Senior Zookeeper

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Animal Care Solutions

Job Description

Animal Care Solutions is seeking an experienced full-time or part-time Animal Care Attendant (Zookeeper) to provide animal care and support services at the Calgary Zoo in the veterinary hospital. The successful candidate will also potentially be asked to fulfill Zookeeper duties in other areas of the Calgary Zoo as well. The successful candidate will join a team of passionate and experienced individuals to provide animal care services to the animal collection of the Calgary Zoo.


–          A Bachelors degree in Zoology (or equivalent) or compensating experience

o   Or, a Registered Animal Health Technologist

–          Expected to have a superior knowledge in the care of zoological and wildlife species

–          A minimum of eight years of experience working in animal care in a zoo

–          A valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers licence

–          Must be able to meet the specific requirements of the position

–          Negative tuberculosis exposure testing

–          Required vaccinations

–          Ability to work inside and outside

–          Ability to lift 25kg’s

The successful candidate will provide support services at the Calgary Zoo’s on-site veterinary hospital which will include;

–           Assisting the veterinarians and veterinary technicians with procedures and prescribed treatments

–          Observation of assigned animals closely, routinely and objectively report to supervisory staff on the animals behavioural, health and welfare

–          Participation in and provision of support for quarantine and testing procedures for all incoming animals, and preshipment testing to ensure health of collection, prevent spread of disease, and comply with government regulations

–          Maintain complete records on animals attended too

–          Following and implementation of protocols on animal feeding and enrichment

–          Ensure all animal handling facilities and equipment are up to and above standards for functionality and cleanliness

–          Ensure all animal areas are clean and maintained and perform animal husbandry procedures

–          Working weekends, holidays and potentially evening and on call services

–          * Provide additional services to and as required


–           $30-$33/hr (Dependent on experience and accreditations)

–          Competitive health and dental package

–          Opportunities for growth and advancement

Animal Care Solutions is part of the Animal Care Centre of Strathmore. We provide top quality animal care services, “Because We Care.” We are passionate about the animals in our care and the people on our teams. We are able to support and directly contribute to wildlife conservation in Alberta and Canada, which makes us very proud!

Job Type: Full-time or Part-time

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