Animal Care Professional 1 Job at Assiniboine Park Conservancy in Winnipeg, MB

Job Description

November 30, 2019

Ref: 2019-68-UIE Animal Care Professional 1



CUPE Position


Flexible schedule depending on special and evening events.

Days, evenings and weekends including holidays.

About Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg’s most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) located at 55 Pavilion Crescent in Winnipeg is the not-for-profit organization that oversees Assiniboine Park’s operations and ensures its ongoing redevelopment and financial viability. Our team is inspired to create and deliver extraordinary experiences for the people who visit and use the Park and Zoo including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public.

The Opportunity

We have a need for one (1) Animal Care Professional 1 who will report to a Curator within the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Animal Care Professional 1 will maintain high standards of maintenance and care for a diverse collection of animals in their performance of daily animal husbandry duties and respond to issues pertaining to wildlife across the Park following the quality standards of accredited zoological practices.

Key Responsibilities:
May participate in veterinary care, conservation, and research programs under the direction of zoo veterinarians, conservation staff and approved partners

Maintain accurate daily records on animal behaviour, health, and welfare according to zoo policies and procedures.

Provide visitor services such as delivering presentations and responding to general inquiries from the public while completing daily animal husbandry activities

Maintain exhibits

Prepare and provide animal diets

Inspect enclosures Implementing prescribed animal enrichment programs

Must follow all health and safety legislation, regulations and policies

What we have to offer:
A great work environment

Beautiful park setting

Competitive salary and vacation package

Comprehensive benefit package

Zoo membership

Free parking

Park discounts

How to apply:
Please apply online on our career page at the following with your resume and cover letter.


What you need to have (Education & Experience):
A bachelor’s degree in zoological science, wildlife management or a related field

A minimum of two years zoo experience in an accredited zoological facility.

A combination of experience and education may be considered

Basic knowledge of and experience with computer programs including Microsoft Office software

A valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License

Candidates must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position

What you need to demonstrate to be successful in the role:
A good understanding of captive animal management and behaviours for a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals

Effective communication skills for maintaining effective, respectful working relationships with fellow employees and relating well with visitors

Ability to respond calmly and effectively to emergencies

Candidates must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (documentation of physical capacity may be required).

Deadline to apply: December 14, 2019

APC is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Successful candidates may be subject to a Criminal Record Check and Credit Check.

About Company

Company: Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Company Location:  Winnipeg, MB

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