Chimpanzee Keeper II/III
Lion Country Safari is currently accepting applications for the position of Keeper II/III for our Chimpanzee routine. We are seeking a skilled, energetic individual to join our wildlife team. You must demonstrate leadership in your role and provide input and expertise in support of Lion Country Safari’s mission statement. Our Chimpanzee area is currently home to chimpanzees and white-handed gibbons.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: all facets of animal husbandry, including training, animal observations, and enrichment. Keepers are also responsible for maintaining primate habitats and holdings and identifying maintenance issues in need of correction or repair. Keepers are expected to prepare animal health records, follow prescribed primate diets, and strictly adhere to safety protocols.
While performing the duties of this job, the Keeper will be regularly required to bend, stand, walk, climb, balance, throw, and lift. Must be able to swim and possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
Preference for this position will be given to those individuals with at least 2 years’ experience at an AZA accredited institution. Specifically, Chimpanzee experience is preferred. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work weekends/holidays. A degree in an animal related field is preferred, but equivalent combinations of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job will be considered.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, and background check.
- Insurance available (medical, dental, and life)
- Paid time off
- Performance based increase and review after first 90 days
- 40% off food and beverage
- 40% off all retail shops
- Free tickets to Lion Country Safari
- Free tickets to attractions through Florida and discounts for family members
- Free uniforms
Be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire people through connections with wildlife in a fun, family-friendly environment.
Lion Country Safari opened in 1967 and was developed with the goal of bringing the African safari experience (then, and now, an expensive and time-consuming trip) to families who would otherwise not be able to experience this type of adventure. The park prides itself on caring for large social groups of animals (including some of the largest herds of zebra, giraffe, and rhino on record in North America) in wide open, natural habitats. The animals roam these multi-acre preserves while guests are confined to their vehicles. The resulting experience is immersive and allows for a very natural environment for guests to see and connect with some of the world's most iconic species. A visit to Lion Country Safari brings people closer to wildlife in this unique setting and supports conservation efforts to save species. Lion Country Safari is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the gold standard in animal care, conservation, and education, and is Palm Beach County’s largest attraction.
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