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Kaci Rice
Posting ID:
Vienna, Va
 animal   zoo   biology 
Category:Biotech / Science
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time
Company:Reston Zoo

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The Reston Zoo consists of 30 acres inhabiting a 10-acre open safari pasture with a variety of free-ranging large hoof-stock and ratites. Our exhibits include a variety of birds, reptiles, small primates and a variety of small mammals. Reston Zoo has been growing and evolving over the last several years with many new improvements and new exhibits. Reston Zoo has been a landmark in this community for over 50 years and is well known by neighbors and locals.


Daily duties include animal husbandry and care associated with feeding and cleaning animal enclosures, diet prep, exhibits and grounds upkeep, routine animal medications, public interaction and other duties as directed by the Section Manager. Our zookeepers take our guests on a tractor pulled wagon ride adventure through our safari. We specialize in animal interactions and encouraging our guests to pet and feed our many species of domestic and rare barn yard hoof-stock. We present educational talks and demonstrations frequently through out the day. Conducting shows for our many field trips, summer camps and birthday parties is required. We also offer children the chance to experience riding on the backs of our zookeeper led ponies.


Qualified candidates should posses a four-year degree in a biology related field with some animal experience OR a minimum of 2 years experience at a related facility. This person must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. without struggle and have the ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions. All positions require weekend and holiday work. Applicants must be enthusiastic and outgoing, while completing their daily husbandry duties, as well as when interacting with the public. All positions require frequent daily interaction with our guests.

Reston Zoo holds its staff members to the highest of appearance standards. We do no hire individuals with visible facial piercings or visible tattoos and do not allow smoking during working hours.

How to apply

Please call 703-757-6222 Ext 5 and leave a message OR fax resume with cover letter to 703-757-1800 Attn: Hiring Department

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