Job Summary: Responsible for the feeding, cleaning, maintenance and training of the Discovery Theater collection.
Essential Job Duties:
Feed, clean and daily husbandry of animals in Animal Care.
Give medication to animals as directed by Supervisor.
Record daily entries into logbook concerning animal care and behaviors.
Perform in Discovery Theater and Reptile shows and act as backup during shows.
Set up show equipment and props as dictated by script.
Walk assigned animals around park ensuring animal and guest safety.
Handle animals in and out of the park as needed.
Perform regularly in front of the public, demonstrating various animal behaviors.
Assist Apprentice Trainers and Handlers with proper protocol.
Answer guests questions concerning animal care, diet, etc. and other general park information in a polite courteous and informative manner.
Learn all essential commands and related behaviors.
Follow all department and park policies.
Assist other trainers as needed.
Maintain equipment and enclosures as needed.
Animals in collection consist of felines, domestic animals, small exotics, large hoof stock, birds and reptiles.
Other duties as assigned.
Previous experience as an Apprentice Trainer in Animal Care with Supervisors approval and/or minimum two years previous experience.
Must be in excellent physical condition and possess the mental capacities to perform the essential job duties. Must be able to lift equipment up to 50 lbs.
Must possess the physical dexterity to hold and maneuver equipment.
Must be able to walk and move quickly between different areas.
Must not be afraid of heights.
Good public speaking ability.
Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
Must possess the physical and mental abilities to work with very large strong animals.
Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
Must possess a valid drivers license.