Full-Time Zookeepers

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Date Posted: 11/14/2021

Virginia Safari Park, a 180-acre drive-through zoo and breeding center, is expanding and searching for additional keepers. We maintain an inventory of 1000+ specimens comprised of large groups of hoofed stock as well as a “Safari Village” comprised of primates, large cats, a walk-through aviary, reptiles, and a domestic petting area. We currently have full-time openings in our safari area and full-time and seasonal openings in our village area. These positions require a person with excellent observational skills and a strong work ethic. All keepers will be responsible for the daily care of the animals. Full-time keepers are required to maintain their animal records as well as assist in breeding programs.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in an animal science, biology, or science related field is preferred
  • Experience may be substituted for a degree
  • For the safari: domestic hoof stock experience is acceptable
  • Minimum of 6 months paid animal care experience
  • Strong work ethic, good physical conditions and a willingness to learn
  • Must be able to adhere to our strict personal appearance requirements
  • Maintain a non-smoking work environment
  • Have the ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Experience in using or willing to learn to use trucks, tractors, and other types of equipment
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Weekend and holiday work are required
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time, and 401k options available.


Please send resumes to: Mark, curator@virginiasafaripark.com