Posted: Jun 4, 2024

Curatorial Assistant Animals

Salary: $15.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A


Duties: Under general supervision by the Curator of Animals, the Curatorial Assistant/Animals is responsible for:

  • Assist with inventorying and acquiring animal supplies.
  • Assist with clerical tasks associated with animal nutrition program. including,  but not limited to: updating diet cards,  recording diet changes in nutrition database.  and updating browse lists.
  • Assist with parasite control program,  including.  but not  limited to:
  • preparation of collection containers and associated record keeping.
  • Inventory and stock safety supplies
  • Assist with clerical tasks associated with intern program.
  • Assist with animal medical records.  including data entry and filing. Assist with pest control program.
  • Wear the proper designated uniform during regular zoo hours.
  • Follows all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Supports all aspects of the Park  District's safety program.
  • Performing all other duties assigned.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The work requires periodic physical exertion in handling supplies, equipment, and materials typically found within a zoological environment. Prolonged standing,  bending.  stooping,  and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds will be required on an as-needed basis. Must have the ability to manipulate keyboard.  phone, and fax machine. The indoor work setting is adequately lighted,  heated and ventilated. Outdoor work will expose the incumbent to a wide range of weather patterns and environmental surroundings.


Education:   Bachelor's  Degree is preferred; knowledge of basic zoology or biology preferred. Although a degree is preferred, experience in a like position with similar duties and responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the education preference.

Experience:   Minimum of three years experience working with computers including databases and spreadsheets.   Clerical experience preferred.

Knowledge and Ability:  

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficient communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work with staff who occupy positions at various levels throughout the organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to keep accurate records in a manner that can be used efficiently.
  • Ability to be professional, respectful, accountable, innovative, to follow safety procedures, and be equitable to both internal and external customers.
  • Requires valid Class D" driver's license.


The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, protected veteran status or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.