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Animal Keeper - Birds

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10005441 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jul. 28, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:


Disney's Animal Kingdom is seeking applicants for an animal keeper position on the Birds team. The Birds team is responsible for two large walkthrough aviaries, an off-exhibit avian breeding facility, as well as several species of hoofed stock. The desired candidate has extensive avian experience; additional experience with hoofed stock, is preferred. This is a full-time, salaried, permanent position. This cast member will report to the Zoo Managers.
 

Responsibilities :

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation, behavioral conditioning and enrichment, and reporting pertinent information to zoological managers.
  • The candidate must be able to interact on a regular basis with maintenance, operation managers, horticulture, veterinary staff, educators, and scientists.
  • Will also provide animal information and conservation messages through guest and cast interaction.
  • The work includes physical labor in ambient outdoor temperatures and weather conditions in Central Florida, which may include extreme heat and humidity.

Basic Qualifications :

  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either:
    • Three years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least two years of verifiable college course work(60 semester hours) or
    • Four years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least one years of verifiable college course work(30 semester hours) or
    • Five years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards
  • Experience working with a wide variety of taxa with an emphasis on operant conditioning is desired.
  • Demonstrated strong observation, evaluation, and data collection skills
  • Ability to work in a large team environment
  • Ability to work in an environment that is continually changing
  • Demonstrated strong guest focus

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 3 year full-time avian and/or hoofed stock experience

Required Education :

  • High school degree or equivalent plus a minimum of either:
    • Three years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least two years of verifiable college course work(60 semester hours) or
    • Four years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards, and at least one years of verifiable college course work(30 semester hours) or
    • Five years paid experience as a keeper in an AZA accredited institution, or in an institution with equivalent standards

Preferred Education :

  • Bachelor’s or Associates’ degree in Zoology or related field

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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