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Join Our Team

Temporary Zoo-keeping Applications OpenFor other positions please inquire within
Interested persons can collect applications forms at the Zoo Cashier's Booth
For further info please call EVZ - 622-3530 or ZSTT 622-5344
or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Location:  Emperor Valley Zoo (EVZ)

  • Tending to a variety of zoo animals (feeding, cleaning, observations, etc.) under the supervision of zookeepers
  • Researching and carrying out enrichment activities for the captive animals
  • Participating in collection field trips for forage and new exhibits
  • Participating in petting zoo programmes both at the Zoo and at schools island-wide
  • Assisting with setting-up and conducting exhibitions and other events to commemorate special occasions
  • Researching and preparation of signage for exhibits and other educational materials for dissemination
  • Assisting in research opportunities with visiting scientists and overseas zoo personnel
  • Assisting with customer service relations to meet the needs of visitors
  • Conducting guided tours at the Zoo
  • Engaging in activities under the ZSTT’s corporate social responsibility e.g. annual Christmas treat
  • Other related activities.

 

Location:  Brigand Hill Animal Rehabilitation Keep (BH-ARK) – sister facility of Emperor Valley Zoo

  • Tending to a variety of animals kept in large natural enclosures (feeding, cleaning, observations, etc.).
  • Tending to a variety of animals seized or confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade, kept under quarantine conditions
  • Preparing suitable diets for the captive animals
  • Assisting in planting and tending of fruit trees and crops for use as food for animals on site and at the EVZ
  • Participating in collection field trips for forage and new exhibits
  • Conducting a floral inventory of overall site, with emphasis on animal feed trees
  • Conducting a faunal inventory of overall site, with emphasis on mammals, birds and reptiles, to be updated monthly
  • Restraining animals for monitoring by veterinarian, for transport to court or for relocation/confinement due to breeding, diseases, aggression, etc.
  • Supporting the state in its wildlife enforcement activities
  • Conducting guided tours
  • Assisting in research opportunities with visiting scientists and overseas zoo personnel
  • Other related activities

 

Wildlife Conservation Activities:

  • Participating in cetacean monitoring exercises island-wide to document the presence of whales and dolphins in the waters of T&T
  • Networking with fisher folks in coastal communities to keep abreast of cetacean activities
  • Participating as first responders to whale strandings when they are reported
  • Participating in nightly patrols to protect nesting leatherback turtles, their eggs and hatchlings at Manzanilla Beach during March-August
  • Conducting early morning surveys to count leatherback turtle nests at Manzanilla Beach during March-August
  • Conducting patrols and survey exercises at Manatee Pond/Nariva Swamp to monitor manatee population and habitat
  • Conducting research on selected wildlife species, in collaboration with international agencies, local researchers and visiting scientists (include mist-netting, capture and release, line transects, etc.)
  • Preparing and delivery of lectures and presentations on a range of environmental topics
  • Participation in coastal clean-up exercises
  • Other related activities

 

Successful persons will be selected for six-month internships following an interview process. Interns will have to undergo a period of in-service training and will be provided with a stipend. 

 

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