Bamboo Cutter or Handler ($14.55/hour)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-824822
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: July 15, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Purpose: The Animal Nutrition Bamboo Prep Tech I reports to the Manager of Animal Nutrition. To cultivate, propagate, identify and harvest bamboo on locally identified sites for the purpose of animal food.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for digging and planting bamboo as required.

Harvest (chop down) bamboo from locally identified sites in a manner appropriate for animal consumption.

Maintaining quality control of the bamboo. This includes washing, cleaning, weighing, tagging, and delivery to animal areas.

Responsible for daily record keeping of bamboo species harvesting logs.

Cultivation and propagation of sites for the purpose of harvesting for animal consumption.

Assist with continued development of the local harvesting program, including site evaluation and species identification.

Maintenance of all departmental vehicles, tools and equipment.

Lead tours of Animal Nutrition Department for educational purposes.

Consulting with keeper staff to assess animal area bamboo requirements.

Assisting the diet preparation operation as needed.

Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and Values statement

Any other miscellaneous projects/assignment assigned by Zoo Atlanta’s Animal Nutrition management team.


Experience and Skills:



Must demonstrate the ability to work well with a team and independently with minimal supervision.

Horticulture experience a plus.

Special Skills and Abilities:

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent.

Certificates/Licenses/Registrations: n/a

Driving Requirements:

Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to drive standard transmission vehicle and repeatedly lift 50 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work in inclement weather conditions.


WORK SCHEDULE: Day shift (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM)


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

If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated

Updated 5/16/2022