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Animal Care Specialist 2-Land Animals- $20.00/HR -$22.00/HR


Six Flags Discovery Kingdom


Vallejo , California





Essential Job Duties:

  • Feed, clean and daily husbandry of animals in Animal Care.

  • Give medication to animals as directed by Supervisor.

  • Record daily entries into logbook concerning animal care and behaviors.

  • Perform in Discovery Theater shows and act as backup during shows.

  • Walk assigned animals around park ensuring animal and guest safety.

  • Handle animals in and out of the park as needed.

  • Perform regularly in front of the public, demonstrating various animal behaviors.

  • Assist Apprentice Trainers and Handlers with proper protocol.

  • Answer guest’s questions concerning animal care, diet, etc. and other general park information in a polite courteous and informative manner.

  • Learn all essential commands and related behaviors.

  • Follow all department and park policies.

  • Assist other trainers as needed.

  • Maintain equipment and enclosures as needed.

  • Animals in collection consist of felines, domestic animals, small exotics, large hoof stock, and birds.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as an Apprentice Trainer in Animal Care with Supervisors approval and/or minimum two years previous experience.

  • Must be in excellent physical condition and possess the mental capacities to perform the essential job duties. Must be able to lift equipment up to 50 lbs. 

  • Must possess the physical dexterity to hold and maneuver equipment.

  • Must be able to walk and move quickly between different areas.

  • Must not be afraid of heights.

  • Good public speaking ability.

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Must possess the physical and mental abilities to work with very large strong animals.

  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.