new keeper

We don’t have a lot of job turnover here in the animal department, but one of our keepers recently left to pursue other interests. The interview process for a new keeper has just been completed, so a new person will be on board soon.

Finding a new keeper who has the skills to balance out our team is really important. We all have different strengths: Keeper Kent is our reptile expert, and Keeper Jill’s focus is always making sure our husbandry and diets are the very best. Keeper Katy’s veterinary experience and Larry’s computer skills are really valuable to the team, and Marilyn’s keen observation eye has proved incredibly important to the preventative health care of our animals. Sherry is the conductor, making sure all our instruments are tuned, heard, and balanced. All these different strengths help us to cover every angle of animal care.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks to meet our new keeper and hear about how she or he is adding to the team.

5 responses to new keeper

  1. kristen says:

    Well, currently I’m doing zilch as I am lying on my couch with a badly (but iced and elevated) sprained ankle. Thanks to Friday keepers for picking up the slack.

  2. Joyce says:

    ohno! a new keeper coming on board already!!! I had been eying that position for a couple weeks. Alas, I’m not really available until the summer, so I’m glad you found a good person. But I may have to wait years before the next opening. Okay, my dream job can wait another few years.

  3. kristen says:

    Thanks for commenting Joyce. If you’re in the area, volunteering here in the animal department is a great way to find out if it really is your dream job. 3 of our current keepers started as volunteers!

  4. Jill says:

    YEAH!!! I was mentioned!!!!! Look at me!!!! ;-)It’s ok Kristen, you can pay us keepers back sometime in cash, labor or brownies.

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