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Animal Keeper I

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Animal Keeper I
Conservators' Center, Inc.

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit wildlife park with a carnivore-based collection, including big cats, wolves, and small cats—is seeking an Animal Keeper. The Animal Keeper is part of a team responsible for performing all the operations associated with the husbandry of the animals on site. This is an all-weather outdoor position for an adventurous personality with a special interest in carnivores.

Below are highlights of requirements. Please see our website for full details.
● Two years of experience working with exotic or wild animals as a staff member/employee, and ability to work with potentially dangerous animals
● Experience with simple construction and maintenance
● Experience with operant conditioning and with developing and completing an animal training project
● Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills
● Public speaking and educational presentation skills
● Capacity to learn new skills and complex tasks quickly and thoroughly
● High adaptability and flexibility on the job

● Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Animal Science, Biology, or related field (comparable work experience considered)
● Basic skills with Microsoft Office software applications

● Valid driver’s license
● COVID-19 vaccination required; booster vaccines may be required
● Pre-exposure vaccination for rabies will be required after a training period
$11/hr for fully qualified individuals
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Burlington, North Carolina United States
Posted on
Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
We are currently accepting full-time employment applications. For additional information, please visit our website at All resumes, references and questions can be emailed to: Please list the job title in the subject line, and attach your resume/CV and at least two relevant references. The selection process will include traditional interviews that may take place over the phone for individuals who are not local.