Work at Maymont
We are always looking for talented professionals to join our organization. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.
Animal Keeper (Full-Time)
Full-time position responsible for the health and appearance of a variety of animal species in Virginia Wildlife Exhibits and Farm, including daily feeding, husbandry, behavioral enrichment, operant conditioning / training and application of veterinary treatments. Responsible for preventative medical care of animals in the collection. Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs animal facilities, support areas, and equipment and participates in exhibit improvement, design and other planning. Provides enriching guest experiences by answering questions, leading tours, and participating in public programs on animal care and management and natural history. Researches data and provides written and oral reports related to animal care. Supervises interns, volunteers, students, and docents.
Minimum requirements include Associate Degree in Zoo Animal Technology with one year of professional animal care experience. Bachelor’s Degree in zoology, wildlife management, animal science, or related natural science field preferred.
Knowledge and experience in animal husbandry to include disease and parasite control, animal nutrition, animal breeding, animal behavior and animal training. Experience with animal restraint and handling, use of operant conditioning techniques, hand and gardening tools, power tools, farm tractor, personal computer, microscope, first aid equipment preferred. Ability to perform manual tasks including lifting / carrying at least 50 pounds, climbing, crawling and jumping. Ability to work in inclement weather throughout the year. Will be required to pass scheduled Basic First Aid and CPR employer-provided training. Must have valid Virginia driver’s license and pass pre-employment background and DMV checks.
Animal Keeper (Part-Time)
Part-time position responsible for caring for variety of animals primarily at the Farm and for other animals in the collection. Maintains the health and appearance of animals, maintains exhibits and support areas, provides great guest experiences including participating in public programs on animal care / management / natural history. Reports to Manager of Zoology. Applicant must be available to work weekends and holidays. Shifts are from 7:30am to 12pm or 8am to 4pm. Hours average from 9 to 15 hours a week. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds. Experience working with animals is preferred.
Golf Cart Tour Operator
Part-time position that provides safe and informative golf cart tours and excellent customer service to Maymont guests. A Golf Cart Tour operator stays informed of all Maymont exhibits, events and programs. Engages and responds to guest inquiries while providing specific talking points during the drive around Maymont. Responsibilities include providing golf cart tours to registered participants; conducting tours in a timely manner to ensure tours are not running late; overseeing the check-in process for registered participants; creating a welcoming and informative experience for registered participants; fostering a positive work environment with fellow employees; assisting with other activities as assigned.
Excellent communication and visitor service skills required; museum/historic site interpretation a plus. Desire to work with guests of all ages. Ability to implement engaging interpretation of the tour talking points. Primarily weekends 9am–5pm and some holidays. Must have customer service experience and be able to pass pre-employment background check and DMV check.
Guest Services Assistant
This part-time position provides excellent customer service to guests at the Robins Nature and Visitor Center. Guest Services staff stays informed of all Maymont exhibits, events and programs; engages and responds to guest inquiries; processes admission fees, shop and café sales; interacts with guest of all ages including school groups. Primarily weekends 9am-5pm, some weekdays as schedule allows.
Required Qualifications: Must have retail or customer service experience, computer experience and be able to pass pre-employment background check.