Are you enthusiastic for animals and food for a better tomorrow? Come join us at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the number one visited attraction in Northeast Florida!
We believe in serving our entire community for a better tomorrow. For more than 100 years, we have tackled critical issues surrounding animal and plant conservation, inspired appreciation of wildlife, and delivered educational curriculum through innovative experiences. Our Commitment to Wildlife Wellness Extends Beyond Our Walls. As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Jacksonville Zoo is required to meet international standards created by AZA to maintain status as a member organization. Be part of a dedicated team providing a thriving environment for our animals and has always strived to maintain strict standards of excellence in the care of our wildlife.
Animal Nutrition Technician I
The role as an animal nutritionist creates and prepares daily diets for the animal collection established by the Animal Health and Zoological Departments, taking into consideration genetics, health conditions and other factors. Primary responsibilities are maintaining cleanliness of the Commissary facility along with all aspects of food preparation; weigh, measure, monitor quality, assist with inventory control and rotation of all food. You are a team player willing to learn and follow safety protocol; PPE, operate forklift, and maintain daily food handling protocols.
Do you have…
- Experience in food handling and food prep?
- A minimum high school diploma or equivalent?
- Ability to compute fractions and perform basic math calculations?
- A valid Florida Driver’s License and three years of driving experience is required?
- Flexibility to be onsite for disaster-response duties and responsibilities?
- Must be able to remain on feet for long periods of time.
- Must be able to transverse zoo grounds on foot.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, lift, kneel, crawl, climb, jump, and carry objects up to 50 lbs. without difficulty for short distances.
- Must be able to lift and reach overhead and carry.
Why join our family and enjoy some of the following benefits...
- Free, Zoo membership with many discounts.
- We’re committed to giving you growth opportunities to help you reach your career goals.
- Tuition Reimbursement for eligible employees.
- Low-cost medical/dental benefits and retirement plan match program.
Inclusion, diversity and equality as a value
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens embraces diversity in a meaningful way and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of a person's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, weight, or height.
EOE/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
About Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Our mission is to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment by:
- Creating experiences that engage our guests
- Providing fun and innovative educational opportunities
- Funding operations, expansion, and programs through an entrepreneurial spirit with public and private partnerships
- Instilling passion in the next generation as responsible stewards of the future
“Inspiring discovery and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment.”
Awards & Recognition
For more than 100 years, we have tackled critical issues surrounding animal and plant conservation, inspired appreciation of wildlife, and delivered educational curriculum through innovative experiences. We are proud to be recognized both on a local and national level as a leader in education and conservation of the world's plants and animals.
AZA Accredited For More Than 30 Years
Since 1987, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been an accredited AZA member. The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the organization’s operations, including animal care and welfare; keeper training; visitor, staff and animal safety, educational programs; conservation initiatives; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; and more. AZA accreditation is valid for five years and then the accreditation process is repeated to ensure all standards and best practices are being upheld. Accreditation standards are updated every year.