.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch and talk or hear.
  • Routinely lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to wet surfaces and slippery surfaces.
  • Required to wear a face mask and or other personal protective equipment for long periods of time.
  • Depending on assignment, exposure to the elements can be expected.

POSITION TYPE AND HOURS OF WORK

  • Full time.
  • Schedule varies between weekdays and weekends. Weekend work required as well as occasional evening work and holidays.

To apply please complete an online application and attach a current resume.

 

 

South America/Primates ACP I

Full-time

SUMMARY

The Birmingham Zoo is currently seeking applications for an Animal Care Professional I in the South America/Primate Department.  Under the direction of the Zoological Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing a high level of animal care within a diverse collection of species, including squirrel monkey, cotton top tamarin, lemur, and giant anteater.

Primary responsibilities of this position include monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing environmental enrichment, preparing diets, modifying habitats, maintaining accurate records, and presenting both formally and informally for the public.  This position requires the ability to work both independently and within a team.  The desired candidate must be a motivated self-starter that is capable of positive interactions with staff, guests, and volunteers.

This is a full time position working at least 40 hours per week, including weekends, holidays, and late events as needed.  The successful candidate will work in close proximity to dangerous animals, and professionalism and good communication are required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant biological field (preferred)
  • Current, valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations within the last five years (required)
  • Current negative TB test with documentation, or willingness to have a TB test administered (required)
  • Experience in a zoological institution, primate focus preferred
  • Capacity to act decisively under a variety of circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, complete projects, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Awareness of the management of zoo primate populations, including related AZA conservation programs
  • Aptitude for fostering teamwork both within and across teams
  • Competency in computer skills
  • First aid/CPR certified, or be willingness to be certified

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee should expect to:

  • Routinely lift and/or move more than 50 pounds
  • Regularly utilize hands, fingers, tools, or controls
  • Frequently stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and crouch
  • Speak clearly and/or receive verbal communications under a variety of conditions
  • Maintain balance under exposure to wet, slippery, and/or uneven surfaces
  • Work within close proximity of dangerous animals
  • Wear a face mask, gloves, and/or other personal protective equipment for long periods of time
  • Perform strenuous duties under challenging physical conditions and in extreme weather

POSITION TYPE AND HOURS OF WORK

  • Full time with benefits
  • Base schedule consists of five, eight-hour work days and may include weekend, evening, and holiday hours

To apply please complete an online application and attach a current resume.

 

 


Visitor Services

Cashier

Part-Time

JOB SUMMARY

The Cashier is responsible for providing fast, friendly service to our guests while following proper cash handling procedures. Responsibilities include following proper cash handling procedures from collecting payment and making change so that register balances at end of day.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Greets all visitors with a smile and offers assistance.
  • Communicates clearly and in a friendly manner.
  • Insures accuracy of transaction to visitor and communicates appreciation for their business.
  • Applies cash handling procedures, asset protection policies and requirements to daily routines. Accounts for any “overs or unders” at closings.
  • Completes tasks on all checklists associated with the cashier position.
  • Utilizes computer in the preparation and use of daily cash worksheet and balancing at the end of each day.
  • Cleans and organizes assigned areas.
  • Serves as a team player to help others complete their objectives as needed. May be required to work in another capacity in the visitor services area as needed.
  • Identifies and follows all Zoo sanitation standards.
  • Identifies and follows strict safety protocols for guests as well as staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (Special skills, knowledge, ability, education, etc.):

  • High School Degree; valid driver’s license with no negative driving record
  • Familiar with proper cash handling protocols; Retail experience helpful.
  • Cashier Experience preferred
  • Basic computer skills; Good organizational skills; Ability to follow written and verbal directions; must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle high volume traffic while maintaining good customer service
  • Must work as a team player.
  • Must be flexible to work when needed, including weekends and evenings.

Physical demands:

  • Long periods of standing and walking;
  • Routinely lift and/or move up to 20 pounds;
  • Assignments can be outdoors; exposure to a variety of weather elements can be expected.

To apply please complete an online application and attach a current resume.


Zoo Services

Cleaning Services Attendant

Full-time AND Part-Time positions available

JOB SUMMARY

The Cleaning Services Attendant maintains the cleanliness of the Zoo grounds, restrooms, collects trash, and performs related custodial duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Daily cleaning of Zoo grounds including walkways, public and office buildings, and restrooms.
  • Demonstrates proper use of all cleaning chemicals and equipment.
  • Monitors the zoo’s restrooms on a frequent ongoing basis to ensure cleanliness and that all restroom supplies are fully stocked.
  • Responsible for following cleaning checklists for cleaning zoo offices, zoo public buildings, restrooms, and walkways.
  • Follows proper trash and cardboard removal procedures.
  • Pulls and picks-up trash and recycling throughout the zoo daily.
  • Conducts daily morning preparation of Zoo grounds for opening.
  • Assists with cleaning needs for after-hours events throughout the year as assigned.
  • Occasionally assists with the set-up, take down, and storage of tables, props, and other elements for internal and external events throughout the year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (Special skills, knowledge, ability, education, etc.):

  • High School Degree or GED.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified, or willing to be certified.
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines.
  • Understanding and appreciation for BZI’s mission.

Physical demands:

  • Use of hands, fingers, tools or controls.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, bend, crawl, crouch and talk or hear.
  • Routinely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to wet surfaces.

To apply please complete an online application and attach a current resume.


The Birmingham Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug-free facility.