Come join us at the Great Plains Zoo!
The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is seeking a full-time Swing Zookeeper. The Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a greater understanding of our natural world through Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery. The Great Plains Zoo cares for animals from around the world and offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including Giraffes, Tigers, Rhinos and a national award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit.
Zookeepers are responsible for the specialized work involving the health and welfare of native and exotic animals through feeding, enclosure maintenance, behavioral observation and training, enrichment and healthcare maintenance and treatment. Zookeepers at the Great Plains Zoo work with a variety of species across several different taxonomic classes on a daily basis.
Provide all aspects of daily care for the animals in assigned exhibits and holding areas including but not limited to:
The 45-acre Great Plains Zoo is located in Sioux Falls, SD a vibrant and growing community!
Full-time positions include competitive pay and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life and short and long term disability insurances, a 401(k) plan with matching contributions, eight paid holidays and a PTO allowance.
Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F.
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A.
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N.
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T.