Sample Lead Keeper Resume

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Edward Ring
3640 Polk Street
Tucson, AZ 85746

Job Objective Career-minded Lead Keeper in search of position with company where my skills and abilities can be used to their fullest potential.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in handling animals, maintaining facilities and supervising staff
  • Profound knowledge of animal husbandry, behavior, and natural history
  • Outstanding knowledge of captive animal management and operation of bobcat equipment
  • Familiarity with animal conservation programs and agency emergency procedures
  • Ability to identify and respond to abnormal animal behaviors and conditions, efficiently
  • Ability to provide appropriate food and care to animals of the facility

Professional Experience:

Lead Keeper
Medallia, Inc., Tucson, AZ
August 2012 – Present


  • Trained and supervised fulltime staff, temporary workers, and interns, as assigned.
  • Cleaned and disinfected all animal enclosures and other facility areas.
  • Oversaw and assisted in preparing and distributing food to the animals.
  • Monitored animals, guests, and work conditions and maintained safety for animals and people.
  • Created and maintained animal-specific records and work-related reports.
  • Interpreted and adhered to all applicable agency policies and procedures.

Lead Keeper
CK Franchising, Inc., Tucson, AZ
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Cleaned and sanitized all animal enclosures, exhibit areas, and other areas.
  • Administered proper food and medicine to animals and assisted in their treatment.
  • Captured, transported, and restrained all exhibit animals, as required.
  • Prepared and maintained animal health, behavior, and feeding records, accurately.
  • Conducted minor repairs of animal enclosures and reported all needs for major maintenance work.
  • Received and responded to animal-related queries from staff and visitors.


Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Biology
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

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