Zookeeper Resume Samples

Working at Zoos, animal parks, and aquariums, a Zookeeper takes responsibility for overseeing the well-being of animals and maintaining the facility. The duties relating to this role vary based on the type of organization, but again several core duties are universally common and listed on the Zookeeper Resumefeeding and grooming animals in their care, adhering to the feeding schedules; ordering food supplies, cleaning and maintaining animal areas, observing and interacting with animals, cleaning the animal area multiple types, training and handling animals, educating visitors and informing them about the animal they care for.

Apart from a love for animals, the Zookeepers are expected to exhibit the following skills and abilities – understanding animal behavior; knowledge of animal handling and care techniques; experience with common grooming techniques, and the ability to provide administrative support. Formal education is not mandatory for this role, however, experience in administering basic health care and medical treatments for animals will be preferred.

 

Zookeeper Resume example

Zookeeper Resume

Headline : Seeking a challenging Zookeeper position where I can apply my energy, talents, and skills to further the success of an organization. To perform skilled professional work in the routine daily care of assigned animals.

Skills : Understanding animal behavior, Knowledge of animal handling, and care techniques.

Description :

    1. Performed daily animal checks on species within sections.
    2. Noted any abnormalities with animals in care and inform veterinarian.
    3. Prepared diets as needed, feed out to animals, medicated animals as needed, and directed - for carnivores, omnivores, herbivores.
    4. Performed exhibit and holding maintenance as needed using various hand tools and power tools.
    5. Created training plans, and train animals for various husbandry and medical behaviors using operant conditioning. 
    6. Assisted staff in the operation of the petting zoo, pony rides, or any other activity for special events. 
    7. Helped program participants understand their relation whip to the environment.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Ecology And Biodiversity


Zookeeper Resume

Summary : Dedicated Zookeeper professional who is adept in working with a wide variety of animals both domesticated and exotics. An experienced trainer who is proficient in conducting educational shows for the public. Proven capabilities in office administration, customer service, and assisting in veterinary medicine.

Skills : Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Judgment, and Decision Making.

Description :

    1. Performed daily animal encounters and keeper talks. 
    2. Conducted guided tours to educate the public.
    3. Assembled and fed animals their diets suited for their nutritional needs.
    4. Managed the budgie exhibit by; educating the public.
    5. Assisted Keepers in their routines tasks. 
    6. Created enriching environments by being sensitive to the animals' needs on a daily basis to encourage their natural behaviors and to eliminate any problem behaviors.
    7. Collaborated with a team of veterinarians, management, and other zookeepers in order to meet the medical needs of our animals.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma


Zookeeper Resume

Headline : Highly motivated and skilled Zookeeper professional seeks career advancement within a dynamic, high growth organization that welcomes initiative, dedication, and experience. Adept at leading by example, marshaling resources, and creating a professional atmosphere to accomplish objectives.

Skills : Complex Problem Solving, Time Management Skills.

Description :

    1. Performed all aspects of animal husbandry efficiently and effectively as a member of the Animals of the Night team adjusting my daily routine according to other needs that occurred throughout the day.
    2. Trained animals utilizing patience and perseverance to acquire desired behaviors in order to reduce stress or improve the quality of their care.
    3. Conducted entertaining tours to communicate the unique characteristics and importance of each animal species while adapting each tour to the needs of the people in the tour group.
    4. Developed an enrichment program for the animals in Animals of the Night. 
    5. Responsible for the overall well-being of the animals by feeding, watering, and preparing diets.
    6. Studied environmental factors to design healthy diets and feeding schedules to meet animals' needs.
    7. Kept a record of animal diets, feedings, and if they ate.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA In Environmental Studies

Zookeeper Resume

Headline : To utilize my Zookeeper professional and life skills experience with the intention of securing a professional career with ample opportunity to tackle challenges and advance, while continuously building knowledge and skills.

Skills : Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Persuasion.

Description :

    1. Provided and then recorded reactions to different types of enrichment including physical habitat, cognitive, sensory, social, and food.
    2. Worked with zoo veterinarians to evaluate, diagnose, medicate, and treated diseased animals.
    3. Administered first aid and antibiotics. 
    4. Sampled animal excrement and recorded proper documentation of samples.
    5. Transferred venomous snakes to and from exhibit using tongs and snake hooks.
    6. Responsible for the health and care of over 1500 animals. 
    7. Assisted staff with daily animal cleaning and diet prep.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA In Environmental Studies

Zookeeper Resume

Objective : As a Zookeeper, Responsible and personable fast-learner with over 10 years of customer service experience. Diplomatic and tactful with non-professionals and professionals at all levels. Seeking the position of a Zookeeper.

Skills : Negotiation Skills, Animal Care, Quality Control Analysis.

Description :

    1. Coordinated and prioritized duties such as cleaning cages, preparing diets, maintenance of the zoo grounds, exhibits, and machinery.
    2. Involved in a large breeding program of rats, mice, rabbits, and chickens.
    3. Monitored inventory of food, medicine, supplies, chemicals, and ordered accordingly to maintain proper stock.
    4. Was the head of grounds and maintenance.
    5. Interacted with customers to answer any questions.
    6. Created, scheduled, and conducted educational programs.
    7. Assisted in preparing for special events and promotional activities.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        2-5 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Junior
                        Education
                        Education
                        AS In Zoo Animal Technology

                        Zookeeper Resume

                        Headline : To obtain the position of Zookeeper. Working knowledge of zoological and veterinary operations. Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist whose confidence, perseverance, and vision promote success. Strong background in all phases of corporate training.

                        Skills : Attention to Detail, Administration, and Management.

                        Description :

                          1. Used creativity and resourcefulness when designing new enrichment, exhibits, and any problems that came up at the zoo. 
                          2. Responsible for proper care of all zoo animals, habitat maintenance and creation, preparation of all diets, ordering appropriate food for diets, .
                          3. Set up promotional events through radio and newspaper media to increase awareness.
                          4. Responsible for the daily care of assigned animals.
                          5. Easily established rapport with people of all ages, cultures, and beliefs.
                          6. Facilitated daily educational groups. 
                          7. Assisted the zoo veterinarian with any medical treatments necessary. 
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                5-7 Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Executive
                                Education
                                Education
                                BA In Photojournalism

                                Zookeeper Resume

                                Headline : Seeking an entry-level Zookeeper position with the opportunity to contribute to the efficient operation of the organization and earn advancement on the job performance. In addition, foster positive self-esteem around the work environment.

                                Skills : Dependability, Analytical Thinking, Leadership.

                                Description :

                                  1. Created new primate enrichment maintained and improved exhibits by including designing exhibit layout.
                                  2. Kept detailed records of behaviors, training, and enrichment for the animals.
                                  3. Responsible for the husbandry of many animal species.
                                  4. Ordered and kept inventory on all products ordered from SYSCO and P.F.G.
                                  5. Carefully observed behaviors and reported any abnormalities to the supervisor.
                                  6. Designed, constructed, and maintained animal enclosures and their habitats to be as comfortable for the animal as possible. 
                                  7. Responsible for all the various species of birds in the park, their food, health, enrichment, and enclosures.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    5-7 Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Executive
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    BS In Zoology

                                                    Zookeeper Resume

                                                    Headline : Seeking the position of Zookeeper, responsible for daily husbandry of a collection of animals as well as providing general maintenance of enclosures and habitats within an assigned exhibit. To ensure a positive guest experience when interacting with guests and facilitating keeper chats.

                                                    Skills : Daily Care, Aquarium Maintenance, Exhibit Maintenance.

                                                    Description :

                                                      1. Assisted in animal catches and safe restraint for medical procedures, trained in venomous reptile care and handling, quarantine procedures, .
                                                      2. Took care of zoo animals by preparing diets and cleaning enclosures.
                                                      3. Took care of enrichment programs for the animals.
                                                      4. Worked with many species of exotic mammals providing for their safety, care, and maintenance.
                                                      5. Provided guided tours to the public. 
                                                      6. Participated in positive reinforcement training for over 19 Reticulated Giraffe.
                                                      7. Promoted education and conservation pertaining to endangered species within zoological operations.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    5-7 Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Executive
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    B.S In General Studies

                                                    Zookeeper Resume

                                                    Summary : Under the direct supervision of the Visitor Services Coordinator, to plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate all aspects of the Zoo's educational services, including school programs, teacher workshops, scout programs, exhibit tours, and keeper chats.

                                                    Skills : Animal Care, People SKills, Maintenence Skills.

                                                    Description :

                                                      1. Responsible for the overall care of zoo animals and getting exhibits ready for zoo opening.
                                                      2. Responsible for opening the zoo, maintaining admissions.
                                                      3. Administered customer service, answered complaints/concerns from the public. 
                                                      4. Educated public through daily Harpy eagle keeper talk.
                                                      5. Worked towards instilling a message of conservation and love of birds to the public.
                                                      6. Directly responsible for planning and execution of maintenance, improvements, landscaping, and repairs of walkthrough Hummingbird aviary.
                                                      7. Supervised and mentor volunteers and interns.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    10+ Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Senior
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    BA In Environmental Studies

                                                    Zookeeper Resume

                                                    Summary : To create and manage enrichment activities for animals to include environmental, sensory, and food enrichment, based on individual species needs and conduct animal conditioning/behavioral sessions and conditions new desired behaviors.

                                                    Skills : Animal Care, Customer Service, Problem-Solving Skills.

                                                    Description :

                                                      1. Assisted primary keeper in setting up protocols for daily care, enrichment, and training.
                                                      2. Prepared diets and feeding animals, Ensuring fresh bedding and water is provided daily. 
                                                      3. Cleaned animal cages and watch them for any signs of illness.
                                                      4. Administered meds to sick animals.
                                                      5. Worked in the intake department taking in new animals and administering their initial exams.
                                                      6. Helped in surgery occasionally administering fluids and antibiotics. 
                                                      7. Maintained the health of birds, managing husbandry, including diet preparation, exhibit maintenance, and record-keeping.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    10+ Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Senior
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    High School Diploma