Animal Caretaker - #49314

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Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Abu Dhabi
Contract type: Full time

Job Description

Job Title: Animal Caretaker

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to 3,000 AED per month

Benefits: Visa sponsorship, accommodation, meals, transportation

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a compassionate and dedicated individual to join our team as an Animal Caretaker in Abu Dhabi. The ideal candidate will have a genuine love for animals, a strong work ethic, and the ability to provide high-quality care and attention to our animal residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily care and husbandry for a variety of animal species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • Assist with feeding, watering, and cleaning routines for animals, ensuring their health, comfort, and well-being.
  • Monitor animals behavior and physical condition, reporting any concerns or abnormalities to senior staff members.
  • Clean and maintain animal enclosures, exhibits, and support facilities, including sweeping, mopping, and disinfecting surfaces.
  • Provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation for animals through the provision of toys, puzzles, and other enrichment activities.
  • Assist with the handling and restraint of animals for routine health checks, veterinary exams, and transport as needed.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of animal care protocols and procedures to ensure the highest standards of welfare and husbandry are maintained.
  • Educate visitors about the natural history, behavior, and conservation efforts related to the animals in our care.
  • Collaborate with other animal care staff, veterinarians, and conservation experts to ensure the health and welfare of all animals.
  • Adhere to all health, safety, and sanitation guidelines to ensure a safe and hygienic work environment.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with animals in a zoo, aquarium, wildlife sanctuary, or similar setting is preferred but not required.
  • Genuine passion for animal welfare and conservation, with a desire to make a positive impact through hands-on care and stewardship.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to established animal care protocols and safety procedures.
  • Good physical stamina and the ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required by the needs of the animals and facility.
  • Must be reliable, punctual, and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in additional languages is a plus.

If you are passionate about working with animals and eager to contribute to their care and welfare, we encourage you to apply for this position. Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be an ideal candidate for the role. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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