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senior primate keeper resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary
Experienced animal caregiver with over twenty years experience in animal care. Reliable, patient, and trustworthy.
Highlights
  • Computer-literate
  • Public speaking
  • Clear-headed under pressure
  • Positive reinforcement expert
  • Adaptable
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-starter
Education
San Diego State University San Diego, CA Expected in 1986 Bachelor of Science : Zoology - GPA :
Accomplishments
  • Instructor for AZA course: Advances in Animal Keeping in Zoos and Aquariums 2004-2007.
Experience
Phoenix Zoo - Senior Primate Keeper
City, STATE, 2004 - Current
  • Typical duties include, but are not limited to: cleaning animal holding pens and exhibits, feed and water animals, observe animal behavior and record/report observations, answer questions from the public, and perform other related duties, including special projects, as needed.
  • Primary responsibility is for the care of orangutans, and other smaller primate species but all species of primate in the collection are worked with monthly.
  • Additional responsibilities include: DART team member (Dangerous Animal Response Team), protocol development, perform assigned duties in support of or in the absence of the section manager such as staff scheduling, act as liaison for section with veterinary staff, and other living collections members or other zoo departments.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Senior Mammal Keeper
City, STATE, 08/1998 - 2004
  • Typical duties include, but are not limited to: cleaning animal holding pens and exhibits, feed and water animals, observe animal behavior and record/report observations, answer questions from the public, and perform other related duties, including special projects, as needed.
  • Representative species include a wide variety of mammals including hoof stock, hand rearing of neonates, and various primates including great apes.
Indianapolis Zoo - Forests Keeper
City, STATE, 06/1996 - 08/1998
  • Typical duties included, but were not limited to: cleaning animal holding pens and exhibits, feed and water animals, observe animal behavior and record/report observations, answer questions from the public, and perform other related duties, including special projects, as needed.
  • Representative species included: large carnivores, hoof stock, primates, birds and some reptiles.
Professional Affiliations
  • Institutional Representative, Ape TAG, Phoenix Zoo, 2008-present
  • Institutional Representative, Bornean and Sumatran Orangutans, Phoenix Zoo, 2008-present
  • Orangutan Species Survival Plan Steering Committee, 2008-present
  • National American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc. Board of Directors 2001-2009, 2012-2013; President 2003-2007; Vice President 2007-2009
Publications
  • Claire, Jessica & Mark S. Edwards, 1999. Hand-rearing Black and White Rhinoceroses: A Comparison. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Keepers 1999 National Conference, 19-28.
  • Claire, Jessica, 2000. Managing a Geriatric Gorilla: A Keeper's Perspective. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Keepers 2000 Conference, 185-191.
  •  Claire, Jessica, 2001. A Novel Approach to Mother Rearing in a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Keepers 2001 Conference, 180-189.
  • Claire, Jessica, 2002. Development of a Browse Notebook for Use by Mammal Keepers. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Keepers 2002 Conference, 77-84.
  • Claire, Jessica, 2003. Protocol Importance in the Husbandry of Gabriella's Crested Gibbons. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Keepers 2003 Conference, 106-115.
  • Claire, Jessica, 2008. Experience Teams: A Keeper's Perspective. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Keepers 2008 Conference.
  • Weber, Gayle & Jessica Claire, 1998. Chilean Flamingo Breeding...A Natural Progression. Proceedings of American Association of Zoo Keepers 1998 National Conference, 93-101.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • San Diego State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Primate Keeper
  • Senior Mammal Keeper
  • Forests Keeper

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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