Bird Keeper I (part-time)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-824244
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 08, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Part-Time Keeper I

Department: Birds

Reports to: Lead Keeper and Curator

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Part-time hourly starting at $15.70

Job Purpose:

Bird keepers are responsible for animal husbandry, including training and enrichment. Additionally, bird keepers are responsible for maintenance of habitats, holdings, and public areas as assigned. The Part-Time Keeper position is a permanent position and will report to the area managers.


  • Effectively monitor health and behavior of the animal collection and communicate changes to supervisor and veterinary staff. Oversee administration of medications as applicable.
  • Participate in and support collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research, and education.
  • Actively support and implement area policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care for the collection and the safety of staff and guests.
  • Maintain a high-performance level of general keeper dutiesincluding excellent animal care and guest interactions including scheduled on-ground talks.
  • All bird keepers, after suitable training, will at times need to work in full contact situations with potentially dangerous birds.
  • Use strong interpersonal skills to form and maintain positive relationships within the work environment.
  • Positively promote and foster work that improves department function and productivity.
  • Work with and provide guidance to interns and volunteers.
  • Must be willing to fully support Zoo Atlanta’s strategic plan, mission and values, and work with all zoo staff to support these plans.
  • Responsible for special projects, procedures, and goals set forth by the area managers.
  • Support Zoo Atlanta’s conservation and research initiatives.
  • Must be willing to work in
  • Must be dependable and willing to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Work hours will generally work a set schedule of 20 hours per week, with an emphasis on midweek days.
  • 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 management.

Experience and Skills:


  • Prior related animal care experience is preferred.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisory staff and co-workers both written and orally.
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency to complete the functions of this position.
  • Must be able to use light power tools after suitable training.


  • Four-year degree in biology, psychology, or related field is preferred; sufficient relevant experience will be considered.


  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.


  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and have the physical ability to perform strenuous work.


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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