Zoo Labourers/Attendants - seasonal 2019
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Winnipeg, MB
Career Opportunity
Zoo Labourers/Attendants - Seasonal

March 6, 2019
Ref: 2019-30-UIE


About Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada’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 including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public.

Seasonal: May through October

Part time, up to 40 hours per week

Days, evenings, and weekends including holidays are required.

The hourly rate of pay for this position is $17.41
(APC-CUPE Local 500)

We have a need for multiple seasonal Zoo Labourers/Attendants who will report to a Curator within Assiniboine Park Zoo. Zoo Attendants will enhance our visitors’ experiences, assist with daily animal husbandry and support zoo operations to maintain high levels of maintenance and care for a diverse collection of zoo animals according to the quality standards of accredited zoological practices.

Zoo Attendants will focus on providing our visitors with extraordinary experiences and may assist with preparing and providing animal diets, animal handling, animal enrichment, exhibit and general facility cleaning and maintenance, recording animal behaviour and health indicators, preparing and providing public presentations, supporting research programs, and promoting and participating in conservation projects. The Zoo Attendants must follow all health and safety legislation, regulations and policies, and provide extraordinary experiences to our visitors as part of their regular daily activities.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please APPLY below (on our careers website:http://www.assiniboineparkzoo.ca/park-landing/home/join-our-team/careers) with your résumé and cover letter by April 5, 2019.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Enrollment in or completion of a life sciences or related degree is a valued asset. Candidates must demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills for maintaining respectful working relationships with fellow employees, and providing extraordinary experiences to our visitors. Candidates must demonstrate skills in responding to emergencies, must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (documentation of physical capacity may be required), must have a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver's Licence, and be available to work days, evenings and weekends including holidays.

Successful candidates may be subject to a Criminal Record Check and Credit Check.