Job Opportunity at the ABQ BioPark: Arthropod Keeper

The ABQ BioPark's BUGarium team is seeking a full-time Arthropod Keeper.

January 10, 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to help maintain our enormous living collection that includes over 100 species of insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, and millipedes.

This position is employed through Tryfacta staffing agency, not the City of Albuquerque, and is located at the BUGarium in the Botanic Garden at the ABQ BioPark. This full time position is limited to a two year term.

The start date will be between February 1st and February 28th.


The Arthropod Keeper's duties may include:

• Feeding, misting, cage cleaning, exhibit and lab upkeep.

• Meticulous record keeping.

• Following protocols diligently.

• Other miscellaneous duties assigned on a day to day basis.

• Floor shifts in the Bugarium including some cleaning, interacting with the public, and educating guests.


Successful Arthropod Keepers will:

• Be enthusiastic for arthropods.

• Have knowledge of arthropod biology.

• Have experience with animal care, especially arthropods.

• Posses excellent communication skills.

• Be able to work comfortably with & handle living arthropods.

• Be able to work gently and patiently with fragile organisms.

• Have a high school diploma/ GED (Bachelor’s or Associate’s preferred)


Work Schedule:

40 hours, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Weekend work required (days off will be Mon-Tue, Tue-Wed, Wed-Thu, or Thu-Fri).


Pay rate:

$12.48 per hour. This position is employed through Tryfacta staffing.  Background check and drug test required.


To Apply:

Please prepare a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references.  

Send this information to [email protected] with the subject line Application for Arthropod Keeper with Albuquerque BioPark.  Applications must be received by January 27, 2023.