Office of Animal Resources
The University of Missouri seeks a reliable and service-oriented
Animal Care Worker to support the Office of Animal Resources
efforts to develop and deliver care, support, and help to
University clients. The successful candidate will foster and
maintain positive relationships with co-workers, clients, and other
lab personnel. Must have a desire to work with and care for animals
on a daily basis.
Key Duties Performed By This Position Will Include
- Research animal husbandry and colony management
- Follows protocols to ensure the health and welfare of animals
- Facility cleaning and upkeep
- Washing dirty equipment and caging
- Prepping and sterilizing clean caging
- Maintaining animal care supplies and inventory
- In Addition, The Individual Will Need
- Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 50 pounds
- Some repetitious movements of arms and hands
- Walking/standing while using a biosafety cabinet
- Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and
- Excellent time management skills and an attention to detail in
- Capable of working both independently and in a collaborative
Successful candidates will be persuasive communicators with
exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must
demonstrate the following durable skills : leadership, character,
collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking,
metacognition, mindfulness, growth mindset, and fortitude.
Additionally, customer service, confidentiality, integrity, and a
commitment to the university values.
Must be available for reliable and consistent onsite work.
Hiring Range: $15.00 per hour
University Title: Animal Care Worker
Internal applicants can determine their University title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Sunday through Thursday
- Ability to read and write.
- One to two years of experience with caring for horses and/or
Ability on a daily basis to:
- Lift items weighing up to 70 lbs.
- Grasp handles of shovels for scooping.
- Climb on railings.
- Grasp brooms and mops for cleaning.
- Observe animal behavior.
- Work around dust, chemicals, animal waste and water.
Animal care experience required
AALAS certification at ALAT, LAT, or LATg preferred
Punctual, Attentive, Driven, Motivated
Must be trainable and motivated to complete tasks without
micromanaging. Tasks include washing/hosing kennels, facility
upkeep, providing feed and some minimal animal treatment. Hearing
conservation program enrollment is required
Your qualifications for this position will be evaluated based on
the information you provide on your job application. Once the job
posting period is closed, there will be no opportunity to submit
additional information regarding your qualifications. Therefore,
you need to ensure that your application materials are complete
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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