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Full-Time & Part-Time Openings

Zoo Keeper: Central Zoo (Full-Time)

Applications are being accepted for afull-time zoo keeper in the Central Zoo. This position is responsible for the daily husbandry of a wide variety of species including domestic hoofstock, giant tortoises, red-tailed hawk, barn owl, and various other bird and small mammal species. It requires the ability to work outside in all weather conditions and perform physical labor.  Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and be outgoing and comfortable interacting with large groups of guests. Candidates should also have a high degree of organization and attention to detail and a strong team work ethic. Previous animal experience and customer service experience is preferred. The ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends is also required. For a full job description and application, see www.kidszoo.org.

This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round (including weekends and holidays).

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Central Zoo), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 14

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Statement of Equal Opportunity
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is operated by the Fort Wayne Zoological Society through a cooperative agreement with the City of Fort Wayne’s Department of Parks and Recreation. All employees and volunteers work for the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.

The Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and treats all applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, mental or physical disability that does not preclude performance of essential job duties, or any other status protected by law. The Society will offer all reasonable accommodations required by law to employees and volunteers with known disabilities.

The Society supports and promotes diversity in its workforce and on its Board of Directors and strives to foster a work environment of respect and inclusiveness where the diversity and contributions of all applicants, employees, volunteers, and visitors are valued and recognized.