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Water Quality Technician - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Water Quality Technician

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Summary:  The Water Quality Technician is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the aquatic animal life support systems (LSS).


Job Duties:

  • Follow all policies and procedures of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Animal Care, and the Water Quality Department.
  • Adhere to all federal and state guidelines, regulations, and laws.
  • Basic operation of all LSS with some supervision.
  • Conduct rounds of all filtration areas to inspect pumps, motors, generators, chillers, boilers, and other LSS equipment.
  • Basic water testing using correct lab practices and procedures.
  • Supervised addition of chemicals to LSS.
  • Perform basic mechanical, electrical, and plumbing repairs and preventative maintenance with supervision.
  • Maintain communication with Supervisors and other disciplines within the Aquatic Sciences and Animal Care Departments.
  • Use computers for communication, LSS monitoring/operation, reference, and reports/logs.
  • Keep records and inventory.
  • Assist in animal medical procedures.
  • Assist in animal moves and transport operations.
  • Perform educational lectures, underwater dive shows and conduct tours as assigned.
  • Assist in research projects.
  • Participate in the inter- and intra-departmental cross training program.
  • SCUBA dive in fresh and salt water pools and exhibits ranging from 45°F to 82°F to clean and perform maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be physically able to sit, stand, walk, duck, crawl, climb stairs and ladders, work at heights with fall protection, swim, and pass an annual physical exam and stress test.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak in English.
  • Must be able to use mathematics including geometry and algebra.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate vehicles (including but not limited to forklifts, golf carts, cars, trucks).
  • Must possess an open water dive certification from a recognized agency or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and follow MSDS/SDS.

Full-time - Safety Sensitive Position

Application Deadline:  Until Filled

How to Apply:  Qualified candidates should submit a resume to the Human Resources Office. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers an excellent salary and benefits package.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589
Fax: 707-556-5593
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Posted June 29, 2016

Apprentice Trainer - Land Animals - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Apprentice Trainer - Land Animals

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Job Summary:  Responsible for general cleaning and maintenance of the Discovery Theater area and its animals and entry-level training of animals and behaviors.

Reports to:  Land Animal Supervisor         Status:  Full-Time Hourly

Essential Job Duties:

  • Participation in animal training programs.
  • Daily care and feeding of a variety of exotic and domestic species.
  • Maintenance of animal enclosures.
  • Presentations with and about animals to the public.
  • Behavioral observations and record keeping.
  • Animal enrichment and assist in each area of Animal Care and the Veterinary staff.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be comfortable in a team environment
  • Ability to memorize scripts and speak with a microphone.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions; lighting is primarily natural; location can be extremely dusty.
  • Physical demands include walking, standing, climbing stairs, bending, lifting, carrying, stooping, running and pushing.
  • Hours and days will vary and will include weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Position requires close contact with co-workers in all departments and very close contact with park guests.
  • One year experience in an accredited and licensed animal care facility is required.
  • Applicants must be able to read, write and clearly speak English.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

Position Type:  Safety Sensitive

Application Deadline:  Until Filled

How to Apply:  Qualified candidtates should submit a resume to the following individuals.  Applicants not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589
Fax: 707-556-5593

Email:
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Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Posted June 29, 2016

Zoo Director - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Zoo Director

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL

 

Description:

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility, located just east of Pensacola, Florida. This ZAA-Accredited facility is home to a diverse collection of animals, including hoofed stock ranging in size from small antelope to Nile hippos, white rhinos and giraffe, as well as gorillas, myriad species of smaller primates, large cats and bears, and a wide assortment of birds and reptiles. The facility also operates CP Huntington trains, a gift shop, and food outlets.

The position entails overseeing all departments and managers, including but not limited to: Facility/Maintenance Operations, Animal Care, Guest Services and seasonal staff, averaging 25-35 employees total. The Director must possess a strong attention to detail, assist in the planning for overall progress and growth, and be able to effectively communicate with both corporate management and senior staff.   The Director will be required to learn and capably operate any section of the zoo and uphold the highest standards of animal care and business compliance with all regulatory agencies.


Qualifications:

  • The preferred applicant must have a strong animal background.
  • Show a consistent history of professional growth, along with upper management experience in a zoological setting.
  • A minimum of 10 years of total experience required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A BS or higher degree in one of the animal sciences preferred, although extensive experience in zoos and a business operation background may be substituted for a degree.
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings as required to effectively delegate and lead the Zoo's departments.
  • Be physically fit enough to be an effective and active member of the facility.
  • No visible tattoos.
  • The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a non-smoking facility.


Salary & Benefits:
Excellent salary including paid sick, vacation time, health insurance options, and 401k.


To Apply:
Email resumes to Eric Mogensen, CEO/Corporate Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

www.gulfbreezezoo.org

 


Posted June 29, 2016

Facilities Manager - Virginia Safari Park

Facilities Manager

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, VA

 

Description:

The Virginia Safari Park is a 180-acre drive through animal experience located in beautiful Natural Bridge, Virginia and was recently named one of the top ten animal attractions in America. This ZAA-Accredited zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and features both free-roaming exotic hoofedstock in our safari section as well as carnivores, primates, birds, and reptiles housed in a traditional zoological setting.

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the overall maintenance of the park, as well as new exhibit construction and/or oversight of such projects as required. The Manager will possess a working knowledge of carpentry, electric, plumbing, welding, masonry, painting, and small engine repair. The Facilities Department maintains the park’s three miles of roadway thereby making it a prerequisite the Facilities Manager has the ability to operate basic machinery, such as tractors, backhoes and bulldozers. This position will oversee the Facilities staff as well as Grounds Department, be instrumental in hiring for needed positions, oversee work schedules and insure the park is maintained in an aesthetic, pleasing manner.


Qualifications:

  • A minimum of ten years of total experience required in the construction industry or facilities management including three years in a supervisory role.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evenings as required to effectively delegate and lead the park's maintenance and grounds departments.
  • Be physically fit enough to be an effective and active member of the facility.
  • No visible tattoos.
  • The Virginia Safari Park is a non-smoking facility.


Salary & Benefits:
Excellent salary including paid sick, vacation time, health insurance options, and 401k.


To Apply:
Email resumes to Eric Mogensen, CEO/Corporate Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

www.virginiasafaripark.com

 


Posted June 29, 2016

Entry Level Animal Keeper - Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Entry Level Animal Keeper

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmond, MD

 

Qualified applicants must have at least two years paid experience in the zoological animal care field. A two year degree in biological sciences or related field is helpful but not required. These positions are intended for a person who has mastered all basic husbandry techniques and zoo protocols and is looking to continue their professional growth. You must be able to lift 60lbs with ease. We place a high value on employees who are team players, understand the connection between an institution’s staff and the visiting public, are safety conscious, have good animal management and husbandry skills, know how to and do apply environmental enrichment diversions for the animals in their care. Salary commensurate with experience, liberal leaves, paid vacation and assistance with conference expenses after one year and flexible work schedule. Some assistance with relocation is possible.

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo is supported by the Global Wildlife Trust whose mission is dedicated to broadening human understanding of the animal world.

This is achieved through immersion in naturalistic habitat recreations and educational programs using live animals and instructional tools both on-site at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and through presentations in the greater community.

We strive to provide the highest level of competent care for its resident wildlife ambassadors and to support the conservation of their wild counterparts in unspoiled habitats.
We are committed to this mission because we believe promoting harmonious coexistence of all species is our duty as stewards of the Earth.
 

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:  Associate

Required experience:  animal care: 2 years
 

Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted June 15, 2016

Sales/Marketing Manager - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Sales/Marketing Manager

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage Glacier, Alaska

 

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is seeking a Sales/Marketing Manager.  Do you have a passion for marketing; a desire to grow the business side of things? Do you want to work at an amazing place with animals galore and great people dedicated to the conservation of Alaska wildlife?

 

Title:              Sales & Marketing Manager

Reports to:     Director of Development

FLSA Status:  Full Time

General Function
Under the direction of the Executive Director performs sales/marketing, and business development activities for Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
 

Major Activities (Typical Duties/Responsibilites)

  • Solicits, plans, and participates in Familiarization Tours of the Wildlife Center, including ACVB meeting planner FAMs, Media FAMs, national and international tour operator FAMs and other independent AWCC FAM trips.
  • Responsible for making local sales calls to over the counter tour desks/concierge staff, as well as local receptive tour operators.
  • Responsible for wholesaler sales, including: communication to operators regarding operational changes, negotiation of contracts, oversight of rate structure.
  • Oversight and development of AWCC programs / pricing / net rate pricing.
  • Partnership development with like minded organizations locally and nationally. Representation in local tourism marketing organizations.
  • Management of website, social media marketing / communication
  • Management of AWCC membership communication.
  • Oversight of AWCC memberships – i.e. ACVB / ATIA, etc.
  • Responsible for development and distribution of brochures, including relationships with distribution companies.
  • Writing projects as assigned


Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of the tourism business in Alaska, including large and small tour operators,
  • industry organization, and influential publications. Working knowledge of the sales,
  • marketing, and operating practices of AWCC.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven sales skills.
  • Knowledge and skills appropriate for customer contact, writing and sending sales letters and contracts, submitting bids and price quotes to potential customers, including the ability to respond to inquiries and draft proposals and contracts quickly.
  • Knowledge and skills appropriate for managing and expanding social media outreach.
     

Minumum Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or Public Relations; two years experience in tourism management or sales, tourism marketing, sales, advertising, or public relations; or any combination of education, management and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Experience in the Alaska tourism industry is highly desirable. Computer literacy including creation of word processing documents and spreadsheets required. Knowledge of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and contact management programs preferred.

 

To apply:

Fill out application (click here).

 

Contact Eileen Floyd, Director of Development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC)

Founded in 1993 and began operating as a is a 501-3-C Nonprofit in 2004 with a mission dedicated to conservation, education and quality animal care of Alaska’s wildlife.

www.alaskawildlife.org

 

Posted June 13, 2016

Reptile Curator - Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

Mammal Curator

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, TX

 

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is a 6-acre facility that is currently expanding onto an additional 30 acres of land. As we continue this process, we are looking for an experienced professional to fill the Reptile Curator position.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Reptile Curator will manage the associated animal care staff as well as oversee the general operations, exhibit maintenance and proper care of over 500 different species of reptiles, both venomous and non-venomous.

In accordance with the departmental policies and procedures, the Reptile Curator is accountable for the management of the associated department— including animals and staff— to ensure the appropriate care, maintenance and improvement of all reptiles and reptile exhibits. This position will perform professional zoo keeping duties as well as administrative duties associated with the provision of the services, including husbandry and record keeping as well as human resource and administrative duties.

 

Key accountabilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage delegated functions and everyday tasks
  • Provide direct supervision of animal care staff
  • Provide proper staff training on animal care, company policy, use of tools and equipment, standard operating procedures, animal handling and capture and restraint training
  • Ensure proper decisions are made on the care, maintenance and improvement of exhibits and animals
  • Manage animal collection (including animal care, nutrition and husbandry, record keeping and proper documentation)
  • Provide knowledge in a range of animal husbandry and breeding techniques for exotic, native and non-native animals, conservation studies, exhibit maintenance/construction and any other background information regarding to exhibitory needs and the needs of any reptile or amphibian in the zoo’s collection
  • Communicate veterinary and animal husbandry concerns and information in a timely manner to team and appropriate management staff
  • Ensure compliance to all animal-related and park procedures to maximize safety for both staff and animals, including all established policies and operational procedures
  • Assesses facility needs and coordinates exhibit maintenance and minor improvements
  • Excel in guest interaction and customer services
  • Confirms that exhibits are presented to maximize a positive guest experience and meet zoo goals for cleanliness and maintenance
  • Provide a positive experience for guests and offer knowledge and information when applicable

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 10+ years experience working with venomous snakes
  • 7+ years experience with an animal care and husbandry, preferably in a zoo setting
  • 3+ years experience with an upper-level supervisory position
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail

Must be able to work holidays, weekends and irregular hours. A completed background check and verifiable work history is required. Applicants must be in good physical condition. Appropriate personal appearance, ability to work both individually and as a team and willingness to learn and grow with our facility is a must. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Along with resume and cover letter, please send a comprehensive list of all the species in which you have experience with. All documentation can be sent to Hannah Mulligan, Deputy Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted May 30, 2016

Mammal Curator - Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

Mammal Curator

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, TX

 

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is a 6-acre facility that is currently expanding onto an additional 30 acres of land. As we continue this process, we are looking for an experienced professional to fill the Mammal Curator position. 
 
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Mammal Curator will manage the associated animal care staff as well as oversee the general operations, exhibit maintenance and proper care of over 60 different species.
 
In accordance with the departmental policies and procedures, the Mammal Curator is accountable for the management of the associated department— including animals and staff— to ensure the appropriate care, maintenance and improvement of all animals and zoo exhibits.  This position will perform professional zoo keeping duties as well as administrative duties associated with the provision of the services, including husbandry and record keeping as well as human resource and administrative duties.

 

Key accountabilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage delegated functions and everyday tasks
  • Provide direct supervision of animal care staff
  • Provide proper staff training on animal care, company policy, use of tools and equipment, standard operating procedures, animal handling and capture and restraint training
  • Ensure proper decisions are made on the care, maintenance and improvement of exhibits and animals
  • Manage animal collection (including animal care, nutrition and husbandry, record keeping and proper documentation)
  • Provide knowledge in a range of animal husbandry and breeding techniques for exotic, domestic, native and non-native animals, legislation, animal training and animal enrichment, conservation studies, exhibit construction, and any other background information regarding to exhibitory needs and the needs of any animal in the zoo’s collection
  • Communicate veterinary and animal husbandry concerns and information in a timely manner to team and appropriate management staff
  • Ensure compliance to all animal-related and park procedures to maximize safety for both staff and animals, including all established policies and operational procedures
  • Assesses facility needs and coordinates exhibit maintenance and minor improvements
  • Excel in guest interaction and customer services
  • Confirms that exhibits are presented to maximize a positive guest experience and meet zoo goals for cleanliness and maintenance
  • Provide a positive experience for guests and offer knowledge and information when applicable
  • Acts as Dangerous Animal Recovery Team member

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 7+ years experience with an animal care and husbandry, preferably in a zoo setting
  • 3+ years experience with an upper-level supervisory position
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail

Must be able to work holidays, weekends and irregular hours. A completed background check and verifiable work history is required. Applicants must be in good physical condition. Appropriate personal appearance, ability to work both individually and as a team and willingness to learn and grow with our facility is a must. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Along with resume and cover letter, please send a comprehensive list of all the species in which you have experience with. All documentation can be sent to Hannah Mulligan, Deputy Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted May 30, 2016

Hoofstock Keeper - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Hoofstock Keeper

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL

 

The Gulf Breeze Zoo, a 50-acre facility located in the beautiful Florida panhandle, is expanding and searching for additional keepers. The Zoo maintains a collection of over 900 animals including great apes, carnivores, primates, birds, reptiles and an abundance of hoofed stock.

Currently Seeking:

An energetic and hardworking individual with hoof stock experience. Animals that you will be working with include several species of antelope, zebra, giraffe, llamas, ostrich and emu.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to animal care, training, behavioral enrichment, assist with medical needs, daily records and help with habitat maintenance. Although the primary role of this position is animal care, interacting and educating guests will be required.

All applicants must be physically fit and active, able to lift 50 pounds comfortably, and be able to work in all types of weather.  Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a valid driver’s license. Must adhere to strict personal appearance requirements with no visible tattoos permitted and maintain a non-smoking work environment. Weekends and holidays are mandatory workdays for new hires, as are long days when needed. Must be able to complete daily tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision once trained, keep good daily records, and be proficient at observing animals.  

Note:    Gulf Breeze Zoo is a Drug Free and Smoke Free work environment.  Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available.
 

APPLY NOW! Applicants should send cover letter, resume, 2 references to Chris Mogensen:

Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Posted May 9, 2016

Mammal Keeper - Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

Mammal Keeper

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, TX

 

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is a small, 6-acre zoo in the process of rapid restoration, growth and expansion. We are located right outside of San Antonio, Texas. The advertised position will work within the mammal department (including carnivores, avians, primates, large cats and other small mammals).

 

General responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • daily animal care (feeding, raking and exhibit cleaning, enrichment, capture and restraint and animal husbandry)
  • general maintenance on and off exhibit
  • upkeep of proper paperwork
  • public interaction (including interactive shows, tours and guiding volunteer projects)

A strong work ethic and adaptability will be considered as an equal to experience in the field. The position is entry-level and proper training will be provided. Must be able to work holidays, weekends and irregular hours. A completed background check and verifiable work history is required. Applicants must be in good physical condition. Appropriate personal appearance, ability to work both individually and as a team and willingness to learn and grow with our facility is a must. 
 

Please send resumes to Hannah Mulligan, Deputy Direictor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted April 11, 2016

Poikilothermic Animals Lead Caretaker - Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Poikilothermic Animals Lead Caretaker

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmont, Maryland

 

This position requires a degree in Biology, Zoology or related field.  This person should be experienced in chemical immobilization, hand capture and restraint and basic medical care of zoo animals.  This person must have five years of zoo experience including at least two in a supervisory position.  Must have experience with venomous reptiles.

This position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of management of the animal collection.  Reporting directly to the General Curator, this position assists with animal acquisition, husbandry programs, daily maintenance, development of Keeper routines, animal enrichment, behavior, exhibit design and staff selection and staff training and development.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs, walk long distances, have a valid driver’s license, work outside in any type of weather, work weekends and holidays and occasionally volunteer evening hours.

This position is part of the Animal Care Team and partners with the Maintenance, Veterinary, Education and Administration departments.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.  No benefits are offered.  Paid vacation and sick leave commence accruement after 90 days. 

Send resumes to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted March 30, 2016

Assistant Director - International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Assistant Director

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Boyd, Texas

 

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director 

SALARY: $50,000 yearly plus Modern 2 BR house with paid utilities on site.                

DEPARTMENT: Sanctuary                           STATUS: Full-time, Non-Exempt 
REPORTS TO: Director                                LOCATON: International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

The Assistant Director directs and monitors the daily work assignments of the keepers and interns, ensuring that all work tasks are completed in compliance with sanctuary policies, AZA standards and USDA, and Texas Parks and Wildlife standards. The Assistant Director serves as the liaison between the staff and Director and reports all disciplinary matters to the Director. In the absence of the Director, the Assistant Director assumes responsibility for decisions concerning sanctuary operations, animal care concerns, emergency procedures during an animal escape, and public relations with sanctuary tours, patrons, and donors. 

This job serves as the primary trainer to the staff on all policies and procedures related to animal diet preparation, administration of medication, animal transfers, animal enrichment and training programs, writing grants, and animal husbandry. The job also serves as the Sanctuary registrar, entering appropriate data into the medical database, including new animals, daily veterinary and medical records, enrichment, and training information. This job collaborates with the Director to improve tour guides’ presentations for the public and to improve patron interactions with the sanctuaries mission. 

Please note this is a 24/7 position! No Benefits other than paid vacation and sick days! There will be a six month probation period for the position.


Qualifications:

The position requires: 

  • Must possess a degree in zoological or biological sciences or the equivalent of five years in managing animals in a zoological park or related institution. Must have a demonstrated interest and expertise in the management of a diverse selection of species, with a strong focus on carnivores, bear species, and other species in sanctuary care:  see www.bigcat.org
  • Sanctuary experience a plus 
  • Driver’s license and a good driving record required; 
  • The ability to obtain certifications applicable to the functions of the position; 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered. 
  • Demonstrate leadership in all areas of animal management, staff development, and inter-departmental collaboration. Must have proficiency with computers, animal management programs, and good communications skills. All behavioral methods that ensures enrichment in sanctuary care including behavior, emotional behavioral and behavioral husbandry.


Knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Direct and monitor Sanctuary and intern keepers’ work assignments; 
  • Train interns and keepers on sanctuary policies, AZA standards and USDA rules and regulations; 
  • Maintain sanctuary animals including, but not limited to, preparing and delivering food, cleaning and maintaining cages and enclosures, observing behaviors, assisting in rendering medical care and attention, providing habitat and emotional enrichment, participate in the training program and ensuring their safety and security; 
  • Oversee sanctuaries’ facilities, animal enclosures and exhibits, and grounds to ensure cleanliness and public safety; 
  • Assist veterinarians in providing medical attention and care to animals, including capturing, sedating, and medicating, as directed; 
  • Maintain records, documents, and logs of animals for sanctuary database. Prepare reports, as directed; 
  • Maintain inventory of food, supplies, medications, and equipment, including ordering and reconciling orders on delivery; 
  • Assist in maintenance and repair work on exhibits; provide suggestions and input for exhibit improvements; 
  • Operate specialized animal control and restraint equipment, including firearms; 
  • Perform all duties in accordance with sanctuary policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
  • Capable of writing grants, proposals, inputting data in the sanctuary’s website


Physical Requirements:

Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel and bend. The job requires finger/hand dexterity, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and operate a motor vehicle and job-related equipment. Sufficient visual acuity, speaking ability and hearing capacity to perform the essential functions and interact with the public is required.  This job is a 24/7 if needed.


The deadline for resumes is June 1, 2016.


Application Instructions:

Mail, Fax, or email completed resume to:

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Attn: Richard Gilbreth
PO Box 637
Boyd, Texas 76023

Fax: 940-433-5092
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Posted March 30, 2016

Assistant Curator - Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Assistant Curator

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmont, Maryland

 

This position requires a degree in Biology, Zoology or related field.  This person should be experienced in chemical immobilization, hand capture and restraint and basic medical care of zoo animals.  This person must have five years of zoo experience including at least two in a supervisory position.  Experience with venomous reptiles is preferred.

This position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of management of the animal collection.  Reporting directly to the General Curator, this position assists with animal acquisition, husbandry programs, daily maintenance, development of Keeper routines, animal enrichment, behavior, exhibit design and staff selection and staff training and development.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs, walk long distances, have a valid driver’s license, work outside in any type of weather, work weekends and holidays and occasionally volunteer evening hours.

This position is part of the Animal Care Team and partners with the Maintenance, Veterinary, Education and Administration departments.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.  No benefits are offered.  Paid vacation and sick leave commence accruement after 90 days. 

Send resumes to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted February 26, 2016

Curator/Animal Manager - Alabama Safari Park

Curator/Animal Manager

Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

 

ALABAMA SAFARI PARK, a 350-acre animal preserve located just outside of Montgomery, is scheduled to open for public attendance in 2016 and has an opening for an experienced curator/animal manager.  This person should have extensive hands-on, practical knowledge of hoofed stock, whether exotic or domestic, along with a very strong work ethic. This position requires attention to detail through the daily observations of herds and individual animals, record-keeping skills, and ability to manage staff. Experience with capture, handling, feeding and basic medical care of hoofed stock an asset. Farm equipment experience will be required and will be taught as needed. Self-motivating and able to work with minimum oversight required.

Non-smoking work place. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience. We offer 401(k), paid sick, vacation and health insurance. Please email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Posted February 25, 2016

Keeper/Outreach Educators, seasonal - Wild Wonders

Keeper/Outreach Educator - Seasonal

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, CA

 

Description:

Wild Wonders in Bonsall,CA, has 2 openings for keeper/outreach educators, seasonal.


Duties:

Include but not limited to:

  • General husbandry of ambassador collection
  • Behavioral enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Presenting entertaining educational presentations onsite and offsite while
  • keeping animal and guest safety at the forefront
  • Enclosure maintenance and enhancement
  • Socialization and training of ambassador animals
  • Promoting the mission of the program
  • Ordering of inventory and working with suppliers and Vets
  • Medical supportive care
  • Oversight and training of interns and volunteers


Education and Pre-requisites:

  • Must have a zoology degree or equivalent
  • One year minimum full time professional experience in a zoological setting
  • handling, presenting and keeping of exotics
  • Must be able to work in small group environment with autonomy and flexibility
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to work weekends, nights and holidays


Compensation and Benefits:

Pay 12-14 hr DOE

 

Application Instructions:

Send resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
No phone calls please.  Skype or in-person interviews only

Closing date April 1, 2016.

Posted February 21, 2016

Zoo Manager - Phillips Park Zoo

Zoo Manager

Phillips Park Zoo, Aurora, Illinois

 

The City of Aurora is currently seeking a Zoo Manager.

The Zoo Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Phillips Park Zoo as it pertains to the well-being and care of the Zoo animals, building and grounds and guest services including educational initiatives.  Responsibilities also include assisting with the Visitors Center operations.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Zoology or related field. Requires five years of animal facility management experience overseeing the management, care and training of zoo animals and three years’ experience in a supervisory role.  Must be able to obtain certification in Chemical Immobilization. Valid Illinois driver's license is required.  

Pay range $34.56/hr.-$44.99/hr., depending on exp.  Excellent benefit package included.  

Send cover letter, resume, salary history, references and complete application by March 4, 2016, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

 

Office hours are Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.:

City of Aurora
Human Resources Department
44 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507
www.aurora-il.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted February 19, 2016

 

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