Primate Keeper I - part time

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-604339
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 10, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Zoo Atlanta Job Description

Job Title: Keeper I

Position Posted: January 2018

Department: Primates

Reports to: Curator

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: part time


Responsible for the care and husbandry of non-human primates, maintenance, and appearance of the Primate areas, and their exhibits.


  • Observe and inspect all animals and exhibits frequently. Note animal’s health, appearance, and behavior as well as the condition of the exhibits and the public area around exhibits

  • Clean and maintain exhibits, back-up cages, service areas and equipment, feeding, watering, provide animals with behavioral enrichment

  • Assist with light maintenance and construction, prepare daily reports and maintain other departmental records.

  • Participate in behavioral enrichment, animal training, and assist with research projects.

  • Participate in conservation related projects that reflect the zoo’s mission and departmental goals.


  • Four year degree in biology, zoology, psychology or related field desired

  • Previous non human primate experience desirable

  • Successful completion of a Zoo Atlanta primate keeper internship is a plus

  • Experience with great apes, knowledge of animal behavior, breeding habits and diets is desired

  • Experience with operant conditioning and behavioral enrichment is required

  • Good oral/written communication skills are desired

  • Strict adherence to personnel health procedures and safety protocols is a must

  • Ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment

  • Able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), climb ladders and work in inclement weather

  • Able to work 40 hrs. per week. Must be available weekends and holidays.

  • Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:

  • Driving Requirements: Valid driver’s license


  • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment

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