Zookeeper Interview Questions

32 Zookeeper Questions and Answers By Rachelle Enns

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Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?

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List of 32 Zookeeper Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

  2. 2.

    Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?

  3. 3.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education. What was your most challenging course? Which course was your favorite?

  5. 5.

    What has been your biggest professional win?

  6. 6.

    How do you continue learning about animals now that you have completed college?

  7. 7.

    Have you volunteered at our zoo before? If so, what was your experience like?

  8. 8.

    Have you ever been overloaded with work?

  9. 9.

    What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as a Zookeeper.

  11. 11.

    Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?

  12. 12.

    Are you able to cope with stressful situations?

  13. 13.

    How do you stay on schedule with animal feeding, bathing and exercise routines? What gets top priority when scheduling your time?

  14. 14.

    Do you consider yourself an encourager? Give an example of a time when you helped others to be more enthusiastic in the workplace.

  15. 15.

    How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?

  16. 16.

    Why are you the best zookeeper for us?

  17. 17.

    Why is it important to regularly measure an animals weight?

  18. 18.

    In what ways do you enrich the animals lives?

  19. 19.

    When have you worked in an environment where you had to get dirty, sweaty, etc.?

  20. 20.

    Have you ever mentored an apprentice zookeeper?

  21. 21.

    When have you given a suggestion on improving an exhibit? Was your suggestion well-received?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about some successful animal training programs you designed. What was the initial problem you wanted to solve, and did you?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about your education. How did it prepare you for this position?

  24. 24.

    Have you ever had to deal with a serious sickness or injury of an animal in your zoo?

  25. 25.

    What is your favorite animal to care for?

  26. 26.

    How does this position fit into your career goals?

  27. 27.

    Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.

  28. 28.

    What are your salary expectations?

  29. 29.

    Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?

  30. 30.

    Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team.

  31. 31.

    Why do you want to work for us?

  32. 32.

    What questions do you have for me?