Live Animal Technician
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 Sundays). 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
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
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY!