Zoological Specialist, Assoc. (Associate Trainer)

Discovery Cove Orlando

Are you passionate about fostering the human-animal bond? Are you committed to the humane and responsible treatment of animals? Do you want to share the incredible qualities and potential of animals with the world? We’ve got the perfect opportunity for you!

What you get to do:
We have Animal Trainer positions in a variety of levels. All of them offer you the chance to provide care and compassionate training to a variety of magnificent animals. You will perform daily husbandry tasks, including administering vitamins and medications as directed, preparing food, and maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal habitats.

What it takes to succeed:
  • SCUBA certified and have the ability to pass a dive physical
  • Able to complete provided CPR training/certification
  • Observe animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor and team
  • Maintain all animal records and equipment
  • Ensure working environment follows established guidelines and safety procedures
  • Consistently display consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability
  • Support education and general public shows in order to develop speaking skills and stage presence
  • Proactively engage with guests and respond to guest inquiries
  • Help prepare educational aspects of shows
  • Serve as secondary animal person and safety spotter when needed
  • Act as primary trainer when approved and as directed by leadership
  • Work with animals on basic behavior and behavioral modification techniques under supervision

As a 365 day/year operation, candidates are expected to provide flexible availability to support year-round operating needs. This may include, but is not limited to, working opening, mid-day and closing shifts during peak and non-peak seasons, as well as weekends and holidays.

What else is important:
  • Able to lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Position engages in extensive walking and standing throughout entire work shift and climb/ascend heights, if needed
  • Perform the following physical activities: kneeling, squatting, bend floor-to waist/waist-to-overhead, reach overhead, simple grasp and fine hand manipulation tasks (use of tools/keyboard/writing)
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors, in varying weather, to include extreme heat. Position may be exposed to fumes, dust, odors and cold/heat temperature extremes
  • Perform cleaning duties; including use of cleaning chemicals
  • Work a flexible schedule/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be flexible in work locations as placement will depend on business needs and career development opportunities

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:
  • FREE park admission
  • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.

Join the team!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

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Discovery Cove Orlando

Orlando, FL


Part Time