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Animal Keeper Assistant



Job Location

3766 Old Clyattville RD, Valdosta, Georgia

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Entry level position reporting to Zoological Supervisor, Zoological Curator. Under direction by Senior Biologist, Zoological Supervisor, or Zoological Curator the assistant responsibilities will include basic animal husbandry on a daily basis. This will include feeding and cleaning of exhibits and holding to established standards. Assistants will also be responsible for public interactions and educational presentations:

  • ability to feed animals following set diet guidelines
  • clean assigned animal holding to established standards
  • public speaking
  • with direction and training from Senior Biologist, Zoological Supervisor or Zoological Curator, the ability to handle education animals
  • ability to lift 50 pounds
  • ability to follow and understand instructions
  • be able to keep a daily written record of animals and events



  • FREE Season Admission to Wild Adventures For You and One Guest
  • Complimentary Tickets To Give To Others
  • Exclusive Team Member Events
  • Park Wide Discounts
  • Internal Promotions / Career Development Opportunities
  • Team Member Recognition and Prizes
  • Wholesome, family-oriented work environment


BENEFITS:  Health Benefits and 401K offered after waiting period

Required Skills

Competency Statements

  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical Skills - The Ability to be given direction, understand the direction and achieve positive results by analyzing the situation, the materials given, and the tasks to be done.
  • Communication Skills - Ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken or written word.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the guests'' needs while following company procedures.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the small things. Like wiping down the stainless steel trash cans in the restrooms or removing spots from the mirrors.
  • Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one''s ability using his or her own drive or initiative and not requiring constant supervision to achieve positive results.
  • Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.
  • Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Stand C   Lift/Carry    
Walk C       10 lbs or less C  
Sit O       11-20 lbs C  
Manually Manipulate C       21-50 lbs F  
Grasp C       51-100 lbs O  
Reach Outward F       Over 100 lbs O  
Reach Above Shoulder F        
Speak O   Push/Pull    
Climb O       12 lbs or less C  
Crawl O       13-25 lbs C  
Squat or Kneel F       26-40 lbs F  
Bend F       41-100 lbs O  
Other Physical Requirements
   Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)
   Sense of Sound - ability to hear with both ears
   Sense of Smell
   Sense of Taste
   Sense of Touch

Required Experience

EXPERIENCE: Related experience includes experience either as an intern or paid employee of a pet store, animal breeding facility (horse, dogs, etc), zoo, or aquarium resulting in direct knowledge of Animal Husbandry basics and guidelines.


EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in High School, High School Graduate, or GED preferred


COMPUTER SKILLS: Competency in basic computer applications, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be available to work days, evenings, weekdays, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation

Wild Adventures Theme Park is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Wild Adventures Theme Park drives a welcoming culture where ideas and decisions from all people support our efforts to be relevant in an ever-changing world.

This position is located at 3766 Old Clyattville RD, Valdosta, GA. View the Google Map in full screen.