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					Benjamin Osterday
21200 Kittridge Street, Apt. 2118
Woodland Hills, CA 91303
Tel: (818) 914-1068
benjaminosterday@yahoo.com


Profile
As a dedicated and motivated student, I strive to better myself daily by acquiring new knowledge and skills. Animal
training and behavior is my passion and I am eager to graduate from the Exotic Animal Training & Management
(EATM) program and begin applying the knowledge and skills that I have acquired. My communication skills, work
ethic, attention to detail and dedication to the advancement and care of animals will allow me to tackle any challenge
and achieve success.

Experience

Full-time Student, Exotic Animal Training & Management Program (EATM), Moorpark College                           2008-
Present
(Graduating May 2010)

In addition to completing the required coursework, the EATM program provided me a “hands on” learning
environment with exotic animals. I have gained experience in the following areas:
                  Animal husbandry (I had responsibility for several animals, seven days per week.)
                  Animal training.
                  Animal handling.
                  Outreach and education about animals to local schools.
                  Production of animal shows for the general public at the Moorpark Zoo. I have served as the
                   show supervisor, emcee, animal handler, stage manager and sound booth manager.
                  Proper nutritional care for a variety of animals.
                  Minor veterinary tasks, including injections and first aid.
                  Transportation of animals.
                  Habitat construction.

Manager of Hoof Stock Department, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, AZ                              2006-2008

My primary responsibility was supervising 2 animal handlers and animal husbandry of the hoof stock. I also
performed the following duties:
        Conducted tours of the hoof stock habitat with groups of 50 -75 people, 4-8 times per day.
        Minor veterinary care.
        Assisted with major veterinary care.
        Habitat management and construction.
        Conducted reptile shows.

Full-time Student, Northern Arizona University                                                             2004-2006

I took classes toward a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology, earning 29 credits.

Part-time Animal Handler, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, AZ                                     2005-2006

My primary responsibilities were animal handling. I also conducted tours of the hoof stock area for the general
public.
Full-time Student, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ                                                   2002-2004

I took classes toward a degree in Political Science, earning 50 credits.

Part-time Warehouse Maintenance, Mr. Electric, Inc., Gilbert, AZ                                       2000-2002

I worked during my high school years in this position. My duties included:
        Operating a forklift.
        Stocking inventory.
        Loading and unloading trucks.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
          Selected as animal trainer for the newly released short film, “Athena,” directed by Max Hoffman.(2009)
          Selected as animal trainer for a professional music video. (2009)
          Flagstaff Humane Society: As a volunteer, I fed and exercised dogs and cleaned kennels.

Education
Moorpark College, EATM program (Graduation May 2010)
Coconino Community College (completed 17 credit hours)
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ (completed 29 credit hours)
Mesa Community College (completed 6 credit hours)
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (completed 50 credit hours)
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, Chandler, AZ

AWARDS AND HONORS
• Dean’s List (2008, 2009)
• Selected to appear on Larry King Live Show with Jack Hanna.

CERTIFICATIONS
• Certificate in Animal Behavior Management, Moorpark College, EATM Program (May 2010)
• Certificate in Wildlife Education, Moorpark College, EATM Program (May 2010)
•   CPR and First Aid Certification, American Red Cross

				
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