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BREZ Keeper
Summary
Title:BREZ Keeper
ID:1003
Location:Goddard, KS
Department:Care Team
Description

BREZ Keeper

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change. 

The BREZ team (as we like to call it around here) is responsible for a variety of animals, including a well behaved mob of red kangaroos, over 13 species of birds, the interactive and most popular area of the park, the children’s zoo, and the education animal collection (reptiles and small mammals). This team takes hustle to a whole new level and has the raking skills of 1200 men. Being responsible for three of the interactive areas of the park and such a large education animal collection means we can attribute at least 30% of the smiles in the park to this team!

If you love watching baby kangaroos take their first hops, enjoy seeing the thrill when kids hear 50 guinea pigs squeak all at once, or love spending time ambassadoring animals to the public then this is the team for you!

Requirements:

  • Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays, holidays, and everyday

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salary based on experience
  • Professional development program that allows Keepers to improve their skill set and earn additional pay compensation
  • Health Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • HSA
  • Simple IRA with match
  • Paid vacation
  • In-House Discounts
  • Complimentary admission to TWP for yourself and family 
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Location & Directions

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is located on the West edge of Wichita at:
1000 S. Hawkins Ln. in Goddard, KS.

GPS Update:
Google Maps and Apple Maps are both routing people to our service entrance off 183rd St W. If you use one of these apps for directions, make sure you go North to Maple St and then head West to Hawkins Ln. The true Park entrance is at the end of that road.

Food & Dining

The Pavilion Deli

The Pavilion Deli offers full meal combos with sandwiches, chips and drinks, kids meals, sides and snacks. For dessert Tanganyika has a full selection of ice cream novelties. The beverage selection includes a full range of bottled drinks, juices, fountain drinks, souvenir cups, Icees and beer.

Kang Brew Café

Kang Brew Café provides smoothies, Tanganyika Twisters and coffee-based drinks like the Giraffe-a-Latte and Okapi-ccino to keep you energized. Also find hot beverages like hot chocolate and coffee from Wichita-based Reverie Coffee Roasters.

Bring Your Own!

If you don't want to try one of our delicious dining options, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages except for glass containers and alcohol.

Rentals

Single Stroller

$6.00

Wagon

$9.00

Wheelchair

$15.00

Electric Scooter

$25.00

Hotels

Wichita Metro Area

The Wichita metro area offers a range of convenient hotel options to choose from if you are visiting Tanganyika from out of town or planning to extend your stay overnight.

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Our Address

1000 S. Hawkins Lane · Goddard, KS 67052
On the West Edge of Wichita in Goddard

 

Tanganyika Wildlife Foundation

The Tanganyika Wildlife Foundation is a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of supporting exotic and endangered animal conservation and education efforts locally (via Tanganyika Wildlife Park) and around the world.

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Zoological Association of America