Animal Trainer

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Animal Trainer


Worldwide Zoo Consultants are a growing company dedicated to designing, developing and managing zoological facilities around the world. Our teams are made up of animal care specialists, animal trainers, veterinarians, project managers and zoo consultants from all backgrounds. All working to provide paramount animal welfare and unique educational opportunities for guests through a variety of animal attractions and programs.

Position Summary:

An Animal Trainer is a non-supervisory worker who works within the Animal Care team responsible, under supervision, for the safety, health and wellbeing of the animals under their care.  Demonstrate excellent representation of the company at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.   

  • Responsible for all aspects of daily animal care and maintenance including animal training, environmental enrichment, diet preparation and feeding, behaviour observation, data base records entry, monitoring animal health, animal handling for medical care. 
  • Clean and maintain the entire facility, including the animal exhibits. 
  • Interact directly with visitors and guests regularly and ensure quality guest experience / visitor interaction while maintaining the safety of all. 
  • Learn and successfully apply basic operant conditioning techniques. 
  • Understand completely all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and staff training programs. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills within the English language. 
  • Conduct themselves in a professional, positive manner with co-workers and guests. 
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience training and caring for mammals and Birds.
  • Work well under direction and have the capacity to absorb feedback. 
  • Willingness to train exotic animals. 
  • Comfortable working in and around deep water without the use of flotation devices. 
  • Have basic knowledge of animal husbandry procedures, contemporary animal training, environmental enrichment techniques, proper dietary and medical care of the animals. 
  • High school or college level course work desirable with good academic science background.

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