Thank you for your interest in applying to the Long Island Game Farm. Before you complete the application, here’s some information of what to expect. It will help you to decide if you want to take the next step.
We have a short season, and attempt to hire and place people with the best-matched qualifications for the jobs we have available.
Our team is rather small, and we all sometimes do a little of everything. We require flexibility in our staff of employees and are looking for team players!
We have a snack bar, a gift shop, and a ticket booth. Some of our closer-to-the animal jobs include pony rides, helping out with the goats in the nursery, education & animal encounters and zoo keeper…. of course. We work in sometimes inclement weather (cold, rainy, hot), and we start at minimum wage unless you have experience. If your dream is to work close to animals it’s best to start with whatever job is open. Then as we get comfortable with you we may offer training in education or keeper skills. If this sounds good to you please read on…
EXPERIENCED ANIMAL KEEPER
for small zoo working towards accreditation.
Room for growth as we restructure our park. A family destination for 53 years as a Long Island institution. Join us as we bring the park into the future through education and conservation.
Experience: Paid experience working with exotic animals preferred. A minimum of 2 years of full-time paid experience in animal care is required (preferably in an accredited facility) and/or combination of education and experience in a zoo keeping program.
Performing daily husbandry, diet preparation, setting up Education/Animal Encounters, maintain enclosures and safety procedures.
Able to manage multiple projects, handle interruptions and shifting priorities, maintain focus on tasks, and pay meticulous attention to detail
Self-motivated with excellent time management skills and accuracy.
Must be a team player and able to set up new systems and train staff accordingly.
Flexible about start date. Prefer spring 2023. Seasonal but can become full time year round.
Application deadline March 15, 2023
OFFICE ASSISTANT: Looking for someone with office and computer experience. Must be comfortable with animals and a team player. 🙂 Part time, 2/3 days a week.
PONY RIDE ATTENDANTS: PT spring/Full time in summer. Must have horse experience and be good with both horses and people.
SNACK BAR TEAM MEMBER: Experience and interest a plus! PT and Fulltime.
KEEPER: Prefer someone with animal experience for cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures. Must be a rule follower and safety minded as well as be able to lift 50 pounds.
We are currently accepting internship applications for the Summer semester (May – August).
Internships available in Animal Care, Education, Goat Nursery, Guest Concessions.
Application deadline March 15th.
Candidates should have an interest in animal science, wildlife management, conservation biology or a related science degree. Experience working in a Zoo environment a plus. Must also have a valid driver’s license and be 18 years or older.
Interns usually have a 5-day workweek, requiring flexibility and ability to work weekends and holidays. Interns will typically have weekdays off.
A stipend of $400 per month for expenses.
We invite you to fill out an application HERE. If we believe you may be a match, we will contact you for an interview.
If you do not hear from us, you are welcome to follow up with a phone call.
Fill out the form below. You will be contacted as soon as possible if you qualify for a position.