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Primate Keeper

Hiring Organization:
Birmingham Zoo

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Birmingham Zoo is seeking applicants for a full time keeper position on the Primate Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment and training, diet preparation and exhibit modifications. The desired candidate should have a practical understanding of operant conditioning and extensive knowledge of animal enrichment as it relates to the daily management and research of the species in their care. Requirements for this position are:
• Interested applicants may download application from website and mail along with resume to:
Birmingham Zoo, c/o Melissa Wright – Zoological Manager Primates,
2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223 or email to

Requirements for this position are:
High school diploma or equivalent ( B.S. in Zoology or related field preferred)
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with
Non- Human Primates
Strong communication and organizational skills
The ability to work well with others in a team environment as well as work independently
Strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude

Application Deadline:
April 30, 2013

Contact Information:
Melissa Wright
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223

Telephone Number:
205-879-0409 ext 282

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