Available Positions

Assistant Director

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, Virginia

Organization: Virginia Safari Park (www.virginiasafaripark.com)
Location: Natural Bridge VA
Date: 1 June 2020
                                               
Job Description:

The Virginia Safari Park, one of three parks within the overall ZooFari Parks LLC system, has an opening for an Assistant Director. This presents a great opportunity to enter our system and learn our practices while assisting with the overall management of section managers.

We are a 180-acre drive-through zoo (within our 340-acre property) that offers a wide variety of animals, with a main focus on the Safari. The park also features our Safari Village, a walk-through section with large cats, primates, birds and reptiles. We are a breeding facility, and take pride and care in producing only the highest quality of specimens, including such species as white rhinos, giraffe, cheetahs, a wide variety of antelope species, Rueppells vultures and African penguins.

The position requires overall day-to-day management of all departments and managers, while serving in a supportive role for the Director. The Assistant Director also serves as the Manager-In-Charge during the Director’s absence. Departments include Facilities, Guest Services and Animal Care. Staffing averages 25-50+ employees total, depending upon the season.

The Assistant Director must possess strong attention to detail, be an effective communicator and have a proven record of managing staff in a zoological setting. The Assistant Director will be required to learn, understand and manage all sections of the zoo while upholding high standards and remain compliant with all regulatory agencies, spanning all departments. Training within our system and spanning all departments will be provided and expected.

This position reports to the Director. The Virginia Safari Park is a non-smoking facility and maintains strict personal appearance standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in animal care, facility management or administration in a zoological setting.
  • A consistent history of professional growth, along with management experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of total experience required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A BS or higher degree in one of the animal sciences preferred, although a management or business degree is acceptable. Extensive experience within a zoo with management experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings as required to effectively delegate and manage the Zoo's departments.
  • Strong leadership skills and be adept at decision-making.
  • Be physically fit enough to be an effective and active member of the facility.

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

To Apply:
Email resumes to:  Admin@zoofariparks.com. Note “VSP Assistant Director position” in subject heading.

Maintenance Worker

Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, Reno, Nevada

Status: Full time, Non-Exempt, Hourly
Pay Range: $29,120 - $37,500 annually
Direct Report: Facilities Manager (in Manager's absence, the Executive Director)

Summary
Has secondary responsibility for the maintenance and renovation of the facility. Under the general direction of the Facilities Manager, the Maintenance Worker implements plans, directs, and schedules the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly maintenance of the facility and is responsive to safety issues (public and animal) brought to attention by the Animal Curator. Also works under the direction of the Executive Director with respect to exhibit renovation, future expansion, and other special projects.

Responsibilities
Daily:
  • Cleans ponds and filters
  • Watches for public safety issues
  • Clears road and paths of snow, as necessary in winter
  • Checks trails for hazards
  • Checks solar fence chargers
  • Cleans picnic areas and restrooms, and re-stocks restrooms
  • Checks trash/recycle containers, and empties as needed
Weekly:
  • Waters plants and trees, checks drip irrigation system, fertilize as necessary
  • Monitors solar energy systems (3)
  • Monitors trash dumpster
  • Backflushes pond pump systems and test for function
  • Coordinates with work groups on projects as necessary
Yearly:
  • Repaints various structures, including cabanas, shed, fences, etc. as needed
  • Plan and coordinate construction of new enclosures and landscaping, in coordination with the Lead Keeper, Education Manager, Guest Services Manager, Facilities Manager, Animal Curator, and Executive Director
Water:
  • In conjunction with Certified Water Operator (CWO) operates the Public Water System (PWS) Insures compliance with State and County PWS permits and requirements
  • Daily monitoring of potable (1) and non-potable water tank (3) levels. Starts/stops Booster Pump as necessary
  • Every two days (peak water season) samples water for residual chlorine level
  • Every two days (peak water season) back-flushes carbon filter and two iron filters
  • Submits monthly coliform water sample to Wet Lab for analysis
  • Quarterly submits water samples to Wet Lab for analysis
  • Yearly submits raw water samples to Wet Lab for analysis
  • Keeps log of water usage and water sample results

Additional Responsibilities:
As needed maintains, repairs, constructs, and installs:
  • Electric Perimeter Fence
  • Benches and picnic areas
  • Trash containers
  • Hoses, hand, and power tools
  • Vehicles, golf carts, quad, generators, tractors, and other equipment
  • Trails, fences, and security gates
  • Exhibit fences and gates
  • Enclosure guillotine gate systems
  • Graphics and signage
  • Windows, doors, locks
  • Weed control and fire breaks
  • Animal crates & portable caging
  • Sinks and toilets
  • Pools, pumps, and filters
  • Exhibit modifications
  • Grounds maintenance, janitorial and gardening as needed
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must possess a High school diploma
  • Ability to perform general repairs and improvements including small engine repair
  • Ability to maintain a well based water system and facilitate repairs as needed
  • Ability to maintain multiple solar arrays and facilitate minor repairs as needed
  • Ability to handle, care for and train a variety of domestic and exotic animals
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and/or educators
  • Skilled in general carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and minor electrical
  • Skilled in the use of both light and heavy equipment
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Must have good time management and the ability to effectively multi-task
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Physical demands include balance, standing, kneeling, crouching, walking, reaching, grasping, feeling and finger dexterity.
  • Capable of lifting, pushing, and pulling 50 pounds, and handling animal carriers
  • Must possess a valid Nevada State driver's license and maintain insurance
  • Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aid

Interested parties, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by email to bbaker@animalark.org

General Curator

Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

Alabama Safari Park is a 350-acre drive through zoo and breeding center. We maintain an inventory of 800+ specimens comprised of large groups of hoofed stock as well as our "Safari Village"; which contains a petting area, lemur island, kangaroos and budgie aviary.

For the General Curator position, we are looking for a person with strong prior experience with hoofed stock and animal husbandry. Must be able to manage, train and motivate animal care staff, and overseeing breeding programs. This is a hands-on position and will require extensive time spent in the field observing both the staff and animal collection daily.

Requirements:

  • This position requires hoof stock knowledge and experience.
  • A strong work ethic, good physical condition and a willingness to learn.
  • Minimum of 5 years paid animal care experience.
  • Maintain a non-smoking work environment.
  • Have the ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • General knowledge of operating tractors, skid steers, and trailers a plus.
  • Valid Driver's license.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

Our benefits package includes competitive pay, vacation and sick leave, access to company assisted insurance and a 401K.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Chris Mogensen, Director

Alabama Safari Park

Chris@zoofariparks.com

Zoo Curator

Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear, California

San Bernardino County Special Districts - Big Bear Valley Recreation and Parks District

Big Bear Alpine Zoo is seeking a dynamic, visionary and experienced leader to join the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Parks Districts team as the Zoo Curator. The Zoo Curator is responsible for the care and management of the animal collection, so must be familiar with best practices in animal welfare, behavior, transport, capture and restraint; wildlife rehabilitation, behavioral enrichment, and exhibit design; federal, state, and regulatory agencies and requirements and record keeping; and conservation, education, interpretation, and marketing efforts. The Zoo Curator is also responsible for managing the facility, including the supervision, direction, and training of approximately 18 staff members and various volunteers, as well as the thriving gift shop and education and conservation programs at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Join the excitement as Special Districts proceeds forward to open our larger, brand new facility in the coming months! Explore our excellent Benefits Package!

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is one of only two alpine zoos in the United States. As San Bernardino County's only zoo, it also supports the County's wildlife rehabilitation efforts, offering sick, injured or orphaned wild animals a safe haven -- temporarily while they heal or permanently if they are unable to survive on their own. Many of the animals brought to us for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment. Those that remain with us on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and cannot be released back into the wild to care for themselves.

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is home to more than 150 mammals, birds, and reptiles representing more than 85 different species, while operating on a budget of over $2M. The Zoo is open to the public 364 days per year and the Zoo hosts over one hundred thousand visitors annually.

Today's Dreams........Tomorrow's Reality --- Our NEW State-of-the-Art Zoo is nearing completion. Our new facility will continue to provide a safe and loving "Home for Life" for animals which cannot be released back into the wild, while providing for a higher quality of care for those that can.

Overview of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo -- The zoo is located in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest at an elevation of 7140 feet. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District, a Special District of the County of San Bernardino, owns the zoo and facilities. Animal Care, Groundskeepers, Maintenance, Education and Administration staff are all County employees. Working together, the Park District oversees the operation of the zoo, and the Curator oversees the day to day activities of the zoo.

To learn more, visit our website and these links:

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Alpine Zoo Mission

Big Bear Alpine Zoo Core Values

Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in Zoology, Biology, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Medicine, Anthropology or related field.

--AND--

Experience: Seven (7) years progressive experience in zoological work, three (3) of which must have been performing in a supervisory capacity.

For details, please review the announcement at www.sbcounty.gov/jobs. Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP. (909) 387-8304 - EEO/ADA

Keeper

Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke, Virginia

Mill Mountain Zoo, located in Roanoke, Virginia is currently seeking a full-time keeper to join our Animal Department team. This position will cover multiple species. All full-time positions consist of 40 hours per week and include weekends, holidays, and occasional evening hours.

This position will be responsible for the daily care for the collection through feeding, watering, cleaning, enrichment and training of animals in the assigned areas. Duties will include but are not limited to: daily observation of general animal health and behavior, completing daily records, diet preparation, administering prescribed medications, assisting with veterinary procedures, interacting with guests through scheduled keeper talks and occasional media events.

The ideal applicant will have previous experience with the care and handling of exotic animals in a zoo setting, have earned an Associates degree in Zoological science or related Bachelor's degree, and be a team player capable of positive interaction with co-workers, volunteers, and guests. They must be able to complete daily tasks with minimum supervision, possess good organizational skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment. Additional qualifications include the ability to work in all climatic conditions and good physical health which allows for appropriate animal care and safety.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Robin Lentz, Co-Director at rlentz@mmzoo.org.

Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

Keeper 1, full time non-exempt
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

SUMMARY:

The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Senior Keeper, Curator and/or Director of Husbandry in carrying out the operations of the mammal, reptile and Avian areas of the Austin Zoo. This includes all aspects of animal husbandry, exhibit maintenance and holding area management. The position will participate in and assist with the development of the mammal, reptile and bird training program, which will consist of behavioral demonstrations presented to the public on a scheduled basis by the keepers. The position will also be responsible for maintaining organized written records pertaining to health, feeding, water quality and behavioral observations. As a keeper 1 you will be expected to learn and improve your knowledge and skills on a daily basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a member of the Husbandry team, you will lead by example by being patient, kind, humble, respectful, selfless, forgiving, honest and committed when interacting with one another, guests and animals.
  • Provides for the needs of all animals related to the bird, mammal and reptile collection by doing exhibit cleaning and holding/BOH maintenance, diet preparation and feeding, and enrichment.
  • Presents daily shows and presentations for the public.
  • Maintains records pertaining to feeding, water quality analysis, behavioral observations, training activities and medical procedures.
  • Maintains exhibit quality standards through regular maintenance and cleaning activities.
  • Cooperates with Animal Health Services staff for animal health issues, treatments, and veterinary procedures, transfers and crating.
  • Keeps work area clean and organized and reports mechanical failures to supervisors in a timely way.
  • Assists in all other Husbandry department activities when needed.
  • Participate in Austin Zoo related education, public relations and membership programs including facility tours and lectures. Comply with safety and security directives, policies and procedures.
  • At the direction of supervisors, interact with and respond to public/media requests for information.
  • Adherence to area specific standard operating procedures (SOP's) Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
  • Prepares and continually enhances animal areas for aesthetic, reproductive, behavior, and animal safety (i.e. perching material, nest boxes, "furniture", live or artificial plants, etc…).
  • Attends departmental meetings and participates in developmental seminars and workshops as required.
  • Acts as a resource for apprentice Keepers and other newly hired Keeper 1's.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in biology or a related field is required (3-4 years of full time mammal or avian training experience at a zoo or aquarium may be considered in lieu of a degree) with specific knowledge of animal husbandry and behavioral conditioning.
  • 2-3 years (4+ years without a degree) of experience working with animals in a zoo or aquarium setting is required. Emphasis should be on animal care and exhibit and holding area maintenance. (Domestic pets do not count)
  • Must have demonstrated discipline and have a history of a consistently high degree of work quality.
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which will include weekends and/or evenings and holidays.
  • Ability to travel when necessary, usually not to exceed four weeks at one time.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on an on call basis.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing and Spreadsheet software.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of ZIMS.
  • C.P.R./First Aid certification (preferred) or ability to obtain within 90 days of being hired.
  • Experience in the maintenance of aquariums, aquatic life support systems, and use of water quality testing equipment.
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.
  • Possess a basic understanding of all species within the collection.
  • Ability to perform all basic husbandry tasks relating to care for all species within the facility.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • In good health and capable of performing strenuous and/or heavy physical labor.
  • No history of allergy related to animals or plants, which might interfere with ability to work.
  • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend and stoop.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance and agility of movement which might interfere with ability to work.
  • Physical strength, including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to move up to 100lbs.
  • Immuno-competence (possible exposure to zoonotic infections/disease).
  • Proof of negative TB screening prior to placement and annually thereafter required.
  • Proof of rabies vaccination.

Send cover letter and resume to Patti Clark at info@austinzoo.org

Lead Keeper
Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

Wild Wonders is a small, busy ZAA accredited wildlife education facility in Southern California

Duties include:

  • Husbandry
  • Training
  • Management of ambassador animal collection
  • Oversight of staff of 6-8 and large volunteer corp
  • Record keeping

Requirements:

  • Zoology or related degree preferred
  • Must have a min of two years experience in a professional zoological setting, preferably with management experience.
  • Must be physically fit and able to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Cheetah experience preferred

Pay:

  • Commensurate with experience

Please send resume to: wildwonders@att.net

No phone calls please

Zoo Keeper, Seasonal
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

Description:

No two days will be the same, this Position entails being able to be cross-trained in all animal-related Positions at African Safari Wildlife Park. Will be working in both Guest areas as well as behind-the-scenes areas with on-Staff Keepers. Animal Care Responsibilities - may include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning Stalls, barns, outlaying animal pens
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment
  • Raking halls
  • Driving Tractors (after trained and comfortable on a tractor)
  • Unloading hay
  • Animal Record Keeping/Documentation
  • Will prepare animal diets as prescribed and deliver daily diets to assigned species
  • Will provide fresh water daily
  • Will clean and maintain indoor and outdoor animal exhibit areas on a daily basis or as determined by management.
  • Will ensure animal containment at all times.
  • Will comply with all safety procedures including the use of Lock Out/Tag Out when entering or leaving exhibit areas.
  • Will observe and monitor the health status of each individual animal on a daily basis or more often as determined by veterinarian, or General Manager.
  • Will perform daily and regular inspections of assigned area to ensure animal containment and keeper safety.All safety or exhibit concerns will be reported to the General Manager.
  • May accompany maintenance staff on inspection tours.
  • May assist the Veterinarian in medical procedures as needed.
  • May provide medical care as designed by the Veterinarian or General Manager.
  • Responsible for becoming familiar with the husbandry guidelines for assigned species. Becomes knowledgeable for assigned species' behaviors, including breeding, socialization, parenting, etc.
  • Will attend and contribute to keeper meetings.
  • Will assist other departments during special events, after hours events, conference center bookings, and other programs.
  • May occasionally work off-site for an individual or company other than ASWP. If and when this occurs, policy and procedures are in place that ensures all laws are met and the employee is properly compensated.
  • May require use of private vehicle on occasion.
  • Assist Drive-Thru Rangers in keeping animals/moving animals into proper sections
  • Assist with camel rides if needed (could entail walking camels and or loading camels, cash management, etc).
  • Present a friendly, courteous and helpful demeanor to all guests at all times
  • Wave to all guests and staff
  • Make sure guests and animals are safe and following all park rules and guidelines while enjoying their park experience.

Necessary Skills for all Positions:

  • Must be comfortable operating farm equipment, does not require past experience as training will be a part of the job
  • Will present a friendly, courteous and helpful demeanor to all guests at all times
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a Team Member
  • Excellent guest service skills: ability to adhere to Companies Guest Service Standards
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be safety conscious
  • Will present a friendly, courteous, helpful demeanor to all guest at all times.
  • Have a valid Driver's License

Essential Functions

  • Certain jobs may require you to access confined areas, climb ladders, lift or carry items up to 50lbs, escort or guide people or animals, perform overhead or ground level duties, etc.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time up to 8 hours, (Excluding Breaks)
  • Be able to work in adverse weather conditions

Compensation/Benefits

  • Compensation based on Experience, position starts at $9.00 per hour.
  • African Safari does not provide housing.
  • Seasonal Keeper position is full time, position can be classified as an Internship if needing school credit.
  • Can bring up to 3 Visitors into the Park for FREE on non-scheduled days.

How to Apply

Zoo Director
Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury, Maryland

City of Salisbury - Zoo Director, Salisbury Zoo

$60,606-$66,914 Excellent Range of Benefits

City of Salisbury Overview: Situated between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean is the capital of the Eastern Shore, Salisbury, Maryland. With a growing population of over 32,000, Salisbury has become home to a very diverse community of people. Whether it is for the vibrant economic opportunity, quality public education, world-class healthcare, reinvigorated environmental stewardship, or globally known corporations, people are coming to be a part of this ever-changing town.

Zoo Overview: The City of Salisbury seeks an energetic and detail-oriented leader for the Director for the Salisbury Zoological Park. The Salisbury Zoo is a nationally recognized free municipal zoo with a strong emphasis on fostering enthusiasm for wildlife and inspiring conservation of our natural world. With almost 300,000 visitors every year the Salisbury Zoo is a beloved and regional attraction on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Zoo's 12 acres are located at the heart of our City and is the center of City Park, a 113 acre park, along the Wicomico River. This community resource has been vital to the education of our regional schools. The 186 animal collection are cared for in a new state of the art animal health facility. While the main attraction are the animals, the Zoo sees itself as a cultural and entertainment icon, hosting events throughout the year. The Salisbury Zoo is positioned for growth and new opportunities as it heads towards its 70th year.

Position Profile: The Director will be responsible for leading, directing and managing the animal care, education, marketing, a thriving gift shop, concession, and conservation programs of the Salisbury Zoological Park. Working closely with the Salisbury Zoo Commission, Delmarva Zoological Society, and under the direction of the Deputy Director of Field Operations, the Director will implement a comprehensive zoo management program, including robust capital and operational fundraising programs; cultivate and foster strong relationships, both internally and externally, in order to inspire community support; oversee all operations and a staff of 14+.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a related field and at least 5 years of Zoo experience or related experience, to include but not limited to Tourism, and Recreation and Parks. Three years of management experience required, and master's degree preferred. Strong leadership ability with proven management skills in leading and developing staff and working with a highly motivated team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills are essential. A demonstrated commitment to excellence and to high moral and ethical principles with an attitude of creativity, innovation, confidence, and entrepreneurship, and with an ability to inspire and motivate donors, staff, and volunteers. Proven track record with managing construction projects, oversight of contractors, bid solicitation, and managing budgets. Successful management experience with living collections and experience in cultivating philanthropic support is desired. Valid driver's license also required. $60,606-$66,914, excellent range of benefits.

Closing Date: First Consideration by Wednesday, March 18, 2020

APPLY: online at www.salisbury.md/apply upload detailed resume and cover letter into the application.

City of Salisbury HR
125 N. Division St., Salisbury, MD 21801
410-548-1065
Fax: 410-548-3748

Web site: www.salisbury.md

E-mail: jobs@salisbury.md

Director 1
California Living Museum, Bakersfield, California

KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

APPROVED NOVEMBER 2019

SALARY SCHEDULE: #92

CLASSIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE – OVERTIME EXEMPT

CODE: 2, 6, 8

DEFINITION

Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Director will mentor, manage, and provide inspired, forward-thinking leadership to California Living Museum (CALM) staff, while creating and promoting a work environment and culture that reflects Kern County Superintendent of Schools/CALM's mission, vision, and values.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and management that support the mission, vision and core values of CALM;
  • oversee, plan, organize and coordinate the California Living Museum (CALM);
  • work within the framework of the Education Code, office policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal regulations;
  • ensure CALM has the proper controls, processes and procedures in place to effectively develop, maintain and ensure operating strength;
  • influence and drive operations to achieve and surpass organizational goals and objectives;
  • motivate and lead; serve to cultivate skills; inspire, encourage and evaluate the performance of assigned staff;
  • foster a success-oriented, accountable environment;
  • apply business expertise to maintain and advance financial goals; assist as needed in the formulation and development of budgets, fiscal policies, procedures and programs;
  • communicate with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate CALM activities and programs; resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information;
  • cultivate and represent CALM to local and regional entities, including media, governmental agencies, and community groups to further the mission of CALM;
  • initiate or assist with organizational planning and implementation, including strategic/business plans, master/facility plans, collection plans, conservation plans and education plans;
  • provide leadership and oversight on capital projects; interface with architects and planners to deliver quality improvements on time and within budget;
  • develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for areas of responsibility; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; assist in monitoring revenues and expenses in compliance with the current approved budget;
  • represent CALM in appropriate professional circles;
  • responsible for the oversight and effectiveness of all internal processes including regulatory compliance and accreditations;
  • provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of CALM;
  • attend training workshops and professional development as appropriate;
  • provide staff support to the CALM Foundation;
  • coordinate CALM's community relations and promotions;
  • responsible for the successful implementation of CALM's special events;
  • and perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Zoo operations and animals native to California;
  • leadership and supervisory strategies and techniques;
  • principles, practices, and techniques of general living museum/zoo management;
  • biological/scientific research methods;
  • principles, methods, and techniques of organization, administration and personnel management;
  • budgeting principles and methods of budget preparation and control.

Ability to:

  • Stay current on regulations and trends appropriate to position;
  • provide leadership and direction, plan, organize, motivate, and direct employees;
  • analyze administrative problems, reach practical and logical solutions and effectively implement change;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and volunteers;
  • speak effectively before the public;
  • work outside in inclement weather conditions.

Experience:

Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience managing and supervising an institution or facility responsible for the care of zoo animals and public exhibits of diverse animals.

Education:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Zoology, Natural Science, or a related field.

Acceptable substitution for four-year degree requirement: Completion of two (2) years of course work from an accredited college or university and five (5) years increasingly responsible experience managing and supervising the care of zoo animals.

Conditions of employment:

Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license which must be maintained for the duration of the assignment.

Fingerprint clearance by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met.

Must present verification of completion of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training or obtain verification within six (6) weeks of hire and annually thereafter, as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

This position is overtime exempt and has a probationary period of one year.

Mammal Keeper
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to work with a wide variety of mammalian and avian species. Types of animals under the care of this person include carnivores, primates, hoofstock, and birds. Previous experience at a zoological institution is preferred.

This position requires an individual with a high degree of professional experience who takes pride in work well done. Must be a proven leader, team player, and team member. The priorities for this position include attention to animal care and health, fostering a positive team environment, and accomplishing an excellent guest experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Providing for the needs of a wide range of animals through cleaning, feeding, watering, observing, enclosure upkeep, propagation, monitoring health, and medicating under veterinary supervision
  • Supplying enrichment to assigned animals
  • Inputting data into the animal records databases; assuring that appropriate records are kept on all husbandry including daily care and animal health
  • Exceptional use of time management techniques
  • Keeping all on and off exhibit areas clean, neat and organized
  • Understanding the significance of their role and how they can positively impact visitors; proactive, friendly communication will be expected at all times, as well as anticipating visitors' needs and desires
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

The position requires knowledge of animal husbandry, including exhibitry techniques, nutritional requirements, behavior, common diseases, capture and restraint and propagation methods. The successful candidate will need to maintain and develop a broad knowledge base on the proper husbandry of all mammals and birds in the collection.

Candidates will need to have good communication skills, be able to follow specific instructions, and communicate activities and observations clearly in writing and verbally. Applicants must be able to present to small and large crowds and work well with large groups of children. Physical requirements include working outdoors in any weather, lifting 50 pounds, and repetitive work such as raking and shoveling.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full time position that involves working on weekends and holidays. Compensation commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered, you must submit a resume and a cover letter via email to JarrodF@hczoo.com and EmilyJ@hczoo.com. Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.

Animal Trainer
St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri


We are currently looking for an energetic and dynamic Animal Trainer to join our team at the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. This role will be responsible for managing the day-to-day husbandry operations of the care and wellbeing of the ambassador animals within the Aquarium, with a specific focus on animal training.

As an Animal Trainer, you will be responsible for the continual development of the animal behavior and enrichment programs, as well as leading public presentations with the facility's wide variety of animals.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Undertake daily operations to ensure highest level of safety, courtesy, education, efficiency and operational readiness at all times.
  • Train animal behavior and provide enrichment activities.
  • Public presentations and interactive programs consistent with the facility's philosophy and procedures.
  • Maintain positive representation to professional agencies, institutions and various committees.
  • Compliance with health and safety standards in accordance with local municipality, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Provide animal care and ensure habitats meet compliance of facility specific policies and procedures.
  • Maintain up-to-date electronic records on animal health, training sessions, enrichment, water quality, system maintenance, and system checks, as necessary.
  • Monitor, identify, and communicate any animal health concerns.
  • In collaboration with Guest Experience Department and the Aquarium Foundation, ensure habitats and programs engage, educate and entertain diverse audiences.
  • Work closely with the Aquarium Foundation to ensure volunteers and educators provide exemplary guest service and engagement.
  • Perform daily dive requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years of full-time, paid experience in animal husbandry with emphasis on animal training.
  • SCUBA Diver certified required.
  • First Aid, Emergency O2 and AED certification preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline required.
  • Experienced animal trainer with a strong background in ambassador animals, mammals, and/or birds is preferred.
  • Competency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


To apply, please send us a PDF copy of your resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the position to recruitment@zooceanarium.com. Include the title, Animal Trainer, in the file name.

Zookeeper, Herpetology
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

Primary Responsibilities

  • Animal observations-appetite, habits, disposition and physical appearance
  • Inspect enclosures, fencing, exhibit furniture for cleanliness and upkeep, preform minor repairs as needed.
  • Diet preparation and distribution
  • Sanitation including pressure washing
  • Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Assist with medical procedures and administer medication as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
     

Communication

  • Provide regular updates to the Curator on the condition and status of the animals in your area
  • Attend general staff meetings
  • Promote the Preserves Mission
  • Attend all staff training sessions as directed
  • Communicate with Curator and team members
  • Give Keeper Chats as directed
  • Share approved information and activities with our visiting public


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance;
  • Must be able to travel large areas on foot (1 mile at a time)
  • Weekends and Holidays are a must
  • 40 +/- weeks
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions
  • Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight-ten hour shift
  • Able to be exposed to bleach and detergents


To Apply
Email Laurie Hahn, General Curator at Lhahn@cwpzoo.com

Zookeeper, Avian
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

Primary Responsibilities

  • Animal observations-appetite, habits, disposition and physical appearance
  • Inspect enclosures, fencing, exhibit furniture for cleanliness and upkeep, preform minor repairs as needed.
  • Diet preparation and distribution
  • Sanitation including pressure washing
  • Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Assist with medical procedures and administer medication as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
     

Communication

  • Provide regular updates to the Curator on the condition and status of the animals in your area
  • Attend general staff meetings
  • Promote the Preserves Mission
  • Attend all staff training sessions as directed
  • Communicate with Curator and team members
  • Give Keeper Chats as directed
  • Share approved information and activities with our visiting public


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance;
  • Must be able to travel large areas on foot (1 mile at a time)
  • Weekends and Holidays are a must
  • 40 +/- weeks
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions
  • Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight-ten hour shift
  • Able to be exposed to bleach and detergents


To Apply
Email Laurie Hahn, General Curator at Lhahn@cwpzoo.com

Primate and Large Cat Keeper, experienced
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

Primary Responsibilities

  • Animal observations-appetite, habits, disposition and physical appearance
  • Inspect enclosures, fencing, exhibit furniture for cleanliness and upkeep, perform minor repairs as needed.
  • Diet preparation and distribution
  • Sanitation including pressure washing
  • Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Assist with medical procedures and administer medication as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
     

Communication

  • Provide regular updates to the Curator on the condition and status of the animals in your area
  • Attend general staff meetings
  • Promote the Preserve's Mission
  • Attend all staff training sessions as directed
  • Communicate with Curator and team members
  • Give Keeper Chats as directed
  • Share approved information and activities with our visiting public


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance;
  • Must be able to travel large areas on foot (1 mile at a time)
  • Weekends and Holidays are a must
  • 40 +/- weeks
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions
  • Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight-ten hour shift
  • Able to be exposed to bleach and detergents


To Apply
Email Laurie Hahn, General Curator at Lhahn@cwpzoo.com

Safari Off-Road Adventure Tour Guide
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

TITLE: Safari Off-Road Adventure Tour Guide
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide the Safari Off-Road Adventure guests animal information in an entertaining and educational manner. The tour guide position will also be responsible for the safety and well-being of all guests boarding, riding, and exiting the safari vehicles. See animals that are playing, giving birth, growing up and even animals that are extinct in the wild. You will never make the same trip twice! With your safari driver you will provide a memory that will stay with guests for a lifetime while making some memories of your own.


Apply at https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/hiring-events.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Learn, memorize and retain show scripts and animal facts of the Wild Safari collection, which includes 70 species and more than 1,200 animals.
  • Speak on and off microphone regarding the animals and exhibits.
  • Ensure each guest has a memorable experience by entertaining and educating each individual they come in contact with.
  • Enforce all Park policies and procedures.
  • Monitor exhibits closely to ensure safety of animals and guests.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the guest side of all exhibits.
  • Communicate any hazards to leads, supervisors, and/or trainers as needed.
  • Complete any and all tasks as requested by Six Flags Management.
  • Assist with ride operations of Safari Off-Road Adventure under direction of Rides Supervisors.
  • Cross train with other departments performing tasks essential for daily operation.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by communicating that to guests.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 18 years or older
  • Strong public speaking skills and outgoing personality required.
  • Acting experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to talk on microphone
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Availability Requirements: Days, Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays
  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs or into large off road vehicles, bend, stoop, reach, twist, and lift up to 50 lbs.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • May be required to stand, sit, kneel, bend and/or crouch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • May be regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions including extreme cold or heat
  • Occasionally exposed to high and/or precarious places
  • May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals (PPE will be supplied)
  • Noise level of work environment is moderate

Animal Education Intership 1, paid
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

TITLE: Paid Animal Education Internship 1
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor
 

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to achebra@sftp.com.
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Join the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari team. As a safari Intern 1, your main responsibility is to educate park guests about animals and the importance of species survival and conservation. These interactions will take place in public forums such as on microphone or during one on one discussions with guests. Individual will assist Safari team members in the care of various animals. Six Flags Great Adventure will work with your learning institution to fulfill curriculum requirements for collegiate credit. This position is great for anyone looking to start a career path with animals and/or education.
 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Ability to memorize all safari animal species facts in a timely manner
  • Stand in zone and talk with guests about the animals in that zone.
  • Help guests during giraffe feeds.
  • Perform presentations to public on and off microphone
  • Participate in our Safari Programs including Birthday Parties, Outreaches, on property Animal Encounters and Safari Overnights.
  • Be able to tour guide for Safari off Road Adventure.
  • Be a Safari VIP tour guide
  • Be available to cross train in other areas of Safari including gate guarding, Safari Discoveries and Camp Aventura.
  • Be able to be certified in ride operations to help with Safari off Road Adventure.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by communicating the program to guests.
  • Complete end of internship project based on your experience you gained from Six Flags.
  • Supervised handling of small mammals, insects, reptiles and chickens based on your progression in your internship.
  • Be able to clean and care for hoof stock animals
  • Be able to clean and open reptiles with a spotter.
  • Assist with cleaning bird and mammal exhibits with a spotter.
  • Know how to prep and weigh out diets.
  • Know how to do both weekly and daily tasks/projects.
  • Know how to properly record all animal husbandry including weights, diets, treatments and fecals into ZIMS (animal records software).
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area for coworkers, guests and animals.
  • Acquire basic knowledge of animal husbandry through observations
  • Make daily observation of animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and Safari Department policies and protocols


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Outgoing, approachable and positive attitude
  • Motivated and in charge of your own success
  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older
  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Psychology, or related field preferred
  • Public speaking experience preferred
  • Individuals must be able to lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Individuals must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Individuals must be able to work in or around water and be exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • Able to work 40 hours a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. (Shifts may be available before or after time frame)

Educator 1, paid seasonal
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

TITLE: Educator 1 (Paid Seasonal)
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor
 

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to achebra@sftp.com.
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Join the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari team as an Educator 1. You will join our animal care team and provide animals with proper nutrition, sanitary living conditions, and continual care. Primary responsibilities include educating guests about animals and the importance of species survival and conservation. These interactions will take place in public forums such as on microphone, off site programs, tours and one on one discussions with guests.
 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Ability to memorize all safari animal species facts in a timely manner
  • Stand in zone and talk with guests about the animals in that zone.
  • Be able to be in any role during the giraffe feeds.
  • Help guest with a giraffe painting experience.
  • Perform presentations to public on and off microphone
  • Participate in our Safari Programs including Birthday Parties, Outreaches, on property Animal Encounters and Safari Overnights.
  • Be able to tour guide for Safari off Road Adventure.
  • Be a Safari VIP tour guide
  • Be available to cross train in other areas of Safari including gate guarding, Safari Discoveries and Camp Aventura.
  • Be able to be certified in ride operations to help with Safari off Road Adventure.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by communicating the program to guests.
  • Be able to do supervised education animal training sessions with birds, owls and some mammals based on your understanding of operant conditioning principles.
  • Be able to handle all reptiles based on your understanding of protocols.
  • Be able to write and implement a behavioral approximation plan.
  • Be able to do all morning tasks including cleaning and feeding birds, reptiles, hoof stock yards or mammals.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for both animals and guests.
  • Prepare all animal diets and administer vitamins or supplements
  • Make daily observation of animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor.
  • Knowledgeable in ZIMS (animal records software) and properly input all animal husbandry including diets, weights, treatments etc.
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Psychology, or related field preferred
  • Previous animal experience preferred
  • Suitable swimming abilities
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week during the height of the season.
  • Public speaking preferred
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Valid driver's license
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude
  • Foster an environment of teamwork and learning that is respectful of all team members
  • Know how to prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • Individuals must be able to lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Individuals must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Individuals must be able to work in or around water and be exposed to outdoor weather conditions

Swing Keeper Position, full time
Roer's Zoofari Park, Vienna, Virginia

Roer's Zoofari Park is located on 30 acres in beautiful northern Virginia, housing over 60 species. We are looking for an enthusiastic swing keeper as an addition to our team! This position will include working with primates, carnivores, marsupials, hoofstock, birds and reptiles. Duties include but are not limited to feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, habitat inspection and modification, enrichment, behavior observations, public interactions, and maintaining daily records. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as with a team when necessary and be prepared to interact with the public during guided tours and keeper talks. Applicants also must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions and work weekends/ holidays as assigned.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have college degree or two years paid experience.
  • Must be capable of the physical requirements to work in a zoo setting - work on your feet, walking, bending, lifting 50lbs repeatedly.
  • Must have valid driver's license and own transportation to get to and from work.
  • Must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in animal care.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Animal restraint, handling and immobilization experience.
  • Hoofstock husbandry.
  • Proven ability to operate hand tools such as brooms, rakes, shovels and wheel barrows.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$12 - $14/hr, PTO, and bonus pay opportunities. $1000 Relocation stipend if able to relocate within 2 weeks of job offer.  (Pay will be based on experience)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to curator@roerszoofari.com

www.roerszoofari.com

Animal Care Ranger, full time
R Lazy J Wildlife Ranch, Eagar, Arizona

Located three hours from Albuquerqe, NM, two hours from Flagstaff, AZ and two and a half hours from Tucson, AZ - the R Lazy J Wildlif Ranch houses over 50 species of animals. We are a conservation and education wildlife breeding facility situated at 7,000 feet in elevation in the pristine White Mountains of Arizona. We are looking for a qualified candidate that would enjoy living in a quiet rural setting -surounded by forested mountains and high desert- as an addition to our team! This position will include working with primates, carnivores, marsupials, hoofstock, birds and reptiles. Duties include but are not limited to feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, habitat inspection and modification, enrichment, behavior observations, guided tours, and maintaining daily records. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as with a team when necessary and be prepared to interact with the public during guided tours and keeper talks. Applicants also must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions and work weekends/ holidays as assigned.
 

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have college degree or two years paid experience.
  • Must be capable of the physical requirements to work in a zoo setting - work on your feet, walking, bending, lifting 50lbs repeatedly.
  • Must have valid driver's license and own transportation to get to and from work.
  • Must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in animal care.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Animal restraint, handling and immobilization experience.
  • Hoofstock or Avian husbandry.
  • Proven ability to operate hand tools such as brooms, rakes, shovels and wheel barrows.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$12 - $14/hr, PTO, and bonus pay opportunities. $1000 Relocation stipend if able to relocate within 2 weeks of job offer. (Pay will be based on experience)


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to info@rlazyjranch.com

www.rlazyjranch.com

Vice President of Guest Experience
The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Vice President of Guest Experience
Department: Guest Experience
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
Exemption Status: Exempt

To apply please visit: https://www.flaquarium.org/careers


Position Summary
The Vice President of Guest Experience will lead The Florida Aquarium's effort to provide a high-quality guest experience through its facilities, exhibits and customer service. This position will provide leadership, access and consistent guidance to ensure all aspects of the guest experience (Guest Services, Security, Safety, Environmental Services, Engineering, and Creative Services) align with the Aquarium's goals. Primary responsibilities include ensuring the facility and its operations deliver the highest possible guest satisfaction; coordinating the planning, design and construction of new exhibitry designed to increase attendance, and ensuring third-party vendors deliver high-quality experiences.

Essential Position Functions

  • Provides strategic guidance to ensure the Aquarium delivers a high-quality guest experience
    • Identify emerging trends in conservation-based attraction experiences; serving as the internal expert for those topics with Senior Leadership, Board Members and key stakeholders
    • Establish high-level strategies that direct facility development and maintenance, exhibit planning, and guest service designed to deliver a top-rated guest experience and establish the Aquarium as a top attraction in the State of Florida
    • Outline and direct a strong guest engagement plan for the Guest Services team that provides informative and fun interaction with our guests
    • Work with VP of Learning to ensure interactive exhibit messaging and programming meets guest expectations
    • Analyze customer feedback and provide strategic direction to continuously improve overall ratings, responding to guests' needs and anticipating unstated needs
    • Lead the master planning process to outline a 10-year Experience Master Plan that advances The Florida Aquarium as a world-class attraction
    • Advise senior leadership on logistical or operations issues, along with opportunities surrounding revenue and guest experience
    • Ensure that all capital development is consistent with FLAQ's brand, strategic plan and aligns with the organization's Vision, Mission and Values
    • Establish relationships and work collaboratively with Channelside District Operational Management to facilitate our growth and initiatives, and further the development of the Channelside District
  • Manages the daily operation of the facility in line with the Aquarium's goals and objectives
    • Support direct reports to facilitate effective guest flow from entry to exit of the visit and understands the guest journey and expectations
    • Guide Engineering and Creative Services teams to manage and coordinate construction processes from the conceptual development stage through final construction on a timely basis
    • Coordinate with senior colleagues to improve way finding and appearance of the Aquarium internally and externally
    • Oversee revenue-generating business planning with third-party vendors for added value experiences
    • Oversee the Creative Services department providing exhibit development resources for all exhibit projects and upgrades
    • Collaborate with the Animal Care & Health team on the design and construction of all animal exhibits/facilities ensuring all AZA standards are met for life support and animal care
    • Works with Senior Vice President of Conservation, Senior Vice President of Animal Care & Health, and Vice President of Learning to ensure animal/conservation education messages are integrated within capital projects
    • Work with Project Managers on construction projects to manage any impact to the guest experience while providing a safe environment for all visitors, staff and animals
    • Oversee Engineering department in providing and maintaining facility related services and utilities to support the functioning of the Aquarium
    • Ensure that the health and safety within the areas of responsibility are closely monitored and, where possible, improve and constantly review risk assessments and safe operating practices
    • Ensure that all OSHA guidelines and programs are implemented and enforced to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
    • Works with the port on operational issues concerning cruise ships, educational port tours and VIP visits
  • Delivers extraordinary customer service to all Aquarium guests and internal customers
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 10 - 15 years' progressive experience in cultural attractions, parks, museums, themed entertainment or related industry in a senior leadership role
  • Understanding and awareness of industry trends in customer experience and service delivery
  • Must be proficient with Word and Excel and be able to adapt well to various other computer programs
  • Must have a thorough general understanding of building maintenance procedures and systems.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated guest-centric mindset and commitment to excellence in guest experience
  • Must be able to communicate well, demonstrating good oral and written skills; be creative and have a distinguished record of successful projects, program and exhibits.
  • Teamwork: supporting, facilitating, and participating in activities that promote team effectiveness
  • Capacity to change: ability to identify and correct operational problems quickly.
  • Planning and Organizing: establishing a course of action with specific long-range goals for the aquarium; setting priorities among competing requirements and allocating resources in the most efficient and effective way; develop contingency plans that anticipate changes in the work environment.
  • Customer Service Orientation: listening and understanding the customer and anticipating and evaluating the customer's needs; making the customer's satisfaction a high priority in all areas of responsibility.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting (up to 50 lbs.) — Occasionally
  • Ability to use radio, telephone, and computer
  • Excellent attention to detail for proofing
  • Ability to travel (car/air) as needed — locally and/or nationally
  • Flexibility in working weekends and evenings
  • Available for on-call emergencies

List a position

1.  Listings are $125 and will be posted for up to six months.  Pay by credit card here. ZAA accredited facility have unlimited free listings

2. Email the listing to info@zaa.org

For questions, contact the ZAA office at (941) 621-2021 or info@zaa.org.


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