Live Animal Technician

Part-time Employment

The Science Department is seeking a motivated, energetic, team-oriented, and caring part-time Live Animal Technician to work in the Live Animal Room on Weekends (typically Saturdays).  Some Holidays and various evenings (especially Science Festivals) for Museum special events may be required. Under the direction of the Live Animal Biologist, the Live Animal Technician will provide care for various species in the Museum’s Live Animal Collection.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • observation, feeding and watering

  • administering medicine

  • sanitizing and/or sterilizing animal cages and equipment

  • provide information to the public during special events as a live animal interpreter

  • exercising and providing environmental enrichment

  • perform general housekeeping

  • adhere to safety procedures


  • have a desire and dedication to work with a variety of live animals (mammals, birds, herps, fish, and invertebrates)

  • demonstrate strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • have the ability to accurately read, record

  • communicate information as appropriate

  • possess a commitment to quality care of animals

  • take apart and rebuild our animal cages for cleaning, as well as design and build new animal cages

  • Physical demands: Ability to stand for extended periods of time; as well as frequent bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, squatting, and lifting. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to lift, push, or pull up to 50 pounds.


  • Training in animal care and aquarium maintenance is highly desirable

  • Strong science background and/or experience in biology, animal science, animal care, or a related field preferred

  • Please indicate any animal experience on your resume

Employment Application - PDF

Human Resources Manager
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
fax: 817-255-9354

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