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Animal Keepers:

Update 4/11/14:  We are DO NOT currently have any openings is our animal care department.  We will not notify anyone of receipt of their resume unless a hiring process has begun.  We regularly receive resumes unsolicited and we are not able to answer each interested applicant.

Keep in mind the following if you would like to submit a resume for our files.  Resumes will remain on file for one year.   Applicants will NOT receive confirmation of receipt of resume or other correspondence unless we have begun a hiring process.  Applicants must possess a MINIMUM of an Associate’s Degree in an appropriate science based discipline.  A Bachelor’s Degree and animal care experience preferred.  Animal Keeper duties include daily cleaning, feeding, record keeping, enrichment, operate conditioning, diet preparation, exhibit maintenance/construction, as well as assisting during veterinary procedures and education programming.  Applicants must be able to lift 50lbs as well as be prepared to work in various weather and environmental conditions.

Contact Details:  Resumes with appropriate cover letters should be sent to Mike Bates, Animal Curator, Utica Zoo, One Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY, 13501.  Email:  Fax: 315-738-0475.  The cover letter should include your areas of interest, goals and what you can offer the zoo.  Email correspondence is preferred to save paper.


Hours & Admission

April 1- October 31: Open 10AM til 4:45 PM
November 1 - March 31: Open 10AM, admission/gift shop closes at 3PM & Zoo gates close at 4PM

Admission 4/1- 10/31 11/1- 3/31 & Group
Child 3-12 $4.75 $2.50
Adult 13-61 $7.75 $4.25
Senior 62+, Military, College w/ ID $6.75 $3.50

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