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Veterinary Technician
Fort Worth Zoo Fort Worth, Texas

Summary:
This position is responsible for providing clinical support to the veterinarians, to include assistance with medical diagnostics and clinical procedures, patient care, laboratory analysis, filling prescriptions, administration of treatments, maintenance of clinical facilities, equipment and medical records.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist veterinarians during medical procedures including set up and use of equipment and supplies, assisting with chemical or manual restraint, monitoring patients, administration of treatments, production of radiographs, sample collection, record keeping, and observation of patients during recovery, breakdown and clean up after procedure
  • Conduct all in house laboratory analysis for hematology, chemistry, serology, cytology, parasitology, bacteriology, and proper sample handling and processing for reference laboratories, long-term storage and research projects
  • As directed by the veterinarian, fill prescriptions, administer treatments, and interface with keepers on administration instructions and compliance
  • Perform emergency treatment and triage of animals in the absence of the veterinarian and under their remote direction if available
  • Assist in the daily care of ICU and neonatal patients, following protocols for patient care, monitoring, record keeping and sanitation that have been established by the senior technician or veterinarian
  • Follow all safety protocols and comply with regulatory requirements concerning:
    • Disposal of biological products
    • Inventory of controlled drugs (DEA)
    • Radiation Safety (Federal Radiation and Safety Administration)
    • Protection from zoonotic disease
    • OSHA
  • Stay familiar with and respond appropriately to emergency situations, including:
    • Animal escapes
    • Potent drug exposures
  • Assist in the maintenance of the clinical supply inventory, including stocking and ordering; and in the proper maintenance of medical equipment, sterile supplies and surgical instruments
  • Input laboratory and treatment data into computerized medical records database
  • Maintain established log books for in house record keeping

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Must possess working knowledge of:

  • Basic methods and techniques of veterinary clinical procedures
  • Observational skills for medical procedures and patient monitoring
  • Basic principles of anatomy, physiology and behavior of a variety of animal species
  • Basic principles and procedures of safe animal handling and restraint techniques of a variety of animal species
  • Operational characteristics of veterinary equipment and instruments

Must possess the ability to:

  • Provide appropriate and timely assistance with medical procedures in a variety of situations and conditions
  • React appropriately and calmly in emergency situations
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions and priorities as set by supervisor
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Work independently in the absence of immediate supervision
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Maintain mental capacity which permits making sound decisions and good judgments, prioritizing work activities, demonstrating intellectual capabilities
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting, walking or standing for extended periods of time, working closely with others, operating assigned equipment

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
  • Proof of negative tuberculosis (TB) screening within previous six months of hire date
  • Rabies/titers immunization and TB testing as required

Education and/or Experience:

  • Completion of a zoo technician internship program or,
  • Two years of clinical experience in a private practice or zoological setting and,
  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology program and ability to obtain (and maintain) licensed veterinary technician status in the state of Texas within 12 months of commencing employment

Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations:

  • Must obtain veterinary technician licensure in the state of Texas within 12 months of employment

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Team oriented zoo environment
  • Exposure to a variety of animals, animal body fluids and animal odors
  • Exposure to potentially dangerous animal situations
  • Exposure to potentially zoonotic diseases
  • Exposure to disinfecting, laboratory, and medical chemicals
  • Exposure to working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Flexible work schedule that requires being on call during off hours (including weekends and holidays)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required

Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.

Benefits
This is a full-time position and offers the following benefits:

  • Medical and Prescription Drug (Employee Coverage 90% Employer Paid, Dependent Coverage 55% Employer Paid)
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Basic Life AD&D (100% Employer Paid)
  • Short Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Long Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Supplemental Life
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off (Accrual Equivalent to 5 Weeks Per Year)
  • PTO Rollover
  • PTO Sell Back
  • Free Zoo Membership
  • Free Guest Passes
  • Discounts on Food, Merchandise, Attractions, Admission and Programs

Apply online at https://www.fortworthzoo.org/careers

General Curator
Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

The Alabama Safari Park is a 350-acre facility, located just south of Montgomery, AL. This drive-through style safari park is home to a diverse collection of hoofed stock, as well as species such as cassowary, kangaroos, giant anteaters, budgie aviary and a petting area.

Conservation is at the core of what we do. Through our various breeding programs and in conjunction with our Corporate Conservation Department we annually fund an assortment of conservation programs both nationally and internationally.

We are hiring for a dynamic, physically fit, experienced animal person who is either currently in a curatorial role or who is ready to take the next step up to this level. The General Curator will work to manage and oversee the collection of over 700 animals.

The position is physically demanding and active. Although administrative in nature, this is a hands-on working position and requires work in the field.

Applicants must have significant hands-on animal experience, including proven management experience as well as basic veterinary knowledge. Must be professional, in both demeanor and appearance. Non-smoking work environment.

Job Description: General Curator

  • Direct oversight of the animal collection, including a full-time staff of 10-15 animal keepers.
  • Ensure a high level of animal care and welfare.
  • Reflect current trends and practices in the zoological field, including exhibition and care.
  • Reviews, creates, maintains and provides both leadership and oversight for policies, procedures and protocols related to animal care and handling.
  • Record-keeping and collection management will be of paramount importance.
  • An understanding of nutrition, conformation, breeding habits, proper display techniques, and an eye for animal health and well-being.
  • Develops and manages, with senior staff, behavioral conditioning and enrichment plans.
  • Daily inspections of all sections, animals and staff.
  • Works with the Director to develop annual departmental budgets, species procurement and capital improvements as they relate to Animal Care.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of paid experience in a zoological park or breeding center with at least 3 years with ever-increasing responsibilities in a Curator or Senior Lead position.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with a broad range of animal species.
  • Record-keeping, collection management experience.
  • Familiarity with basic medications and vaccination programs.
  • BS in the animal related sciences preferred.

Compensation:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off, insurance options, and 401K with company match.

How to Apply:
Email applications to: sburch@zoofariparks.com
Only those applicants which fulfill the first two required criteria will receive a response.
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Full time Keeper
Metro Richmond Zoo, Moseley, Virginia

The Metro Richmond Zoo is situated on 150 acres and is home to 2,000 animals many of which are endangered. The zoo is rapidly growing and is heavily involved in conservation programs for many species.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher or
  • High school graduate with at least 2 years paid animal experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Work in a non-smoking environment
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must be willing to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly.
  • Must be reliable and show initiative.
  • Must be able to maintain focus and mental stability at all times
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Daily husbandry for a wide variety of animals. Prepare and feed regular and special diets to zoo animals. Properly clean, disinfect and maintain cages, enclosures and exhibit areas as needed. Understand and maintain safety standards for animals, guests and staff. Daily observation of animals to monitor health and well-being. Observation of animals to monitor for illness or injury and the ability to report appropriately to vet and senior staff. Assist vet staff as needed with administering medications, providing treatment and restraint. Identify maintenance issues and resolve or report as necessary. Document animal records with accuracy. Daily interaction with public through the use of ambassador animals, keeper talks, and up close experiences.

Benefits:
Health Insurance and retirement programs available after 30 days
Some paid holidays
Paid leave accrual after 6 months of employment
Free and discounted tickets to the Zoo and Adventure Park
Discount on all gift shop and food service purchases
Pay is based on experience

Send resume to employment@metrorichmondzoo.com

Resident, Senior Animal-Care Specialist
Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Loxahatcheed, Florida

Reports to Director. Full-time, salaried position.

At RSCF, we’re passionate about caring for wildlife. As a principal partner in Florida International University’s Tropical Conservation Institute, RSCF provides the real-time, hands-on conservation platform to develop and execute long-term recovery projects for critically endangered species. We’re seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working, career-seeking individual to help lead our animal-care team. For more information visit https://www.rarespecies.org/

As a Resident Senior Animal Care Specialist:

  • Live on-site at RSCF's 30-acre South Florida conservation and research center
  • Responsible for providing excellent animal care and management every day
  • Work in a consistent, professional and positive manner displaying consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability
  • Follow all husbandry, training, and safety protocols
  • Safely and efficiently work with a diverse collection of animals including endangered small primates, parrots and African hoofstock.
  • Maintain safe and sanitary animal habitats and working areas
  • Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly records
  • Create and provide animal enrichment
  • Have a demonstrated ability to evaluate animal wellness
  • Understand the natural and life histories of animals on-site
  • Deliver instructional seminars as needed
  • Be engaged in, and contribute to, RSCF conservation and recovery programs
  • Other duties as assigned

What it takes to succeed:

  • Must have 3 full time years of zoological/exotic species paid animal experience
  • Be a self-starter, highly motivated to learn and apply new skills
  • Have a demonstrated attention to detail
  • High School diploma; 4-year college degree in relevant field preferred
  • Must have a clean driving record and own a reliable vehicle for personal use
  • Must be physically fit and comfortable working outdoors in south Florida weather conditions
  • Able to frequently lift/move 50 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 100 pounds stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Commit to a flexible schedule that may include weekends, holidays, early mornings, and late evenings
  • Possess strong written/verbal communication skills; ability to speak effectively before groups
  • Commitment to learn and grow with a dynamic conservation team

The perks of the position:
As part of the RSCF team, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment, great teammates, as well as:

  • Full-time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Paid time off
  • Clean, comfortable on-site housing provided

If you’re looking for the opportunity to become involved in impactful, real-time, global conservation programs we'd like to hear from you!

Send letter of inquiry, resume, and references to info@rarespecies.org

Volunteer Manager
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA

Position Title: Volunteer Manager
Department: Internal Relations
Reports To: Director of Human Resources
FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is looking for its next manager of volunteer programs. Candidates must be dynamic and detail-oriented and excel in building relationships, customer service and bringing people together.

With new leadership, the zoo is pursuing a new vision that centers around best practices for animal care, employee engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, customer service, community engagement and partnerships and overall excellence.

The Pittsburgh Zoo is currently accredited by the ZAA, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and is certified by American Humane. The zoo is currently enrolled in the AZA’s Pathway towards membership program and anticipates applying for AZA accreditation within the next year.

Purpose:
The Volunteer Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and management of all aspects of the various volunteer opportunities at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. This includes recruitment, interviewing, training, managing, supervising, recognizing, retaining and evaluating the adult and teen programs, among other duties.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Implement and oversee the success of the Volunteer Department; program areas of volunteer service include the adult docent program, aquarium dive volunteers, corporate volunteers, and internships.
  • Coordinate, conduct and manage training and continuing education opportunities for the volunteers with a focus on promoting customer service and excellent presentation skills.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for volunteers to provide guidance, give updates on the animals, etc.
  • Respond to phone and email requests for information on the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s volunteer and intern programs.
  • Coordinates and supports internship program zoo-wide to ensure uniformity for all departments. Primary contact with educational institutions for internship opportunities. Works directly with each department to identify candidates. Conducts onboarding and initial zoo training for all interns. Ensures educational institutional requirements are met.
  • Maintain accurate records for volunteers and interns with regards to hours, State clearance acts, TB tests, etc.
  • Coordinates and participates in volunteer meetings, volunteer appreciation events and social functions.
  • Acts as a liaison between docents, docent executive board and zoo staff.
  • Hiring and supporting part-time staff as needed.
  • Fill in and support daily operational needs, when necessary.
  • Handles and presents live animals both within the Zoo setting and outside of the Zoo setting, as necessary.

Other Functions:

  • Participates in various Zoo committees
  • Models excellent teaching and interpretation skills to participants
  • Communicates with other zoo departments to successfully meet their needs with regards to volunteers
  • Assists with zoo sponsored events
  • Weekend work required
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Performance Factors:

  1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.
  3. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society. Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others, and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  4. Provides excellent customer service in the areas of guest relations and park beautification:
    • Answers visitor inquiries or finds someone who can.
    • Is knowledgeable of location of exhibits, restrooms, concessions, rentals, etc.
    • Disposes of litter and waste throughout the park and zoo facilities.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills:
Four years’ experience managing, supervising, and training volunteers or a degree in Zoology, Biology, Education, human resources management, social work, non-profit administration/management or a related field and a minimum of two years experience. Experience working with teens and high school students is desirable. Knowledge of current trends and resources related to volunteerism. Strong organizational and time management skills are required, along with experience in informal interpretation. Demonstrated proficiency with computer software programs, presentation skills and attention to detail are required. Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Criminal History Record Information are required, along with a valid PA driver’s license. TB Test and proof of Covid – 19 vaccination.
Bilingual preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity to operate office machinery such as personal computer, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, etc.
  • Work may be performed within the park in all weather conditions. This position requires sitting, standing, bending, walking, pushing, and lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Submit resume to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
HR@pittsburghzoo.org
EOE

Education Keeper(Animal Ambassadors)
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park, Litchfield Park, Arizona

Come work with the amazing animal ambassadors at The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park! Located in Litchfield Park, AZ, just outside Phoenix. We have an immediate opening for a full-time position, with a starting wage of $15.00. The ideal candidate will have experience in public speaking, animal handling, and operant conditioning. Also have a hard work ethic, positive attitude, and energetic personality. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, daily husbandry, public programs, and animal training. Some of the species you’ll be working with are Asian Small-clawed Otters, Macaws, and Serval, as well as various reptile species.

Please send resume and a short (2-3 minute) presentation video to outreach@wildlifeworld.com

Visitor Services Manager
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Title: Visitor Services Manager
Department: Visitor Services/Administration
Position Status: Salaried, Full Time

Purpose:
This position is responsible for managing the Visitor Services team at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. This position manages all aspects of the visitor experience which includes but is not limited to admission plaza and functions, added-value attractions, parking, safety, and base/reception.

Essential job functions:

  • This position, and the teams managed, interact daily with Zoo visitors, providing information and answering questions while serving as an initial contact to resolve complaints;
  • Manages admission plaza team that welcomes guests during general operational hours and private and evening events, and all added value attractions (eg. carousel, tram ride, VR theater, etc.) with support from the Admissions Supervisor;
  • Manages base/reception operations with support from full- and part-time receptionists;
  • Manages Visitor Services teams that provide exceptional experiences for our guests during their visit, including general daytime and evening operations in the park and parking lot with support from Visitor Services Supervisor(s);
  • Primary liaison between Pittsburgh Zoo insurance provider and injured parties and assist with retrieval of pertinent information and resolution;
  • Gathers and analyzes trend information pertinent to the zoo for consideration of park improvement to improve the visitors’ experience;
  • Encourages and maintains good employee relations throughout the zoo;
  • Work closely with all internal and external departments to foster an outstanding and seamless guest experience throughout the Zoo;
  • Selects, hires, trains, and schedules staff with support from reporting supervisors;
  • Resolves conflicts and evaluates staff members for areas of improvement;
  • Entertain, engage and empower staff members to reduce turnover and increase retention;
  • Utilizes each individual’s areas of excellence and expertise to further enhance the level of the team’s capabilities;
  • Works with the H.R. department to increase every employee’s knowledge, understanding and accountability for the visitor experience;
  • Inspects the Zoo grounds to ensure the facility is clean, safe, and presented to the highest of standards;
  • Assists group sales and special events staff as necessary;
  • Participates in a variety of meetings to maintain a current level of knowledge of daily changes;
  • Conducts department meetings with department staff;
  • Verifies department payroll for accounting;
  • Actively serves on the safety committee;
  • Must become familiar with all equipment used by the department staff including but not limited to the receptionist switchboard, tram/train ride operation, and VR attraction providing the maintenance staff with troubleshooting information when needed;
  • Position will work weekends during peak season (April – October). Schedule may be adjusted during off-peak season;
  • Direct reports include full-time and part-time receptionists, supervisors, and seasonal staff.

Other Functions:

  • Administers first aid;
  • Manages projects when assigned;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Performance factors:

  1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.
  3. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society. Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others, and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  4. Provides excellent customer service in the areas of guest relations and park beautification:
    • Answers visitor inquiries or finds someone who can;
    • Is knowledgeable of location of exhibits, restrooms, concessions, rentals, etc.
    • Disposes of litter and waste throughout the park and zoo facilities.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience. Must be CPR certified and or become certified within the probationary period, have a negative TB test result, maintain a valid PA driver’s license providing proof on an annual basis, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to do multiple tasks, work in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work within a diverse atmosphere while enhancing the employee and guest experiences.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Manual dexterity to operate office machinery such as personal computer, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, etc.
  2. Position has both sedentary and active components, working in an office setting, walking the zoo grounds and operating attractions.
  3. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Submit resume to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
HR@pittsburghzoo.org
EOE

Questions?
Contact our HR Department at HR@pittsburghzoo.org

https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/career-visitor-services-manager

Hoofstock Keeper
Texas Safari Park, Kaufman,Texas

Position Type: Full-Time

The Texas Safari Park is a drive thru safari park located in Kaufman,TX which is about 45 minutes East of Dallas. The Safari Park is rapidly growing and in search of motivated individuals to join our animal care team. This position will mostly care for a variety of hoofstock in our free-range safari. The park maintains a diverse collection of animals including eland, bison, sable antelope, zebra, and many more to come.

Currently Seeking:
The Texas Safari Park encourages you to apply if you are an energetic and hardworking individual who shares a passion for animal care. We strive to provide the best possible experience for our animals, guests, and staff. We currently have multiple hoofstock positions at the Safari Park. You would have the opportunity to care for animals in both a free-range preserve and exhibit setting.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to providing proper animal care through:

  • Daily cleaning and maintenance of exhibits.
  • Diet preparation and feeding.
  • Assist in vet and medical procedures.
  • Daily observation of animals including for injuries, breeding, and general healthcare.
  • Help with capture, moving, and handling of large hoofstock according to set policies and procedures.
  • Administer proper enrichment to various animal species.
  • Use large machinery, power tools, and lawn equipment in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to communicate and give keeper talks to guests through formal and informal encounters.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year animal care experience (paid or unpaid)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to stand, walk, reach, bend, lift, stoop, squat, kneel, push, pull, and climb for prolonged periods of time.
  • Weekend and holiday availability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous large hoofstock experience
  • Large domestic hoofed stock (cattle, sheep, horses, etc.)
  • Rhino and Giraffe experience
  • Experience with large machinery (tractor/skid steer/etc.)

Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, and excellent communication skills. Ability to follow a strict personal dress code and maintain a valid driver’s license is required.

Benefits:
Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available.

Note: Texas Safari Park is a drug free and smoke free work environment.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume with three references to curator@texassafaripark.coms

Animal Keeper I
Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear Lake, California

San Bernardino County invites application for the position of
Animal Keeper I (Special Districts Department)
Job Number: 22-43008-01

SALARY
$16.26 - $22.46 Hourly

APPLY BY: Continuous
Applicants are encouraged to apply online: http://www.sbcounty.gov/jobs

THE POSITION
-THIS IS A SPECIAL DISTRICTS POSITION ONLY-

Click Here to Learn About Our Excellent Benefits, which include:
-Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays-
-Health, Dental and Vision Benefits-
-Generous County Retirement-
-Basic Term Life Insurance-

The San Bernardino County Big Bear Park and Recreation is recruiting for an Animal Keeper to perform general and routine animal care tasks at the District's Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Primary duties include feeding exotic animals, observing and documenting animal behavior, maintaining and cleaning animal enclosures, answering questions from the public, assisting with presentations, and performing light maintenance in and around animal enclosures.

This position is located in the mountain area of Big Bear, CA (approximately 1 hour/45 miles from downtown San Bernardino, CA).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Availability: Must be able to work in the mountain area of Big Bear, CA and report to work in extreme weather conditions such as ice and snow. Please indicate availability for Big Bear on Agency Wide Question #3. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Travel: Travel within the County may be required. A valid California Driver License and proof of automobile liability insurance must be provided at time of hire and maintained throughout employment.

Working Conditions: Applicants must be able to work outdoors in varying mountain weather conditions, drive in all weather conditions, lift and/or carry heavy objects up to fifty (50) pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend over, crawl, and perform other physical activities in the performance of job duties for this position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Option 1: 160 volunteer hours at Big Bear Alpine Zoo.
-OR-
Option 2: Six (6) months of experience providing animal care, feeding, exercising, observing/documenting behavior, and cleaning enclosures, in a zoo, hospital/clinic, wildlife rehabilitation center or similar facility. Primary experience must include care of a variety of wildlife/exotic animals or sick/injured animals.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Personal, non-work related experience such as taking care of pets, dog sitting, breeding animals, and/or working in facilities such as pet boarding or grooming is NOT considered qualifying experience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Animal Keeper training and experience with exotic animals is preferred. Coursework in wildlife rehabilitation/husbandry and a current Veterinary Technician license is highly desirable.

SELECTION PROCESS
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application, as well as the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.

All communications regarding the recruitment process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through governmentjobs.com. Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain: "@hr.sbcounty.gov". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide, or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to modify the examination process in accordance with the Personnel Rules and accepted selection practices.

Applications may be obtained and filed online at: http://www.sbcounty.gov/jobs
(909) 387-8304 • TTY Users: 711
175 West Fifth Street, 1st Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415
An Equal Employment Opportunity and ADA Compliant Employer

General Manager
Zoosiana, Broussard, Lousiana

Summary
Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for a hardworking, dedicated, detail-oriented individual to lead the Zoosiana operation as General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day duties required to operate the zoo, along with creating a positive work environment for all staff and ensuring the upkeep of the zoo’s appearance and cleanliness. The General Manager will report directly to the Director and will directly oversee several departments. Working weekends is mandatory, along with holidays in which the zoo is open to the public.

Qualifications

  • 5+ Years Guest Service experience;
  • Proven experience as a General Manager, Operations Manager, or similar executive role;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time in extreme weather conditions;
  • Maintenance and Landscape experience desired but not required;
  • Knowledge of basic maintenance and repairs needs and techniques desired;
  • Experience or interest working with animals is desired but not required;
  • Knowledge of business processes and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations, etc.);
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, cooperative team environment and multi-task.

Responsibilities
The General Manager is tasked with successfully, effectively, productively, efficiently, and safely operating the zoo on a daily basis.

  • Operate the day-to-day operations of the zoo, with a hands-on, boots-on-the-ground approach;
  • Manage directly certain departments and department managers, including guest services and maintenance;
    • Oversee/ensure custodial duties are performed;
    • Ensure lawn care, groundskeeping, and general landscaping are cared for;
    • Ensure preventative maintenance is performed on facilities;
    • Provide projects and work orders for maintenance personnel;
    • Instruct and guide guest services;
    • Manage safety, functionality, and appeal of rides and attractions;
  • Manage indirectly/as needed certain departments and department managers, including animal care and marketing;
    • Logistics and coordination of special events;
    • Animal and human safety;
  • Maintain a daily presence and involvement in all departments;
    • Inventory/order/supply management for various departments;
    • Inventory/order office supplies;
    • Inventory/order concession needs;
    • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally;
      • Develop and maintain company culture and ethics;
    • Oversee recruitment and training of new employees;
      • Responsible for managing staffing levels and needs company wide;
    • Quick thinking and problem-solving skills;
    • Manage the logistics and coordination of “busy days” and “slow days”;
    • Ability to fill-in for various roles/positions as needed;
  • Manage and maintain regulatory compliance company wide, include code adherence, pest control, sanitation, cleanliness, best practices, etc.;
  • Open and Close the zoo;
  • Manage safety company wide;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work environment exposure to outdoor conditions such as heat, humidity, and rain will be required.

About Zoosiana!
Zoosiana is one of the most vibrant and unique companies in the Acadiana region – caring for 1,000 wonderful, beautiful animals and hosting hundreds of thousands of guests on site at the zoo.

Zoosiana is in it’s 30th year of operation and is located in beautiful Broussard, at the intersection of Highway 90 and Ambassador Caffery Parkway. The zoo offers the chance to experience and learn about our world’s most precious residents. Our animal family represents over 125 species from around the world, some of which are rare and endangered. We have a growing family of many animals, including giraffe, squirrel monkeys, scarlet macaws, and many others!

In addition to walking the nearly 45 acre zoo under the shade of century-old live oak trees, guests can enjoy the Safari Express Train, Jungle George’s Gem Mine, Jungle Lodge Playground, Critter Café, Beastro, and the Gift Shop! We also have some exciting new animals and amenities coming in 2022.

How to begin?
Email your resume to wild@zoosiana.com with the subject line "General Manager" or apply online at https://zoosiana.com/employment

Keeper III
Salisbury Zoological Park, Salisbury, Maryland

A Zoo Keeper III Prepares food for the animals; Cleans and disinfects animal exhibits; Develops and implements behavioral enrichment to enhance the animals’ lives; Assists the veterinarian in animal treatments; Serves as a zoo representative with professional organization; Serves as lead worker in managing orders, and inspections, and Leads an internal committee or working group. Performs other duties as assigned. Six year’s related experience working with large animals; or equivalent training, education, and/or experience. Valid State Driver’s License CPR/First Aid Certification, Active membership in two associated professional organizations, successful completion of NIMS ICS 100

How to Apply: Submit City application, cover letter, driving record and resume to the following address or apply online at https://salisbury.md/apply

For more information: https://salisbury.md/departments/human-resources/careers

Maintenance II –Seasonal
Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois

Department: General Maintenance – Henson Robinson Zoo
Position Title: Maintenance II –Seasonal
Reporting Authority: Zoo Director
Classification: Non-Exempt – Bargaining Unit Position
Salary: 13.64/hr

Position Summary:
This position performs a variety of general and facility maintenance duties pertaining to the overall operation and cleanliness of the building under the direction and guidance of the Zoo Director. On-site training will be provided. This position requires staff to work a non-traditional 40 hour work week upon hire throughout the end of October before being laid off for the season. Qualified candidates will be required to work into the late evening and weekend hours during our peak season and must pass a background check and drug screening.

Specific Responsibilities:
At the direction of the Zoo Director, the tasks and duties required to successfully fill this position may include, but not be limited to:

  • Mowing, weeding, landscaping areas; watering seasonal plants throughout the zoo.
  • Trash pick-up and removal.
  • Regular and thorough cleaning of facility restrooms to include all surfaces (i.e. toilets, floors, doors, handles, trash receptacles, mirrors etc.)
  • Regular cleaning of windows.
  • Regular sweeping and mopping of all hard surface floors in the facility; use appropriate signage where required to alert guests when floors are wet. Follow OSHA guidelines.
  • Setting up for special events and meetings.
  • Assisting in facility maintenance including painting, vacuuming, spot cleaning carpets etc.
  • Safe operation of golf carts, and Park District Vehicles as assigned.
  • Watering and trimming indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Assisting Maintenance personnel with special projects as directed.
  • Assisting customers during special events and rentals.
  • Greeting all guests and park goers with a friendly demeanor.
  • Wear safe work shoes and Springfield Park District Henson Robinson Zoo uniform shirt.
  • Cleaning out tobacco receptacles.
  • Placing recyclable products in proper receptacles.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for guests and staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must possess previous work experience as a maintenance worker in general areas of maintenance operations and possess knowledge and have experience in operation of motorized and non-motorized equipment. (i.e., carpentry, welding, electrical, mowing, use of power tools etc.)
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License and Class C Driving License and be insurable under District Liability Insurance.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend relevant policies, operational procedures, safety guidelines or other guidelines of Maintenance operations.
  • Must be able to perform simple math and measurement calculations, long hand and with available calculators or other devices in performance of duties and responsibilities.
  • At direction of the Zoo Director, may be required to train, test, obtain and maintain pesticide Operator’s license in accordance with Department of Agriculture rules and regulations.

General Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and write and have good command of the English language.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Physical capabilities – lifts 50 pounds, squat, bend and move as necessary for the job.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematics.
  • Must have basic proficiency of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Must possess professional phone skills and work well with the public.
  • Must present a neat and professional appearance.
  • Responsible to follow policies and procedures outlined in Springfield Park District employee manual.
  • Must live in Sangamon County, in the State of Illinois or must be willing to move to Sangamon County in the State of Illinois within the first 6 months of acceptance of a position with the Springfield Park District.

*How to Apply:

  • Go to: https://www.springfieldparks.org
  • Locate Join Our Team link at the top right of our Home Page
  • Click on the green button that states “Click Here for a Full List of Job Opportunities and to Apply”
  • Find this Job Description – select the position
  • Complete the *Required Questions
  • Download your *Resume
  • Click Submit to apply for the position.

The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

Animal Keeper 1
Jungle Island, Miami, Florida

Position: Animal Keeper 1
Department: Zoological Operations
Reports To: Supervisor of Animal Care
FLSA: Non-exempt
Review Schedule: 90 days and annually
Compensation Adjustments: if necessary

POSITION SUMMARY/Primary Objective:
Jungle Island is a beautiful, unique zoological facility placed on Watson Island off the coast of downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Jungle Island has a rich history that is soon to be built upon as the park will be reconstructed and re-launched hosting a wide variety of animal experiences in early 2023. Until then, Animal Keepers will care for animals during the development of the new park over the next year, ensuring a successful re-opening. The Animal Keeper performs all job assignments with a professional and positive attitude that reflects Jungle Island’s mission and vision of connecting people, wildlife, and conservation. The Animal Keeper, under general supervision, performs a wide variety of functions in the training, handling, and care of exhibit animals. An Animal Keeper must have the ability to understand and execute plans as directed by the supervisor. This position will perform general husbandry and animal care tasks, such as cleaning, feeding, handling animals for procedures, record keeping, exhibit maintenance, and training as well as a wide variety of moderately difficult tasks in relation to operating an accredited zoological facility. The Animal Keeper should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, sometimes challenging environment. Animal Keepers should also be prepared to work in all types of weather, on weekends and holidays. The Animal Keeper will interact regularly with animals as well as park guests to provide world-class experiences that are signature to Jungle Island. This position reports to the Supervisor of Animal Care.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform daily cleaning of exhibits and facilities
  • Animal food prep and storage
  • Feed and provide any necessary husbandry for collection animals
  • Work with supervisor to develop and maintain an enrichment plan for collection animals
  • Must be comfortable working with reptiles, birds, and mammals without issue
  • The ability to use power tools for exhibit maintenance
  • Maintain trained behaviors as directed by the Supervisor
  • Transport animals as necessary for exhibits or special events
  • Must be comfortable handling animals in the park near guests, on stage, on camera as well as in off-site, public appearances
  • Maintain area equipment to assure all is in working order
  • Outgoing personality with the ability to educate and entertain guests
  • Ensure public safety regarding animal interactions inside and outside of the park
  • Administer prescribed medication and nutritional supplements as directed by supervisor
  • Comfortable assisting medical staff as necessary in treatment of animals
  • Maintain feeding, medical, and other records regarding animal care daily
  • Conduct special tours or VIP meet and greets as requested by Supervisor
  • Maintain an educational environment with all guests. Answer questions and provide information to them in a polite, professional manner
  • May perform public relations visits at media and other outlets as necessary
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as required

LICENSE/QUALIFICATIONS:
A college degree in any of the biological sciences or psychology is preferred. Applicants may substitute the equivalent in experience working with exotic animals where applicable. Knowledge of animal handling and husbandry practices is required. Experience in behavior modification using operant conditioning via positive reinforcement is a bonus. It is necessary that an applicant’s combined education and experience clearly demonstrate the knowledge and skills outlined. The ability to produce a valid Florida driver license may be required.

SKILLS/APTITUDES:

  • Familiar with natural histories of a wide range of species
  • Great interpersonal/customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and conduct themselves positively and professionally in all aspects of the job
  • Experience in the care, feeding, training and safe handling of a variety of exotic animals
  • Follows directions
  • Keep electronic health and behavioral records as required
  • Able to communicate and work effectively with others
  • Be prompt
  • Provide world-class guest experiences
  • Monitor animal behavior and appearance and communicate any abnormalities effectively
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Be an ambassador for Jungle Island inside and outside of the park
  • Capable of lifting 50lbs standing, bending, squatting, twisting, and reaching; can work on uneven terrain and move around on slippery surfaces
  • Can handle frequent exposure to predictable and controllable hazards associated with close contact with a wide variety of animals (including large animals, birds, and reptiles); dust, and allergens; handle hazardous materials; work in cramped or confined spaces
  • Must be able to work outside, in water, and in all weather conditions

Note:
A review of this of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties, all duties and requirements are essential job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Associates will be required to perform any other jump related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise other than an “at will” employment relationship.

More information and to apply:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=35363&clientkey=B8C04F175ABFC2F5FAE175A072814F99

Assistant Director
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Job Description:
Gulf Breeze Zoo, one of four 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 an 80-acre zoo that offers a wide variety of animals and fun for all guests. The park features large cats, primates, birds, reptiles, great apes, and a variety of hoofstock including white and Indian rhino, Nile and pygmy hippo, giraffe and more. We are a breeding facility and take pride and care in producing only the highest quality of specimens.

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. A strong background in project management and construction is preferred.

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 Gulf Breeze Zoo 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 time off, health insurance options, and 401k.

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

Live Exhibit Supervisor
Bass Pro Shops- Base Camp, Springfield, Missouri

Link: https://basspro.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Springfield-MO-Bass-Pro-Shops-Base-Camp/Live-Exhibit-Supervisor_R141096

Job Description:
This person will supervise a team of 5 full-time aquarists in a retail environment. Selected candidate will work with corporate management team to maintain all protocols as described in the S.O.P. manual. Scuba diving is required to perform general tasks including public feedings and aquarium maintenance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, marine science or related field, or equivalent experience as an aquarist.
  • Experience supervising staff of 3 or more is required.
  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience within the aquarium industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of freshwater, saltwater and land based animal husbandry including dangerous animals.
  • Excellent communication and computer skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must have excellent organizational and decision making skills.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable including making the most of a challenging or unfamiliar environment.
  • Must be able to act with urgency and respond positively to variety of situations.
  • Prefer someone with reporting, budget management and project management experience.
  • Must be currently certified or willing to be certified as a Scuba diver and in First Aid/CPR. Must possess or be able to obtain a Class E driver’s license. Position requires lifting in excess of 50+ lbs. as a regular part of duties.

This individual will work a rotating weekday and weekend schedule with varied hours from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Position requires working alternate weekends and being on call for emergencies involving the exhibits.

Contact: Alex Thomas, ARThomas@basspro.com, 417-873-5345

Instructions: Please submit application through link

Zookeeper and Animal Educator
Barn Hill Preserve, Frankford, Delaware

Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware is a 7.5 acre park located only 10 minutes from the east coast beaches.

Seeking highly motivated and innovative individuals to fill a full-time, permanent position in both our keeper department and mobile unit.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals in a fast paced educationally focused environment. As part of the Barn Hill team, you will be required to work a rotating schedule that includes some weekends and holidays, and perform highly physical tasks on a daily basis.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Bachelors degree or higher or
  • High school graduate with at least 2 years paid exotic experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must be able to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly.
  • Must be reliable and show initiative.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Must be willing to travel out of state for up to 2 weeks at a time

Example of duties:

  • Teaches outreach programs for schools, community organizations, and facility guest
  • Leads birthday parties, as needed.
  • Travel up 10 hours or more from facility to teach
  • Prepare diets for various species
  • Clean enclosures
  • Perform enrichment for various species
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor

Work Schedule:
This position is a full time position requiring 35-40 hours a week. We require you to be willing to travel out of state for 2 weeks per month for the mobile unit with the remaining weeks at the facility. The Mobile unit operates mid-August to mid-June. Some holidays may require work hours. In the summer months our mobile crew assists with tours at our facility.

Competitive pay scale with performance bonuses available. Medical coverage, vacation and sick time, 401k. E-mail resumes and cover letters to: J.mueller@barnhillpreserve.com, applicants which meet a majority of the stated requirements will receive a follow-up response.

Animal Keeper
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center, Grants Pass, Oregon

Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center is seeking an Animal Keeper who embodies the mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wildlife, as well as providing environmental education for children, youth, and the general public. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide amazing care to our collection animals and create an environment that will instill the same passion within our community. Wildlife Images offers full benefits and is a member of the Zoological Association of America (ZAA)!

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the Animal Services Manager to perform daily duties in the park.
  • Follow proper safety and sanitary protocols
  • Ensure standards are maintained in accordance to those established by Wildlife Images, the Zoological Association of America (ZAA), and associated governing agencies
  • Coordinate with other staff members to perform daily duties and special projects

Ambassador Animal Care Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily husbandry duties for collection animal species ranging from geckos to birds of prey and large carnivores including a cougar and brown bear.
  • Observe animal behavior to be able to interpret and distinguish signs of unusual behavior which may indicate illness/injury.
  • Verify that safe and appropriate animal food supplies are being maintained. Prepare and feed out appropriate diets to ambassador animals
  • Performs opening and closing rounds (obtain a visual on all assigned animals, check fence lines for hazards, and deliver time-sensitive medications)
  • Restrains appropriate ambassador animals for medical procedures and performs routine health checks, including coping and nail trims
  • Monitors quality and safety of ambassador animal equipment and gear -- including harnesses, jesses, and anklets -- and replaces as needed
  • Utilizes operant conditioning techniques to maintain and train both husbandry- and education-focused behaviors in a variety of species
  • Performs deep cleans of enclosures and holding areas
  • Assists with enclosure re-sets and habitat development
  • Installs and maintains appropriate perching and enclosure accessories essential to species-specific husbandry requirements
  • Supports Food Production staff in their daily role - maintain rodent colonies and food supplies for the facility.
  • Pursues continuing education to meet and exceed standard practices within the field
  • Updates and maintains animal health, behavior, and training records

Wildlife Rehabilitation Responsibilities:

  • Limited cross-training in wildlife rehabilitation at the park
  • Handle, restrain and provide basic care for mammals, birds, and reptiles in rehab
  • Care for juvenile wild animals including overnight neonate care (assigned to a schedule with rehabilitation staff).
  • If rabies vaccinated, assist rehabilitation staff with rabies-vector species

Guest Engagement and Education Support Responsibilities:

  • Conducts behind the scenes tours, public and private encounters, and trailside keeper talks
  • Handles and presents educational ambassadors at events
  • Assists management with special events, tours, or animal encounters
  • Assists front office with animal-related questions
  • Supports off-site education when available

General facilities Responsibilities

  • Perform routine maintenance, upkeep, and small-scale repairs on animal enclosures.
  • Maintain tools and equipment used in daily animal care and exhibit maintenance.
  • Computer skills in data entry, use of Google Drive and associated programs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, and RaptorMed

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Wildlife Images “Code of Conduct” in relation to interactions with volunteers, interns, staff, and guests
  • Trains new volunteers and interns for bird, mammal, and reptile resident care shifts
  • Trains volunteers and interns on safe and appropriate handling of animal ambassadors

Starting pay is $14/hour with full benefits.

To Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to animalcare@wildlifeimages.org

Website: https://wildlifeimages.org/

Learning Facilitator
Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois

Springfield Park District
Learning Facilitator, Henson Robinson Zoo
Department: Henson Robinson Zoo
Position Title: Learning Facilitator – Full-Time
Reporting Authority: Zoo Director
Classification: Non-Exempt
Salary/Hourly: 16.00 per hour

Position Summary:
This position is under the supervision of the Zoo’s Director. This position directly programs and leads all ‘on-site’ and ‘off-site’ education programs. This position is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Zoo’s education programs, development of the Zoo’s informational graphics and informal education stations around the zoo and provides support for private rentals, birthday parties, special events and other functions. All job functions should incorporate the vision of the education department’s broad conservation goals and integrate conservation education strategies. Strong candidates will enjoy and value working with people of all ages, cultures and abilities.

This position works a minimum of 40 hours per week. The hours would include non-standard work with weekdays and weekends during normal business hours and could include additional evening work and holidays as the facility needs. Schedules could fluctuate based on facility, operational and District needs. Please see a full list of specific duties below.

Specific Responsibilities:
On-site Formal Classes and Camps

  • Under the direction of the Zoo Curator of Animals and Education, plan, organize, schedule, coordinate, market and implement youth-oriented education programs and camps
  • Create engaging, fun, and educational curricula
  • Assist with development of program budgets
  • Create and distribute promotional fliers, social media posts or other marketing strategies
  • Assist in organizing, data entry and carrying out registration using RecTrac
  • Serve as lead instructor or supervise intern instructors
  • Recruit and train education interns
  • Perform formative assessments and summative evaluation of classes and camps
  • Provide customer service information and assistance to the public, staff and volunteers. Provide crowd control, group management and rectify minor customer issues, complaints and disputes
  • Maintain program props, materials and supply inventories. Stock, clean and organize props and materials for programs
  • Perform logistical support duties to include booking and organizing rooms and resources, registering participants, processing payments, scheduling activities, maintaining statistics, records and databases
  • Identify and recommend policy and process improvements to leads/supervisors/managers
  • Transport program participants, materials and resources
  • Mentor volunteers and interns
  • Research content and write articles, blog posts, fliers, publications, communications/interpretive materials and other promotional and support materials
  • Facilitate meetings, including developing agendas, facilitating inclusive participation, building consensus, resolving conflicts and capturing notes.
  • Prepare Seasonal Park District brochure information pertaining to Zoo Programs and Camps
  • Assist with large special events
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • On-site Formal Animal Programs
  • Design program themes and content
  • Perform programs on zoo grounds including the amphitheater

On-site Informal Interpretive Education

  • Create methods and means of interpreting the zoo’s exhibits, biological artifacts, and program animals in order to enact changes in our visitors’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors and to enrich their visit to the zoo.
  • Assist with customer service goals through work in visitor services including handling money, answering phones and other duties as necessary.
  • Prepare other staff and volunteers to utilize those means and methods for interpretation
  • On-site Informational Graphics
  • Assist in developing signs and graphics for the Zoo’s animals and conservation areas.
  • Off-Site Animal Programs
  • Create a repertoire of programs designed to target specific ages and abilities
  • Assist in scheduling and registration on RecTrac
  • Carry out programs

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, education or a related field.
  • Experience developing curriculum; and implementing and evaluating programs. Experience with a zoo, aquarium, museum, early childhood center, park or other informal education organization preferred.
  • Strong computer background and proficiency required experienced with Microsoft Office applications; particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Google and Social Media platforms. Must be able to work with customized databases and technology, and conduct Internet research.
  • Ability to write curriculum, routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to a variety of audiences including young children, families, adults and before groups of zoo employees.
  • Capable of leading and teaching classes of students from ages 2 through adult.
  • Capable of handling a variety of animals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders from different backgrounds and abilities (visitors, volunteers, teachers, and staff, etc.)
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and efficient with excellent administrative, record/data keeping and time management skills
  • Creative and motivated to present ideas and suggestions that drive improvement to all aspects of the Zoo.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and schedules in a fast-paced environment with multiple agendas
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs and challenges, take initiative, ask questions, and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member, and independently with little supervision
  • Adaptable to changing environments, operational protocols and business situations
  • Highly professional public presence; Must be enthusiastic and customer service oriented and deal with guests in a courteous and professional manner. Enjoy working with the public including diverse populations and people of all ages and abilities.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Zoo and the Springfield Park District’s Core Values
  • Experienced with public speaking and keeping audiences engaged.
  • Maintain and promote a positive professional image within the community and overall field of Zoos and Aquariums.
  • Attend conferences, workshops, meetings, and trade shows to keep abreast of marketing, business trends and professional development in AZA, ZAA development and/or parks & recreation.
  • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (infant, child and adult), and Standard First Aid Certificate.
  • Ability to work a non-standard/flexible schedule, which may include weekends, some evenings and holidays

General Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and write and have good command of the English language.
  • Physical capabilities – lifts 50 pounds, squat, bend and move as necessary for the job.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematics.
  • Must have basic proficiency of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Must possess professional phone skills and work well with the public.
  • Must present a neat and professional appearance.
  • Responsible to follow policies and procedures outlined in Springfield Park District employee manual.
  • Must live in Sangamon County, in the State of Illinois or must be willing to move to Sangamon County in the State of Illinois within the first 6 months of acceptance of a position with the Springfield Park District.

*How to Apply:

  • Go to: https://www.springfieldparks.org/
  • Locate Join Our Team link at the top right of our Home Page
  • Click on the green button that states “Click Here for a Full List of Job Opportunities and to Apply”
  • Find this Job Description – select the position
  • Complete the *Required Questions
  • Download your *Resume
  • Click Submit to apply for the position.

*To be considered for a position, all applicants MUST apply online through our Job Opportunity and Tracking Portal. No paper applications or resumes will be accepted.

Deadline to Apply: TBD

Revised: April 2022

The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

Exhibit Coordinator
Austin Nature & Science Center, Austin, Texas

TITLE: Exhibit Coordinator (Austin Nature & Science Center / Wildlife Animal Care / Parks & Recreation Department.)

To apply: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/97169

Description: The purpose of this position is to perform tasks in the development, maintenance and administrative support of live animal exhibits, daily animal care, animal collection management, team leadership, and ensuring compliance with local state and federal regulations regarding exhibit and program animals at the Austin Nature Science Center (ANSC).

$19.26 – $24.07 per hour.

Work/Location Schedule Notes:

  • Monday – Friday.
  • Variable – 40 hours per week.
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends and occasional holidays.

Preferred Certification:

  • Certification in animal care or animal training (e.g., Exotic Animal, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Zoo & Aquarium Science).

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in care of exhibit and program animals, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates.
  • Experience in the safety practices and procedures of assessing the health of exhibit and program animals, including knowledge relevant to zoonotic diseases and parasites.
  • Experience in maintaining and analyzing animal care records.
  • Experience in setting diet and medication schedules for exhibit and program animals.
  • Experience providing customer service to the public and working with diverse populations, including diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Leads volunteers, staff or contractors.
  2. Examines objects to be included in exhibits.
  3. Ensures accuracy in exhibit production, information and exhibit activities.
  4. Develops long range and short range goals.
  5. Coordinates, plans, develop designs, produces and evaluates exhibits, displays, and visual presentation materials.
  6. Develops and monitors budgets and fiscal reports.
  7. Ensures timely development, scheduling and performance of exhibit activities and projects.
  8. Oversees the day-to-day management and care of assigned collections, exhibits, records, and exhibits assets.
  9. Allocates and purchases resources
  10. Coordinates the design and creation of marketing materials.
  11. Researches and applies for grants.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of showing, promoting design techniques, ideas, systems or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning and resources allocation.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to lead and train others.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information.

Part-Time Educator Position
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

Austin Zoo is currently recruiting for one part-time Zoo Educator to work Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Educators are responsible for leading field trip programs, outreach programs, Boy and Girl Scout workshops, and homeschool programs. This role also involves facilitating capybara and Galapagos tortoise encounters with the public. Additionally, the educator will engage guests on zoo grounds through exhibit interpretation, biofacts, and animal encounters.

This position involves regular animal care duties and handling of a variety of small animals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate and encourage respect of animals during education programs and animal encounters
  • Enthusiastically engage visitors in inquiry-based learning activities
  • Engage zoo guests in strategically framed discussions regarding conservation and animal welfare.
  • Assist with daily animal care duties to maintain clean, healthy and enriching animal ambassador habitats
  • Assist with program development
  • Other duties as assigned

CRITERIA:
Experience and Education:
Completion or pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, or related field from an accredited college or university. Previous professional animal care experience (household pets not included) strongly desired. Previous youth program experience strongly desired.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest and/or experience in environmental education
  • Enjoy working with children of all ages and abilities.
  • Ability to adapt and make quick, responsible decisions and improvise when needed
  • Display a high level of patience and respond well under pressure
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people
  • Enthusiastic, creative, adaptable, patient, and able to work both independently and with a team

Additional Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Ability to work outdoors under various weather conditions
  • Successful completion of a background check

WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION:

  • $15.00 an hour
  • Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.
  • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to the Austin Zoo Education Manager at education@austinzoo.org

Zookeeper Level 1 Full Time Position
Hemker Park & Zoo, Freeport, Minnesota

Hemker Park & Zoo is located in Freeport, Minnesota and is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 20 acres and is expanding with several new exhibits this year. Hemker Park & Zoo prides itself on providing interactive, educational and hands-on experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset setting come join our team!

Summary:
Hemker Park & Zoo is seeking candidates to join the animal care team. Under direct supervision, the individual in this position is responsible for a wide variety of tasks involving the husbandry of the area species including but not limited to: primates, small mammals, birds and hoofstock, the daily upkeep of keeper and public areas, and interactions with park guests. The individual must be able to carry out the position's duties as described below, with or without reasonable accommodations, and comply with park policies and procedures as they appear in the Employee Handbook and animal care protocols. The individual must also be of sufficient health to carry out these duties on a daily basis without presenting a danger to his/herself or fellow park employees or guests.

Skills and duties: required of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide quality guest experience, and maintain professional working relations with park guests, fellow employees, volunteers, and interns.
  • Provide for the care and welfare (husbandry) of assigned animals in the department, such as following prescribed diets and feeding procedures and protocols.
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of animal enclosures, holding areas, keeper space, common use space, and the public area surrounding it within Park, USDA and ZAA guidelines.
    • Includes upkeep of plant collection as well as minor repairs to exhibits/holding areas.
  • Observe animals in the department daily for reproductive behavior, abnormal behavior, or potential health problems, reporting these to the supervisor(s).
  • Prepare, distribute, and keep records of animal enrichment
  • Train animals using positive reinforcement
  • Maintain daily reports: ie. medical, reproductive, dietary, and work orders.
  • Provide assistance to the veterinary staff when necessary
  • Make presentations, or host animal encounters for park guests
  • Observe and report all facility or safety problems to the supervisor.
  • Any other duties as requested by the curator or team lead to assist the team.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent,college degree in a related field preferred.
  • Six months to one year of experience working with animals in some capacity. Examples include working with animals at veterinary clinics, pet stores, on farms, or as an intern or volunteer at a zoo.
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills.
  • Communicate effectively in English (oral and written), follow oral and written instructions, and use a two-way radio.
  • Candidate must possess a valid drivers license
    • Vehicle operation is required- use of ATVS, Golf Carts etc... will be necessary.
  • Physically able to work in extreme temperatures and inclement weather conditions; walking, standing, lifting and carrying up to 50-75 pounds, performing tasks in an environment that requires repeatedly stooping, bending, and climbing.
  • Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays and holidays
  • Use disinfectants, cleansers, and work around dusty enclosures/storage areas.
  • Use common hand, power, and yard tools while working from the ground or on a ladder in a safe manner.
  • Accept regular weekend, holiday, occasional after hour assignments, and be able to change days off as needed.
  • Negative Tuberculosis test results required per ZAA standards
  • Adhere to park/departmental policies and safety procedures

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full time position 40 hours/week (does include every other weekend and some holidays). Base wage is based on experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to: info@hemkerzoo.com

Exotic Feline Internship
Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Loxahatchee Groves, Florida

DESCRIPTION
Panther Ridge Conservation Center offers 3-month internships and for the right individual it may be extended to 6 months. We are a ZAA accredited non profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional care for the animals in our collection, all the while supporting conservation efforts in Africa and Asia. Although we are not currently open to the general public, we provide educational private tours conducted by all staff. Panther Ridge is currently home to 22 cats including Cheetah, Leopard, Jaguar, Puma, Clouded Leopard, Fishing Cat, Ocelot, Serval, and Caracal and we are rapidly growing. Check out our website at Pantherridge.org to learn more. Panther Ridge is located in Loxahatchee Groves in South Florida – 30 min southwest of West Palm Beach, 20 min from the ocean and 1.5 hours from Miami.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

Responsibilities Include:

  • Diet and meat preparation
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and general maintenance of enclosures
  • Animal interactions/training/enrichment
  • Animal observation to monitor health and well-being
  • Landscaping/special projects
  • Assisting with veterinary care if needed
  • Providing daily creative enrichment
  • Public interactions with guests in a courteous and professional manner
  • Follow safety procedures, be reliable and show initiative

Requirements Include:

  • A degree in biology, zoological or a related field
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • At least 3 months previous carnivore experience preferred
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 60 lbs.
  • Ability to work in the Florida weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Must work all holidays and weekends
  • Ability to stand/walk for 6-8 hours each day
  • Must be a hard working, self-motivated individual
  • Must work well with others and be a team player

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
We have free housing available for 2 interns on site and offer a $200/month stipend. An increase in stipend is offered for 6 month interns. All tour tips can be kept as well. No pets are allowed in the intern house. Interns will work 6 days a week and must be up to date on vaccinations including tetanus and be TB negative.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please send resume, cover letter, a letter of recommendation and 3 references to the Head Keeper – sadieryan1117@gmail.com

Seasonal Education Keeper
Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May County Court House, New Jersey

The Cape May County Park & Zoo Education Department is seeking an individual who is motivated, has great people skills, a passion for educating, and an up-beat personality to fill a Seasonal Education Keeper position. This employee, under the supervision of the Education Director will work alongside the education staff to present educational programs, conduct animal encounters with the public, guide tour groups through the zoo, assist with camps and outreach programs, assist in animal husbandry and animal training, and create and implement animal enrichment and new curricula.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Zoo Science, Education, or related field.
  • Animal care experience, preferably at an AZA facility.
  • Child care experience.
  • Excellent public speaking, communication skills, creative thinking and originality.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Ability to handle and present ambassador animals in a safe, dignified manner.
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

All applicants must pass a drug and background check prior to employment.

Additional Comments:
This position is $15.00/hour, 40 hours a week. This position is SEASONAL it will be 6-months employment from your start date. Preference is given to applicants with a Cape May County address.

The candidate we are looking for must possess all the qualifications listed above as well as the ability to work independently and with a team, a passion for education, and mindset to achieve larger goals for the Education Department. This department is a FUN and FAST paced place to be! We consist of 4 full time staff members, and our team of approximately 30 ambassador animals ranging from toads to wallabies. We are a fun, upbeat, supportive, charismatic team, and are looking for an applicant that will help us grow.

Due to the nature of this position you must have a flexible schedule.

How to Apply:
Please send or email a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application, a cover letter, and resume to:
education@cmczoo.com
Please write Seasonal Education Keeper in the subject line.

- OR -

ATTN: Education Department
707 North Route 9,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Keeper/Trainer
Lion Habitat Ranch, Henderson, Nevada

The Lion Habitat Ranch in Las Vegas, NV is hiring! It is the home to some of the MGM lions. We are a growing non-profit facility.

The position of Keeper/Trainer is a full-time, hourly position. Responsibilities include daily care, weighing, preparing diets, cleaning, training and exhibit maintenance for our zoo population including lions, a giraffe, psittacines, ratites, and tortoises. This position also requires a lot of guest interaction.

Qualifications for the Keeper/Trainer include:

Experience/Education: High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor's degree is preferred. Experience working at a similar facility and basic knowledge of operant conditioning are a plus.

Physical Efforts: Must be in good physical health and able to bend, reach, lift, push, pull, or carry at least 50 lbs in a desert environment that includes extreme heat, dust, extreme cold (winter), etc...

Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Applicants must be outgoing, creative, confident, self-motivated, and work well independently, as well as with others . Applicants must have good stage presence and the ability to work in a fast-paced, labor intensive environment.

Vaccinations: Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Compensation: Salary dependent on experience, eligibility for health benefits at 6 months, 4 free general admission passes per year.

Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to lhrvolunteers@gmail.com. The position is open until filled.

Senior Aquarist
Miami Seaquarium, Miami, Florida

Job Title: Senior Aquarist

Area: Aquariums

Reports to: Aquarist Department

Summary
A Senior Aquarist at Miami Seaquarium will be responsible for the care and display of marine life living in exhibits throughout the park as well as being a resource for the Aquarium Department staff. The senior aquarist must act as a role model for the aquarium staff. The primary responsibilities will include working as assigned in any of the aquarium exhibits or areas

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring all work environments are safe and any safety concerns are reported immediately.
  • Maintain open and professional communication with departments that interface with the Aquatics Department.
  • Ensure a quality experience and accurate information given during presentations and guest encounters by active participation and feedback to the team.
  • Function as a team player, showing trust and mutual respect for all members on the team.
  • Uphold the highest standards of courtesy and conduct.
  • Respond to all animal and operational emergencies as required.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of animal care including diets, water preferences, scientific nomenclature, range, habits, and compatibilities.
  • Train aquarists in all areas of aquarium science and operations.
  • Facilitate the on-boarding of new Aquatics staff.
  • Act as mentor to new aquarists and teach them assigned tasks.
  • Give feedback to aquarists through frequent critiques in an informal setting as well as during one on one meetings.
  • Assist management with administrative tasks such as scheduling, ordering supplies and payroll.
  • Perform leading roles in the hiring of new aquarists and interns.
  • Perform leading role in exhibit projects such as renovation, repairs or modifications.
  • Perform leading roles during on site animal procedures and moves.
  • Perform essential functions in animal collecting operations both in the field and in exhibits.
  • Perform basic fish and invert diagnostics and communicate findings to Veterinarian and Curator.
  • Apply animal training techniques to improve the health and welfare of the animal collection, and to meet program needs.
  • Perform a leading role in animal interactions ensuring an excellent guest experience and safety.
  • Provide accurate and informative interpretations of animal exhibits to guests by performing formal and informal discussions and/or tours.
  • Perform leadership functions as assigned.
  • Represent Miami Seaquarium at industry conferences by presenting work that contributes to the aquarium and zoological industry.

Requirements

Education: College degree in Marine/Life Science or related field, or commensurate experience. SCUBA certification from an internationally recognized certifying agency. Preferred requirements include CPR and lifeguard certification

Languages: Fluent English

Skills:

  • Demonstrated excellent animal observation and record keeping skills.
  • Demonstrated professional presentation and communication skills to both guests and fellow aquarists.
  • Pass all required department tests, including a swim test.
  • SCUBA certification from an internationally recognized certifying agency.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to recognize and correct minor and major challenges with little direction from senior personnel.
  • Possess the characteristics of a role model that demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, knowledge and teamwork.

Experience:

  • 4+ years experience working as an Aquarist at an accredited animal aquarium or zoo (HC or AZA) or in a professional animal environment such as an aquaculture facility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general fish and invertebrate biology, nutrition, natural history and behavior.
  • Demonstrated specialty in aquarium science that has improved the aquarium exhibits, animal husbandry, life support systems, etc.
  • Proven experience with habitat maintenance, animal food preparation & nutrition requirements, general husbandry practices and animal restraint/capture techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of animal medications, their administration and knowledge of quarantine procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of life support system operations and design.
  • Demonstrated experience with plumbing as it pertains to aquatic life support systems.
  • Proven experience with performing animal interactions with guests.

How to Apply
Send a resume to Cburtrum@msq.cc
Please type the position title as the subject of the e-mail.

Aquarist
Miami Seaquarium, Miami, Florida

Job Title: Aquarist

Area: Aquariums

Reports to: Aquarist Department

Summary
An Aquarist at Miami Seaquarium will be responsible for the care and display of marine life living in exhibits throughout the park as well as being a resource for the Aquarium Department staff. The primary responsibilities will include working as assigned in any of the aquarium exhibits or areas.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring all work environments are safe and any safety concerns are reported immediately.
  • Maintain open and professional communication with departments that interface with the Aquatics Department.
  • Ensure a quality experience and accurate information given during presentations and guest encounters by active participation and feedback to the team.
  • Function as a team player, showing trust and mutual respect for all members on the team.
  • Uphold the highest standards of courtesy and conduct.
  • Respond to all animal and operational emergencies as required.
  • Responsible for all tasks in the assigned exhibit. Including keeping up with maintenance and husbandry schedules.
  • Ensure all exhibit and husbandry standards are met every day.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of animal care including diets, water preferences, scientific nomenclature, range, habits, and compatibilities. Apply this knowledge to the exhibits and animal collection.
  • Assist in training aquarists in all areas of aquarium science and operations.
  • Perform mentoring responsibilities as assigned for new aquarists and teach them assigned tasks.
  • Assist management with administrative tasks such as scheduling, ordering supplies and payroll.
  • Participate in exhibit projects such as renovation, repairs or modifications.
  • Participate in on site animal procedures and moves.
  • Participate in functions in animal collecting operations both in the field and in exhibits.
  • Assist in performing basic fish and invert diagnostics and communicate findings to Veterinarian and Curator.
  • The Administrator prescribed medical treatments as directed by veterinarian and curator.
  • Perform all necessary life support maintenance and repairs on assigned exhibits.
  • Apply animal training techniques to improve the health and welfare of the animal collection, and to meet program needs.
  • Perform roles in animal interactions including Sea Trek and stingray encounters, ensuring an excellent guest experience and safety.
  • Provide accurate and informative interpretations of animal exhibits to guests by performing formal and informal discussions and/or tours.
  • Represent Miami Seaquarium at industry conferences by presenting work that contributes to the aquarium and zoological industry.

Requirements

Education: College degree in Marine/Life Science or related field, or commensurate experience. SCUBA certification from an internationally recognized certifying agency.

Languages: Fluent English

Skills:

  • Demonstrated excellent animal observation and record keeping skills.
  • Demonstrated professional presentation skills.
  • Pass all required department tests, including a swim test.
  • SCUBA certification from an internationally recognized certifying agency.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to recognize and correct normal operational challenges or seek prompt assistance from senior personnel.
  • Possess the characteristics of an Animal Care professional demonstrating competence, professionalism, teamwork, mutual respect and commitment to the mission of Miami Seaquarium.

Experience:

  • 2+ years experience working as an Aquarist at an accredited animal aquarium or zoo (HC or AZA) or in a professional animal environment such as an aquaculture facility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general fish and invertebrate biology, nutrition, natural history and behavior.
  • Proven experience with habitat maintenance, animal food preparation & nutrition requirements, general husbandry practices and animal restraint/capture techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of life support system operations and design.
  • Proven experience with performing animal interactions with guests.

How to Apply
Send a resume to Cburtrum@msq.cc
Please type the position title as the subject of the e-mail.

Wildlife Keeper
Miami Seaquarium, Miami, Florida

Area: Animal Care

Reports to: Animal Care Manager

Summary
A Wildlife Keeper at Miami Seaquarium will be responsible for the care and display of Tropical Birds, Manatees and Sea Turtles living in exhibits throughout the park as well as being a resource for the Aquatics Department staff. All Keeper positions will also participate in the rehabilitation of manatees and sea turtles.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring all work environments are safe and any safety concerns are reported immediately.
  • Maintain open and professional communication with departments that interface with the Aquarium Department.
  • Ensure a quality experience and accurate information given during presentations and guest encounters by active participation and feedback to the team.
  • Function as a team player, showing trust and mutual respect for all members on the team.
  • Uphold the highest standards of courtesy and conduct.
  • Respond to all animal and operational emergencies as required.
  • Responsible for all tasks in assigned exhibit. Including keeping up with maintenance and husbandry schedules.
  • Ensure all exhibit and husbandry standards are met every day.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of animal care including diets, water preferences, scientific nomenclature, range, habits, and compatibilities. Apply this knowledge to the exhibits and animal collection.
  • Assist in training keepers in all areas of animal care and operations.
  • Perform mentoring responsibilities as assigned for new keepers and teach them assigned tasks.
  • Assist management with administrative tasks such as ordering supplies.
  • Participate in exhibit projects such as renovation, repairs or modifications.
  • Participate in on site animal procedures and moves.
  • Demonstrate proper small animal restraint and handling techniques.
  • Administer prescribed medical treatments as directed by veterinarian and curator.
  • Apply animal training techniques to improve the health and welfare of the animal collection, and to meet program needs.
  • Perform roles in animal interactions: Bird interactions, Penguin Encounter and other encounters as assigned, ensuring an excellent guest experience and safety.
  • Provide accurate and informative interpretations of animal exhibit to guests by performing formal and informal discussions and/or tours.
  • Provide and develop species specific enrichment items.
  • Represent Miami Seaquarium at industry conferences by presenting work that contributes to the aquarium and zoological industry.

Requirements

Education: We are a growing team looking for new team members that are passionate about animals and conservation. Opportunities abound and on the job training is available!

Languages: English

Skills:

  • Demonstrated excellent animal observation and record keeping skills.
  • Demonstrated professional presentation skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to recognize and correct normal operational challenges or seek prompt assistance from senior personnel.
  • Possess the characteristics of an Animal Care professional demonstrating competence, professionalism, teamwork, mutual respect and commitment to the mission of Miami Seaquarium.
  • Availability to work full time, 40hrs per week, this may include working weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to move/ lift up to 50lbs on a daily basis.
  • Proven experience with performing animal interactions with guests.

Other:

Park Director
Zoofari Parks LLC, Virginia and Texas

JOB: Park Director(s)

Organization: Zoofari Parks LLC (https://www.zoofariparks.com/)

Location: VA, TX to begin

Job Description:
Training/mentoring young, up and coming park directors.

As we expand our footprint with the addition of new parks, we realize that having well-trained and educated senior staff is imperative to enhancing our professional growth.

We want to hire 1-2 “well-seasoned” zoo directors to be employed for 2-3 years at one of our parks with the intent of teaching a director-in-waiting how to direct. That person will normally be in their mid-30’s and an Asst Dir/GC. You can be recently retired or close to retirement. Must be in good physical shape in order to manage an on-going park. To be clear – you will be the actual Director – but will be teaching by example and your actions on how to properly direct a zoological facility. The job encompasses oversight of Animal Care, Guest Services and Facilities. Each of those departments has their own management team.

Qualifications:

  • Must be, or have been, a director at a recognized zoological facility.
  • 10+ years in Director’s role
  • Professional appearance and calm demeanor
  • An experienced eye for detail
  • Ability to train subordinates in all aspects of zoo operations.
  • Ability to function as an on-going Zoo Director with all that the position entails.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Salary commensurate with abilities and history but will average in the upper 80’s - $90k per annum. Insurance and other benefits offered as part of the package. Please send resume to admin@zoofariparks.com and place “Park Director” in Subject line.

Carnivore Lead Keeper
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

Due to the upcoming expansions and feedback from our keeper team we’re currently looking to grow our team by nearly 20%! The most successful keepers at Tanganyika enjoy sharing their love of animals with our guests, relish in the opportunity to be creative, are constantly looking for ways to make improvements within their circle of influence, enjoy working on a small team, and take pride in their work.

We’ve developed an objective level and pay system that puts growth (both financial and personal) directly in the hands of the keepers and provides a transparent pay system. We have a competitive benefit package that is growing and improving each year: offering a Simple IRA match, multiple health insurance options, dental, vision, paid time off, and accident insurance.

Care Team Lead Keepers are not only responsible for daily routine tasks (including husbandry, training sessions, and guest experiences), but are also able to step in and oversee day-to-day team operations and communications when the Team Captain is absent. Lead Keepers will also assist with training new hires and act as a role model and mentor for fellow team members. We are looking for individuals who will actively contribute to a positive and constructive work culture, enthusiastically seek out professional growth opportunities, and encourage these qualities in their team members as well.

Carnivore Team
The carnivore team is responsible for a variety of animals, jaguar, tiger, serval, ratel, lion, and a large cheetah breeding facility. This team gets up early and stays late, and puts in the time to provide the best possible life for their animals. In addition to being part of numerous successful breeding programs, the carnivore team is responsible for training demonstrations, behind the scenes tours and ambassador animal training around the park.

If you love watching baby cheetahs learn to run, assisting guests while they stick feed a lion, or love taking a stroll with a serval then you need to apply to join our team.

Requirements:

  • Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position
  • Minimum of 3 years paid experience in the zoological field preferred
  • Previous management/leadership experience preferred
  • Experience working with animal species listed in department description
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays, holidays, and everyday

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting hourly rate of $13.50/hr with pay modifiers for previous FT Keeper experience.
  • Year round, full-time position
  • Professional development program that allows Keepers to improve their skill set and earn additional pay compensation
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • HSA
  • Simple IRA
  • Paid PTO
  • In-House Discounts
  • Free admission to TWP for yourself and family

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings.

If you have any issues apply please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance.

Care Team Captain - BREZ
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

Due to the upcoming expansions and feedback from our keeper team we’re currently looking to grow our team by nearly 20%! The most successful keepers at Tanganyika enjoy sharing their love of animals with our guests, relish in the opportunity to be creative, are constantly looking for ways to make improvements within their circle of influence, enjoy working on a small team, and take pride in their work.

We’ve developed an objective level and pay system that puts growth (both financial and personal) directly in the hands of the keepers and provides a transparent pay system. We have a competitive benefit package that is growing and improving each year: offering a Simple IRA match, multiple health insurance options, dental, vision, paid time off, and accident insurance.

Care Team Captains are responsible for running the day-to-day operations of their team, including overseeing general animal care and communicating effectively within their teams as well as with leadership. In additional to operational tasks, Captains are expected to be strong leaders, acting as role models and mentors, and helping guide team members through their level assessments to encourage professional development. We are looking for individuals who will actively contribute to a positive and constructive work culture, enthusiastically seek out professional growth opportunities, and encourage these qualities in their team members as well.

BREZ Team
The BREZ team (as we like to call it around here) is responsible for a variety of animals, including a well behaved mob of red kangaroos, over 13 species of birds, the interactive and most popular area of the park - the children’s zoo, and the education animal collection. This team takes hustle to a whole new level and has the raking skills of 1200 men. Being responsible for three of the interactive areas of the park and such a large education animal collection means we can attribute at least 30% of the smiles in the park to this team!

If you love watching baby kangaroos take their first hops, enjoy seeing the thrill when kids hear 50 guinea pigs squeak all at once, or love spending time ambassadoring animals to the public, then this is the team for you.

Requirements:

  • Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position
  • Minimum of 3 years paid experience in the zoological field
  • Must have previous management/leadership experience
  • Experience working with animal species listed in department description
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays, holidays, and everyday

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting hourly rate of $15/hr with pay modifiers for previous FT Keeper experience.
  • Year round, full-time position
  • Professional development program that allows Keepers to improve their skill set and earn additional pay compensation
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • HSA
  • Simple IRA
  • Paid PTO
  • In-House Discounts
  • Free admission to TWP for yourself and family

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings.

If you have any issues apply please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance.

Internship
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

As an intern you’ll spend time working in each area of the park, from the bird routine to giraffe routine and learning how to educate guests. You’ll gain first hand experience working hands on with the animals at the park and you’ll be assigned to work encounter stations where you’ll gain customer service skills and become an excellent reader of behavior. You also will get the opportunity to teach and assist with a variety of programs and tours. In addition, monthly workshops will help grow your knowledge and skills. Come join the Tanganyika family and we’ll invest in your future while you help us build ours.

If you love watching guests feed lettuce to a giraffe, helping kids connect with lorikeets, chopping carrots, talking to guests about animals, and assisting keepers in daily husbandry and care then you need to spend the season with us. Did we mention we also have amazing team members you'll be spending your days with?

How long is the internship? February 15th - November 13th 2022
**We are also hiring for a summer internship starting on May 29th through August 13th or you could stay until November 13th if able./p>

What hours will I be working? Hours will vary but interns should expect to work 30 paid hours and 10 hours unpaid each week. The unpaid hours will give you extra scheduled time to work on your individual project, get more time in your favorite animal area, more one-on-one time with keepers, training time, or to simple aid a keeper on a larger project.

This is a paid internship, $10.25/hour.

Do you offer housing? Limited housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is not guaranteed. $350 a month.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older before the start of the internship
  • Preference given to college students working towards a degree or those that have a degree in a zoo science, wildlife biology, zoology, or other related field
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends, weekdays, holidays, and everyday
  • Interns are required to work with the keepers of their area to create and assess an original enrichment device or approved habitat improvement project

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Deadline to apply is April 23rd 2022. Please check your email for updates, interview scheduling and communication from our Internship Team.

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings.

If you have any issues applying please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance.

Zookeeper I
Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley, Illinois

TITLE: Zookeeper I
DEPARTMENT: Niabi Zoo – Zoo Animal Care
SUPERVISOR: Assistant Zoo Director
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Represented Employee – AFSCME 2025A
CLASSIFICATION: Zookeeper I – Grade 18
Updated: 23 October 2021

BASIC FUNCTION:
Under general supervision is responsible for a variety and abundance of manual and maintenance duties in the care and proactive husbandry and welfare of exotic and other zoo managed animals. in the Forest Preserve District’s-Niabi Zoo. Incumbent illustrates good team work and communication skills and provides and implements proper nutrition, behavioral and environmental enrichment and proactive animal husbandry for all animals within the zoo, maintains daily recordkeeping, as assigned welfare and wellness evaluations, assists in the provision of veterinary medical treatment of the collection along with performing general maintenance that include the upkeep of animal habitats and zoo grounds. Incumbent is required to work within teams along with autonomous work throughout the day. The employee receives continuing or individual assignments from the Assistant Director/Curator, generally indicating work to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines and priority of assignments.

SARS-COV-2 (Covid 19 and Variants) PANDEMIC UPDATE:
We are striving to put our employee health and safety first with daily, mandatory facial coverings/temperature checks, socially distanced markers, hand health and other safety measures during the global pandemic to ensure a safe work environment for team members and animals. Covid Vaccines are a pre-employment requirement.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide appropriate animal husbandry, welfare and wellness for a diverse animal collection. Provide proper prescribed nutrition, water and browse for all animals at the zoo. Observes daily activity budgets and ensures/evaluates proper animal welfare and wellness for all animals and their environment. Handles and assists in the operant conditioning and environmental enrichment of animals as required using best practices, industry standards and safety. Provides public keeper chats and guest relations throughout the zoo.
  • Assists in the provision of veterinary medical treatment for animals in all capacities.
  • Conduct daily husbandry; sanitation/disinfection and all care needs surrounding animal living spaces (habitats and behind the scenes areas).
  • Performs general maintenance and lawn care as necessary for zoo grounds.
  • Provides security and safety for all animal habitats, behind the scenes spaces and public areas.
  • Responds to inquiries from the fellow staff members, vendors/contractors and the general public.
  • Contribute to the management of resources and supply stock including transport, stocking and handling.
  • Operates trucks, tractors and related vehicles as required and certified. Loads and unloads trucks.
  • Prepares and maintains related daily records, quarterly animal evaluations, life event and animal welfare assessments, mobility scoring and all other health and wellness evaluations and related reports.
  • Shall assist in emergency response including those occurring before or after normal business hours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Education, Experience, & License Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or zoology, or related field is required supplemented by two or more years’ experience in zoo keeping/managed animal care, and care of exotic animals in a zoo or aquarium setting.
  • Must have an appropriate, valid driver’s license and a clear background check.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of animal welfare, biotic and abiotic needs of numerous animal speceies; health, and dietary needs of animals; operant conditioning, environmental enrichment and overall best practices in animal welfare/wellness; animal restraint and safe handling and capture techniques; basic facility maintenance/lawn care; typical behaviors of a variety of animals; zoo operations; public relations techniques.
  • Knowledge of basic animal care including related safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the proactive care of a wide variety of zoo animals within all genera.
  • Ability to learn and willingness to adhere to Niabi Zoo/ Rock Island County Forest Preserve District standards and codes, practices, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships within a diverse group of coworkers.
  • Ability to perform duties in or on uneven surfaces, extreme heat, cold and in severe weather.
  • Ability to communicate with the public tactfully and courteously.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in the physical handling and management of a variety of zoo animals.
  • Skill in the operation of maintenance equipment, including, but not limited to motor vehicles, personal computers, hand tools, power tools and related equipment.

Physical Requirements: Task involves the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces and lifting or carrying moderately heavy (20-75 pound) items and occasionally very heavy (100 pounds or over with team members) items; or may involve the complex operation of gasoline, electric or diesel-powered machinery or shop equipment requiring the manipulation of multiple controls, fine adjustments or both; or the sustained operation, on a production basis.

Medical Requirements: Obtain Tetanus vaccine and a negative TB test, obtain Rabies and Covid vaccine prior to start date if hired. Must produce proof of test and vaccines. Must adhere to all State mandated, Zoo mandated; evolving Pandemic Safety Measures.

Environmental Requirements: Task may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental and weather conditions.

Sensory Requirements: Task requires color perception and discrimination. Task requires sound perception and discrimination. Task requires odor perception and discrimination. Task requires visual perception and discrimination. Task requires oral communications ability.

Applications for these positions will be accepted until filled.

JOB CLASSIFICATIONS: Hourly

STARTING SALARY: $17.43/hour

Please submit Resume and references to:
Niabi Zoological Park
Attn: Tammy Schmidt, Assistant Director
tschmidt@niabizoo.com

or mail to:
13010 Niabi Zoo Road
Coal Valley, IL 61240

Zookeeper, Elephant
Columbus Zoo, Powell, Ohio

Responsible for all aspects of daily husbandry and care of the Columbus Zoo’s elephant herd, which involves food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, reproductive management, and maintaining a safe work environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs care of the region’s animals, including food preparation, feeding, monitoring diets, watering, bathing, enrichment, water changes, observing medical and behavioral changes, and behavioral stimulation and may assist with medical treatment as prescribed by Zoo Veterinarians.
  • Cleans and maintains animal exhibit areas, performs basic horticulture work (e.g. caring for region’s egress/ingress, general grounds beautification) and disinfects animal enclosures.
  • Assures the safety of self, animals, co-workers and visitors by observing safety guidelines when working with animals, equipment and vehicles.
  • Provides educational information about the region’s animal population through such activities as interacting with the public, conducting keeper talks, staffing interpreter stations, conducting tours and workshops, attending docent meetings, composing articles for zoo publications and conducting volunteer trainings.
  • Provides input to Assistant Curator and Elephant Manager on all aspects (e.g. safety, animal husbandry) of assigned areas.
  • Maintains daily and monthly records on animals.
  • May provide leadership to seasonal employees, interns, volunteers and zooschool students (e.g. provide daily work direction, inform management of problems).
  • Participates in training and operant conditioning programs and follows standardized reporting mechanisms.
  • Attends departmental meetings and participates in developmental seminars and workshops as required.
  • Other responsibilities may include duties related to the operation of other species located in the Asia Quest Region which includes, rhinos, tigers, aviary, variety of ungulates and birds, flying foxes, langurs, sloth bears, pallas cats, snow leopards and stellar sea eagle.
  • May establish and maintain contacts with other zookeepers outside of the Columbus Zoo, field researchers and other specialists.
  • Participates in cross-training activities as directed.
  • Constantly strives to further the mission of the organization and avidly supports the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Safari Golf Club and The Wilds.
  • Implements sustainable practices in daily tasks whenever possible.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in zoology, animal science, biology or relevant field required. Four years of relevant zoo keeping experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Previous animal husbandry experience preferred in one or more of the following: primates, reptiles, carnivores, herbivores and birds.
  • 5 years’ experience in working with elephants required (8-10 years preferred).
  • Experience with a wide variety of training techniques preferred.
  • Ability to successfully perform zookeeper duties within a diverse animal collection preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of research techniques and practices with solid observation skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in emergency situations and to respond with appropriate action
  • Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with all levels.
  • Ability to develop and deliver informational presentations to small, medium or large groups required.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work required.
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
  • Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient and cost-effective manner and without direct supervision required.
  • Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with all Zoo team members and contacts regarding company business required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required.
  • Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required.
  • Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record required, as well as ability to operate standard shift vehicles required.
  • Proof of negative TB screening prior to placement and annually thereafter required.
  • Ability to adhere to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s drug-free workplace policy including but not limited to pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and follow-up treatment required.
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.

Please visit https://careers-columbuszoo.icims.com/jobs/1913/zookeeper%2c-elephants/job to apply online or mail resume to:
Human Resources
9990 Riverside Drive
PO 400
Powell, OH 43065

Equal Opportunity Employer

African Black Footed Penguin Keeper
Brights Zoo, Limestone, Tennessee

Experienced Penguin Keeper (Black footed Penguin)

Brights Zoo is looking for an experienced penguin keeper to care for our penguin colony. Other animals in this section would include, Fennec Fox, Asian Small Clawed Otters, Reptiles, Primates, Birds and small mammals.

Candidates must have at least 2 years working with African Black Footed Penguins.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for the feeding and general care and welfare of assigned exhibit animals
  • Administers prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
  • Keeps feeding records
  • Observes assigned animals
  • Reports abnormal conditions to superiors
  • Cleans exhibit areas, pools, animal sleeping areas and service areas
  • Cleans and disinfects utensils, work tools and containers
  • Maintains health and behavior records on assigned animals
  • Answers questions from the public concerning exhibit animals
  • Provides exhibit security
  • Participates in capturing, incapacitating and moving exhibit animals
  • Assists medical staff in treating animals
  • Performs minor or routine maintenance on exhibit enclosures
  • Reports the need for major maintenance and repairs
  • Operates a variety of light and medium equipment
  • Performs minor or routine maintenance on exhibit enclosures
  • Reports maintenance needs
  • Operates a variety of light and medium equipment
  • Model for punctuality and professionalism
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Observes assigned animals with regard to general appearance, feeding habits, condition of fecal matter, etc
  • Assists with procedures on a limited basis at the lead’s/manager’s discretion
  • Monitor Pool test levels and make corrections needed
  • Assists with procedures on a limited basis at the lead’s/manager’s discretion
  • Assists in hand rearing of African Black Footed Penguins

Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid insurance

To Apply
please fill out an application located at https://brightszoo.com/index.php/about/careers

Hoof Stock Keeper
Brights Zoo, Limestone, Tennessee

Experienced Hoof Stock Keeper

Brights Zoo is looking for an experienced hoof stock keeper. Currently Brights Zoo has Greater Kudu, Eastern Mountain Bongo, Nyala, Sitatunga, Scimitar horned Oryx, Bison, Common Eland, Watusi, Giraffe, Bactrian Camels, Goats, Donkey, Grants Zebra and Addax. Candidates should have experience working with giraffe.

Candidates must have at least 2 years working with a wide variety of hoof stock.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for the feeding and general care and welfare of assigned exhibit animals
  • Administers prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
  • Keeps feeding records
  • Observes assigned animals
  • Reports abnormal conditions to superiors
  • Cleans exhibit areas, pools, animal sleeping areas and service areas
  • Cleans and disinfects utensils, work tools and containers
  • Maintains health and behavior records on assigned animals
  • Answers questions from the public concerning exhibit animals
  • Provides exhibit security
  • Participates in capturing, incapacitating and moving exhibit animals
  • Assists medical staff in treating animals
  • Performs minor or routine maintenance on exhibit enclosures
  • Reports the need for major maintenance and repairs
  • Operates a variety of light and medium equipment
  • Performs minor or routine maintenance on exhibit enclosures
  • Reports maintenance needs
  • Operates a variety of light and medium equipment
  • Model for punctuality and professionalism
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Observes assigned animals with regard to general appearance, feeding habits, condition of fecal matter, etc
  • Assists with procedures on a limited basis at the lead’s/manager’s discretion
  • Assists in hand rearing of hoof stock when needed

Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid insurance

To Apply
please fill out an application located at https://brightszoo.com/index.php/about/careers

Animal Keeper II - Wildlife Rehabilitation
CALM’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Cente, Bakersfield, California

DEFINITION
Under the direct supervision of the Curator, is responsible for the daily husbandry and care of the animals in CALM’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (CWRC), monitoring animal health, keeping accurate records, maintaining the condition of animal enclosures, and interaction with the public on all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Perform intake, examination, and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife, filling out all paperwork completely, initial set up of animal (including hydration, feeding and initial medical care), and working with the public bring in the animal in a positive manner;
  • feed all animals according to dietary guidelines and feeding schedules;
  • make daily diets for a variety of animals according to their treatment plans;
  • clean and maintain all animal enclosures;
  • monitor health of animals and report observations to veterinary staff;
  • medicate sick or injured animals;
  • keep patient treatment boards current with case information/treatment/feeding;
  • complete facility and enclosure maintenance and landscaping as required, including repairs, mowing, weed eating etc.;
  • maintain an in-depth knowledge of CWRC policies and protocols;
  • assist in training volunteers and interns on the proper handling and care of animals at CWRC;
  • mentor volunteers and interns being sure the quality of care given is up to CWRC standards;
  • work directly with the curator and veterinary care team to establish quality of life for a variety of species;
  • perform animal releases of a variety of species in appropriate locations;
  • maintain safe and professional work environment at all times;
  • transport animal to offsite veterinary visits as needed;
  • maintain a calm and proactive demeanor during animal emergencies;
  • assist with maintaining inventory for wildlife care including maintaining food supplies, supplements and other necessary supplies for cleaning, and maintaining cage and facility upkeep;
  • participate in special events and educational programs on caring for wildlife in captivity and wildlife rehabilitation;
  • answer questions and educate the public on all aspects of CWRC including inquiries on injured, orphaned, nuisance or abandoned animals;
  • perform overnight and at-home animal care of a variety of species when necessary;
  • perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Local wildlife including their natural environment, life stages, and behavior throughout the year;
  • identifying a wide variety of animals including birds, mammals, reptiles, and other species to ensure proper and safe handling;
  • proper techniques in handling and restraining wildlife;
  • medical terminology as it pertains to medication administration and dosing;
  • biosecurity and quarantine procedures as it pertains to wildlife care practices.

Ability to:

  • Assess the treatment needs of a variety of wildlife species;
  • handle live animals for the purpose of feeding wildlife animals;
  • work independently or as a member of a team;
  • work positively with volunteers, interns, and members of the public;
  • lift 50lbs often and team lift 125lbs occasionally;
  • read, speak, and write English;
  • weigh and measure accurately;
  • work outside in inclement weather conditions, including dust, heat, rain, and pollen;
  • see, hear, reach, bend, kneel, run and walk on rough terrain;
  • work weekends, holidays, and special events.

Experience:
One (1) year paid experience in a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation Center working directly with wildlife. Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Education:

  • High School graduate.
  • AA or BS degree in Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Management, or related discipline preferred.

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.

Further information and to apply: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1550175

Carnivore Permanent Part-time Zookeeper
Dakota Zoo, Bismarck, North Dakota

The Dakota Zoo
The Dakota Zoo is an AZA and ZAA accredited facility located in Bismarck, North Dakota. This 90-acre facility houses around 500 mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish representing 125 species. The Dakota Zoo participates in over 16 Species Survival Plan programs for endangered or threatened species and has served as a rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned raptors for over 50 years. The Dakota Zoo is proud to be involved with numerous conservation initiatives both locally and globally.

Nature of Work
This person is supervised by the full-time Carnivore Zookeepers and Senior Keeper and indirectly supervised by the General Staff Supervisors, Assistant Director, and Zoo Director. This individual assists with daily zookeeping activities of the Carnivore Section. This person also serves as a relief zookeeper as needed, covering for their area zookeepers who are on vacation, on a leave of absence, etc.

This position works primarily with the zoo’s carnivores and raptor rehab program. Animals include tiger, snow leopard, grizzly bear, river otter, grey wolf, various bird of prey, various canid species, and other miscellaneous taxa.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with daily zookeeping activities which includes feeding, cleaning, assessing welfare, documenting observations, animal enrichment, and all other aspects of animal care at the Dakota Zoo.
  • Performs other duties as assigned which includes but is not limited to general maintenance of exhibits and grounds, maintenance of equipment, maintaining animal food supplies, assisting in medical duties and other miscellaneous tasks.
  • Assists area keepers as needed with behavioral training per the discretion of the team.
  • Provides relief for keeper absences as needed and takes on all responsibilities of that keeper during their time of leave. This includes all basic animal care, extra assigned duties, additional cleaning tasks, diet management, team communication, etc.
  • Continues to develop knowledge of animals at our facility and shares this information with other staff, public, and volunteers. Participates in keeper chats, zoo camps, animal encounters, and other miscellaneous education opportunities.
  • Willing to be a positive team player and continues to maintain and build strong communication with coworkers and managers.

Desirable Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in Zoology, Biology, or related field preferred.
  • Ability to serve as a positive, energetic, and supportive co-worker.
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to work with a team.
  • Experience with and knowledge of animal husbandry practices, including enrichment and recordkeeping, preferable from an AZA or ZAA accredited facility.
  • Experience with and knowledge of dangerous animals including big cats, bears, and other various carnivores, preferable from an AZA or ZAA accredited facility.
  • Displays a professional attitude and appearance to visitors, volunteers, and co-workers.
  • Possession of a valid North Dakota driver’s license, or ability to gain within 3 months.

Special Provisions for Permanent Part-time Positions

  • This position is 25 hours/week year-round. The schedule is Thursday-Monday (8am-1pm). Exceptions may occur when covering shifts for other keeper staff, holidays, and other days as needed.
  • There will be opportunities for working in other areas of the zoo as a supplemental income (admissions/gift shop/concessions), especially May through September.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, employment application (found on the Dakota Zoo website), and three references to Allison Malkowski, Assistant Director, at asdirect@dakotazoo.org.

Manager, Zoological Operations
Jungle Island, Miami, Florida

Position: Manager, Zoological Operations
Department: Zoological Operations
Reports To: Vice President of Zoological Operations
FLSA: Exempt
Review Schedule: 90 days and annually
Compensation Adjustments: (if necessary)

POSITION SUMMARY/Primary Objective:
The Manager of Zoological Operations performs all job assignments with a professional and positive attitude that reflects Jungle Island’s mission and vision of connecting people, wildlife and conservation and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible. The Manager of Zoo Ops is a working position. The candidate will be expected to participate in daily tasks/performances as well as supervise the operations of the department. The Manager of Zoo Ops will be part of the Zoological Operations Leadership Team and as such, may be asked to perform duties related to leadership of the entire department when necessary. The Manager performs a wide variety of functions in the training of staff, handling and care of show and exhibit animals, show operation, and guest experiences such as tours and animal encounters. This position reports to the Vice President of Zoological Operations and is responsible for the operation of the department in the absence of the VP. As such, the Manager must have the ability to multi-task between administrative duties, supervisory duties as well as perform animal care and training. The Manager must have the ability to coach, or redirect team members as necessary, assist in writing team member reviews, perform general husbandry, clean exhibits, and other areas, as well as a wide variety of moderately difficult tasks.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Administrative duties including team scheduling, ordering of supplies, ordering of animal food, animal records and writing reports.
  • Transport animals as necessary
  • Operate safety drills
  • Communicate effectively with Veterinary team
  • Work with VP of Zoological Operations as well as the Supervisor of Animal Training on show quality and theatrics
  • Oversee the husbandry and care of the collection while working with the Supervisor of Animal Care
  • Can maintain a high level of team motivation in a positive work environment
  • Must be able to make sound decisions in a challenging, high-paced environment
  • Must be comfortable handling animals in the park near guests, on stage, on camera as well as in off-site, public appearances
  • Maintain area equipment to assure all is in working order
  • Confident in working directly with a wide variety of animals, including mammals, large parrots, birds of prey and reptiles
  • Ensure public safety regarding animal shows, interactions, performances in and out of the park
  • Perform and oversee any necessary cleaning and husbandry at or above accreditation standards
  • Administer prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
  • Maintain feeding, medical, and other records regarding animal care daily
  • Conduct special tours as requested by VP of Zoo Ops
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as required

LICENSE/QUALIFICATIONS:
A college degree in any of the biological sciences or psychology is preferred as well as leadership experience in a zoological setting. Applicants may substitute the equivalent in experience working with animals in an accredited facility. Must have at least 3 years of professional experience working with animals in an accredited facility. Experience in training animals, animal handling and husbandry is required. It is necessary that an applicant’s combined education and experience clearly demonstrate the knowledge and skills outlined. The ability to produce a valid Florida driver license may be required.

SKILLS/APTITUDES:

  • Can multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiar with natural histories of a wide range of species
  • Has well developed public speaking and presentation skills
  • Understands animal behavior modification utilizing operant and classical conditioning techniques and can teach them to others
  • Experience in the care, feeding and handling of exotic animals from multiple taxa
  • Great communication skills with team members as well as executives
  • Keep health and behavioral records as required
  • Able to identify area shortfalls and create and execute a plan to correct issues
  • Be prompt, professional and positive in all aspects of the job and lead the team to do the same
  • Teach team members to consistently provide world-class guest experiences
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Be an ambassador for Jungle Island inside and outside of the park
  • Capable of lifting 50lbs standing, bending, squatting, twisting, and reaching; can work on uneven terrain and move around on slippery surfaces
  • Can handle frequent exposure to predictable and controllable hazards associated with close contact with a wide variety of animals (including large animals, birds, and reptiles); dust, and allergens; handle hazardous materials; work in cramped or confined spaces
  • Must be able to work outside, in all weather conditions

How to Apply: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=31840&clientkey=1344F94F3208E415089C62C1CBE2D7D3

Note:

A review of this of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties, all duties and requirements are essential job functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Associates will be required to perform any other jump related duties assigned by the VP or anyone else on the executive leadership team.

This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Park Director / General Manager
Aggieland Safari, Bryan-College Station, Texas

Aggieland Safari in Bryan-College Station, TX has an opening for the Park Director / General Manager to join our team. We are located at 18075 FM 974 in Bryan, Texas 77808.

Aggieland Safari is a wholly owned subsidiary of Parks! America, a public company who owns and operates Wild Animal Safari Parks in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Springfield, Missouri and Bryan-College Station, Texas. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, ambitious, and reliable. Experience in supervising or managing Theme Park, waterpark, aquarium and/or zoo-safari animal collections and breeding operations is preferred.

The General Manager reports to the Executive Vice President. The Park Director / General Manager collaborates with the corporate Senior Director of Attractions & Construction and the Executive Vice President in operating the Aggieland Wild Animal Safari conservation center and amusement park, is responsible for the animal collections well-being, the animal exhibits, research, propose and executes annual CAPEX projects and maintenance projects related to the attraction.

This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. College Station, Texas is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Salary range begins at $55,000 to $60,000+ and is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily business operations, a hands-on experience
  • Ensure a high level of animal care and welfare. This is a physically demanding position.
  • Keep up to date on current trends and procedures in the zoological field, including exhibition and care
  • Reviews, creates, maintains, and provides both leadership and oversight for policies and procedures and protocols related to animal care and handling
  • Record-keeping and collection management is a major priority for adherence to USDA and company standards
  • Works with the Head Zookeeper in the understanding of nutrition, conformation, breeding habits, proper display techniques, and an eye for animal heath, enrichment, and well-being
  • Daily inspections of the park property, animals, and staff
  • Manage staff and delegate responsibility as needed
  • Maintain excellent customer service standards
  • Manage profit and loss statements with respect to labor costs and operating expenses
  • Manage in-park Revenue Operations including food & beverage, vehicle rentals and retail merchandise
  • Manage all company safety policies & procedures and continue to review and enhance safety in every aspect of the operation
  • Collaborate with the Corporate team in establishing and maintaining the company conservation standards for all animal species on our properties

Qualifications

  • Experience in a zoological park or breeding center with at least 3 years of supervisory and management experience preferred. Experience in related amusement or animal care fields may be considered if applicant can demonstrate the ability to learn and manage Wild Animal Safari animal collections
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts with varied days off year-round (the park opens at 9AM and closes at either 5PM, 6PM, or 7PM depending on time of year)
  • Excellent communication skills to connect effectively with customers and co-workers
  • Positive attitude and ethics which support our values and culture
  • Ability to manage a fast-paced, high-volume, clean, customer-focused workplace
  • Strong time-management skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and organize
  • Must be able to work with numbers in completing daily reports, budgets, and purchase orders
  • Must be able to work with computer software systems, Microsoft 365 Business Professional Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc..., POS systems and online ticketing portals
  • Ability to manage CAPEX and maintenance projects at the Wild Animal Safari
  • Ability to work with a wide range collection of animals. The position is physically demanding.
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Driver's License
  • Reliable transportation

Benefits

  • Excellent company sponsored Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Disability coverage, basic Life Insurance, and optional other medical insurance available 60 days after employment. The company pays 80% of the basic health insurance plans. There are not “out of network” doctors in the plan. This is a national health insurance plan, so most all doctors are considered in-network across the country. The insurance carrier is Humana.
  • Ten (10) days' vacation which begins to accrue 60 days after employment
  • Up to ten (10) days sick pay annually which begins to accrue 60 days after employment
  • Seven (7) paid Holidays annually (Christmas, Thanksgiving, November floating day, December floating day, New Year's Day, January floating day, February floating day)

We are looking forward to reviewing your application. Please apply online at https://animalsafari.com (select the Aggieland Safari park) AND send a copy of your resume and letter of intertest to both Mark Whitfield, Parks! America - Executive Vice President: mark@animalsafari.com (608) 477-8976 and Steve Jagielski, Senior Director of Attractions and Construction steve@animalsafari.coms.

Assistant Curator
Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, Virginia

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
TITLE: Assistant Curator
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time hourly
REPORTS TO: Curator
WORK HOURS: 5 days per week 7:30am to 4:30/5:30pm
COMPENSATION: $16-18.00 per hour, and PTO and relocation assistance.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Assistant Curator has an important role in assisting the Curator in all aspects of care and record keeping for the Park’s animals as well as helping to provide educational programs and other Park activities for our guests. They also assist in the training and oversight of the keeper staff, interns and volunteers.

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 3 years in a paid position working with small and large exotic and domestic animals. Must have a basic knowledge of animal husbandry practices and medical procedures.

Interested applicants can learn more about the Park at https://www.leesburganimalpark.com/.

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@leesburganimalpark.com.

Mammal Lead Keeper
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunsfel, Texas

AAnimal World & Snake Farm Zoo is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the daily operations of our mammal/bird department.

SUMMARY:
The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Mammal Curator in managing in the coordination, training and implementation of professional husbandry, training and show presentation protocols for the zoo’s collection of birds and mammals as well as other related projects and programs. The Lead Keeper will participate in planning and be responsible for assisting the Mammal Curator in implementing all assigned animal care, exhibit maintenance, animal training and show presentation procedures, staff training for the bird and mammal collection. This position requires an individual with a proactive attention to detail as well as a proven leader, trainer, and team member.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the mammal/bird collection, exhibits and off display holding areas.
  • Assists the Mammal Curator with the training of husbandry staff in developing behaviors that will lead to the improvement of entertaining and educational shows.
  • Participates in area work schedule, maintains exhibit quality standards through regular maintenance and cleaning activities, and facilitates training through a hands-on work approach.
  • Coordinates the input of data by husbandry staff into the animal records databases.
  • Assures that appropriate records are kept on all husbandry, training and enrichment including daily care, animal health, acquisition/disposition and mortalities.
  • Help train new Mammal Department employees to assure compliance with established standards and protocols.
  • Aid the Mammal Curator in overseeing general maintenance of all related work areas and equipment. Keeps the work area clean and organized and reports mechanical failures to supervisors in a timely way. Ensure off exhibit areas should be clean, neat and well organized.
  • Assist Mammal Curator with communication and follow-up with division directors as pertains to effective and efficient management of assigned area(s).
  • Participates in long and short term departmental planning.
  • Assures that animal food, maintenance equipment and supplies are ordered and stocked in appropriate amounts in conjunction with current inventory and the availability of seasonal resources.
  • Interacts with the Mammal Curator and leads in carrying out medical procedures and protocols that are prescribed.
  • Notify the Mammal Curator regarding the needs and repairs of critical life support equipment, structural depreciation, emergency repairs and joint projects.
  • Comply with safety and security directives, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and defined.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to operate with minimal daily supervision.
  • Applied leadership abilities to motivate, direct and coach staff.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and follow-through.
  • Must be able to manage daily staff workflow and to forecast non-routine project manpower needs.
  • Knowledge of mammal and bird husbandry as pertains to nutrition, psychological well-being, preventative care and exhibitry.
  • Experience in designing and delivering quality educational programs to the public in both formal and informal formats.
  • Practiced skills in working in a dynamic team environment and the capacity to step outside of your role to ensure zoo-wide projects and goals are met.
  • Strong communication skills through all levels of staff.
  • Thorough and practiced understanding and appreciation for customer experience and expectations.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and ZAA accreditation standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience at a public zoo or similar institution and a demonstrated knowledge and experience in zoological operations, animal husbandry and superior customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and organize the activities of the training staff. This experience should include an increasing degree of responsibility over time with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of practiced experience with the care and safe husbandry of primates, birds, or small mammals
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work as a part of a team in a constantly changing environment as well as individually, with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull objects and materials of moderate weight (50-80 lbs)
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays. Ability to respond to emergencies on an on-call basis.

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is among the most celebrated zoos in Texas with an ever growing attendance and a non-stop growth and expansion that is second to none. We are seeking an individual to not only manage our daily operations within the zoo, but also an individual that wishes to grow with us, as we grow into the next generation of zoos.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to:
Mammal Curator
Casey Martin
caseym@hczoo.com

and

Deputy Director
Jarrod Forthman
jarrodf@hczoo.com

Director/Zoological Collections
Zoofari Parks, (Virginia Safari Park, Gulf Breeze Zoo, Alabama Safari Park, and Texas Safari Park)

Location: Corporate Base(s) or TBD

Date: March 2022

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Director/Zoological Collections is a new senior management position and a direct report to the CEO/President. It is responsible for oversight of the animal collections within our Zoofari Parks system, with further expansions planned. This position works directly with each Park Director and Curator, ensuring that they are fulfilling their respective roles and assisting as needed, providing guidance in a supportive capacity.

Our current collection encompasses around 4,000 specimens, spans 4 different parks, and includes a wide variety of species. The function of this role is twofold: to provide guidance to our existing parks to ensure daily quality for the animal collections, and second, to provide the ability for us to expand methodically using standardized SOPs and staff training to produce healthy populations of animals. We plan on solidifying our status as the largest privately operated conservation-driven animal park company in the US.

Direct reports to this position include the following corporate positions: Collection Manager, Registrar, Conservation Coordinator, Animal Transport & Logistics, and Veterinary Services.

Much of this work will be accomplished at one of the corporate office sites, and not necessarily on-site at the parks. We require a person who can set and achieve goals without being prompted. Travel to the parks will be on a quarterly, or an as-needed, basis. There will be more travel in the beginning to become familiar with each facility and staff.

We are looking for top candidates to fill our open positions and to oversee future expansion. We expect exceptional drive, ethics, and a very professional demeanor and appearance. We would expect the right candidate to be driven to achieve excellence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update, edit and distribute the company Animal Care SOPs/Guidelines.
  • Oversee each direct report to ensure progress and timely reports.
  • Ensures all the Park’s Animal Care policies are interpreted and followed
  • Ensure compliance with all animal related regulatory agencies
  • Provide CEO with monthly reports (or more frequent if required) of each facility
  • Remain up-to-date with industry best practices and trends.
  • Represent the park in a professional manner at conferences, industry meetings and in general.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

  • 10+ years of proven experience in a recognized zoo or wildlife park facility managing and/or overseeing animal collections, and associated operations.
  • BS or MBA (preferred) with an emphasis on animal care.
  • Exceptional and proven leadership skills to ensure smooth park operations at the management level.
  • A passion for growth with the ability to motivate staff and knowledge to plan for future expansions
  • Ability to coordinate, read, review and comprehend all monthly reports
  • A calm, professional and experienced demeanor when handling adversity, both internally and externally.
  • Proficient in various Microsoft Office products to produce high quality reports.
  • Ability to travel between parks as necessary and required.
  • Optimum health to ensure the ability to actively traverse parks while fulfilling duties and travel between parks on a regular basis.
  • Possess a strategic focus with an eye for detail and efficiency.
  • Possess a proven knowledge of industry practices and policies.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong industry contacts for enhanced communications within the zoo and attractions sectors.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter who requires very limited direction.
  • Must be able to play a leadership role in the organization, representing cross-departmental goals thereby fulfilling
  • Zoofari Parks overall goals and management guidelines.

Very competitive salary, based upon: qualifications, experience, and past results. Performance bonuses, and benefits including health, dental, vision care, as well as vacation, sick and comp time, 401k.

**Applicants which do not meet the first criteria for Qualifications will not receive a response.

Email resumes to: admin@zoofariparks.com and place “Director/Zoological Collections” in Subject line. Applicants which meet a majority of the stated requirements will receive a follow-up response.

Wildlife Care Intern
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, San Diego, California

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. Empowering people from around the globe to support our mission to conserve wildlife through innovation and partnerships, we support cutting-edge conservation, and bring the stories of our work back to our two world-famous front doors — the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action. The deep and extensive knowledge gained from more than a century of experience in wildlife care, health, veterinary services, nutrition and conservation makes us invaluable in the global effort to save species. Our team members play a crucial role in driving our conservation efforts forward and bringing us closer to a world where all life thrives.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
Wildlife Care Interns, under supervision from Wildlife Care Associates, Specialists and Supervisors, will gain knowledge and experience working around a variety of wildlife species, and engage with guests about wildlife and the mission of SDZWA.

Interns will also have the opportunity to learn about various specializations in the zoological career field through regularly scheduled Lunch and Learn Lectures with leading subject matter experts and specialized tour experiences at both the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park. Our partners at Sempra are funding this internship program as part of their ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion through economic opportunities which we have been entrusted with.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Participate in scheduled learning activities and program evaluations.
  • Provide for the general care and welfare of habitat wildlife under general supervision.
  • Observe habitat wildlife behavior and report abnormal behavior.
  • Educate guests about wildlife and the mission of the Organization.
  • Under supervision from Staff, clean and maintain habitat areas.
  • May assist in feeding habitat wildlife under general supervision.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Internship program dates are from May 23 – August 12th. Interested candidates must be available to work for the entire duration of the program. Selected participants will be provided with a stipend of $4,500 which will be paid out in three payment installments throughout the course of the internship to help offset the costs of housing, transportation, etc.

  • JOB EXPERIENCE
    • Training and/or experience that would demonstrate the essential functions, knowledge and skills listed.
  • SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Desire to pursue a career in the zoological field.
    • Communicate effectively (verbal and written).
    • Able to learn the proper methods and procedures for hygienic wildlife care, feeding and handling.
    • Able to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA
  • Position Type: Summer Internship
  • Duration: 12 weeks

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER

At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our employees, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

SDZWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SDZWA will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!

To Apply: https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/7657

Keeper I (Full time Non-Exempt)
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

SUMMARY:
The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Curator and/or Director in carrying out daily animal husbandry, exhibit and holding area management and keeper chats/encounters as scheduled. Keeper I will be trained through all areas of the zoo except Primates and Large Cats. Candidate would be eligible to train through Primates and Large Cats once they reach Keeper II status. Starting pay will be based on years of experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • All aspects of Animal Husbandry including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, medicating, enrichment, training, handling/restraint, etc.
  • Keeper chats/encounters as scheduled. Public media as requested by Curator/Director.
  • Maintains records pertaining to feeding, water quality analysis, behavioral observations, training activities, medical procedures, etc.
  • Cooperates with Animal Health staff for animal health issues, treatments, veterinary procedures, transfers and crating.
  • Reports facility needs to Curator/Director in a timely way.
  • Adherence to area specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s) including safety.
  • Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
  • Good knowledge of species-specific enrichment and training protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or a related field is required with specific knowledge of animal husbandry and behavioral conditioning.
  • 1 -3 years of paid experience working with exotic animals.
  • 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 respond to emergencies on an on-call basis.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing and Spreadsheet software.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform all husbandry tasks 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 preferred.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to info@austinzoo.org

Keeper II/Keeper III (Full time Non-Exempt)
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

SUMMARY:
The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Curator and/or Director in carrying out daily animal husbandry, exhibit and holding area management and keeper chats/encounters as scheduled. Keeper II/Keeper III will be trained through all areas of the zoo. Starting level/pay will be based on years of experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • All aspects of Animal Husbandry including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, medicating, enrichment, training, handling/restraint, etc.
  • Keeper chats/encounters as scheduled. Public media as requested by Curator/Director.
  • Maintains records pertaining to feeding, water quality analysis, behavioral observations, training activities, medical procedures, etc.
  • Cooperates with Animal Health staff for animal health issues, treatments, veterinary procedures, transfers and crating.
  • Reports facility needs to Curator/Director in a timely way.
  • Adherence to area specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s) including safety.
  • Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
  • Good knowledge of species-specific enrichment and training protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or a related field is required with specific knowledge of animal husbandry and behavioral conditioning.
  • Keeper II: 3-5 years of paid experience working with exotic animals.
  • Keeper III: 5+ years of paid experience working with exotic animals.
  • 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 respond to emergencies on an on-call basis.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing and Spreadsheet software.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform all husbandry tasks 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 preferred.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to info@austinzoo.org

Animal Keeper 1
Jungle Island, Miami, Florida

Position: Animal Keeper 1

Department: Zoological Operations

Reports To: Supervisor of Animal Care

FLSA: Non-exempt

Review Schedule: 90 days and annually

Compensation Adjustments: if necessary

POSITION SUMMARY/Primary Objective:
Jungle Island is a beautiful, unique zoological facility placed on Watson Island off the coast of downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Jungle Island has a rich history that is soon to be built upon as the park will be reconstructed and re-launched hosting a wide variety of animal experiences in early 2023. Until then, Animal Keepers will care for animals during the development of the new park over the next year, ensuring a successful re-opening. The Animal Keeper performs all job assignments with a professional and positive attitude that reflects Jungle Island’s mission and vision of connecting people, wildlife, and conservation. The Animal Keeper, under general supervision, performs a wide variety of functions in the training, handling, and care of exhibit animals. An Animal Keeper must have the ability to understand and execute plans as directed by the supervisor. This position will perform general husbandry and animal care tasks, such as cleaning, feeding, handling animals for procedures, record keeping, exhibit maintenance, and training as well as a wide variety of moderately difficult tasks in relation to operating an accredited zoological facility. The Animal Keeper should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, sometimes challenging environment. Animal Keepers should also be prepared to work in all types of weather, on weekends and holidays. The Animal Keeper will interact regularly with animals as well as park guests to provide world-class experiences that are signature to Jungle Island. This position reports to the Supervisor of Animal Care.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform daily cleaning of exhibits and facilities
  • Animal food prep and storage
  • Feed and provide any necessary husbandry for collection animals
  • Work with supervisor to develop and maintain an enrichment plan for collection animals
  • Must be comfortable working with reptiles, birds, and mammals without issue
  • The ability to use power tools for exhibit maintenance
  • Maintain trained behaviors as directed by the Supervisor
  • Transport animals as necessary for exhibits or special events
  • Must be comfortable handling animals in the park near guests, on stage, on camera as well as in off-site, public appearances
  • Maintain area equipment to assure all is in working order
  • Outgoing personality with the ability to educate and entertain guests
  • Ensure public safety regarding animal interactions inside and outside of the park
  • Administer prescribed medication and nutritional supplements as directed by supervisor
  • Comfortable assisting medical staff as necessary in treatment of animals
  • Maintain feeding, medical, and other records regarding animal care daily
  • Conduct special tours or VIP meet and greets as requested by Supervisor
  • Maintain an educational environment with all guests. Answer questions and provide information to them in a polite, professional manner
  • May perform public relations visits at media and other outlets as necessary
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as required

LICENSE/QUALIFICATIONS:
A college degree in any of the biological sciences or psychology is preferred. Applicants may substitute the equivalent in experience working with exotic animals where applicable. Knowledge of animal handling and husbandry practices is required. Experience in behavior modification using operant conditioning via positive reinforcement is a bonus. It is necessary that an applicant’s combined education and experience clearly demonstrate the knowledge and skills outlined. The ability to produce a valid Florida driver license may be required.

SKILLS/APTITUDES:

  • Familiar with natural histories of a wide range of species
  • Great interpersonal/customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and conduct themselves positively and professionally in all aspects of the job
  • Experience in the care, feeding, training and safe handling of a variety of exotic animals
  • Follows directions
  • Keep electronic health and behavioral records as required
  • Able to communicate and work effectively with others
  • Be prompt
  • Provide world-class guest experiences
  • Monitor animal behavior and appearance and communicate any abnormalities effectively
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Be an ambassador for Jungle Island inside and outside of the park
  • Capable of lifting 50lbs standing, bending, squatting, twisting, and reaching; can work on uneven terrain and move around on slippery surfaces
  • Can handle frequent exposure to predictable and controllable hazards associated with close contact with a wide variety of animals (including large animals, birds, and reptiles); dust, and allergens; handle hazardous materials; work in cramped or confined spaces
  • Must be able to work outside, in water, and in all weather conditions

Note:
A review of this of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties, all duties and requirements are essential job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. associates will be required to perform any other jump related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise other than an “at will” employment relationship.

To Apply: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=31509&clientkey=B8C04F175ABFC2F5FAE175A072814F99

General Curator
Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Virginia Safari Park https://www.virginiasafaripark.com/>website is an award-winning 180-acre drive-through safari park (within our 500-acre facility) located in Southwest Virginia. This ZAA-Accredited Facility houses 1,000+ specimens of a wide variety of hoofed stock, including breeding groups of white rhinoceros and reticulated giraffe. We also breed cheetahs, Ruppell’s vultures, radiated tortoises, African penguins, Giant anteaters and a variety of other endangered and rare species.

Conservation is at the core of what we do. Through our various breeding programs and in conjunction with our Corporate Conservation Coordinator we annually fund a myriad of conservation programs both nationally and internationally.

We are hiring for a dynamic, physically fit, experienced animal person who is either in a curatorial role or who is ready to take the next step up to this level. The position is physically demanding and active. Although mainly administrative, this is a hands-on working position and requires work in the field. Applicants must have significant hands-on animal experience, including proven management experience. Must be professional, in both demeanor and appearance. Non-smoking work environment.

Job Description: General Curator

  • Direct oversight of the animal collection, including two section curators and a full-time staff of 15-20 animal keepers.
  • Ensure a high level of animal care and welfare.
  • Reflect current trends and practices in the zoological field, including exhibition and care.
  • Reviews, creates, maintains and provides both leadership and oversight for policies, procedures and protocols related to animal care and handling.
  • Record-keeping and collection management will be of paramount importance.
  • An understanding of nutrition, conformation, breeding habits, proper display techniques, and an eye for animal health and well-being
  • Develops and manages, with senior staff, behavioral conditioning and enrichment plans.
  • Daily inspections of all sections, animals and staff.
  • Works with the Director to develop annual departmental budgets, species procurement and capital improvements as they relate to Animal Care.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of paid experience in a zoological park or breeding center with at least 3 years of ever-increasing responsibilities in a Curator or Senior Lead position.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with a broad range of animal species.
  • Record-keeping, collection management experience.
  • Familiarity with basic medications and vaccination programs.
  • BS in the animal related sciences preferred.
  • Professional in both demeanor and appearance.
  • Very physically fit.

Compensation:
Starting salary range of $52,000 - $65,000, commensurate with experience. Paid sick and vacation time, comp time, insurance options including vision and dental, 401k.

How to Apply:
Email applications to director@virginiasafaripark.com with General Curator in subject line. Only those applicants which fulfill the first 2 requirements will receive a response.

Junior Zookeeper Program Coordinators (Full Time Seasonal Position)
Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon

Organization: Wildlife Safari
Location: Winston, Oregon, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Junior Zookeeper Program Coordinators (Full Time Seasonal Position)

Wildlife Safari
PO Box 1600
1790 Safari Road
Winston, OR 97496
541-679-6761 x 221
http://www.wildlifesafari.net

The Education Department at Wildlife Safari is currently accepting applications for people with great people skills, a passion for animals, and an energetic, positive personality to fill the 2 Junior Zookeeper Program Coordinator positions for the 2022 summer season (mid May – mid September).

Working together alongside the Education Department, these positions are responsible for the development and implementation of the 2022 Junior Zookeeper Program. Duties include but are not limited to: training Juniors to handle and care for the education animal collection, creating and implementing fun activities for Junior Zookeepers ages 10-17, creating and distributing a work schedule for program participants, planning and overseeing the day-to-day activities of Junior Zookeepers (animal care, education ambassador booths, structured lessons, animal encounters, etc), and assisting with the daily operation of the Education Department.

The ideal candidate will work well within a team setting as well as independently, demonstrate strong communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, and posses a strong desire to work with junior high and high school students. This is a unique, exciting and hands-on opportunity to further one’s career in Zoo education.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently obtaining a degree in a field complementary to Wildlife Safari’s mission; Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Environmental Education, or related field
  • Experience as a formal or an informal educator or interpreter, including creating and implementing Conservation Education curriculum
  • Experience working with junior high and high school students, preferably in a supervisory position
  • Exotic animal handling and husbandry experience
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid preferred but not required
  • Must be willing to work overnight camps
  • Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting
  • Good people skills
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Negative TB and drug test
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week
  • Required to work outdoors and indoors in extreme weather conditions; ability to lift up to 50 (fifty) pounds.

This is a temporary, full-time position, $12.50/hour.

Start and end dates range from mid May to mid-Sept and are flexible. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply send cover letter, resume, 3 references and one letter of recommendation to:

Wildlife Safari, Education Department
PO Box 1600, Winston, OR 97496

or email to education@wildlifesafari.net
*Please include ‘Junior Zookeeper Program Coordinator’ in subject line if applying via email

Summer Camp Counselors (Full Time Seasonal Position)
Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon

Organization: Wildlife Safari
Location: Winston, Oregon, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Summer Camp Counselors (Full Time Seasonal Position)

Wildlife Safari
PO Box 1600
1790 Safari Road
Winston, OR 97496
541-679-6761 x 221
http://www.wildlifesafari.net

The Education Department at Wildlife Safari is currently accepting applications for people with great people skills, a passion for animals, and an energetic, positive personality to fill our 2 Summer Camp Counselor positions for the summer 2022 season (end May – mid September).

This position is responsible for all of Wildlife Safari’s summer day camps including our Pint-Sized Explorer Camps (3-4 year olds), Discover Camps (4-7 year olds) and Adventure Camps (4-11 year olds). The Counselor will work with the Education Department and develop and implement all summer educational programs. Duties include but are not limited to: husbandry and handling of all education animal collection, creating curriculum for and running the zoo camps, conducting guided tours, overnight camps, educational outreach presentations, helping with the Junior Zookeeper Program and onsite public talks.

This is a unique, exciting and hands-on opportunity to further one’s career in Zoo education.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently obtaining a degree in a field complementary to Wildlife Safari’s mission; Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Environmental Education, or related field
  • Experience as a formal or an informal educator or interpreter
  • Experience working with children of a variety of ages a must
  • Animal experience preferred but not required
  • Must be willing to work overnight camps
  • Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting
  • Good people skills
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Negative TB test
  • Ability to work 40 hours a week
  • Required to work outdoors and indoors in extreme weather conditions; ability to lift up to 50 (fifty) pounds.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test

This is a temporary, full-time position, $12.50/hour.

Start and end dates range from end of May to mid-Sept and are flexible. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply send cover letter, resume, 3 references and one letter of recommendation to:

Wildlife Safari, Education Department
PO Box 1600, Winston, OR 97496

or email to education@wildlifesafari.net
*Please include ‘Lead Summer Camp Counselor’ in subject line if applying via email

Senior Parks Animal Keeper
Orange County Zoo, Orange, California

OC Zoo, Irvine Regional Park, Orange, CA

Job Status: Full time, permanent

Schedule: Five - 8 hours/day shifts. Rotate days off every three months. Typical shift is 7:30am to 4:30pm.

Rate of Pay: $24.42 - $32.90 hourly

Position Summary:
OC Zoo has a current vacancy for a Senior Parks Animal Keeper. The Senior Parks Animal Keeper is the senior level classification in the Parks Animal Keeper occupational series. Positions in this class are characterized by their ability to both lead and work with zoo personnel caring for the animals and maintaining the zoological facility, and to monitor and maintain all zoo operation transactions and collections. This position will have registrar duties of maintaining animal records and training staff on the zoo data base system. Senior Parks Animal Keepers are under the general supervision on a Zoo Curator or Zoo Manager. Incumbents may act as first line supervisors for Parks Animal Keepers and subordinate office staff. The OC Zoo staff members are committed to providing a high-quality operation of animal care and pleasant visitor experience.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and maintain the animal record keeping system, audit data submission, update collection records, and train staff.
  • Assist in the renewal of required Federal, State, and local permits. This includes the tracking of permit renewals, preparation of documentation, review of all requirements, and updating all hard copy documents for inspections.
  • Supervise work of contracted Park Attendants, Parks Animal Keepers, volunteers, and other outside contractors when necessary. This could include assisting with work duties, mentoring and training.
  • Coverage for short staff days to perform duties of the Parks Animal Keepers in the care of the animal collection.
  • Conduct guided interpretive tours, presentations, and programs.
  • Assist with animal medical procedures and communicate with zoo veterinarians.
  • Assist with the inventory and procurement of needed supplies for the operations of the zoo.
  • Compiling and writing monthly reports, reviewing policies and procedures, making observations of operations/animal issues and identifying solutions.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws regulating animal acquisition, disposition, exhibition, husbandry standards, transportation, and permit with the U.S. and abroad.
  • Proper care, feeding, medicating, training and conducting enrichment activities for an animal collection.
  • Understanding of accreditation standards, USDA and California Fish and Wildlife regulations as they pertain to caring for animals and ensuring they are health and their habitats are in compliance.
  • Practical experience with maintaining habitats to ensure they are clean and free of dangerous items that may cause harm to the animals. This would include but limited to: removing old debris and animal stool, replacing bedding, inspecting enclosures, adding dirt, raking, mowing lawns, changing perching, seeding lawns, maintaining pump systems, cleaning and disinfecting enrichment toys.

Physical Demands:
Strength to pull, drag, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds for 50 feet. Strength to handle, restrain, and maneuver large animals, including livestock, from one area to another or into a trailer for transport. Strength to capture, secure, handle and restrain a variety of animal, which may be physically uncooperative and aggressive. Agility to walk, run, physically maneuver oneself to capture and avoid injury by various animals. Ability to stand for extended periods. Body mobility to walk and run on uneven ground, climb stairs, bend, twist, reach, kneel, squat and crawl to catch animals. Manual dexterity to hand write paperwork and use a computer. Vision sufficient to read standard text and fine print, a computer screen, see animals at a distance, determine depth and to distinguish colors and body language. Hear well enough to hear the approach of an animal or sounds emitted by animals.

To Apply:
Please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oc Only online applications will be accepted. The recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County of Orange County are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

Parks Animal Keeper
Orange County Zoo, Orange, California

OC Zoo, Irvine Regional Park, Orange, CA

Job Status: Full time, permanent

Schedule: Five - 8 hours/day shifts. Rotate days off every three months. Typical shift is 7:30am to 4:30pm.

Rate of Pay: 21.33 - $28.77 hourly

Position Summary:
OC Zoo has a current vacancy for a Parks Animal Keeper. The Parks Animal Keeper will work under general direction of the Zoo Director, Zoo Curator and Senior Parks Animal Keepers. This is a professional position, requiring experience and working knowledge of exotic animals and how to take care of them. The Parks Animal Keeper must complete the daily tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision, keep detailed daily records, and be proficient in observing animals and their behaviors. The OC Zoo staff members are committed to providing a high-quality operation of animal care and a pleasant visitor experience. The Parks Animal Keeper duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Observing and carrying out all basic aspects of the daily care of animals.
  • Reporting any observed health or behavioral abnormalities to Zoo Curator and Veterinarian
  • Following all approved operation procedures listed in string duty assignments.
  • Participating and developing programs focused on enhancing the guest experience.
  • Giving presentations to the general public and engage with park visitors by discussing animal natural history, natural habitats, status of animals in the wild, care and feeding of animals and other topics of interest.
  • Preparing accurate and detailed records and logs and maintaining monthly reports.
  • Cleaning, maintaining and conducting minor repairs to assigned animal habitats.
  • Inspecting, cleaning, and conducting minor repairs to assigned animal habitats.
  • Inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining public walks, paths, zoo grounds, plants and animal enclosures.
  • Maintaining manuals regarding duties/cares of assigned animals.
  • Training employees and/or volunteers on proper care of animals, as well as, delegating tasks as needed.
  • Utilizing hand tools, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, and minor power tools to fix, enhance, clean, and maintain animal habitats and enclosures.
  • Assisting veterinarian during visits and administering medications, monitoring injuries and healing when needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Daily cleaning, feeding, medicating, training, and conducting enrichment activities for assigned animals.
  • Utilizing operations manuals for details regarding proper care and updating feeding and medication instructions.
  • Understanding of accreditation standards, USDA and California Fish and Wildlife regulations as they pertain to caring for animals and ensuring they are health and their habitats are in compliance.
  • Practical experience with maintaining habitats to ensure they are clean and free of dangerous items that may cause harm to the animals. This would include but limited to: removing old debris and animal stool, replacing bedding, inspecting enclosures, adding dirt, raking, mowing lawns, changing perching, seeding lawns, maintaining pump systems, cleaning and disinfecting enrichment toys.
  • Working as a team to ensure proper coverage in areas and assisting when needed for training and engagement activities.

Physical Demands:
Strength to pull, drag, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds for 50 feet. Strength to handle, restrain, and maneuver large animals, including livestock, from one area to another or into a trailer for transport. Strength to capture, secure, handle and restrain a variety of animal, which may be physically uncooperative and aggressive. Agility to walk, run, physically maneuver oneself to capture and avoid injury by various animals. Ability to stand for extended periods. Body mobility to walk and run on uneven ground, climb stairs, bend, twist, reach, kneel, squat and crawl to catch animals. Manual dexterity to hand write paperwork and use a computer. Vision sufficient to read standard text and fine print, a computer screen, see animals at a distance, determine depth and to distinguish colors and body language. Hear well enough to hear the approach of an animal or sounds emitted by animals.

To Apply:
Please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oc Only online applications will be accepted. The recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County of Orange County are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

Summer Internships
Chase Sanctuary, Webster, Florida

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Chase Sanctuary is a 10 acre educational facility with an emphasis on several Lemur species, Cotton-Top Tamarin, Marmoset Monkeys, Sloths and several species of exotic birds. We also maintain a collection of tortoises including Aldabra, Galapagos and Sulcata as well as many other wildlife species. We have an animal nutritionist and a vet tech on staff and a board certified primate veterinarian on retainer.

Our mission at Chase combines education and conservation. We educate the public about the plight of endangered species and simultaneously maintain troops and colonies in very spacious fully enriched habitats and multi acre play areas to encourage natural propagation and troop/colony rearing. We are a 501C-3 organization investing 100% of our revenue into our animals and their facility.

We seek 2-3 passionate interns who are able to be part of something bigger than themselves, who are team players and who are not afraid of hard work. You will benefit from working with our staff on hands on animal activities, working with the public by conducting tours and educational animal experiences (we adhere is WAZA guidelines for animal interactions) and by helping to maintain the habitats and grounds. You will also have an opportunity to help with positive reinforcement training (operant conditioning),various husbandry related processes, and the Species 360 Zimms software/data base.

Internships run from May/June to August

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Academic focus in Zoology/Animal Sciences/Veterinary or Veterinary technician program
  • Must have Drivers license
  • Clean criminal history
  • Please check with your academic institution to determine eligibility for college credits from this internship

HCOMPENSATION:

  • Housing, including utilities, will be provided
  • This is an unpaid internship but a small allowance will be provided for incidentals ($75 per week)

TO APPLY:
E-mail resume and a cover letter detailing why you wish to join our team this summer. The e-mail address is ChaseSanctuary@gmail.com. Should you be a good fit we will set up a video interview and tour of our facility. Before hire, 2 references and a background check will be required.

We look forward to hearing from you !

Animal Keeper II
Hattiesburg Zoo, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Job Description: Animal Keeper II

DEPARTMENT: Zoo Animal Care

LOCATION: Hattiesburg Zoo

SHIFT: Generally 40 hours per week on a schedule requiring a mix of weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays as required.

Reports to: Animal Curator

Summary: Under the direction of the Animal Curator, performs scientific work in the care of zoo animals and the maintenance of zoo exhibits and facilities. Participates in the training, enrichment, dietary, record keeping and health needs of the animal collection. Participates in the aesthetics and maintenance of the various exhibits and participates with guest interactions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Observes and evaluates animal condition, behavior, and responses on a daily basis and reports any unusual situations to the supervisor, as well as any aggressive or potentially dangerous tendencies.
  • Maintains records on animal health and behavior, exhibits, diets, vet care, enrichment/training, etc.
  • Cleans (disinfects as scheduled) and checks integrity of animal exhibits and structures daily to ensure safety and welfare of animals, guests, and staff in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Maintains exhibit materials and landscaping, such as caring for plants in and around exhibits, cleaning and installing perches, nest boxes, bedding materials, feed containers, and decorative materials and understands how these will be used by animals and their safety.
  • Operates heavy machinery as needed.
  • Performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance to exhibits, reports maintenance concerns they cannot be easily addressed to the Animal Curator, makes recommendations to improve the safety, aesthetics, and functionality of facilities; assists in the completion of approved changes.
  • Prepares prescribed diets and follows feeding instructions noting consumption and conformance of foods; makes diet change recommendations as needed; thoroughly cleans feed trough, bowls, and other containers; unloads and replenishes hay; unloads food shipments.
  • Assists in the capture and restraint of animals, which may or may not be sedated; assists in administering prescribed medications and dietary supplements noting consumption and treating injured/sick animals.
  • Daily involvement in improving the quality of life of the animals by developing and implementing behavior modification and enrichment programs to elicit species-typical behaviors.
  • Participates in the animal training program for the purpose of improving animal welfare and/or public demonstrations.
  • Assist in the training, supervision, assignment and evaluation of volunteers and interns.
  • Assists in the presentation of educational programs and participates in daily guest interactions.
  • Take on an extra responsibility of the job; Aesthetics, Medical, Nutrition, Training, Enrichment or Registrar) learns and performs the job as specified.
  • Acts as a mentor for other Animal Care staff.

Qualification Requirements

Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a biological science (i.e. biology, zoology, ecology) and 3 years exotic animal experience or 5 years exotic animal experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Essential Job Qualifications

  • Must retain a valid Driver’s License and meet the eligibility requirements to drive while conducting company business.
  • Current TB test
  • Work outdoors in all types of weather and lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds)

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, committed to the vision of the Hattiesburg Zoo.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Friendly with public and courteous to visitors, able to provide keeper chats and public encounters in a friendly manner.
  • In depth knowledge of behavioral management and operant conditioning and how they apply in a zoo setting.
  • Experience with large carnivores preferred
  • Experience working with and training volunteers/interns.

To Apply Please Visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f2539413-573d-4af3-b530-aac5325ef868&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

Zoological Veterinarian
Hattiesburg Zoo, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

JOB DESCRIPTION: Zoological Veterinarian

DEPARTMENT: Zoo

LOCATION: The Hattiesburg Zoo is home to more than 200 animals representing 96 species of mammals, birds, ectotherms and insects. The metropolitan area of Hattiesburg has a population of around 150,000 and a market area of over 300,000. The Hattiesburg Zoo is located on 12-acres of Kamper Park which is located in the central area of the City of Hattiesburg. The Zoo has been rapidly expanding over the past 10 years and expects to grow to double its current acreage. Work is primarily stationed at the Hattiesburg Zoo, though some travel will be required to all Hattiesburg Convention Commission (HCC) facilities.

SHIFT: Full-time including a variety of weekdays, nights, weekends and holidays.

REPORTS TO: The Veterinarian will report to the HCC Director of Operations and will be expected to oversee and perform effective, efficient and professional animal medical services and care for the Hattiesburg Zoo. The Veterinarian will be a key leader and advisor in making institutional decisions, setting priorities, developing policies and practices, in accordance with a holistic perspective of the Zoo and its growth.

SUMMARY: The Veterinarian will be responsible for the provision of professional veterinary care as well as overseeing and administering a preventative health program in accordance with industry standards and best practices as identified by AAZV and AZA. The Veterinarian position is a senior leadership position that requires a high degree of technical skills, a commitment to learning and application, a willingness to participate in the overall operations of the Zoo, the ability to work together with all Commission departments, and a passion for improvement. The Veterinarian must be insatiably curious and excited about the Hattiesburg Zoo and zoos in general. The Veterinarian must be committed to satisfying that curiosity through action by becoming intimately involved in the vast range of work needed to effectively grow the Zoo’s reach, attendance and renown.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish and execute preventive medicine programs that reduce suffering, morbidity and mortality and promote a healthier animal collection including includes quarantine, routine exams, disease monitoring, parasite control, vaccinations, tuberculin testing, dental prophylaxis, and periodic nutrition reviews.
  • Provide high quality veterinary medicine to all sick and injured animals in the collection ensuring professional standards of care are met.
  • Regularly screen and treat for common zoonotic diseases in the animal collection to reduce zoonotic disease transmission for staff and guests.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of animal collection, including surgical procedures as needed.
  • Regularly screen and treat for common zoonotic diseases in collection.
  • Administer and oversee all quarantine protocols.
  • Coordinate with curatorial and keeper staff as required for animal health and well-being.
  • Provide clinical oversight of species-specific dietary and nutritional needs.
  • Participate substantially in collection planning, acquisition and management.
  • Participate in exhibit renovation, improvements and design recommendations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and local veterinary and medical specialists on clinical cases as needed.
  • Performs gross necropsies and collect samples for histopathology, prepares necropsy reports, analyzes findings, and formulates recommendations for preventive measures. Prepare samples for histopathology and other testing.
  • Prepares and maintains required records, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and professionalism.
  • Provides training for keepers and other staff in appropriate animal handling during veterinary procedures, animal health evaluation, preventive health care, and prevention of zoonotic disease transmission and other topics as assigned.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to animal care, transport, treatment, and the handling of controlled substances.
  • Maintains standards and regulations of AZA, AAZV, USDA and other regulatory agencies and associations as they apply to zoological institutions and veterinary programs/facilities.
  • Participates in addressing emergency animal situations including capture and restraint of animals, and foreign animal disease outbreak policy/response.
  • Available for necessary animal medical care nights, weekends and holidays. Work with Zoo Management to insure proper emergency coverage during approved or emergency absences.
  • Maintains adequate supplies of pharmaceuticals and veterinary equipment on site.
  • Remain current on all industry veterinary standards and AAZV best practices by participation in AAZV and other professional organizations and forums.
  • Remains current on continuing education requirements.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and local, national, and international veterinary and medical specialists on clinical cases as needed.
  • Teach and mentor visiting veterinary students, technicians, and interns as needed.
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of effective animal husbandry initiatives.
  • Create compelling interactions with zoo guests regularly to further expand the public’s appreciation for wildlife, native habitat and conservation.
  • Interact with the media, and internal and external clients as requested.
  • Consistent focus on the ongoing scientific/medical work of the Zoo and its intersection with the guest experience is required.
  • Readily participate in “big-picture” zoo activities and events as a leader and example. Encourage co-workers through word and deed to deliver exceptional events, activities and experiences.
  • Perform other Zoo and/or Commission duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education and Work Experience

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA-accredited US college or university.
  • Candidate must be able to secure State of Mississippi Veterinary License and DEA licensing and a Mississippi Driver’s License.
  • ACZM Board Certification or eligibility preferred.
  • One year of professional level work experience as a staff veterinarian or resident in exotic animal medicine at a zoological park or appropriate aquarium, veterinary college affiliated with a zoo or appropriate aquarium, private practice affiliated with a zoo or appropriate aquarium with a large diverse exotic clientele.
  • Or, at least two years of professional level work experience as a veterinarian in private practice which includes exotic animals as a portion of its caseload.
  • Experience anesthesia, surgery, radiology, parasite control procedures, nutrition, medical therapy, and post-mortem procedures as applied to an extensive variety of exotic animals.
  • Computer skills with business applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. sufficient to enter data and create analytical documents, reports and communications.
  • The position requires occasional travel, superior verbal and written communication skills, a hands-on participatory mentality, enthusiasm as well as familiarity with the usual tools, software, etc.

ABILITIES

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquires or complaints.
  • Ability to adapt communication based on audience and purpose with inclusivity.
  • Ability to work effectively within diverse teams and environments, as well as individually.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and after-hour assignments for animal welfare and organizational requirements.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • This position must frequently lift and/or move up to 30lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75lbs. This position may assume awkward positions for extended periods of time.
  • This position requires standing, walking, and sitting, use of hands, reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.
  • This position relies heavily on all senses every day to evaluate patients. Touch is important for physical examinations, taking blood samples, and performing surgical procedures and giving medicine. Sight is important for evaluating patients at a distance, examining animals for lesions, performing surgery and post mortem examinations, microscope work, and darting. Hearing is important for communicating with co-workers, visitors, and patients, and listing for heartbeats and breathing. Smell is important for identifying some diseases, infections, body fluids, medications, etc.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.

SUMMARY
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, self-motivated, able to multitask, be creative and detail-oriented, yet able to anticipate and effectively deal with a significantly large number of details with concurrent and overlapping deadlines for completion. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate organizational peers is required. Must be a team player, able to work collaboratively and constructively with other department heads and industry partners, while demonstrating a positive attitude, cooperation, and showing an overt hands-on engagement with all staff, guests and stakeholders.

To Apply Please Visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f2539413-573d-4af3-b530-aac5325ef868&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

2022 Summer Zookeeper Internship
Cape May County Zoo, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

The Cape May County Zoo will be accepting applications for its 2022 Summer Zookeeper Intern Program. Applicants accepted in the program will gain experience working with exotic zoo animals.Interns will shadow a zookeeper and rotate through each area of the zoo. Interns will learn about basic husbandry, diets, exhibit design and repair, medical care, and more. Each intern will design and complete an approved project of their choosing. The interns will spend one day per week at an animal interpretation station in the Zoo. The program is an unpaid educational internship and preference will be given to science majors enrolled in a Bachelor Degree program. The program is scheduled to run from June 6th 2022 – July 15th 2022. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; however, times and days are flexible. Working in a zoo can be a physical job, please be sure that you are capable of doing this type of work. Preference will be given to applicants from Cape May County. This is an unpaid, educational internship. Interested applicants are asked to fill out the Cape May County Employment application and in the space marked “Positions applied for” fill in “2022 Summer Zookeeper Intern.”

Application Deadline March 18, 2022

Please mail Applications and any other related materials to
Dr. Alex Ernst
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

2022 Training and Enrichment Summer Internship
Cape May County Zoo, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

The Cape May County Zoo is accepting applications from motivated individuals who are looking to gain experience with the training and enrichment of zoo animals.

The intern will work directly with the Training and Enrichment Coordinators and Animal Keepers to learn the principles of animal training and enrichment through observation and hands-on work with the animals.

Applicants should be able to work independently and be comfortable speaking in front of zoo guests. The applicant will be doing a variety of tasks assigned by the Training and Enrichment Coordinators, including data entry, constructing enrichment, training zoo animal(s), watching and recording Animal Keeper training sessions, and providing positive experiences for the zoo guests through interpretation.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants in a Bachelors Degree program with a major in Biology, Zoology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, or a related field.

This will be an unpaid internship. The intern will work 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This internship typically runs June 1st through mid-August. Housing is not provided and can be difficult to find in this area, so please keep that in mind before applying.

Interested applicants are asked to fill out a Cape May County Employment application below, and in the space marked “Positions applied for,” please fill in “Training and Enrichment Summer Internship.” Please send it in with a resume to the address below.

Dr. Alex Ernst
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

2022 Education Department Internship
Cape May County Zoo, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Description – The Cape May County Zoo will accept applications from motivated individuals who are looking to gain experience in Education within the Zoo.

The intern will work directly with the Education Department and Animal Keepers to help organize and execute Summer Zoo Camp, as well as public zoo talks and other programs. Hands-on work with the education ambassador animals will also be incorporated.

Applicants should be able to work independently and be comfortable speaking with zoo guests of all ages in both large and small group settings.

The applicant will be completing a variety of tasks assigned by the Education Department including but not limited to:

  • Public speaking in the Zoo about specific animals
  • Assisting with Summer Zoo Camp, Tours, Birthday Parties, and Special Events
  • Provide positive experiences with the zoo guests during programs
  • Data entry and analysis

Qualifications - Must be at least 18 years old and pass a background and drug test with the County.

*Working in a zoo can be a very physical job, please be sure that you are capable of doing this type of work.

Details - This is an educational internship. Hours will be from 9:00am-2:00pm three days per week. This internship will run from mid-June thru mid-August. Days and times are somewhat flexible.

Applying - Interested applicants are asked to fill out a Cape May County Employment
Application found at https://www.capemaycountynj.gov/1008/Park-Zoo under employment

In the space marked “Positions applied for” Please fill in “Education Internship” and send it, along with a resume, to

CMC Park & Zoo: Education
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Application Deadline is March 31, 2022

Live Exhibit Supervisor
Bass Pro Shops, Memphis, Tennessee

Summary:
Responsible for large aquatic collection spread over nine themed exhibits totaling 400,000 gallons. Supervise a team of 6 full-time aquarists in a retail environment. Close partnership with Base Camp management team on protocols, fish quarantine and deliveries, plus rotation to Springfield showroom/quarantine facilities. Scuba diving is required for general tasks including public feedings and aquarium maintenance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, marine science or related field, or equivalent experience as an aquarist.
  • Experience supervising staff of 3 or more is required.
  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience within the aquarium industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of fish found in temperate freshwater, Indo-Pacific saltwater, migratory waterfowl, and American alligators.
  • Excellent communication and computer skills.
  • Public interaction multiple times a day in form of SCUBA performed fish feeding.
  • Must have excellent organizational and decision-making skills.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable including making the most of a challenging or unfamiliar environment.
  • Must be able to act with urgency and respond positively to variety of situations.
  • Prefer reporting, budget management and project management experience.
  • Must be currently certified or willing to be SCUBA certified and in First Aid/CPR.
  • Position requires lifting in excess of 50+ lbs. as a regular part of duties.

Opportunity for flexible schedule. Typical workday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Position requires 24/7 emergency call availability.

Full Time Benefits Summary:
Enjoy discounts on retail merchandise, our restaurants, world-class resorts, and conservation attractions!
Medical
Dental
Vision
Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Account
Voluntary benefits
401k Retirement Savings
Paid holidays/vacation/sick time
Bass Pro Cares Fund

To Apply: https://careers.basspro.com/us/en/job/R134835/Live-Exhibit-Supervisor

Curator of Animals and Education Programs
New Mexico Wildlife Center, Espanola, New Mexico

NMWC MISSION: Connecting People and Wildlife for an Abundant Tomorrow
TITLE: Curator of Animals and Education Programs

PURPOSE:

  1. Primary responsibility for the daily care, health, well-being and training of approximately 35 Ambassador Animals, including raptors, mammals, reptiles and amphibians at NMWC
  2. Schedule, supervise, train and evaluate Education staff, interns and volunteers
  3. In collaboration with the Education Coordinator and Education Assistant develop and implement nature-based educational programming for on-site, off-site and virtual audiences utilizing Ambassador Animals.
  4. Ensure educational programs support NMWC’s mission
  5. Responsible for maintaining permits and record keeping, and in collaboration with Executive Director budgeting, purchasing and facility maintenance

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, salaried exempt; this position is limited by all NMWC policies and local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: Education Coordinator, Education Assistant, interns and volunteers

WORK HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday 8:00am until 4.30pm. Some nights and holiday work hours required. Some travel required including overnight and out of state.

BENEFITS: Partial health insurance reimbursement, PTO, holidays as described in NMWC employee manual

OVERTIME: N/A

POSITION SUMMARY
The Curator is responsible for maintaining high standards of husbandry in our live animal collection which includes a variety of native New Mexican amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. The Curator will have substantial experience with operant conditioning and enrichment for native wildlife species. The position requires confidence in public speaking while conducting presentations with live animals. The incumbent is an ambassador for NMWC with the general public and is passionate about the impact of the organization’s mission and programs on participants and visitors.

The Curator manages all aspects of NMWC education programs, including on-site, off-site and virtual programs. The position is responsible for the training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of education staff, interns, and volunteers. The Curator regularly presents education programs, engages with visitors and performs duties of Manager on Duty when required. In collaboration with all staff, fully supports NMWC’s strategic plan, mission and core values. The Curator may represent NMWC at local, regional, and national meetings and conferences. The position is a key member of the NMWC leadership team. As such, this position is accountable for the successful and timely execution of programs, policies, and procedures in accordance with the NMWC mission, strategic and operational plans.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
PERSONNEL

  • Conducts or facilitates regular training for Education staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Supervises and schedules Education staff, interns and volunteers and is responsible for training and evaluation providing timely, constructive performance feedback and if required takes action to correct unacceptable performance.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director hires new staff.
  • Conduct staff meetings as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication promoting an open exchange of information and ideas.

ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

  • The Curator is responsible for ensuring strategic and operation goals for the Education program are met.
  • Maintains consistent application of NMWC policies and procedures.
  • Regularly reports on programming to the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors.
  • Maintain discretion with confidential information.
  • Maintain and manage accurate animal care records.
  • Participates with Board committees as needed.
  • Supports the NMWC’s administrative, communication, and fundraising functions.
  • Serves as Manager on Duty as required.
  • Assists with grant writing/reporting, implementation, and management.
  • Develops and manages education budget, including assisting Executive Director in annual budget development.
  • Remains current with best management practices concerning wildlife education and husbandry.
  • Establish and cultivate professional networks to ensure content and programs are leading edge.
  • Performs minor repairs to equipment, fixtures and features of exhibits and holding areas, and notifies Executive Director of damaged or deteriorated equipment, fixtures and features requiring major repair or replacement.
  • Responsible for the safe use, maintenance and storage of all education equipment, vehicles, chemicals and tools.
  • Visually inspects grounds and facilities daily for cleanliness, safety and checks animal enclosures for security and general conditions.
  • Participates in emergency response.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

EDUCATION ANIMALS

  • Oversees and ensures policies and procedures for the proper care, husbandry, and welfare of the NMWC’s Animal Ambassadors including training, enrichment, enclosure furnishings, diet, animal health/welfare assessment ensuring the highest practical level of animal care.
  • Collaborate with veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure animal health and welfare and assists with medical procedures and examinations, as necessary.
  • Assists with the acquisition and disposition of Animal Ambassadors.
  • Responds to visitor questions concerning Ambassador Animals.
  • Moves animals as required; drives vehicles to pick-up and deliver supplies and animals.
  • Ability to appropriately apply Best Current Practices regarding animal training methodology through the use of operant and classical conditioning.
  • Maintain animal enclosures and related facilities in best condition possible, recommending additions, renovations, repairs, and replacement as needed.

EDUCATION PROGRAM

  • In keeping with NMWC mission and strategic goals, the Curator is responsible for managing all aspects of educational programming provided by NMWC including: development, implementation, evaluation, staffing, budget and resource allocation.
  • Plays an active role in welcoming and hosting customers and visitors to NMWC.
  • Teaches as needed and maintains working knowledge of all NMWC programs; presents on and off-site public education programs.
  • Ensures NMWC programs meet local, state, and federal regulations for safety, and curriculum standards.
  • Identify opportunities to attract new and diverse audiences, while increasing the engagement with current visitors and members.

SKILLS

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills, including a demonstrated proficiency in and comfort with public speaking and presentations.
  • Initiative, imagination and creativity related to wild animal care and conservation.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well alone or with others in a team environment
  • Ability to adjust plans quickly and efficiently to respond to needs of the animal ambassadors, facility and visitors.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to successfully complete projects in a specific time frame.
  • Must be flexible with a capacity to anticipate and plan ahead.
  • Able to identify and correct operational problems quickly. Must be able to think logically and solve problems with minimal guidance.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience with risk management and emergency procedures
  • Experience creating, developing, and delivering outdoor conservation/environmental educational programs including hands-on/experiential programs.
  • Strong supervisory and interpersonal skills; successful experience leading staff and volunteers. Proven ability to work successfully with people of varying backgrounds, skill levels, and interests.
  • Facility and grounds maintenance skills are desirable.
  • Experience with event planning is a plus.
  • Successful grant writing and management skills are desirable.
  • Graphic design skills are a plus

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion for NMWC’s mission and experience educating the public about wildlife.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Education, Wildlife Management or related field required.
  • Minimum of three years of management and staff supervisory experience.
  • Enthusiastic personality with a positive outlook and a can-do attitude.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and topics, and share the knowledge with others.
  • Exhibits environmental awareness, knowledge, and action.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak clearly in English so that written and verbal instructions can be given and followed. Spanish fluency is highly desirable.
  • Extensive raptor handling experience required, CPBT-KA (IATCB bird trainers’ certification) or similar certification is preferred.
  • CIT certification (National Association of Interpretation) and/or teaching certification is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience working with native wild animal husbandry at an accredited institution or related facility with demonstrated knowledge of safe handling of potentially dangerous animals such as raptors, bobcats and/or venomous reptiles.
  • Diversified experience and demonstrated knowledge of animal training, enrichment, husbandry and management of a broad range of native wild animal species.
  • Working knowledge of zoonotic diseases and prevention and familiarity with basic medications and vaccination programs.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Possess or obtain a valid New Mexico driver’s license
  • First-Aid/CPR/AED certified

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A large percentage of duties are performed outdoors in various weather conditions, ranging from rain, wind, snow, cool to cold weather, and extreme heat. It is possible the employee will be exposed to dust and harsh chemicals that if not handled properly may present a health hazard. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and to talk or hear. Use computer hardware and software for extended periods of time (repetitive motion). Sitting for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Specific auditory acuity to identify animal noises indicating distress, aggression, pain and other conditions and behaviors; to hear warning signals from safety and security alarms and/or warning signals; to detect sounds associated with malfunctions in mechanical equipment and systems. Must possess sufficient manual dexterity, strength and ability to rotate wrists, elbows and shoulders to operate manual cranks, and pulleys and to use manual and power tools commonly used in routine maintenance. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

The work environment may be exposed to inclement weather; pollen, mold, dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants; and temperature variations. Must be able to safely handle live animals and tolerate exposure to animal dander, animal wastes and other zoonotic contaminants. Must be able to work in close proximity to native wildlife species. Must be able to wear all required protective clothing and equipment.

Note: Employees in this classification may be required to have COVID vaccination; tetanus vaccination; maintain and/or receive proper rabies vaccination; and additionally may be required to maintain current CPR and First Aid certification

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of an employee in this position.

EEO STATEMENT: NMWC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. New Mexico Wildlife Center is an at will employer and all NMWC employees are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well as testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law.

To apply: Send resume, cover, and three references to matthew@newmexicowildlifecenter.org.

Seasonal Keeper Education
Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

Closing Date
May 18, 2022

DESCRIPTION
Wild Wonders is an Ambassador based Zoological facility in San Diego CA. We are looking for a Spring/Summer seasonal keeper to join our team! The position is part time but could work into full time. Duties include but not limited to: general husbandry of ambassador collection, performing entertaining and educational programs onsite and offsite, Habitat enhancement and maintenance, Behavioral Enrichment, and record keeping

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
Bachelors degree in Zoology or related preferred. A minimum of one year experience in a zoological setting. A working knowledge of choice based and positive reinforcement conditioning preferred. ability to lift 50 lbs and work in heat conditions. Volunteering and all internships will be valued as experience.Clean driving record

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
starts at 17.00/hr plus program bonuses

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
email resume and two references to: wildwonders@att.net

Giraffe Position, full-time
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility located in the beautiful Florida panhandle. The Zoo is rapidly growing and in search of a motivated individual to join our growing animal care team. This position will care for the zoos giraffe, as well as Scottish highland cattle, kangaroos, wallabies, zebra, and other smaller hoofstock. The zoo maintains a diverse collection of over 1200 animals including great apes, carnivores, primates, birds, reptiles and a large petting animal area.

Currently Seeking:
The Gulf Breeze Zoo encourages you to apply if you are an energetic and hardworking individual who shares a passion for animal care. We currently expanding our giraffe section and looking for keepers join this outgoing team. This team also works closely with other hoofstock areas caring for white rhino, Indian rhino, Nile and pygmy hippo, and many other species of hoofstock.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to providing proper animal care through:

  • Daily cleaning and maintenance of exhibits.
  • Diet preparation and feeding.
  • Assist in vet and medical procedures.
  • Daily observation of animals including for injuries, breeding, and general healthcare.
  • Administer proper enrichment to various animal species.
  • Help with capture, moving, and handling of large hoofstock according to set policies and procedures.
  • Use large machinery, power tools, and lawn equipment in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to communicate and give keeper talks to guests through formal and informal encounters.

A bachelor’s degree in an animal relevant field is strongly desired. Previous experience with exotic animals feeding, care, and exhibit cleaning/maintenance is beneficial. Experience with large domestic hoofed stock (cattle, sheep, horses, etc.) is preferred.

All applicants must be physically fit with the ability 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 excellent communication skills. Ability to follow a strict personal dress code and maintain a valid driver’s license is required.

Benefits:
Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available.

Note: Gulf Breeze Zoo is a drug free and smoke free work environment.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume to curator@gulfbreezezoo.org

Spring/Summer internships
Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

Closing Date: May 11, 2022

Description
Wild Wonders is a small wildlife education center(ZAA Accredited) located in North San Diego County, CA. We specialize in onsite and offsite conservation education programs .We are offering hands on education to students wishing to go into the zoological field. Our 3-4 month internships are 24-32 hours per week and encompass: diets and nutrition, behavioral observation and positive reinforcement condition, husbandry and animal management, safety procedures, and learning/participating in onsite/offsite programs

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • Must be currently enrolled or recently graduated from a zoological focused program.
  • Must be physically fit as our springs and summers are hot and we have hills, dirt pathways.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Please check with your institution for college credits prior.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • This is unpaid although a small stipend will be offered.
  • No housing is available.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
please email resume and 2 references to: wildwonders@att.net

Commissary Keeper
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

Are you fascinated by food? Go nuts for nutrition? Have a passion for produce? Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated individuals to join our animal care staff.

As Commissary Keeper, you will be responsible for preparing diets for our animals that get fruits and vegetables. While this position does not work directly with animals, you will be working closely with the Primate Team and assisting them with enrichment and other projects. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and are looking for a way to combine your love of food prep and passion for animals, then this is the job for you!

Basic Duties Include:

  • Preparing produce diets for hoofstock, birds, primates, and reptiles, including cutting produce, cooking vegetables and eggs, and other items as instructed. (Note: this position does NOT include dealing with meat/prey items, insects, or fish)
  • Washing dishes
  • Maintaining kitchen cleanliness
  • Maintaining organization in the walk-in cooler and refrigerator
  • Restocking the kitchen and completing diet prep for the following day
  • Organizing all outgoing diets and delivering to animal areas for Keepers to distribute
  • Inventorying items and notifying supervisor of orders needing to be made
  • Assist Primate Team with enrichment and projects
  • Occasional guest engagement while in the park, during behind the scene tours of commissary, and some camp/guest activities

Requirements:

  • Must have a basic understanding of the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to stand and walk for up to 8 hours per day with frequent stooping and bending
  • Must be able to routinely lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Desire to grow as a team member and human being

Desired Skills, Experience, and Individual Qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to follow directions and checklists
  • Fast learner
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Year round, full-time position
  • Starting hourly rate of $13/hr
  • Professional development program (levels and badges) that allows staff to improve their skill set and earn additional pay compensation
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • HSA
  • 401(k)
  • PTO starting at 90 days
  • In-house discounts
  • Complimentary admission to TWP for yourself and family

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings.

If you have any issues apply please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance.

Animal Care Technician II - Mammal Specialist
Wonder Gardens, Bonita Springs, Florida

TITLE: Animal Care Technician II - Mammal Specialist
FLSA, Tech I: Non-Exempt, 40 Hours/ week max
DEPARTMENT: Animal Care
REPORTS TO: Curator, Collections & Exhibits

OVERVIEW:
Joining the Wonder Gardens team provides the opportunity to work with one of Southwest Florida’s favorite attractions. Performing daily husbandry, diet preparation, and training, the Mammal Specialist is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of animal care and must demonstrate integrity, self-accountability, and self-development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree zoology, biology, or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year experience as an otter keeper in a zoo, museum, or environmental organization
  • Knowledge regarding all types of reptiles, birds, and mammals
  • General knowledge of accreditation standards for animal care
  • Able to manage multiple projects, handle interruptions and shifting priorities, maintain focus on tasks, and pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills and accuracy
  • Strong written and verbal communication and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and the public
  • Able to work independently and as a team member, and assume new responsibilities as determined
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Wonder Gardens
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in public speaking and guest interaction
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional and discrete manner
  • Have consistent and reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. for any company
  • Must be available days, evenings, and weekends
  • Must be able to think creatively and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills free from errors
  • Ability to work independently at times with minimal supervision, as well as on a team, as necessary
  • Knowledge of contemporary animal training techniques
  • Strong organizational and leadership abilities
  • SCUBA certification highly desired

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement and manage species-specific enrichment schedule
  • Contribute to a positive work environment and team dynamic
  • Supervise and train animal care interns and volunteers
  • Performs the daily husbandry and assists in the management, health, diets, enrichment, and behavioral conditioning of all animals
  • General knowledge of husbandry requirements and the prevention of zoonotic diseases
  • Assists in the overseeing and the evaluation of new wildlife, quarantine, preparedness of new housing and introduction to new habitat
  • Assists in the maintaining of records of collections and veterinary history
  • Engage with guests through scheduled encounters, educational programming, and media events
  • Close observation of animal behaviors with a particular focus on appropriate appetite, mobility, and waste production to monitor health of animals, notification of appropriate animal care staff with any concerns
  • Provides necessary veterinarian treatment of wildlife when needed
  • Must be prepared to assist with emergencies to ensure animal well-being.
  • Helps in improving current exhibits as directed by the Curator of Collections & Exhibits
  • Available to attend special events as needed including and not limited to evenings and weekends
  • Provide information in a timely and accurate manner, including prompt follow-up communications
  • Assist with plans, concepts, blueprints, signs, and illustrations for new exhibit spaces
  • Develop special projects, as directed by manager or supervisor
  • Able to be on call in the event of emergency weather situations (i.e., hurricanes, tropical storms, severe thunderstorms, etc.)
  • Implement and manage species-specific enrichment schedule in assigned areas
  • Maintains records of collections and veterinary history

NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job.

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter to Kaitlyn Dunbar, Curator of Collections & Exhibits, at Kaitlyn@wondergardens.org

Zoo Manager
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose, California

San Jose, CA
Full Time
Animal Services
Experienced

CITY OF SAN JOSÉ, CA
Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services
Zoo Manager

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose, California (population 1 million+) seeks an outstanding candidate for Zoo Manager, who is a leader in wildlife care and welfare, conservation, and project management to join its leadership team. The Zoo Manager must have experience in directing exceptional animal care and be a collaborative leader in managing this popular and important community resource operated by the San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services.

The Zoo Manager will have experience in animal care, animal welfare enrichment, and husbandry of diverse species and a proven, comprehensive safety background in operations. Duties also will include maintaining collaborative relationships with the zoo’s stakeholders, partners and governmental agencies. The successful candidate will be a person who can create and promote a work environment that reflects Happy Hollow’s Park and Zoo values and who continuously demonstrates the interpersonal skills, integrity and judgment to create trust, deliver results and influence a positive inclusive culture. The HHPZ has been an accredited over 25 years and places the care and welfare of a diverse animal collection as the highest priority for the Zoo Manager and team members.

The ideal candidate will bring mentoring, managing and providing inspired, forward-thinking leadership to zoo team members. Candidates will demonstrate competencies in all aspects of the operations and logistics of running an accredited zoo.

HHPZ is part of a 16-acre park and zoo that is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). The zoo’s mission is “to connect people to nature through play.” HHPZ is open to the public year-round and attracts more than a half million visitors annually. Supported by the nonprofit Happy Hollow Foundation, HHPZ provides a variety of outdoor play experiences for all ages, nature-themed amusement rides, in-house and private events, and a robust animal education and wildlife conservation and education programs.

In addition to overseeing the zoo’s operations and capital improvement projects, the Zoo Manager plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises HHPZ programs, maintenance and construction activities which include the oversight of the health and safety of the zoo’s animals, including 160 animals of 60 different species, including 19 Species Survival Plan (SSP) Programs. Animals are cared for in 20 exhibits and facilities throughout the zoo.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Zoology or a related field.
  • 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 and exotic animals, including two (2) years of experience at the level of Zoo Curator.
  • Acceptable Substitution: 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. There is NO substitution for the required Zoo Curator experience.
  • Licenses: Must have valid CA driver’s license.
  • Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa that requires an employee application.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The approved salary range for this position is $89,128 - $108,659. In addition to the starting salary, employees in this classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) on-going non-pensionable pay. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Apply online to https://govhrusa.applytojob.com/apply/rP7DmwWmqk/San-Jose-CA-Zoo-Manager with your cover letter, resume and contact information with six-work related professional references by March 11, 2022. Any questions may be directed to Chuck Balling, Vice President and Executive Recruiter, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240.

Pursuant to the City’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Policy, the City of San Jose is requiring all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption.

The city of San Jose is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hoofstock Keeper
Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

Start date: March 7th, 2022

Staring Pay: $13/hr

Position Type: Full-Time

Position Description: Here at Alabama Safari Park, we strive to provide the best possible experience for our guests, staff, and animals. As a hoofstock keeper here, you would be tasked with caring for an entire section of our safari. Just a few of the herds included in this section are eland, bison, sable antelope, grevys zebra, and nilgai. Our hoofstock keepers are responsible for park cleanliness, maintenance, animal welfare and enrichment, and much more.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year animal care experience (paid or unpaid)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather conditions
  • Weekend and holiday availability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience with large machinery (tractor/skid steer/etc.)
  • Previous large hoofstock experience

Reason to apply: Our keeper staff is a very close-knit group. We problem solve together and enjoy working and getting to know our animal herds. There is always the ability to move up and learn more within the company. Our animal collection is large and always expanding, so you have many opportunities to work with a wide array of species.

Interview Process: Individuals with matching qualifications will receive a phone interview. Should we choose to continue with the hiring process, you will be asked to come in for a working interview on site. After our interviewing period is complete, offers will be sent out for acceptance.

Send Resumes and Cover Letters: curator@alabamasafaripark.com

Please include 1-2 references

Keeper (Full-Time)
Chahinkapa Zoo, Wahpeton, North Dakota

Chahinkapa Zoo located in Wahpeton, ND is looking to hire a hard-working and passionate individual to fill a Full-Time Zookeeper position. Zookeepers at Chahinkapa work with the entire collection ranging from education animals (snakes, geckos, hedgehogs, ect) to numerous primates, including an Orangutan, large cats, African hoof stock, domestic hoof stock are to name a few. We are looking for someone that is a team player and will work with other zookeepers to perform animal care duties as well as be able to take initiative to make sure all areas of the job are being fulfilled. Also, be able to communicate daily not only to zookeepers but management as well.

Duties that are performed but are not limited to include:

  • Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in all areas.
  • Be responsible for acceptable daily standards in animal care and welfare including exhibit maintenance and species specific diets.
  • Observe and interpret animal behavior and report anything out of the ordinary to management.
  • Activities require lifting 50lbs, bending, twisting, stooping, carrying, and extensive walking.

This position is 40 hours a week, weekends and holidays required. It also includes a full benefits package.

Experience needed for this position requires a college degree in a science based curriculum, at least 1 internship completed and a background with animal care and welfare, including enrichment.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Addy Paul
Lead Keeper
apaul@chahinkapazoo.org

Zoo Internship
Chahinkapa Zoo, Wahpeton, North Dakota

Chahinkapa Zoo is looking for interns for this upcoming summer season. Our interns will work primarily in our North Zoo which includes our petting zoo, domestic ducks, tortoises, birds of prey and chickens. There are also other opportunities to be able to work with other species throughout the zoo. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn about zookeeper, hard-working and can communicate well with zookeepers, other staff members and the public. You will also have the opportunity to prepare diets, help with enrichment for various animals and get to view numerous training sessions with different species.

Qualifications for this internship include:

  • Being enrolled in a science based curriculum
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Have a valid driver's license

This internship runs 3 months at 40 hours a week, weekends and holidays included and is unpaid.

If you have any questions or would like to apply please contact:
Addy Paul
Lead Keeper
apaul@chahinkapazoo.org

Please indicate that this is for the internship position.

Environmental Education Internship
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

Application Deadlines:
SPRING (February – June) - Deadline is October 1st.
FALL (July – November) - Deadline is March 1st.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 (July 11th - November 18th). The deadline to apply is March 1st.

Position Overview
Environmental Education Interns at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center provide environmental and conservation education through a diverse range of engaging learning experiences aligned with the Education Department’s purpose of facilitating individuals discovering their role and responsibilities in the natural world. Interns will gain experience in:

  • Providing interpretative, hands-on experiences related to conservation, nature, and the environment
  • Utilizing informal education methods to educate a wide range of audiences including park visitors, families, scout groups and school groups
  • Leading educational activities in a variety of settings including overnight programs, nature discovery areas, virtual, and traditional classrooms
  • Discovering and enhancing an informal, interpretive education skillset

Additionally, interns are trained on conducting Guided Tours that explore the Gosdin Scenic Drive and Jim Jackson Intensive Management Area as well as providing husbandry for Fossil Rim’s ambassador animal collection.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of Environmental Education Interns includes the following:

  • Help develop and present education programs and special events
  • Interpret local and exotic flora and fauna for guests
  • Lead educational hikes and tours of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Host groups on-site for both day trips and overnight trips
  • Assist with virtual and in-person outreach programs
  • Serve as a Fossil Rim representative during off-site events
  • Assist with ambassador animal husbandry and handling
  • Provide excellent customer service for guests
  • Ensure compliance with Fossil Rim’s mission and vision

Qualifications:
Experience working with children, the public, or in an educational setting is required. Undergraduate degree in biology, environmental science, education, or a related discipline is preferred. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, be able to work in all weather conditions, and be willing to work an atypical schedule (including nights and weekends). Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

International applicants must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim cannot sponsor or assist with the visa process. Interns cannot work on a visiting visa.

Benefits:

  • $300/month stipend
  • Free onsite housing in a shared living environment

If selected, candidate must have a TB test conducted within 30 days prior to arrival for internship.

Please apply through our website (https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/). WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button. We require a cover letter, resume, and three contactable references. It is best if you list the references in your cover letter.

Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a not-for-profit, AZA accredited organization, and the Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship focus is on the breeding season of the highly endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers its Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship from April to August (dates are flexible). This breeding program is paramount in the reintroduction and recovery of this species of prairie grouse. Interns take part in the daily feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, visual observations, chick development, and daily assessments. Healthy chicks are then slotted for future breeding, or for the annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service release program.

Resumes are accepted year-round for this position. Applicants must be available from late March / early April through mid / late August. This internship is only available during the spring semester. Candidates should have an interest in and dedication to wildlife conservation. Must be graduated or out of school due to the internship coinciding with the breeding season of the Attwater’s prairie chicken. Interns will be required to work weekends, holidays and in inclement weather including 100º temperatures. Strong communication and organizational skills are necessary as well as attention to fine details. Being able to work independently but in a team atmosphere is also required. Similar to the other internships at Fossil Rim, on-site housing and transportation are provided. A valid driver's license is required.

Application Deadline: March 1st (applications reviewed on rolling basis)
Resumes will be accepted through March 1st for the upcoming Spring season. This internship is only available during the spring semester. You must have a valid driver’s license.

Comments
If selected, candidate must have a TB test conducted within 30 days prior to arrival for internship.

International students must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim will not sponsor or assist with the visa process. Interns cannot come on a visiting visa.

Salary
A $300/month stipend (for expenses) and free on-site housing are provided.

How to Apply
Please apply through our website (https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/). WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button. We require a cover letter, resume, and three contactable references. It is best if you list the references in your cover letter.

Animal Care Internships (multiple)
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is an 1,800 acre non-profit conservation center that specializes in captive breeding programs for species of peril. We at Fossil Rim would like to share the experience through the intern training program.

There are five intern positions currently available within Fossil Rim’s Animal Care Department:
1) Whitfield Collins Carnivore Internship;
2) Children's Animal Center (CAC) Internship;
3) Rhino Internship;
4) Hoofstock Animal Care Internship and
5) Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship (late March / early April through mid / late August; March 1st deadline and interns selected on a rolling basis)

Candidates should have completed at least two years of college (for CAC internship) or completed a degree (for other internships) in an undergraduate program related to wildlife management, conservation biology or a related science degree. Previous internships are strongly recommended. They must also have a valid driver’s license.

Interns will gain practical experience caring for captive wildlife. Experiences include feeding, cleaning, endangered species management, chemical immobilization, record-keeping and many other related activities.

STIPEND AND HOUSING ARE AVAILABLE.

International students must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim will not sponsor or assist with the visa process. Interns cannot come on a visiting visa.

Semester times are:
SPRING (January– May) deadline for applications is October 1
SUMMER (May-August) deadline is March 1
FALL (September–December) deadline is June 1.

Salary
A $300/month stipend (for expenses) and free on-site housing are provided.

Please apply through our website. WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button. We require a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. Please specify which season you are applying for.

For more information on each internship and to apply, please visit our website at https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/

Animal Care Staff (Internship and/or Full-Time)
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

Application Instructions: Please apply online by using this link: https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=31. If you have any issues applying please reach out to info@africansafariwildlifepark.com for assistance.

Job Description: This position entails being able to be cross-trained in all animal-related Positions at African Safari Wildlife Park. Those hired in this position will be working in both Guest areas of the Park, as well as behind-the-scenes areas with on-Staff Zoo Keepers. Animal-related Operations Positions include: Education Programs Presenter, Education Programs Animal Handler, Animal Experience Attendant, Drive-Thru Guest Relations, and Front/Back Gate. Behind-the-scenes Keeper job duties include but are not limited to: making animal feed diets/handling and processing produce, cleaning animal stalls, cleaning animal exhibits, unloading hay, monitoring Guest and Animal interactions, assisting keepers and potentially the Veterinarian with procedures as needed.

Qualifications/Requirements: Be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions for the duration of your shift. Be able to operate a golf cart while monitoring Guests and animals at the same time. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must be comfortable learning to operate farm equipment, does not require any past experience as training will be a part of this position. *Must be over 18 years old and have Valid Driver's License for this position, background with or formal education in an animal-related field is highly preferred (zoo science, wildlife biology, zoology)

Conservation Educator
Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, Scottsdale, Arizona

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Part time. This position has the following hours: Thursday - Saturday 8am - 5pm with a scheduled lunch break. Additional hours may be required based on scheduling needs and client requests. The Conservation Educator will conduct educational programs, including on-site, off-site and virtual educational programming, responsible for training education volunteers/interns, and supporting the Education Department.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To provide both on-site, off-site and virtual educational programming to primarily preschool – high school (possibly college or adult education as well), based on existing curricula
  • Prepare for and facilitate facility tours, birthday parties, and other on-site special events
  • Assist in conducting formative and summative evaluations of education volunteers
  • Assist in developing supplemental curricular materials for current educational programming

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Preferred: Associate’s Degree in a field relevant to herpetology or education
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to herpetology or education
  • Minimum one year of informal education experience, preferably related to animals or reptiles specifically

Required Skills

  • Ethical and professional behavior with a strong work ethic
  • Personable and relatable, to build and maintain positive relationships as well as network
  • Leadership skills with ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of reptiles, both native and exotic, and their husbandry requirements (more extensive information will be given during training programs)
  • Ability to teach existing curricula in an effective, fun, hands-on manner
  • Desire to learn more about all reptiles and their husbandry requirements
  • Proficient in basic word processing, record keeping, and general database management
  • Ability (or desire to learn) to design marketing materials in graphic software
  • Ability to make decisions thoughtfully, but quickly when necessary
  • Social Media savvy with the ability to stay on top of trends and help with posting/content creation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing.
  • Ability to work independently.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking outdoors and indoors depending on venue
  • Must be able to lift up to 15-20 pounds at times

DESCRIPTION OF WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of the duties within this position will be carried out at or on the PHS facility in north Scottsdale, Arizona (60%). Some events or requirements may be off-site (approximately 40%). This position may require some evenings and weekend commitments in addition to their typical duties and responsibilities.

BENEFITS: This is a very fulfilling position that provides a much-needed service to the community as well as the Phoenix Herpetological Society. Transportation costs to events are covered by PHS as well as additional training and learning opportunities. The chosen candidate will also gain valuable experience with reptiles of all kinds and sizes, including various difficulty levels, providing a very learning rich work environment. The chosen candidate will also be able to work with students of all ages, demographics, and life experiences, providing a unique and enriching experience. The chosen candidate will be provided with a cell phone for business as well as personal use, with costs covered by PHS. Benefits will include vacation time, sick time and insurance.

EVALUATION: At the conclusion of a six month probation period an evaluation will be conducted and again at one year of service.

COMPENSATION: Based on qualifications and experience. The starting range is $13.50 TO $17.00 per hour.

Contact: Email katelyn@phoenixherp.com

Summer Camp Counselor
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

Austin Zoo is currently recruiting two Zoo Camp Counselors for the 2022 summer season. The Zoo Camp Counselor is a seasonal employee responsible for leading campers, ages 6-12, in inquiry-based learning activities, crafts, games, encounters with animal ambassadors and zoo tours.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically engage campers in inquiry-based activities, crafts, and zoo tours
  • Ensure the safety of all Zoo Campers by enforcing Zoo Camp rules
  • Demonstrate & encourage respect of Zoo exhibit animals & animal ambassadors during Zoo tours & animal encounters
  • Maintain Zoo Camp behavioral expectations with campers to ensure a fun, safe and inclusive environment for campers of all abilities
  • Build and maintain a good rapport with campers and parents
  • Assist with daily clean-up and continual organization of Zoo Camp classroom and supplies
  • Assist with camp curriculum development
  • Other duties as assigned

CRITERIA:
Experience and Education:
A minimum of one year of experience working with children. Completion or pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Biology, Zoology, or related field from an accredited college or university. Previous summer camp experience strongly desired. Previous professional (not including pets) animal experience preferred.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Demonstrate a passion for conservation and environmental education.
  • Enjoy working with children ages 6-12 of all abilities
  • Ability to make quick, responsible decisions and improvise when needed
  • Display a high level of patience and respond well under pressure
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people
  • Enthusiastic, creative, adaptable, patient, and able to work both independently and with a team
  • Able to communicate thoroughly, respectfully, and clearly with campers, parents, and other staff

Additional Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Ability to work outdoors under various weather conditions
  • Successful completion of a background check

WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION:

  • Mandatory Training Dates: May 30th – June 3rd 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Work Schedule: June 6th – August 12th, Mondays – Fridays from 8:30am– 4:30pm

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Austin Zoo Education Manager at education@austinzoo.or by April 15th 2022.

Venom Keeper I
Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, Scottsdale, Arizona

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Care for approximately 100 venomous snakes in the genera of Crotalus, Agkistrodon, Vipera, and Bitis. (There are also Elapids in the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary Venomous collection. Their care will not be a requirement of this job. However overtime, as proficiency is proven/gained, you may choose to work with various genera pending performance reviews and Venom Curator approval)
  • Provide care for a large venomous collection while following all biosecurity and safety protocols.
  • Ensure dietary needs are met, feeding schedules are maintained, and that care records are current.
  • Timely communicate animal health/husbandry concerns to the Venom Curator.
  • Design exhibits that are appropriate for the enclosed species and maintain cleanliness.
  • Assist with other facility needs, coordinating exhibit maintenance, and assisting in property improvements.
  • Assist in the care of the other species that call PHS home such as crocodilians, tortoises, lizards etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Required: Associate degree in a biological sciences, herpetology, or related field
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a biological sciences, herpetology, or related field

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to lift 50 pounds, and have the physical/emotional stamina to work full days in Arizona’s climate (40-70 degrees F in winter, 80-120 degrees F summer).
  • Proficient in basic word processing, excel, record keeping, and general database management.
  • Advanced knowledge of reptiles, both native and exotic, and their husbandry requirements.
  • An understanding of and willingness to follow strict biosecurity protocols and procedures.
  • Ability to make decisions thoughtfully, but quickly when necessary.
  • Professional personal appearance, the ability to work independently and as a team, and pride of one’s work are key qualifications.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Professional behavior and work ethic.
  • Personable/relatable, ability to build and maintain positive relationships as well as network.
  • Trustworthy
  • Creative, Problem solver
  • Organized, Attention to details
  • Willingness to cover tattoos (if applicable) for specific events such as presentations/media spots

PREFERRED JOB EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years experience in a zoo/sanctuary environment
  • 1+ years experience with venomous snake handling

COMPENSATION:

  • $15-$20 an Hour
  • Pay will be based on current experience, education, and skill level.

CONTACT: Email Joe@phoenixherp.com

Internships
Animal Adventure Park, Binghamton, New York

ANIMAL ADVENTURE PARK INTERN PROGRAM 2022

Animal Adventure Park is a ZAA accredited interactive educational zoological facility that is open May – December, with peak season and standard operations being May – October. Throughout this time during the year, our park becomes a booming hub of action, interaction, and education - with guests visiting from all corners of the world.

Animal Adventure Park prides itself on providing our guests with educational experiences through animal interactions. With this approach, our guests are not merely visiting our facility, they become involved in our facility, by being allowed the opportunity to remain up close and personal with our animal ambassadors.

This season Animal Adventure Park would like to extend our reach beyond educating our guests, and provide educational experiences to students who have a deep interest in becoming zoo professionals. Our facility would like to open its doors to outstanding upcoming professionals that share in our passion for animals, as well as our passion for educating our guests.

We would like to begin our season offering fifteen openings for professional internships with four main rotations all interns can expect to take part in:

  1. Education/Outreach: This rotation will encompass caring for our children’s zoo animals, as well as the education animals, which include mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. The intern in this area will have the opportunity to learn from our keeper staff not only how to care for these animals on a daily basis, but also be directly involved with educating our guests during offsite and onsite shows, as well as our up-close animal encounters.
  2. Africa/Giraffe: This rotation would follow close with our main Giraffe keepers. Providing care for our two giraffe barns housing our 4 giraffes we have at the facility. This intern will also get to care for a variety of other African mammals that our giraffe keepers also care for.T
  3. The Americas: This rotation will include carnivore species, hoof stock, birds and primate species throughout the park. If you are interested in becoming well rounded with a variety of species and if you love enrichment this is the place for you!
  4. Asia and Australia: This rotation would include our macropods, several mammal species, and birds. Another opportunity to become well rounded with several different species.

Experience you can expect to gain while interning:
Learning safety procedures, diet preparation/nutrition, animal management, behavioral observation, enrichment techniques/implementation, record keeping, and assisting with exhibit maintenance.

Interns will also be educated on proper delivery of formal and informal public presentations that keep guests interested, engaged, and intrigued by animals and the message being delivered. Providing our guests with a deeper connection to our animals, results in interest in their wild counterparts and conservation efforts. This will be a large part of your internships at our facility; guest experience and involvement is one of our top priorities.

Each intern will be expected to perform daily keeper chats throughout the zoo during their internship. As well as make an approved enrichment item for an animal of their choosing. You will have the opportunity to work hands on with our keepers and side by side with management staff to learn training and enrichment techniques, and many other “tricks of the trade.”

Interns will be expected to:
- Maintain a safe environment for both animals and guests, maintain clean and sanitary work areas, and keeper spaces.
-Adhere to all Animal Adventure Park rules, policies, and procedures, and function as an integral team member of the department and park.

While on site for work each intern will approach guests in a confident and friendly manner, while spreading the mission of Animal Adventure Park, enriching their experience with knowledge of the park and our animals.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Outgoing, approachable and positive attitude
  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older
  • Working on (or completed) a degree in Bio, Zoology, or other wildlife related field
  • Public speaking or performance experience preferred
  • Must be able to lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Must be available to work 40 hours per week including weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to work while exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • Must be able to remain active and on their feet for long lengths of time.

OTHER RELEVANT INFO

  • Candidates seeking academic credit must have arrangements agreed upon between AAP and their institution before beginning the internship.
  • All offers are contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background screening and execution of a required hold harmless/liability release agreement, and non-disclosure & confidentiality agreement.
  • Interns must have personal health insurance coverage for illness or injury.
  • At a minimum; Internships will begin June 1st, 2022 and end August 1st 2022. All candidates must commit to this schedule and be available to work a regular 40-hour work week including holidays and weekends. If a candidate would like to begin before June 1st, or stay past August 1st arrangements can be made.

All qualified applicants; please submit a resume and cover letter to be reviewed by park managements and ownership for consideration.

Please have all resumes submitted by February 28th, 2022

Send to Curator of Parks: Erin Sarandis
Curator@theanimaladventurepark.com

If you are a candidate for our internship program you will be contacted for an interview.

Seasonal Staff Positions
Animal Adventure Park, Binghamton, New York

Department: Animal Adventure Park: Seasonal Staff
Start Date: April/May 2022
End Date: TBD - Seasonal staff is requested to make a commitment to stay until labor day 2022

Animal Adventure Park is a ZAA accredited interactive educational facility, utilizing immersive, and hands-on exhibition, to engage guests in a manner to promote understanding and appreciation of the living world.

Through appreciation, we achieve education. Through education we achieve conservation.

Summary:
At this time Animal Adventure Park is seeking seasonal candidates to become members of our animal care department. This position would include working with a variety of species, mostly domestic animals, ambassador animals, small mammals, and birds.

Under direct supervision, the individual in this position is responsible for a wide variety of tasks involving the husbandry of the area species, the daily upkeep of keeper and public areas, and interactions with park guests. The individual must be able to carry out the position's duties as described below, with or without reasonable accommodations, and comply with park policies and procedures as they appear in the Employee Handbook and animal care protocols. The individual must also be of sufficient health to carry out these duties on a daily basis without presenting a danger to his/herself or fellow park employees.

Skills and duties: required of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing quality guest experience, and maintaining professional working relations with park guests, fellow employees, volunteers, and interns.
  • Provide for the care and welfare (husbandry) of assigned animals in the department, such as following prescribed diets and feeding procedures and protocols.
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of animal enclosures, holding areas, keeper space, common use space, and the public area surrounding it within Park, USDA and ZAA guidelines.
    • Includes upkeep of plant collection, as well as minor repairs to exhibits/holding areas.
  • Observe animals in the department daily for reproductive behavior, abnormal behavior, or potential health problems, reporting these to the supervisor(s).
  • Prepare, distribute, and keep records of animal enrichment
  • Train animals using positive reinforcement
  • Maintain daily reports: ie. medical, reproductive, dietary, and work orders.
  • Provide assistance to the veterinary staff when necessary
  • Make presentations, or host animal encounters for park guests
  • Observe and report all facility or safety problems to the supervisor.
  • Any other duties as requested by the curator or team lead to assist the team.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, college degree in a related field preferred.
  • Communicate effectively in English (oral and written), follow oral and written instructions, and use a two-way radio.
  • Physically able to work in extreme temperatures and inclement weather conditions; walking, standing, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, performing tasks in an environment that requires repeatedly stooping, bending, and climbing.
  • Physically able and willing to safely work around large, unpredictable and dangerous animals, having sufficient strength, agility and coordination to net, capture and restrain these animals.
  • Use disinfectants, cleansers, and work around dusty enclosures/storage areas.
  • Use common hand, power, and yard tools while working from the ground or on a ladder in a safe manner.
  • Accept regular weekend, holiday, occasional after hour assignments, and be able to change days off as needed.
  • Negative Tuberculosis test results required
  • Adhere to park/departmental policies and safety procedures

Experience:

  • Prior animal experience is prefered, but is not required
  • Candidates with experience and (or) that possess a degree in an animal related field will be given preference.

Salary:
Seasonal Staff Members - 13.20/hr

Submit resumes to:
Curator of Parks: Erin Lien
Curator@theanimaladventurepark.com

Large Hoofstock Positions
Animal Adventure Park, Binghamton, New York

Department: Large Hoofstock

Animal Adventure Park is a ZAA accredited interactive educational facility, utilizing immersive, and hands-on exhibition, to engage guests in a manner to promote understanding and appreciation of the living world.

Through appreciation, we achieve education. Through education we achieve conservation.

Summary:
At this time Animal Adventure Park is seeking 3 candidates to join the animal care team. This position would include working with mostly large hoofstock- Aoudad, Zebra, Oryx, Dromedary and Bactrian Camels, Bison, Nilgai, Tibetan Yaks, Sika and Fallow Deer. Candidates in this position will also be assisting with the safari preserve opening in the summer of 2022, which will be home to several species of hoofstock and ratites.

Under direct supervision, the individual in this position is responsible for a wide variety of tasks involving the husbandry of the area species, the daily upkeep of keeper and public areas, and interactions with park guests. The individual must be able to carry out the position's duties as described below, with or without reasonable accommodations, and comply with park policies and procedures as they appear in the Employee Handbook and animal care protocols. The individual must also be of sufficient health to carry out these duties on a daily basis without presenting a danger to his/herself or fellow park employees.

Skills and duties: required of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide quality guest experience, and maintain professional working relations with park guests, fellow employees, volunteers, and interns.
  • Provide for the care and welfare (husbandry) of assigned animals in the department, such as following prescribed diets and feeding procedures and protocols.
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of animal enclosures, holding areas, keeper space, common use space, and the public area surrounding it within Park, USDA and ZAA guidelines.
    • Includes upkeep of plant collection, as well as minor repairs to exhibits/holding areas.
  • Observe animals in the department daily for reproductive behavior, abnormal behavior, or potential health problems, reporting these to the supervisor(s).
  • Prepare, distribute, and keep records of animal enrichment
  • Train animals using positive reinforcement
  • Maintain daily reports: ie. medical, reproductive, dietary, and work orders.
  • Provide assistance to the veterinary staff when necessary
  • Make presentations, or host animal encounters for park guests
  • Observe and report all facility or safety problems to the supervisor.
  • Any other duties as requested by the curator or team lead to assist the team.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent,college degree in a related field preferred.
  • Six months to one year of experience working with animals in some capacity. Examples include working with animals at veterinary clinics, pet stores, on farms, or as an intern or volunteer at a zoo.
  • Communicate effectively in English (oral and written), follow oral and written instructions, and use a two-way radio.
  • Candidate must possess a valid drivers license
    • Vehicle operation is required- use of safari trucks, ATVs, UTVS etc... will be necessary.
  • Physically able to work in extreme temperatures and inclement weather conditions; walking, standing, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, performing tasks in an environment that requires repeatedly stooping, bending, and climbing.
  • Physically able and willing to safely work around large, unpredictable and dangerous animals, having sufficient strength, agility and coordination to net, capture and restrain these animals.
  • Use disinfectants, cleansers, and work around dusty enclosures/storage areas.
  • Use common hand, power, and yard tools while working from the ground or on a ladder in a safe manner.
  • Accept regular weekend, holiday, occasional after hour assignments, and be able to change days off as needed.
  • Negative Tuberculosis test results required per ZAA standards
  • Adhere to park/departmental policies and safety procedures

Experience:

  • An associates degree or higher is prefered in an animal related field, but is not required
  • Minimum 6 months prior experience within the animal related field is desired.
  • Prior experience with the above listed species is preferred.

Salary:
Beginning wage is based upon experience.

Animal Adventure Park Animal Care full time employees will be eligible to enter into the parks keeper progression program after 90 days of employment.

This in house, 4-tiered, progression allows staff to determine their comfortability and skill level they wish to achieve- each level has a low and high end salary that can be earned by quality of service, skill level, and field knowledge possessed by each individual.

With personal progression shown, raises and bonuses are available for each individual.

After 90 days of employment, full time staff members may choose to take part in the park medical benefit plan, with 50% cost covered by park owner

After 1 year of service, full time staff members will be enrolled in the park's employer paid 401K plan. (100% of the annual contribution is covered by the park owner.)

Submit resumes to:
Curator of Parks: Erin Lien
Curator@theanimaladventurepark.com

Zoo Attendant/Keeper
Wright Park Zoo, Dodge City, Kansas

Department: Zoo
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: $14.35 - $20.09
Status: Accepting Applications

Job Description
The Zoo Attendant will perform routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering, and general humane care of animals at the Zoo, assists the Zookeeper, and performs work in the general maintenance and cleaning of the Zoo facilities and grounds.

Zoology or Animal Science education background preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in the care of animals is required along with good customer service skills. Must be able to lift and manipulate heavy weights (50 lbs. & up) frequently. This position works varied daytime hours daily Monday thru Sunday. Valid Kansas drivers license with good driving record required.

Job Advertisement
The City of Dodge City is accepting applications for a Zoo Attendant position in the Zoo Division. This position performs routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering, and general humane care of animals at the Zoo, assists the Zookeeper, and performs work in the general maintenance and cleaning of the Zoo facilities and grounds. Zoology, Animal Science or Biology degree preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in the care of animals is required along with good customer service skills. Must be able to lift and manipulate heavy weights (50 lbs. & up) frequently. Valid Kansas drivers license with good driving record required.

The starting wage is $14.35-$20.09 per hour, DOQ, with full City benefit package, including single or family health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and KPERS. This full-time position works daily Monday thru Sunday.

Please apply online at http://www.dodgecity.org/careers. A resume may be inserted into the online application. Should accommodations be needed to receive or complete the online application, please contact Human Resources, City of Dodge City, PO Box 880, Dodge City, Kansas 67801, or call (620) 225-8100 or email hr@dodgecity.org. Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until filled. Background check, substance abuse screening and post offer physicals performed. Must confirm USCIS employment eligibility (I-9) upon hire. EOE

Zookeeper - Seasonal
Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois

Springfield Park District
Department: Henson Robinson Zoo
Position Title: Zookeeper - Seasonal
Reporting Authority: General Curator
Classification: Non-Exempt – Bargaining Unit Position
Salary: $16.92 per hour

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Henson Robinson Zoo’s General Curator a zookeeper is responsible for the overall care of the animal collection, facilities, displays, and exhibits. They are also involved in enhancing the overall guest experience and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prepare animal diets following the prescribed diets determined by the General Curator and follow proper animal feeding procedures.
  • Clean animal exhibits, walkways, grounds, and other facilities within exhibit areas in accordance with the established Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Performs daily observations of animals and exhibit facilities. Reports any abnormalities in animal behavior, animal health, exhibit security, and safety to their immediate supervisor or other member of management.
  • Must be able to recognize diseases that might occur in captive wildlife. Carries out treatment prescribed by Zoo’s Veterinarian and General Curator.
  • Recommends improvements in animal care procedures and schedules, exhibit maintenance, and safety.
  • Utilizes proper restraint techniques with animal and human safety always in mind: this includes the agility to safely net and maneuver with injured, aggressive or handling neonate animals.
  • Successfully secure animals, their enclosures, and other associated structures.
  • Must be familiar with the AZA (American Zoo and Aquarium Association) code of Professional Ethics, Species Survival Plans, husbandry guidelines, and USDA standards.
  • Zookeepers must stay current with animal training techniques and enrichment standards.
  • Must interact with public in formal and informal encounters. Always remaining courteous while answering questions, enforcing rules, and educating.
  • Performs maintenance work on exhibits facilities, grounds, and landscape, including minor repairs.
  • Required to operate power tools, lawn care equipment, vehicles, traverse ladders and other equipment to repair and maintain the facility.
  • Train, direct, and monitor Zoo interns or others as assigned.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director and General Curator, or designee.
  • Must be able to safely work in all weather conditions; including snow and humid conditions typical of central Illinois.
  • Ability to work weekend, holidays, after hour events, and some travel for animal shipments or continuing education is required.
  • The schedule is flexible and days off are subject to change based on institution needs.
  • Seasonal Zookeepers will function as relief keepers covering areas.
  • Seasonal Zookeepers are typically laid off for 3 months.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associates degree in zoology, biology, or one year experience in the care of animals in a zoological institution or a suitable combination
  • Most be able to work with a wide range of taxa including reptiles, raptors, primates, domestic barnyard animals, and large carnivores.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Must be able to multi-task and adjust to changing schedules and time constraints.
  • Ability to use a two-way radio

Physical Demands: Based on an 8 hour workday
Never= 0 hrs Rarely 0-2 hrs Occasionally 2-4 hrs Frequently= 4-6 hours Continuously= 6-8 hours

  • Sit: Rarely
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk: Frequently
  • Bend: Frequently
  • Squat: Occasionally
  • Kneel: Frequently
  • Crawl: Rarely
  • Climb: Rarely
  • Reach: Frequently
  • Overhead reaching: Occasionally
  • Grasp: Frequently
  • Push/Pull: Occasionally
  • Twist/Turn: Frequently
  • Lift: 11-60 lbs occasionally
  • Lift : 1-10 lbs frequently
  • Stairs: Occasionally
  • Ladders: Rarely

Other:

  • Ability to lift heavy objects (60 lbs) from ground level, move approximately 10 feet and perform this at least 5 times in succession without danger of injury
  • Ability to withstand heavy outdoor labor in extreme weather conditions.

Corrected Vision must include:

  • Seeing 20/20
  • Normal Depth Perception

Corrected Hearing must include:

  • Normal frequency sensitivity

Speaking skills must include being understandable when speaking:

  • In person
  • On the telephone or radio

General Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and write and have good command of the English language.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Physical capabilities – lifts 60 pounds, squat, bend and move as necessary for the job.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematics.
  • Must have basic proficiency of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Must possess professional phone skills and work well with the public.
  • Must present a neat and professional appearance.
  • Responsible to follow policies and procedures outlined in Springfield Park District employee manual.
  • Must live in Sangamon County, in the State of Illinois or must be willing to move to Sangamon County in the State of Illinois within the first 6 months of acceptance of a position with the Springfield Park District.

To Apply:

Visit https://www.springfieldparks.org/joinourteam.aspx and click the red button to see all job opportunities. Then click Seasonal Zookeeper and fill out the application.

The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

Animal Care Manager
Central Florida Animal Reserve, St. Cloud, Florida

Position Description:
Status: Exempt
Title: Animal Care Manager
Department: Animal Care
Reports to: Facility Director

Position Summary:
The Animal Care Manager (ACM) directs and monitors the daily work assignments of the Animal Care staff, ensuring that all work tasks are completed in compliance with policies and prevailing practices. The ACM serves as the liaison between the Animal Care Staff and Facility Director and reports all disciplinary matters to the Facility Director (or designee). In the absence of the Facility Director, the ACM assumes responsibility for decisions concerning operations, animal care concerns, emergency procedures during an animal escape, and public relations with Guests.

This job serves as the primary trainer to the Animal Care Staff on all policies and procedures related to animal diet preparation, administration of medication, animal transfers, animal enrichment and training programs, and animal husbandry. The job also serves as the primary documentarian, entering appropriate data into the animal management software, daily veterinary and medical records, enrichment, and training information. This job collaborates with the Education Director to improve presentations for the public and to improve patron interactions with the Animal Care Staff and exhibits.

This job also performs duties to maintain the animals and facilities, ensuring animal health and welfare and public safety in operations. The job includes preparing and delivering food, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures, observing animal behaviors, assisting in rendering medical care and attention, providing habitat and behavior enrichment, actively participating in the Training program, and ensuring animal safety and security. The job also includes maintenance of facilities, animal enclosures and exhibits including construction repairs, landscaping, weed control and removal as needed. Work is expected to be able to be performed so public relations and customer service is maintained regardless of the presence of guests. The job directs part-time/seasonal employees, interns, and volunteers. The job is supervised by the Facility Director.

The job requires knowledge of animal care, building maintenance, and customer service. The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with vendors, clients, other organizations, and the public.

The work environment includes animal care and control and a building and grounds maintenance environment that includes the use of power equipment and outdoor weather conditions including extreme temperatures. The job is exposed to wild and/or exotic animals and requires occasionally handling or restraining the animals for medical attention. The noise level is generally moderate but can occasionally be high. Weekend and holiday work will be required.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs and monitors daily work assignments of Animal Care Staff. Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with policies and prevailing practices.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Facility Director and Animal Care Staff
  • Assumes responsibility for operations in the absence of the Facility Director, including all animal care concerns, emergency protocols for animal escapes, and public relations with guests.
  • In conjunction with the Facility Director, develop, write, review, and implement policies related to Animal Care.
  • Trains Animal Care Staff on policies and procedures related to animal diet preparation, administration of medication, animal transfers, animal enrichment and training programs, and animal husbandry.
  • Serves as acting primary documentarian and enters data into animal care database concerning new animals, daily veterinary, and medical records, enrichment, and training information.
  • Collaborates with Education Director to improve presentations for the public and improve patron interactions with the Animal Care Staff and exhibits.
  • Maintains the animals and facilities, ensuring animal health and welfare and public safety in operations. Maintains and cares for 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 behavior enrichment, participating in the training program, and ensuring their safety and security.
  • Maintains facilities, animal enclosures and exhibits, and grounds to ensure cleanliness and public safety. Performs seasonal groundskeeping and landscaping work including, but not limited to, trimming, weed control and removal as needed. Performs minor maintenance and repair work on exhibits; provides suggestions and input for exhibit improvements.
  • Assist in future exhibit design and collection planning.
  • Provides customer service to the public. Provides information, answers questions and inquiries, and gives tours, presentations, and demonstrations at the facility and off-site as requested.
  • Assists veterinarians in providing medical attention and care to animals, including capturing, sedating, and medicating, as directed.
  • Maintains records, documents, and logs of animals for database. Prepares reports, as directed.
  • Maintains inventory of food, supplies, medications, and equipment, including ordering and reconciling orders on delivery.
  • Directs and trains part-time/seasonal employees, interns, and volunteers to create an uplifting experience.
  • Able to performs cashiering and cash handling duties, including reconciling receipts daily.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Competencies:
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, techniques, and objectives of care to ensure animal health, welfare, and safety in a Zoological environment.
  • Zoological operation and animal care policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Federal, state, and other applicable statutes and laws governing wild and/or exotic animal keeping.
  • Methods and techniques of assisting in the provision of medical evaluation and treatment to animals including, but not limited to, capture, sedation, medication, treatment, and general health evaluations.
  • Building and grounds maintenance and landscaping methods and techniques.
  • Customer service methods, techniques, and objectives.
  • Employee training and direction methods, techniques, and objectives.
  • Methods, techniques, and objectives of inventory maintenance including ordering and order reconciliation.
  • Safe work practices relating to use of janitorial equipment, power tools, groundskeeping, and all applicable equipment.
  • Operation of office equipment, including but not limited to printers, scanners, and phone systems.
  • Operation of a personal computer and job-related software applications, particularly Microsoft One Note, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word

Skill and Ability to:

  • Direct and monitor Animal Care work assignments in balance with overall facility operations.
  • Directly and via supervision maintain the animals and facilities of the organization, ensuring animal health and welfare and public safety in the operations.
  • Directly and via supervision maintain animals including, but not limited to, preparing and delivering food, cleaning and maintaining and enclosures, observing behaviors, assisting in rendering medical care and attention, providing habitat and behavior enrichment, participate in the training program and ensuring their safety and security.
  • Maintain facilities, animal enclosures, and grounds to ensure cleanliness and public safety.
  • Perform seasonal groundskeeping and landscaping work including, but not limited to, trimming, weed control and removal.
  • Provide customer service to the public. Provide information, answer questions and inquiries, and have capabilities to give tours, presentations, and demonstrations at the facility and off-site.
  • Assist veterinarians in providing medical attention and care to animals, including capturing, sedating, and medicating, as directed.
  • Maintain records, documents, and logs of animals. Prepare reports, as directed.
  • Maintain inventory of food, supplies, medications, and equipment, including ordering and reconciling orders on delivery.
  • Direct and train part-time/seasonal employees, volunteers, and interns.
  • Perform cashiering and cash handling duties, including reconciling receipts.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repair work on exhibits; provide suggestions and input for exhibit improvements.
  • Operate specialized animal control and restraint equipment, including firearms.
  • Operate machinery including motor vehicles, golf carts, hand and power tools.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance, additional language skills a plus.
  • Complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies, and regulations.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public with or without accommodation.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED and three (3) years’ captive animal husbandry experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal sciences, or a related field is preferred.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license required.
  • Leadership experience, preferred.
  • Eligibility for Florida Class I license for large felid species preferred: Class II/III licensure a bonus.
  • Three (3) years’ Zoo or other animal care experience is preferred.
  • 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.

Physical requirements:
While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, and bend. The job requires hand/finger dexterity to handle animals, manipulate tools, operate janitorial and groundskeeping equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The job requires operation of job-related equipment and driving a vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Sufficient visual acuity and hearing capacity to perform the essential functions and interact with the public is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply:
For more information on how to apply and to download the job application, please go to the following location. https://cflar.org/job-opportunities-cfar-is-hiring/

Manager of Business Operations
Central Florida Animal Reserve, St. Cloud, Florida

Position Description:
Status: Exempt
Title: Manager of Business Operations
Department: Administrative
Reports to: CEO

Position Summary:
Central Florida Animal Reserve (CFAR) is looking for a motivated, organized and hands on Manager of Business Operations (MBO). This position requires access and the ability to travel in the Central Florida Region including the facility south of Holopaw, FL, and the Orlando Metro area. The successful Manager will be organized, experienced in hiring, training, and scheduling employees and volunteers in a zoological atmosphere. Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential for this team leadership position. The successful candidate will be able to lead and manage multiple activities including facility operations, maintenance, guest operations, and business development.

The MBO oversees operations including safety of visitors and employees, animal care, daily operations, hiring & training of staff, labor scheduling and costs, facility maintenance, and managing within budgetary guidelines. We can teach the business to motivated candidates with good organizational and communication skills. Successful candidates should have good management, communication, and people skills.

The position is expected to be able to uphold brand ambassadorship and represent the organization well both internally and externally. The position is hands on and expected to work with and through volunteers and staff to accomplish goals in an uplifting fashion commensurate with the organizational core values. The job requires knowledge of business, animal care principles, building maintenance, and customer service. The job requires the ability to develop and maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with vendors, clients, other organizations, and the public. Successful candidates will be high energy, driven, and focused. Must be able to handle complex, multitasking environments, and demonstrate a high social intelligence.

The work environment includes basic competency in animal care and facility operations as well as external visits to represent the organization in physical and virtual avenues. The job is exposed to wild and/or exotic animals. The noise level is generally moderate but can occasionally be high. Weekend work will be required.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide brand ambassadorship to the public in physical and virtual venues that may include but not be limited to Chambers of Commerce, Trade or Industry activities, fundraisers, or other strategic locations.
  • Serve as key liaison for events and activities to support the organization’s Membership program and general public awareness.
  • Facilitate the Animal Care Manager’s implementation of the animal care standards as defined by the Facility Director.
  • Oversee and facilitate effective inventory, inventory control, and ordering for retail operations.
  • Oversee and implement effective strategies to maximize attendance and revenue for visitor-based operations.
  • Coordinate with Education Director or designee to design and sell experiences that meet the educational goals of the organization.
  • Provides customer service to the public. Provides information, answers questions and inquiries, and gives tours, presentations, and demonstrations at the facility and off-site as requested.
  • Assist where requested in maintaining the animals and facilities.
  • Monitor and provide suggestions for improvements to public facing facilities, animal enclosures and exhibits, and grounds to ensure cleanliness and public safety. Assist with seasonal groundskeeping and landscaping work including, but not limited to, trimming, weed control and removal as needed. Performs minor maintenance and repair work.
  • Provide information for records, documents, and logs of animals for database.
  • Works to create an uplifting experience for guests/members of the public, part-time/seasonal employees, interns, and volunteers and supervise vendors where required.
  • Provide executive assistance for communications, vendor resolutions, and point of contact where necessary and requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Competencies:
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position.

Knowledge of:

  • Zoological operation and animal care policies, procedures and protocols;
  • Federal, state, and other applicable statutes and laws related to business and nonprofit management
  • Customer service methods, techniques, and objectives.
  • Cash handling and accounting methods and techniques.
  • Employee training and direction methods, techniques, and objectives.
  • Methods, techniques, and objectives of inventory maintenance including ordering and order reconciliation.
  • Operation of booking software (such as Peek) and third-party booking business models.
  • Operation of office equipment, including but not limited to printers, scanners, and phone systems.
  • Operation of a personal computer and job-related software applications, particularly Microsoft One Note, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Develop, write, review, and implement policies through approval processes for internal or external operations
  • Promote the animals and facilities of the organization, ensuring animal health and welfare and safety in communications.
  • Work within well-defined budgets to maximize revenue outcomes for events and public activities.
  • Provide brand awareness to the public via provision of information, answering questions and inquiries, and give tours, presentations, and demonstrations at the facility and off-site.
  • Exhibit excellent judgment regarding public relations circumstances.
  • Assist veterinarians in providing medical attention and care to animals, as directed.
  • Maintain records, documents, and business logs and prepare reports, as directed.
  • Facilitate inventory of retail operations, supplies, and equipment, including ordering and reconciling orders on delivery.
  • Direct and train part-time/seasonal employees, volunteers, and work-study students in non-animal care roles.
  • Direct and Perform cashiering and cash handling duties, including reconciling receipts and inventory.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repair work on exhibits; provide suggestions and input for improvements.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance, additional language skills a plus.
  • Complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public with or without accommodation.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience with mid-to-upper management, preferably of an animal care facility;
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, biology, animal sciences, or a related field is preferred.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license required.
  • Experience managing and/or supporting cross-organizational/multi-dimensional project activities.
  • Three (3) years’ zoological or other animal care experience is preferred.
  • 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.

Physical requirements:
While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, and bend. The job requires hand/finger dexterity to handle animals, manipulate tools, operate janitorial and groundskeeping equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The job requires operation of job-related equipment and driving a vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Sufficient visual acuity and hearing capacity to perform the essential functions and interact with the public is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply:
For more information on how to apply and to download the job application, please go to the following location. https://cflar.org/job-opportunities-cfar-is-hiring/

Animal Keeper, full time
Roer's Zoofari Park, Vienna, Virginia

FULL TIME ANIMAL KEEPER POSITION
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.

ABOUT ROER’S ZOOFARI
Roer’s Zoofari is a mission-based, wildlife conservation organization based in Vienna, VA. Our facility consists of a drive through safari as well as a walk-through tour where guests engage in various interactive experiences. Our organization is currently in an exciting phase of development. We will soon begin construction on a new butterfly exhibit as well as several new exhibits featuring species from Africa.

Roer's Zoofari operates on the grounds of the oldest private zoo of Northern Virginia. Generations of locals have grown up at our quaint, little, suburban zoo located just outside the DC Beltway. We play an active role in the community by supporting charities that positively impact children and families. We also financially support conservation groups such as Cheetah Conservation Fund, International Giraffe Foundation, and the Peregrine Fund. Our culture is one that is family oriented and supportive. We offer professional development opportunities and are quick to reward exceptional work through pay and advancement. We welcome individuals that wish to work in a team environment, enjoy sharing their passion for exceptional animal care with the public, and are looking to grow their skills and abilities within the zoological field.

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 (ie. lift 50 pounds)
  • Must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in animal care.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Pay based on experience, PTO, medical benefits and bonus pay opportunities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email cover letter, resume and references to animalcare@roerszoofari.com

Animal Care Specialist-Rhinos/Hoofstock
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

Summary/Purpose of Position:
This position will be responsible for the daily care and management of Rhinos, to include other hoofstock, giraffe and holding areas. The position will include some maintenance responsibilities. This position will also be trained to fill in as needed within other areas of the Animal Care Department and report to appropriate supervisors.

Specific/Mandatory Duties- The essential responsibilities of the Animal Care Specialist – Rhinos/Hoofstock include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Daily care and management of the black and white rhinos
  • The ability to maintain the facilities
  • Enhance the conservation programs and educational opportunities through sound animal management practices
  • Daily care and management of programs within the animal collection
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Routine facilities cleaning, monitoring and maintenance--including but not limited to, fences, holding pens, grounds, etc.
  • Assist with animal medical and management procedures as needed
  • Provide information to other departments as needed
  • Handle and restrain animals during animal management procedures
  • Provide inventory information on animals.
  • Regular and dependable attendance is required.
  • Be available for after-hours and weekend call out in emergencies
  • Able to lift and carry 75 pounds.
  • Be able to bend over.
  • Ability to spend up to 2/3 of the work day standing/walking.
  • Ability to work outside all day in weather ranging from extreme heat--100+ degrees, to extreme cold--below freezing and in wet conditions.
  • Ability to drive and/or operate small maintenance equipment e.g., chainsaw, weed trimmer, mower, hand tools, truck and lawn tractor.
  • Ensure compliance with Employee Handbook, Risk Management Plan, all other safety rules & procedures, the company vision, mission and goals.

The secondary responsibilities of the Animal Care Specialist – Rhinos/Hoofstock include but are not limited to the following:

  • The ability to work in areas outside of the primary area as needed
  • Some public speaking
  • Provide educational opportunities through tours and some speaking events
  • On call as needed per emergency situations
  • Provide service for Fossil Rim visitors as needed
  • Assist other Animal Care Department members as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualities, Experience and Educational Skills:

  • Degree in Biology, Zoology, or related degree
  • At least two years of practical experience with rhinos
  • Light maintenance/farm equipment experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of animal care/animal science and nutrition

Work Requirements:
Usually a 5-day work week, often requiring flexibility and ability to work weekends and holidays. Irregular scheduling in which days may exceed 8 hours. This is determined within the department.

Please submit your resume today! We are a Non-Profit organization and an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected classification under federal and state law.

Fossil Rim is an “at will” and equal opportunity employer. It should be noted that it is company policy to conduct background checks on potential new employees, inclusive of testing for drugs and controlled substance use.

Please apply through our website at https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/. WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button.

Director International Conservation Center
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posting Date: January 7, 2022
Removal Date: Until Filled
Position Title: Director International Conservation Center
Department: Living Collections
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
This position exercises considerable authority and direct responsibility in the overall management, direction and development of the 1,000-acre ICC and associated properties in a manner which supports the Zoo’s mission and meets the goals and objectives established by the Pittsburgh Zoo. Direct oversight of the farm and farm staff as well as the ICC animal care staff and animal operation in conjunction with the zoo-based animal curator assigned to the area. Development of a business plan to generate consistent revenue for the facility. Responsibilities include personnel hiring, training and evaluation, budget development and management, policy and protocol development, participation in site and facility planning, program development and implementation, assistance in development and fundraising activities and public relations and public speaking. This is a Senior Leadership position which reports to the VP of Living Collections.

The Pittsburgh Zoo is currently accredited by the ZAA, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and is certified by American Humane. The zoo is currently enrolled in the AZA’s Pathway towards membership program and anticipates applying for AZA accreditation within the next year.

A. Essential Job Functions

  • Manages, oversees and evaluates the activities and operations of the ICC including animal care and farm staff ensuring a smooth-running operation.
  • Work with zoo-based animal curator to ensure animal care goals are being met.
  • Recruit and train new staff.
  • Plans and executes a business plan to generate revenue at the facility.
  • Establishes annual facility goals and objectives.
  • Develops and enforces policies and protocols consistent with the main zoo campus.
  • Works with zoo and ICC staff as well as contractors on the design and development of new facilities on the property.
  • Works with the VP of Facilities, Construction & Planning to coordinate projects and repairs.
  • Develops and maintains animal management policies and protocols.
  • Ensures organizations compliance with all licensing, permitting and accreditation requirements.
  • Develops emergency response action plans and ensures staff’s response readiness.
  • Contributes to education, public relations, and marketing activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and initiatives with local, regional, state, national, and international organizations, and agencies that will further the zoo’s mission.
  • Provides institution wide leadership for emergency response, site supervision and customer service.
  • Inspire and motivate employees to perform at their best through positive encouragement and other initiatives.
  • Monitor departmental performance against goals to ensure that progress is being made, and that corrective action is taken if necessary.
  • Meet regularly with department managers; facilitate resolution of issues/problems between business units and/or departments.
  • Negotiate and oversee supplier contracts.
  • Responsible for complying with all AZA, local, state, federal, foreign, and international laws regarding the facility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the VP of Living Collections.

QUALIFICATIONS

A. Experience and Education
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations Management or related field from an accredited college or university, plus minimum of five years of previous supervisory experience in a senior management capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of a degree. Agricultural management and economics experience recommended.

B. Skills and Aptitudes

  1. Knowledge of:
    • organizational effectiveness and operations management
    • budgeting and forecasting
    • business and financial principles
    • agricultural economics
  2. Ability to:
    • Develop business plans to generate revenue and maximize efficiency.
    • Provide input on future plans for the ICC and how they will integrate with current practices and how they will impact the business plan.
    • Assist with public relations, marketing, and educational activities.
    • Train, lead, supervise, and direct the work of others.
    • Maintain effective working relationships with other departments, staff and the general public.
    • Prioritize and delegate work.
    • Communicate effectively both oral and written.
    • Prioritize limited resources.
    • Develop and implement new SOPs as well as insure that current ones are being followed.
    • Set-up and maintain inventory control systems.
    • Standardize operations across departments.
    • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
    • Maintain a high level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.
    • Possess sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
    • Have a well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  3. Computer skills – Fluency in Microsoft Office.

C. Preferred Experience

  • Bilingual
  • Experience at a facility managing animals

D. Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors under various weather conditions.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings.
  • Subject to 24 hour on-call availability for emergencies.
  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Travel several times a month to the main zoo campus in Pittsburgh.
  • Occasional travel out of state.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear; and sit for prolonged periods of time. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to weather conditions.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
HR@pittsburghzoo.org

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer

Vice President Living Collections
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posting Date: January 7, 2022
Removal Date: Until Filled
Position Title: Vice President Living Collections
Department: Living Collections
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
This position exercises considerable authority and direct responsibility in the overall management and direction of the animal care staff, animal collection, and animal exhibits in a manner which continues the Zoo’s leadership on a national level. The VP of Living Collections will ensure that the goals and objectives established by the Pittsburgh Zoo in support of its mission are met both at the zoo and the zoo’s 1,000 acre off sight facility (ICC). This position will provide oversight and will further develop the animal and farm operations at the ICC. Responsibilities include personnel hiring, training and evaluation, budget development and management, animal husbandry, health and conservation programs, participation in site and facility planning, program development and implementation, assistance in development and fundraising activities, professional networking and national participation, public relations and public speaking, and coordination with other zoological facilities This is a Senior Leadership position which reports to the President & CEO and may be required to serve as on site supervisor for the entire facility.

The Pittsburgh Zoo is currently accredited by the ZAA, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and is certified by American Humane. The zoo is currently enrolled in the AZA’s Pathway towards membership program and anticipates applying for AZA accreditation within the next year.

A. Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, directs, oversees and evaluates the activities and operations of the department at both the zoo and the ICC including routine animal care, all animal care staff, husbandry, animal acquisitions and dispositions, and permits.
  • Establishes annual department goals and objectives, participates in all levels of animal care and program planning.
  • Develops and maintains Institutional Collection Plan (ICP).
  • Develops and maintains animal management policies and protocols.
  • Researches collection improvements.
  • Works with contracted designers on the development of new exhibits.
  • Oversees the design and development of animal exhibits and exhibit improvements.
  • Works with the VP of Facilities, Construction & Planning to coordinate projects and repairs.
  • Establishes and enforces animal care standards.
  • Ensures organizations compliance with all licensing, permitting and accreditation requirements.
  • Develops emergency response action plans and ensures staff’s response readiness.
  • Contributes to education, public relations, and marketing activities.
  • Participates in AZA and ZAA programs and activities as an institutional representative and in a leadership capacity when applicable and appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and initiatives with local, regional, state, national, and international organizations, and agencies that will further the zoo’s mission.
  • Provides zoo wide leadership for emergency response, site supervision and customer service.
  • Responsible for complying with all AZA, ZAA, local, state, federal, foreign, and international laws regarding acquisitions, maintenance, health, shipment, and welfare of the collection.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President & CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS

A. Experience and Education
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Animal Science, Biology, Ecology or related field from an accredited college or university, plus minimum of five years of previous supervisory experience at a professional zoological facility in a senior management capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of a degree.

B. Skills and Aptitudes

  1. Knowledge of:
    • Care, nutrition, breeding, behavior, and safety precautions required for a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic zoo and domestic animals.
    • Maintenance of zoo exhibits and facilities.
    • Animal behavior, training theories and applications.
    • Pertinent government and other regulations for housing, shipping, selling, and trading of animals.
    • Basic principles of agriculture.
  2. Demonstrated ability to train, lead, supervise, and direct the work of others.
  3. Skill in the handling and restraint of a wide variety of zoo and domestic animals.
  4. Ability to:
    • Plan, organize and supervise the care of exotic and wild animal species.
    • Provide input on exhibit designs in relation to their features and appropriateness for a particular animal.
    • Assist with public relations, marketing, and educational activities.
    • Maintain effective working relationships with other departments, staff, professionals from other zoo organizations, and the general public.
    • Prioritize and delegate work.
    • Communicate effectively both oral and written.
    • Coordinate animal transportation.
    • Set-up and maintain inventory control systems.
    • Standardize operations across departments.
  5. Computer skills – Fluency in ZIMS and Microsoft Office.

C. Preferred Experience

  • Bilingual
  • Venomous experience
  • Experience at a facility with elephants
  • Experience working with aquatics
  • Working in a union environment

D. Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors under various weather conditions.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings.
  • Subject to 24 hour on-call availability for Zoo emergencies.
  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear; and sit for prolonged periods of time. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to weather conditions.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
HR@pittsburghzoo.org

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer

Combination Zookeeper/Education Internship
Metro Richmond Zoo, Moseley, Virginia

Position Title: Paid Internship
Department: Husbandry and Education
Reports to: Lead Zoo Keeper and Education Coordinator
Location: Metro Richmond Zoo: Moseley, Virginia
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

About the Organization
The Metro Richmond Zoo’s mission is to promote animal conservation and inspire guests by providing up-close, educational encounters with the wild. The zoo is situated on 150 acres of land and is home to over 2,000 animals representing 190 species from around the world. The zoo is accredited by the Zoological Association of America and is well-known for its conservation programs for cheetahs, African penguins, and Diana monkeys. Since 2013, 77 cheetahs have been born at the zoo’s Cheetah Conservation Center. The zoo has an on-site animal hospital with a small pharmacy, surgery room, blood chemistry analyzer, and x-ray equipment.

Position Summary
The Metro Richmond Zoo currently has two intern positions available. These are both full-time, paid positions that would work 5 days a week/8 hours a day. The internships will last a minimum of 12 weeks and can be extended based on performance and availability. The zoo can assist interns with housing if needed. This is a combination keeper and education department internship. Interns will gain hands-on general husbandry skills while working alongside zookeepers. Interns will also participate in the zoo’s education programs learning how to present formal and informal public presentations to engage guests and provide a positive guest experience.

Physical Requirements
Ability to:

  1. Walk and stand for long periods of time
  2. Navigate zoo grounds with or without a vehicle
  3. Traverse animal exhibits by climbing, bending, kneeling, twisting, reaching, and crawling
  4. Regularly move 30 lb objects and occasionally move 50 lb objects
  5. Work outside in all weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.)

Qualifications

  1. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in written and verbal forms
  2. Must be able to handle stressful situations calmly
  3. Must have great attention to detail
  4. Must have a valid driver’s license
  5. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  6. Must have intermediate computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive)

Hours

  • Full-time employment
  • 40 hours a week, 5 days a week
  • Must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evenings

Benefits and Perks

  • Food and merchandise discounts
  • Free admission into the park
  • Variable work tasks
  • Work with a variety of exotic animals
  • Fast paced - never a dull moment
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Potential to turn into a permanent position

How to Apply
Complete the zoo’s employment application found at https://metrorichmondzoo.com/career-opportunities/ (ranking work interests section is not necessary). Email your application, cover letter, and resume to employment@metrorichmondzoo.com. Include your name followed by “Internship” in the subject line of the email. This position will be open until filled. We will contact qualified candidates whom we have chosen to move forward in the interview process.

The Metro Richmond Zoo is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Animal Curator
ZooWorld Zoological, Panama City Beach, Florida

ZooWorld Zoological is located minutes from the gorgeous emerald green waters of beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. Priding itself on intimate and memorable guest experiences, this 5 acre facility is perfectly sized to make a big impact.

Are you looking for a home where you can be an active part of a dynamic and forward-thinking leadership team that focuses on company culture and guest experience? Do you want to work in an environment that encourages personal and professional growth? Are you a goal driven person who appreciates being rewarded with bonuses and profit sharing? ZooWorld is a fast paced forward moving conservation focused zoo with a fantastic group dynamic and exciting growth potential.

Open for immediate hire: Animal Curator

Our Perfect Match:

  • Recognizes the need to treat others with respect and dignity.
  • Has a drive to lead by example and enjoys a guest-centric environment.
  • Will have a solid and provable animal background that may include the successful propagation of a variety of species, hand rearing experience, the mastery of basic zookeeping skills and industry contacts.
  • Must be an effective leader who understands how to set and meet goals and motivate staff.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Daily inspection and evaluation of animals, animal exhibits and buildings.
  • Planning, supervising and directing the work required for the care, welfare, display, propagation and procurement of the zoo’s animal collection.
  • Supporting and directing animal related projects (transfers, acquisitions, etc) in accordance with the director’s guidance.
  • Maintaining and reviewing daily logs of animal observations and/or daily operations; implementing, developing and/or revising animal care standards and operating procedures to ensure proper care, maintenance and safety of the animals and their facilities.
  • Hiring, training and planning for the continuing development of the animal care and educational teams.
  • Providing feedback and direction on animal presentations as well as rewriting scripts to keep them fresh and relevant.
  • Ensuring that all animal areas are maintained in a manner that reflects ZooWorld’s high standards.
  • Monitoring animal feed budgets and procuring feed items.
  • This position is the lead member of the Animal Capture Team

What’s in it for you:

  • Salaried compensation based on experience
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Paid sick days, bonuses and profit sharing
  • 401k with matching
  • A fantastic work environment with a great team in an organization that values its employees.
  • Opportunities for continuing education, conservation work and conference attendance.

How to get this job:
Email a resume/CV and cover letter to kayte@zooworldpcb.com. Include references and salary requirements to be considered.

Supervisor, Animal Training
Jungle Island, Miami, Florida

Position: Supervisor, Animal Training
Department: Zoological Operations
Reports To: Manager of Zoological Operations
FLSA: non-exempt
Review Schedule: 90 days and annually
Compensation Adjustments: (if necessary)

POSITION SUMMARY/Primary Objective:
The Supervisor of Animal Training performs all job assignments with a professional and positive attitude that reflects Jungle Island’s mission and vision of connecting people, wildlife and conservation and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible. The Supervisor of Animal Training is a working position. The candidate will be expected to participate in daily tasks/performances as well as supervise the operations of the department. The Supervisor of Animal Training will also be part of the Zoological Operations Leadership Team and as such, may be asked to perform duties related to leadership of the entire department when necessary. The Supervisor performs a wide variety of functions in the training, handling and care of exhibit animals used for public appearances, shows and guest contact, such as educational programs and shows. This position reports to the Manager of Zoological Operations. The Supervisor must have the ability to understand, create and execute behavioral plans with little to no supervision, teach the technical components of operant/classical conditioning to new team members, coach, or redirect team members as necessary, write team member reviews, perform general husbandry, clean exhibits and other areas, as well as a wide variety of moderately difficult tasks.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Train new behaviors and maintain trained behaviors as directed by the Manager
  • Teach less experienced team members the art and science of animal training utilizing operant and classical conditioning
  • Transport animals as necessary for exhibits or performances
  • Work with Manager and VP of Zoological Operations on show quality and theatrics
  • Have the ability to maintain a high level of team motivation in a positive work environment
  • Must be able to make sound decisions in a challenging, high-paced environment
  • Must be comfortable handling animals in the park near guests, on stage, on camera as well as in off-site, public appearances
  • Set up props, stage, or other performance areas as necessary
  • Maintain area equipment to assure all is in working order
  • Outgoing personality with the ability to entertain an audience
  • Confident in working directly with a wide variety of animals, including mammals, large parrots, birds of prey and reptiles
  • Ensure animals are prepared physically and mentally for shows or other performances
  • Ensure public safety with regard to animal shows, interactions, performances inside and outside of the park
  • Perform any necessary cleaning and husbandry at or above accreditation standards
  • Administer prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
  • Maintain feeding, medical, and other records regarding animal care on a daily basis
  • Conduct special tours as requested by Manager
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as required

LICENSE/QUALIFICATIONS:
A college degree in any of the biological sciences or psychology is preferred. Applicants may substitute the equivalent in experience utilizing operant conditioning techniques to train a variety of exotic animals. At least 3 years of professional experience in training animals, animal handling and husbandry is required. It is necessary that an applicant’s combined education and experience clearly demonstrate the knowledge and skills outlined. The ability to produce a valid Florida driver license may be required.

SKILLS/APTITUDES:

  • Familiar with natural histories of a wide range of species
  • Understands animal behavior modification utilizing operant and classical conditioning techniques and can teach them to others
  • Experience in the care, feeding and handling of exotic animals
  • Demonstrates safe handling practices with a variety of exotic animals
  • Identify notable behavior and adapt behavioral plan to maximize training output
  • Great communication skills
  • Keep health and behavioral records as required
  • Able to identify area shortfalls and create and execute a plan to correct issues communicate and work effectively with others
  • Be prompt, professional and positive in all aspects of the job
  • Provide world-class guest experiences
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Be an ambassador for Jungle Island inside and outside of the park
  • Capable of lifting 50lbs standing, bending, squatting, twisting, and reaching; can work on uneven terrain and move around on slippery surfaces
  • Can handle frequent exposure to predictable and controllable hazards associated with close contact with a wide variety of animals (including large animals, birds, and reptiles); dust, and allergens; handle hazardous materials; work in cramped or confined spaces
  • Must be able to work outside, in all weather conditions

Note:
A review of this of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties, all duties and requirements are essential job functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. associates will be required to perform any other jump related duties assigned by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise other than an “at will” employment relationship.

To Apply: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=animal%20training&l=Miami%2C%20FL&vjk=ddccd53648afe396

Trainer II
Downtown Aquarium Houston, Houston, Texas

SUPERVISOR: Sr. Trainer /Assistant Curator/ Curator/ General Curator.
STATUS: Hourly, Full-Time.

Summary Description:
Trainer II participates in, and is aware of all aspects of the mammals/bird department. This includes maintaining all department protocols, adhering to policies and fulfilling daily responsibilities concerning the care and training of the animal collection.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional Animal Care

  • Report to work location by scheduled time.
  • Maintain clean, professional appearance.
  • Perform daily husbandry routines as trained.
  • Assist with training interns.
  • Assist with animal treatments.
  • Maintain detailed records of animal training sessions, observations, medical concerns, and enrichment.
  • Effective communication between all mammal and bird staff.
  • Participate in educational presentations.
  • Perform duties of Trainer I as needed.
  • Ability to train new behaviors.
  • Basic knowledge of animal behavior and training.
  • Basic knowledge of enrichment.

Communication

  • Conduct yourself in helpful, patient manner with all public.
  • Participate in various public presentations, with or with out animals.
  • Interact with professionals and special guests as directed.

Related Strengths

  • Assist with training of staff.
  • Be available to work as required.
  • Be organized and self-motivated.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
College degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science or related field preferred, or equivalent animal care experience or a combination of education and experience. 3 years training experience. Must be organized, self-motivated, with desire to see completion of projects. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Must be self-motivated, with high desire to provide the best care available to animals. Must be observant. Must work with other employees in a polite, patient manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Subject to possibility of bites, stings. Work in water, both man- made and natural. Heavy lifting (50 pounds or more), walking and working within a wet environment. Outdoor work on occasion, under variety of conditions: cold weather, hot weather, rain, mud, and dry land. Work with large carnivores – in a protected contact environment. Must be available for overtime, both non-emergency and emergency situations.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications can be submitted at www.landryscareers.com, hourly opportunities, Downtown Aquarium Houston, Animal Trainer

Biologist II
Downtown Aquarium Houston, Houston, Texas

Landry’s Downtown Aquarium located in Houston, Texas is seeking a full-time Biologist II. The Aquarium includes a 500,000 gallon facility of aquatic and terrestrial exhibits with freshwater and marine fish, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.

Responsibilities include maintaining animal husbandry, water quality and life support systems, animal observation, maintaining support areas, and ensuring that all records are up to date and complete. Also performs diving duties and demonstrations, including public speaking and direct interaction with Aquarium guests.

Must hold a valid SCUBA dive certification, have knowledge of aquarium systems and aquatic biology, and have three (3) years prior experience. A degree in Biology or related field is preferred, but experience with aquatic animal husbandry may be considered. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. Demonstrated experience in accepted husbandry skills, including; animal handling transport, acclimation and care, management of safety protocols, quarantine and clinical treatments, behavioral and environmental enrichment. Must be organized and self-motivated, with a desire to see completion of projects. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Must be self-motivated, with high desire to provide the best care available to animals. Must be observant. Must work with other employees in a polite, patient manner.

Our exciting entertainment complex offers great health and dental benefits, super employee discounts on food and retail at all of our locations, and two weeks paid vacation, with one week available after 6 months.

Qualified applicants should apply via e-mail to cspicer@ldry.com or in person 11:00am-5:00pm weekdays, at the Downtown Aquarium Hiring Center Office (or at the Restaurant Hostess stand), 410 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas, 77002. EOE

Zookeeper
Micke Grove Zoo, Lodi, California

ABOUT THE ZOO
Housed inside of Micke Grove Park, Micke Grove Zoo is a five-acre zoo with amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, located just south of Lodi, a quaint town in the middle of the California Central Valley’s wine country. Halfway between the mountain landscapes of picturesque Lake Tahoe, and the buzzing metropolis of San Francisco and the Bay Area, our County enjoys the extensive network of waterways of the San Joaquin Delta.

The animal collection of Micke Grove Zoo emphasizes uniqueness and quality over size and quantity. As a proud participant of AZA’s Species Survival Plans (SSP), Micke Grove Zoo is committed to conservation of threatened and endangered wildlife, and uses every opportunity to educate students and zoo visitors on wildlife issues in a small and intimate setting.

ABOUT THE POSITION
Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi (Northern California) is hiring for full-time Zookeeper to join our dynamic team. Zookeepers are responsible for the care, enrichment, and training of assigned animals and does routine maintenance and enhancement of animal exhibits and support facilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Requires one year paid experience caring for zoo animals and/or exotic species in a zoo or similar setting, and a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in biology, zoology, wildlife management, wildlife ecology, animal behavior, or a closely related field.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Base salary $3,430.29 - $4,169.54/month, and a generous county benefits and retirement package.

For more info about the position, Micke Grove Zoo, San Joaquin County or the compensation package—and to apply, please visit https://www.jobapscloud.com/SJQ/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=1221&R2=RA0705&R3=AC

Any questions or application issues, contact Roman Plateau, HR Recruiter, at (209) 468-3273 or rplateau@sjgov.org

Keeper
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

Due to the upcoming expansions and feedback from our keeper team we’re currently looking to grow our team by nearly 20%! The most successful keepers at Tanganyika enjoy sharing their love of animals with our guests, relish in the opportunity to be creative, are constantly looking for ways to make improvements within their circle of influence, enjoy working on a small team, and take pride in their work.

We’ve developed an objective level and pay system that puts growth (both financial and personal) directly in the hands of the keepers and provides a transparent pay system. We have a competitive benefit package that is growing and improving each year: offering a ROTH IRA match, multiple health insurance options, dental, vision, paid time off, and accident insurance.

Here are some of the departments currently hiring:

Carnivore Team-
The carnivore team is responsible for a variety of animals, jaguar, tiger, serval, ratel, lion, and a large cheetah breeding facility. This team gets up early and stays late, and puts in the time to provide the best possible life for their animals. In addition to being part of numerous successful breeding programs, the carnivore team is responsible for training demonstrations, behind the scenes tours and ambassador animal training around the park.

If you love watching baby cheetahs learn to run, assisting guests while they stick feed a lion, or love taking a stroll with a serval then you need to apply to join our team.

BREZ Team-
The BREZ team (as we like to call it around here) is responsible for a variety of animals, including a well behaved mob of red kangaroos, over 13 species of birds, the interactive and most popular area of the park, the children’s zoo, and the education animal collection. This team takes hustle to a whole new level and has the raking skills of 1200 men. Being responsible for three of the interactive areas of the park and such a large education animal collection means we can attribute at least 30% of the smiles in the park to this team!

If you love watching baby kangaroos take their first hops, enjoy seeing the thrill when kids hear 50 guinea pigs squeak all at once, or love spending time ambassadoring animals to the public then this is the team for you!

TMC Team-
The Trouble Maker’s Cove team is responsible for a variety of animals, a flock of over 30 African penguins, some sleepy two toed sloths, noisy otters, one of the United States’ only Albino Alligators, and others. This team is responsible for almost all of the guest experiences at the park from otter meet and greets to penguin swims. They have an incredibly successful penguin chick breeding program and raised 15 chicks this year. That also means they have some pretty incredible biceps from all that scrubbing and fish prep.

If you wish you could watch a penguin walk down the aisle for someone’s wedding, love watching guests cry over meeting sloths, or think it’s fun to watch people getting splashed by penguins as they swim with them, then this team is for you.

BREZ and TMC Swing Keeper
This position will be shared between two of our awesome teams: First, the Trouble Maker’s Cove team is responsible for a variety of animals, a flock of over 30 African penguins, some sleepy two toed sloths, noisy otters, one of the United States’ only Albino Alligators, and others. This team is responsible for almost all of the guest experiences at the park from otter meet and greets to penguin swims. They have an incredibly successful penguin chick breeding program and raised 15 chicks this year. That also means they have some pretty incredible biceps from all that scrubbing and fish prep. Second, the BREZ team (as we like to call it around here) is responsible for a variety of animals, including a well behaved mob of red kangaroos, over 13 species of birds, the interactive and most popular area of the park, the children’s zoo, and the education animal collection. This team takes hustle to a whole new level and has the raking skills of 1200 men. Being responsible for three of the interactive areas of the park and such a large education animal collection means we can attribute at least 30% of the smiles in the park to this team!

If you love guest engagement, don’t mind when someone cries in front of you (and the sloth), enjoy smelling like fish, have a soft spot for the underappreciated reptiles and yet love the limelight of training otters and penguins. This position will give you the best of all worlds! Slow or inefficient rakers need not apply.

Hoofstock and primate Swing Keeper
This position will be shared between two of our biggest departments. The first being, the hoofstock team is responsible for a variety of animals, including one of the largest giraffe herds in the United States, Grevy zebra, okapi, springbok, Indian rhino, a pygmy hippo breeding pair, and numerous other species. This team is hardworking and dedicated not only to the care of their animals but to the growth of their team and themselves individuals. This team is willing to put in the time and effort to have hard conversations about teamwork, care, and training for the betterment of the animals. In addition to being part of numerous successful breeding programs, the hoofstock team takes part in encounter stations and ambassador animal training around the park. Second, the primate team is responsible for a variety of animals, including the largest group of Javan langurs in the United states, two successful colobus breeding groups, saki monkey, ruffed lemurs, and ring tailed lemurs to name a few. In addition to daily husbandry for breeding and exhibit groups of primates they also oversee the commissary and lemur island. Lemur island is an encounter experience where guests get to feed a lemur. This team is proud of the positive relationships they form with the animals. The training time and dedication to prepare lemurs for the island and to maintain appropriate behaviors requires a high level of dedication.

If you love watching baby monkeys wrestle, think a rhino mud bath is divine, don’t mind large shovelfuls and stinky bucketfuls, are a browse master, and think variety is the spice of life then this ones for you!

On Demand Keeper-
This position is a shared position between all five of our keeper teams. You have the opportunity to work with every species at the park and get the experience to build relationships with 500 different individual animals. The hoofstock team is responsible for a variety of animals, including one of the largest giraffe herds in the United States, Grevy zebra, okapi, springbok, Indian rhino, a pygmy hippo breeding pair, and numerous other species. The primate team is responsible for a variety of animals, including the largest group of Javan langurs in the United states, two successful colobus breeding groups, saki monkey, ruffed lemurs, and ring tailed lemurs to name a few. The BREZ team (as we like to call it around here) is responsible for a variety of animals, including a well behaved mob of red kangaroos, over 13 species of birds, the interactive and most popular area of the park, the children’s zoo, and the education animal collection. The Trouble Maker’s Cove team is responsible for a variety of animals, a flock of over 30 African penguins, some sleepy two toed sloths, noisy otters, one of the United States’ only Albino Alligators, and others. The carnivore team is responsible for a variety of animals, jaguar, tiger, ratel, lion, and a large cheetah breeding facility.

This position will require a fast learner with a large amount of flexibility. The ideal candidate gets bored easily, loves helping, is the first to say, “I’ve got that!”, and can adapt on the fly! It’s also a great foot in the door position if you’re looking to get in to the Tanganyika family or if you just aren’t sure what species you want to specialize in!

Hoofstock Team-
The hoofstock team is responsible for a variety of animals, including one of the largest giraffe herds in the United States, Grevy zebra, okapi, springbok, Indian rhino, a pygmy hippo breeding pair, and numerous other species. This team is hardworking and dedicated not only to the care of their animals but to the growth of their team and themselves individuals. This team is willing to put in the time and effort to have hard conversations about teamwork, care, and training for the betterment of the animals. In addition to being part of numerous successful breeding programs, the hoofstock team takes part in encounter stations and ambassador animal training around the park.

If you love watching baby giraffe take their first steps, enjoy seeing the look of amazement when kids throw carrots to hippo, or love spending summer days taking camels for a walk then you need to apply to join our team.

Primate Team-
The primate team is responsible for a variety of animals, including the largest group of Javan langurs in the United states, two successful colobus breeding groups, saki monkey, ruffed lemurs, and ring tailed lemurs to name a few. In addition to daily husbandry for breeding and exhibit groups of primates they also oversee the commissary and lemur island. Lemur island is an encounter experience where guests get to feed a lemur. This team is proud of the positive relationships they form with the animals. The training time and dedication to prepare lemurs for the island and to maintain appropriate behaviors requires a high level of dedication.

If you want to grow your skills in group animal management, spend time lounging with lemurs, and contribute to the preservation of colobus, saki monkeys, and Javan langurs then you need to apply to join our team.

Requirements:

  • Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays, holidays, and everyday

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary based on experience
  • li>Professional development program that allows Keepers to improve their skill set and earn additional pay compensation
  • li>Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • li>Supplemental Insurance
  • li>HSA
  • li>Simple IRA
  • li>Paid PTO
  • li>In-House Discounts
  • li>Free admission to TWP for yourself and family

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings

If you have any issues applying please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance.

Internship, 2022
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

As an intern you’ll spend time working in each area of the park, from the bird routine to giraffe routine and learning how to educate guests. You’ll gain first hand experience working hands on with the animals at the park and you’ll be assigned to work encounter stations where you’ll gain customer service skills and become an excellent reader of behavior. You also will get the opportunity to teach and assist with a variety of programs and tours. In addition, monthly workshops will help grow your knowledge and skills. Come join the Tanganyika family and we’ll invest in your future while you help us build ours.

If you love watching guests feed lettuce to a giraffe, helping kids connect with lorikeets, chopping carrots, talking to guests about animals, and assisting keepers in daily husbandry and care then you need to spend the season with us. Did we mention we also have amazing team members you'll be spending your days with?

How long is the internship? February 21st - November 13th 2022

What hours will I be working? Hours will vary but interns should expect to work 30 paid hours and 10 hours unpaid each week. The unpaid hours will give you extra scheduled time to work on your individual project, get more time in your favorite animal area, more one-on-one time with keepers, training time, or to simple aid a keeper on a larger project.

This is a paid internship.

Do you offer housing? Limited housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is not guaranteed. $300 a month.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older before the start of the internship
  • Preference given to college students working towards a degree or those that have a degree in a zoo science, wildlife biology, zoology, or other related field
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends, weekdays, holidays, and everyday
  • Interns are required to work with the keepers of their area to create and assess an original enrichment device or approved habitat improvement project

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Deadline to apply is January 16th 2022. Please check your email for updates, interview scheduling and communication from our Internship Team.

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings

If you have any issues applying please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance.

Wildlife Conservation Education Center Curator
Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, Arizona

“Wildlife Conservation Education Center Curator”
INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND WILDLIFE RECREATION DIVISION / EDUCATION BRANCH
PHOENIX, ARIZONA BASED
FLSA – Exempt / SALARY GRADE 22 ($43,240 - $77,469)
REQUISITION #503842 / CLOSING DATE: 01/03/2022

The mission of the Arizona Game & Fish Department is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations. It is our vision to be the national conservation leader supporting the continuation of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Arizona’s most trusted, respected and credible source for wildlife conservation products, services and information.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is currently seeking a Curator to join our dynamic wildlife conservation education team. This role plays an integral part in ensuring our husbandry and animal behavior management practices are upheld to the highest standards while still supporting the guest experience. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, driven, engaging, curator who thrives in a visionary role with broad responsibilities, rapid shifts in priorities and excels at project management and problem solving. The preferred candidate must be a collaborative team player that understands the intricacies of providing a world class guest experience while still ensuring the health and safety of the wildlife in our care.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Project and facility management which includes assisting with the development of the animal collection and master plan for the Center and the coordination and oversight of contractors and designers completing construction and maintenance projects
  • Budget and scheduling
  • Design and fabrication of animal, habitat and education exhibits, enclosures and public engagement spaces
  • Oversees and develops animal husbandry, training and handling policies and procedures which includes managing the Department’s non-releasable live wildlife collection and assures all collection operations comply with established protocols, professional standards and governmental regulations,
  • Manages wildlife education and community outreach programs by creating and implementing community programs including, but not limited to, camps, classes, professional development, training, outreach programs and events
  • This position oversees and supervises a team of animal care and education staff, interns and volunteers. May serve as the Education Branch Chief when necessary and performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

The preferred candidate will have at least 5 years of experience managing a collection of live wildlife, supervising animal care and education staff, live wildlife exhibit and enclosure design experience, handling live wildlife used in educational programs and a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife, Zoology or related field.

The candidate will have knowledge of/in: wildlife conservation, familiarity with native wildlife of Arizona, basic knowledge of wildlife, ecology, biology and other sciences required for the preparation and presentation of educational programs, captivity standards, animal husbandry techniques, federal, state and all other applicable statutes and laws governing the use of live wildlife in educational programs, live wildlife exhibit and enclosure design, interpretive display design and development that incorporates multiple learning styles, wildlife rehabilitation and licensing, supervision and leadership, and event planning, coordination and management.

The candidate must have skill in: written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to constructively manage differences of opinion among diverse internal and external customers, strong presentation skills, expertise in project management, contract negotiations, live wildlife handling, time management, report preparation, budget management, computer skills with a strong, understanding of Google suite of applications and excellent organizational and problems solving skills.

The candidate must be able to design, develop and implement wildlife education programming for formal and informal audiences, maintain the highest level of quality as it relates to the Center’s public and professional image pertaining to animal health, training and husbandry, interpret and follow department operating policies, procedures and directives, multi-task across diverse program areas with changing priorities while managing multiple budgets, facilitate and lead internal and external meetings, use critical thinking to solve complex problems and supervise staff in all aspects of their job.

A Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card will be required. Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program. Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.

The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 13 days of vacation
  • 12 sick days with accumulation benefits
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Participation in the nationally recognized Arizona State Retirement System
  • Superior health care options
  • Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)
  • Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available
  • Many more benefit programs are available

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer

To apply: https://www.azstatejobs.gov/jobs/education-prg-manager-phoenix-arizona-united-states-1f4d5a4b-78a3-4e70-adaa-4d1426aeb80

Zookeeper
Monterey Zoo, Salinas, California

DESCRIPTION
The zookeeper will be responsible for accomplishing animal care, exhibit maintenance, and coordination of the Educational Programs. 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

  • All team members must understand the significance of their role and how they can positively impact visitors. Pro-active, friendly communication will be expected at all times, as well as anticipating visitors’ needs and desires.
  • Provides for the needs of a wide range of mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates through regular feedings, administering treatments as directed, exhibit maintenance and environmental enrichment programs for the species.
  • Input of data into the animal records databases; assures that appropriate records are kept on all husbandry including daily care and animal health.
  • Coordinates the purchasing relating to purchases such as food for the animal collection; assures that animal food, maintenance equipment and supplies are ordered and stocked in appropriate amounts, given the needs of the facility and the availability of resources.
  • Exceptional use of time management techniques.
  • Keep all exhibit areas and off exhibit areas clean, neat and well organized.
  • Help train new employees to assure compliance with established standards and protocols.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work as a part of a team in a constantly changing environment as well as individually, with a minimum of supervision

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • One year of professional experience at a public zoo, wildlife park, animal facility or similar institution and a demonstrated knowledge of zoological operations.
  • Minimum high school diploma and 18 years of age.
  • No legal state or federal convictions related to animals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work as a part of a team in a constantly changing environment as well as individually, with a minimum of supervision
  • A valid driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on an on-call basis.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour
Paid Time Off and paid sick days.
Discount in gift shop.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit resume, cover letter and references to Sanka Troia at education@montereyzoo.org

Animal Keeper
Jungle Island, Miami, Florida

Position: Animal Keeper
Department: Zoological Operations
Reports To: Supervisor of Animal Care
FLSA: Non-exempt
Review Schedule: 90 days and annually
Compensation Adjustments: if necessary

POSITION SUMMARY/Primary Objective:
Jungle Island is a beautiful, unique zoological facility placed on Watson Island off the coast of downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Jungle Island has a rich history that is soon to be built upon as the park will be reconstructed and re-launched hosting a wide variety of animal experiences in early 2023. Until then, Animal Keepers will care for animals during the development of the new park over the next year, ensuring a successful re-opening. The Animal Keeper performs all job assignments with a professional and positive attitude that reflects Jungle Island’s mission and vision of connecting people, wildlife, and conservation. The Animal Keeper, under general supervision, performs a wide variety of functions in the training, handling, and care of exhibit animals. An Animal Keeper must have the ability to understand and execute plans as directed by the supervisor. This position will perform general husbandry and animal care tasks, such as cleaning, feeding, handling animals for procedures, record keeping, exhibit maintenance, and training as well as a wide variety of moderately difficult tasks in relation to operating an accredited zoological facility. The Animal Keeper should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, sometimes challenging environment. Animal Keepers should also be prepared to work in all types of weather, on weekends and holidays. The Animal Keeper will interact regularly with animals as well as park guests to provide world-class experiences that are signature to Jungle Island. This position reports to the Supervisor of Animal Care.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform daily cleaning of exhibits and facilities.
  • Animal food prep and storage.
  • Feed and provide any necessary husbandry for collection animals.
  • Work with supervisor to develop and maintain an enrichment plan for collection animals.
  • Must be comfortable working with reptiles, birds, and mammals without issue.
  • The ability to use power tools for exhibit maintenance.
  • Train new behaviors and maintain trained behaviors as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Transport animals as necessary for exhibits or special events.
  • Must be comfortable handling animals in the park near guests, on stage, on camera as well as in off-site, public appearances.
  • Maintain area equipment to assure all is in working order.
  • Outgoing personality with the ability to educate and entertain guests.
  • Ensure public safety regarding animal interactions inside and outside of the park.
  • Administer prescribed medication and nutritional supplements as directed by supervisor.
  • Comfortable assisting medical staff as necessary in treatment of animals.
  • Maintain feeding, medical, and other records regarding animal care daily.
  • Conduct special tours or VIP meet and greets as requested by Supervisor.
  • Maintain en educational environment with all guests. Answer questions and provide information to them in a polite, professional manner.
  • May perform public relations visits at media and other outlets as necessary.
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as required.

LICENSE/QUALIFICATIONS:
A college degree in any of the biological sciences or psychology is preferred. Applicants may substitute the equivalent in experience working with exotic animals where applicable. Knowledge of animal handling and husbandry practices is required. Experience in behavior modification using operant conditioning via positive reinforcement is a bonus. It is necessary that an applicant’s combined education and experience clearly demonstrate the knowledge and skills outlined. The ability to produce a valid Florida driver license may be required.

SKILLS/APTITUDES:

  • Familiar with natural histories of a wide range of species
  • Great interpersonal/customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and conduct themselves positively and professionally in all aspects of the job
  • Experience in the care, feeding, training and safe handling of a variety of exotic animals
  • Follows directions
  • Keep electronic health and behavioral records as required
  • Able to communicate and work effectively with others
  • Be prompt
  • Provide world-class guest experiences
  • Monitor animal behavior and appearance and communicate any abnormalities effectively
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Be an ambassador for Jungle Island inside and outside of the park
  • Capable of lifting 50lbs standing, bending, squatting, twisting, and reaching; can work on uneven terrain and move around on slippery surfaces
  • Can handle frequent exposure to predictable and controllable hazards associated with close contact with a wide variety of animals (including large animals, birds, and reptiles); dust, and allergens; handle hazardous materials; work in cramped or confined spaces
  • Must be able to work outside, in water, and in all weather conditions

TO APPLY:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=28907&clientkey=1344F94F3208E415089C62C1CBE2D7D3

Note:
A review of this of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties, all duties and requirements are essential job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. associates will be required to perform any other jump related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Seasonal Zookeeper
Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City, Indiana

The Washington Park Zoo is located at the in Northwest Indiana right off the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. Michigan City, Indiana attracts thousands of visitors to the Indiana Dunes and the many attractions, including Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Washington Park and Zoo, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa, and Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

Michigan City is home to many events and festivals. Enjoy the Super Boat Grand Prix at the Great Lakes Fest or the work of fine artists and crafts people at the Lakefront Art Festival in August. Participate in a fishing tournament or listen to the weekly summer municipal band concerts in Washington Park. With the abundance of sporting, entertainment, historical, shopping and fine arts options available in Michigan City.

Seasonal Keeper Job Description

Job Title: Seasonal Zookeeper I

Department: Washington Park Zoo

FLSA Status: 40 Hourly - 6 month Seasonal (1,500 hours)

Pay: $15 per hour

Primary Area: Red Barn, Waterfowl, Raptors, Parrots, Small Mammals, Small Reptiles, assists in covering diet prep as needed.

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB
Care for the animals assigned to them by feeding and cleaning on a daily basis. Monitor the health and wellbeing of the animals.p>

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Observe all animals before performing husbandry duties to detect illnesses, injury, death, or new birth.
  • Transfers animals as needed to perform cleaning of stalls and cages, disinfecting and sanitizing animal’s quarters and replacing with new bedding.
  • Provide fresh food and water on a daily basis for morning and evening feedings of the animals under their care.
  • Assist in preparing the animal diets by following the established diet formulations listed in the diet book.
  • Follow prescribed vitamin supplementation to diets as listed in diet book.
  • Perform all duties that are required in maintaining the zoo animals in a healthy and safe condition.
  • Assist fellow zoo employees in the performance of their animal care duties when requested.
  • Answer visitor questions concerning animal habitats or zoo operations.
  • Assist the Education Curator in preparing and presenting educational programs, shows or lectures.
  • Assist maintenance staff in routine minor repairs and enhancements of animal enclosures.
  • Assist with researching information on animals in their area for updates on care, signage and diet.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and neat appearance to their assigned area by picking up trash, paper and performing lawn care duties.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has limited supervisory responsibilities as an occasional team leader. May be charged with supervising Community Service workers or volunteers assigned to assist in their area.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job attendance on weekends, holidays and some special event evening work is required. Subject to call in. Overtime is occasionally necessary.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Full time or part time experience and/or training in related animal care with college level classes in animal husbandry, biology, animal sciences equivalent to, or associates or bachelor degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of visitors or employees of organization. Able to speak effectively to groups for educational purposes.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Able to perform well in emergency situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license necessary. A negative TB test is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
Attendance: This is a position that requires regular, reliable and punctual attendance in a busy and demanding work environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse, and sometimes irate, individuals and to handle calmly and efficiently situations ranging from routine to emergency. Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once and to work positively and effectively within a team or self-directed model. Attention to detail and accuracy. Neat and professional appearance.

PHYSICAL
Must be able to speak, receive and understand both written and oral communication and give written and oral instructions. Ability to occasionally bend, lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 40 pounds, and occasionally requires kneeling. Requires reaching at and below the waist and occasionally above the shoulder. Ability to stand, walk and drive a vehicle as needed throughout the day. Ability to sit and use computer workstation including keyboard and visual display terminal for extended periods of time. Finger, hand and wrist dexterity required for extended periods of time.

For more details, send resume or to apply contact: Jamie Huss at 219.873.1510, jhuss@emichigancity.com or by mail Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lakeshore Drive, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.

Animal Keeper, part-time, permanent
Cape May County Zoo, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

The Cape May County Zoo is accepting applications for a Permanent Part-Time Animal Keeper. The duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Carries out a regular scheduled program designed to insure prompt feeding and proper care for all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a zoo.
  2. Reports immediately any mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that are not well.
  3. Carries out regular daily maintenance program involved in keeping cages, pens, paddocks, and animal areas in good repair and in a manner that insures maximum cleanliness and neatness.
  4. Carries out regular daily enrichment and training for animals in assigned areas and ensures proper animal welfare.
  5. Performs minor repairs to animal displays and exhibits.
  6. Carefully enforces established zoo regulations relating to protection of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a manner that insures maximum protection to them and maximum safety to the public.

Requirements:
One (1) year of experience in the care and feeding of non-domesticated animals in a zoological park, or other animal sanctuary. Preference given to AZA or ZAA experience

Salary & Benefits:
Position is considered Permanent Part-time which consists of 28 hours per week split into (4) seven hour work days. Work week will be 4 consecutive seven hour days. Position offers future opportunities for full time work. Time off is earned at the rate of:

  • (1) Personal day/56 seven hour days worked up to a maximum of 3
  • (1) Vacation day/25 seven hour days worked up to a maximum of 12
  • (1) Sick Day/19 seven hour days worked up to a maximum of 15
  • (1) Holiday/21 seven hour days worked up to a maximum of 13

Salary: $15.14 per hour

Part time position may lead to future opportunity for Full Time position

Please send Application https://capemaycountynj.gov/DocumentCenter/View/452/Employment-Application-PDF?bidId= and Resume to:

Dr. Hubert Paluch
Cape May County Zoo
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Or apply online at https://capemaycountynj.gov/FormCenter/Personnel-Forms-8/Cape-May-County-Job-Application-72

Behavior Change Coordinator
Global Center for Species Survival, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indianapolis Zoo is a national leader of animal conservation and is an AZA accredited institution. Located on a 64-acre campus in the heart of vibrant downtown Indianapolis, the State’s capitol, the Indianapolis Zoo is one of the largest privately funded zoos in the United States. Known as “The Crossroads of America”, Indianapolis is in close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Columbus, and Nashville.

The Indianapolis Zoo and the IUCN Species Survival Commission have partnered to create the Global Center for Species Survival, operated from within the Indianapolis Zoo. The Global Center for Species Survival houses a multicultural team of full-time staff employed by the Indianapolis Zoo who are dedicated to support the missions of the Indianapolis Zoo and the SSC. Work will be primarily performed on-site at the Indianapolis Zoo Global Center for Species Survival office, but travel may be required.

The Global Center for Species Survival Staff Team provides critical training, capacity and coordination support to further mobilize the species conservation efforts of IUCN SSC Network of experts alongside wider partner and key stakeholder communities. Seven Conservation Coordinators (each assigned to a specific taxon or realm) comprise part of the Global Center for Species Survival Staff Team.

We are currently seeking a Behavior Change Coordinator to complete our team. This position is open and available to all candidates worldwide. International candidates must be able to acquire a work visa. Fluency in English a requirement of all positions. Fluency in other languages is desired.

The Behavior Change Coordinator will strengthen the behavioral and social components of the programs of the Zoo and the Global Center to drive better social and conservation outcomes. The position focuses primarily on building the role and use of social marketing and human behavior-change strategies in saving species. To achieve this, the successful candidate will work to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate social marketing strategies and capacity building that improve the likelihood of success of social change campaigns as they relate to priority species conservation. This includes:

  • Strategic planning to analyze and integrate the human and social dimensions into species conservation projects and programs.
  • Theoretical framework development to be able to identify the right educational, behavioral, communication theories that need to be used to underpin a particular project
  • Working with a range of colleagues and community members to design and implement interdisciplinary inventions to be delivered at the Zoo, out in the local communities and at field sites globally focused on outcomes that drive positive behavioral and social changes in targeted audiences.
  • Managing the flow of the change program, developing monitoring and evaluation processes, and adapting/tweaking the program as it is deployed.
  • Measuring Impact through data gathering to demonstrate the effects of the change interventions, and longer-term impacts. Answering specific research questions and publishing findings by creating a network of academic/students who will conduct the social research and evaluation components of change process Inputting into funding proposals specifically around the human and social outcomes and impacts
  • Building capacity to improve colleague’s knowledge, skills and mindset of the human /social components of a conservation issue and how the interventions/change process intend to work.

The Behavior Change Coordinator will help create and implement the annual strategic plans set forth by the Zoo and Species Survival Commission. The Behavior Change Coordinator will also provide input to IZS conservation programming, including participating in the conservation messaging of all species on exhibit and assisting in the selection of the conservation projects the Zoo will support.

This role will work closely with the Indianapolis Zoo team, the SSC Chair’s Office, the myriad of Specialist Group Chairs, and wider partners. They will support the identification of social priorities, behavior challenges and opportunities across the management of SSC conservation data system and assessments, the scaling up of conservation action planning, the development of action projects, and support SSC network of campaigns such as Reverse the Red. Responsibilities include supporting external communications, providing directional leadership on the behaviors and actions we communicate, and evaluating and improving the success of behavior change efforts. Work will be primarily performed at the Indianapolis Zoo Global Center for Species Survival, but travel may be required.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties include:
In close coordination with the SSC Chair’s Office, the wider Global Center Coordinator team, the IUCN CEC, and the Zoo’s Education Department:

Develop and Implement the Social Marketing Strategy

  • Plans, develops, and implements a wide range of projects and initiatives associated with conservation outreach, education, and social science research projects, mostly focused on work internationally.
  • Selects the behaviors that the Zoo and conservation community wishes to modify. Identifies and distinguishes divisible behaviors, clarifies end-state behaviors, and determines impact, probability, and penetration to prioritize focus of effort through evaluation and targeting
  • Identifies barriers and benefits to participating in preferred behaviors, including literature review, observations of human behavior, focus groups and surveys. Manages and analyzes this data to inform strategy.
  • Develops strategies based upon data, including the selection of tools based on barriers and benefits, research and pilot testing.
  • Establishes commitment opportunities for campaigns and movements, with emphasis on broad-scale implementation and evaluation.
  • Organizes and carries out project management activities such as researching and preparing project budgets, preparing project timelines, analyzing projects for required elements and key tasks, identifying key individuals and resources needed to complete assigned projects and tasks, developing scopes of work and specifications for projects involving use of outside services and contractors, and organizing and carrying out projects tasks and elements to meet project goals, deadlines, and performance targets.
  • Ensures good communication and fosters collaboration and coordination between SSC, the Global Center and wider Indianapolis Zoo, the SSC Chair’s Office, the IUCN Global Species Program, IUCN CEC and key partners to ensure a cohesive and collegial approach in relation to all species related work.
  • Bolsters collaboration across the SSC network and the constituent parts of IUCN, governments, non-profit conservation organizations, accredited zoo and aquarium communities and the wider conservation community to maximize the relevance and conservation impact of social marketing and behavior change activities benefitting species conservation.
  • Engages with conservation campaigns targeted at species requiring urgent conservation attention, mobilizing relevant experts, appropriate communication and behavior change efforts and, support collaborations with other NGOs and governments to deliver action to prevent imminent extinctions.
  • Acts, as appropriate, as a conduit between the Specialist Groups and the IUCN CEC. In particular, support the SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group by building active links with SSC Specialist Groups requiring social marketing strategies within their conservation action plans.
  • evelops and delivers, as appropriate, training and capacity support to IUCN SSC specialist groups to effectively integrate behavior change best practice and strategies into their conservation action plans.
  • Encourages and assists the SSC Network to be more action-orientated through promoting the implementation and delivery of action plans, and through supporting the development of partnerships or fundraising efforts to support this implementation.

Communication and Education
In partnership with the IZS Education Department, the IZS Communications Department the IUCN SSC, CEC and GSP Communication Officer(s):

  1. Coordinates, implements, and evaluates how the Global Center can engage with the public on issues relating to species conservation, including locally through the zoo and globally through the development of resources, including social media communications, blogs and podcasts, graphics, and other emerging communication techniques. Specifically enhance our approaches to drive human action towards desirable behaviors.
  2. Assists in active and regular content development and acquirement by the Global Center including video, images, audio, and other media types that assist the Zoo and others in social marketing practices. Assists in the organization, creation, and management of these assets.

Internal Integration

  1. Ensures relevant strategic priorities and opportunities relating to behavior change campaigns are communicated and appropriately integrated into the Indianapolis Zoo’s conservation strategy through consultation with the Zoo’s conservation committee and relating to selection of awardees of annual conservation grants, and as needed, involvement with the Indianapolis Prize.

Physical Demands include:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop or kneel to reach computer equipment.
  2. Will be working indoors and occasionally outdoors in all kinds of weather. Temperature extremes from -20 to 35°C, with typical outdoor temperatures from 10-25°C.
  3. Exposure to office computer systems; must have the ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery such as but limited to, computer printer, scanner, and copy machine.
  4. Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Blood-borne Pathogens Guidelines. Possible exposure (Category C employee) to human blood-borne pathogens.
  5. Ability to detect, assess, identify, and observe surroundings to make sound judgments, along with the ability to communicate verbally, comprehend and decipher information accurately, using a two-way radio and telephone.
  6. Position requires the ability to move from one area to another frequently, and to transport items (up to 10 lbs.) across grounds for various needs.
  7. Ability to endure the stress of traveling.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. MA degree in social sciences, psychology or environmental education preferred.
  2. Minimum Bachelor level degree in biology, ecology, zoology, natural resources management, social sciences, psychology, education, or related field.
  3. Experience in social science conservation fieldwork preferred. Extensive knowledge of the wide range educational, social, behavioral, communication theories and how they can be applied in real world setting to drive change. Minimum of 3 years related work experience.
  4. Experience using conservation action planning tools, building theories of change, and measurement/evaluation of impact frameworks around social and behavior outcomes.
  5. Proven experience working on the human/social aspects of conservation /science projects programs.
  6. Proven experience in working with diverse audiences in different countries/cultures to co-design, implement and evaluate change programs.
  7. Broad knowledge of international biodiversity and conservation issues, especially those that are most strongly influenced by human behavior. Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation actions, endangered species protections and policy.
  8. Skills in survey creation, implementation, data processing, interviewing/focus group skills, and analysis using statistical tools.
  9. Well-developed organizational skills included demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities, and ability to work both independently and within a team to complete tasks within assigned time frames.
  10. Working knowledge of the IUCN SSC and/or CEC, leaders and stakeholders in education, behavior change.
  11. Strong skills in project management, planning, and project implementation.
  12. Experience with international projects and supporting new initiatives.
  13. Ability to effectively manage teams to deliver results.
  14. International stakeholder management experience, multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience desirable.
  15. Experience in fundraising and / or demonstrated success in proposal writing.
  16. Excellent people relationship management skills, ability to work as part of a team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
  17. Advanced and competent user of standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software and electronic communication technology (e.g., Outlook, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, conference calls, etc.). Working knowledge of social media and mobile apps.
  18. Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.
  19. Experience with administration including attention to detail and numerical ability.

Personal Specification:

  1. Self-motivated with an attention to detail.
  2. Ability to multi-task, handle high pressure situations, and meet tight deadlines.
  3. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
  4. Demonstrable experience in scientific and public engagement, including good presentation skills.
  5. A commitment to the worldwide role of accredited zoos, aquariums, and botanic gardens.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Fluency in English a requirement. Fluency in other languages desired.
  8. Ability to work well in a global team to problem solve, self-manage, and find solutions.
  9. An eagerness to expand personal knowledge-base and adapt to new challenges
  10. Ability to travel and to work flexible hours, including long hours around Zoo fundraising events and attend after-hours committee meetings or events.
  11. Complies with all Zoo policies and procedures.
  12. Problem solving and judgment: Recognizes problems as they occur and contributes to their resolution. Makes good decisions resulting from sound judgment as related to level of experience. Makes concentrated effort to familiarize and learn to handle various difficult situations which arise during her/his assigned duties.
  13. A professional and positive attitude is always expected while interacting with peers, co- workers and the public.To apply:

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a criminal history and driving record check, and a drug test. The Indianapolis Zoo is requiring all Zoo employees and volunteers to be Covid-19 vaccinated unless individuals require a medical or religious belief accommodation. If hired, vaccination must be completed prior to first working day or accommodation request must be approved prior to first working day.

    he Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive benefits package to all eligible (full-time/ 40 hr./ week) employees. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; 403(b) Retirement Plan, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), Immediate Paid Holidays, and a complimentary Zoo membership for employees.

    To apply:

    1. Interested candidates must complete an online Zoo application by the December 31, 2021 application deadline. https://www.indianapoliszoo.com/jobs-volunteer/available-positions/
    2. To be eligible, applicants MUST include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and salary requirements.
    3. Please note, the Zoo reserves the right to remove this job posting at any time.

    The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to be a Drug-Free/ Smoke-Free/ Child Safe/ Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Work Environment.

Veterinary Technician/Zookeeper
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

POSITION SUMMARY
The Austin Zoo in Austin, Texas is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist animals in need through rescue, conservation, and education. This, small, hill-country zoo is home to nearly 300 animals representing over 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, and is fully accredited by the Zoological Association of America. The zoo has a small on-site veterinary clinic with a pharmacy and surgical suite. The clinic is equipped with a digital radiography system.

This position will have dual roles as a veterinary technician and zookeeper. Under the general supervision of the Zoo Veterinarian/Curator, the Veterinary Technician assists in the care of all zoological specimens in the collection. The Veterinary Technician has a key role in the implementation of preventative medicine programs as well as high quality patient care and welfare. The ideal candidate should emphasize collaborative and teamwork behaviors and have the ability to take initiative and work independently. This person must have good organizational skills and be able to handle multiple responsibilities during routine and/or emergency conditions. In general, this position will spend 2 days a week in the sole role of veterinary technician and 3 days a week in keeper routines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare for and perform technical duties during medical and surgical procedures.
  • Perform sample collection and evaluation, including fecal parasite examinations, urinalysis, and other laboratory tests including preparing samples for shipment.
  • Assist in administration of medications and treatments for animals.
  • Maintain complete and current computerized medical records as well as performing data entry into ZIMS medical system.
  • Maintain hospital standards of cleanliness including but not limited to instrument sterilization and preparation, sweeping, mopping, removing trash, disinfecting, and when necessary, performing animal husbandry duties.
  • Maintain hospital inventory, pharmacy, medical and surgical supplies.
  • Maintain a controlled substance log and ensure adherence to local state and DEA requirements.
  • Regular/Responsive/Collaborative communication with the Veterinarian/Curator regarding new and ongoing medical, behavioral and nutritional concerns
  • Participate in regular staff meetings.
  • Visually check any animals of concern and report back to the veterinarian daily.
  • All aspects of Animal Husbandry including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, medicating, enrichment, training, handling/restraint, etc.
  • Keeper chats/encounters as scheduled. Public media as requested by Curator/Director.
  • Maintains records pertaining to feeding, water quality analysis, behavioral observations, training activities, medical procedures, etc.
  • Reports facility needs to Veterinarian/Curator/Director in a timely way.
  • Adherence to area specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s) including safety.
  • Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL 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 preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • RVT certification required.
  • Recent experience working in a veterinary clinic or hospital.
  • Clinical experience at a zoological facility preferred.
  • Zookeeping experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain one within the first 60 days of employment
  • Negative TB test required.
  • Ability to react calmly and objectively in emergency situation and under adverse conditions.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to Info@austinZoo.org and include references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Zoo Curator
Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge, Big Bear, California

SALARY
$30.22 - $41.66 Hourly $5,238.13 - $7,221.07 Monthly $62,857.60 - $86,652.80 Annually

This is open continuous.

THE POSITION
Outstanding Benefits Package: Retirement - Medical - Dental - Vacation - More!

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.

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.

Overview of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo -- The zoo is located in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest at an elevation of 6900 feet. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District, a Special District of the County of San Bernardino, operates 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
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Health and Physical Condition: Persons seeking appointment to this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department.

Driver License: Must possess and maintain CA driver license throughout employment.

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

Substitution: Four (4) additional years of qualifying management or supervisory experience at a recognized animal care zoological facility may substitute for the required education. Experience must be fully detailed in the work history.

Applicants with an acceptable combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have experience working in an AZA or ZAA accredited facility, with a proven mindset and demonstration of the following:

Team player who fosters collaboration at all levels of the organization.

Team builder who makes it a priority to empower, coach, mentor and recognize staff members to increase their individual and shared capacity to achieve success.

Strategic thinker who understands the necessity of taking the long view and the high road in order to realize outcomes that are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.

Role model who personally demonstrates the integrity, work ethic and genuine concern for their fellow employees, animals, and patrons.

Public service desire who understands the importance of customer service and making our community a better place to work and play.

The successful candidate will have strong related experience, ready to step in and manage the zoo facilities and programs, with excellent communication and customer service skills, to enhance the zoo experience for employees and visitors alike.

SELECTION PROCESS
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application, as well as the information provided as a response to the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through governmentjobs.com. Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain "@hr.sbcounty.gov". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

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

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by the deadline. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide, or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

Zoo Keeper II
Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury, Maryland

The Salisbury Zoological Park is committed to enhancing our quality of life by providing a friendly, relaxing environment where educational and recreational opportunities come together through participation and interaction.

With its animals, staff, volunteers, and park-like setting, the Zoo encourages appreciation of wildlife and inspires conservation of our natural world.

A Zoo keeper II prepares food for the animals, cleans and disinfects animal exhibits. Develops and implements behavioral enrichment to enhance the animal’s lives; participates in significant internal committee or working group; and performs duties as assigned. Weekend work required. Evening work required for some special events.

High School Diploma or GED

Previous Experience: Three years of experience working with large animals; or equivalent training, education, and or experience.

Requirements/Certifications: Valid Driver’s license; Current CPR/First Aid Certification*; Active membership in associated professional organization*; successful competition of NIMS ICS 100 & 700*
*or ability/ willingness to obtain within 60 days

How to apply: Submit City Application, cover letter, driving record and resume to the following address or apply online at: https://salisbury.md/apply

City of Salisbury HR, 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21801 jobs@salisbury.md

410-548-1065; fax 410-548-3748

We are Salisbury, Maryland, and our town was born from the headwaters of the Wicomico River. This special place, nestled squarely between the beaches and the bay, has been attracting people to its stunning location for almost 300 years. Now one of the largest cities on the peninsula, Salisbury serves as the Capital of the Eastern shore, combining vibrant economic opportunity, quality public education, world class healthcare, reinvigorated environmental stewardship, globally known corporations, and an energetic and inspiring team of community leaders, to chart its own course, and craft a sound plan for its future.

Keeper I, Full time non-exempt
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

SUMMARY:
The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Curator and/or Director in carrying out daily animal husbandry, exhibit and holding area management and keeper chats/encounters as scheduled. Keeper I will be trained through all areas of the zoo except Primates and Large Cats. Candidate would be eligible to train through Primates and Large Cats once they reach Keeper II status. Starting pay will be based on years of experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • All aspects of Animal Husbandry including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, medicating, enrichment, training, handling/restraint, etc.
  • Keeper chats/encounters as scheduled. Public media as requested by Curator/Director.
  • Maintains records pertaining to feeding, water quality analysis, behavioral observations, training activities, medical procedures, etc.
  • Cooperates with Animal Health staff for animal health issues, treatments, veterinary procedures, transfers and crating.
  • Reports facility needs to Curator/Director in a timely way.
  • Adherence to area specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s) including safety.
  • Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
  • Good knowledge of species-specific enrichment and training protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or a related field is required with specific knowledge of animal husbandry and behavioral conditioning.
  • 1 -3 years of paid experience working with exotic animals.
  • 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 respond to emergencies on an on-call basis.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing and Spreadsheet software.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform all husbandry tasks 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 preferred.

Please have resumes and cover letter sent to: info@austinzoo.org

Exotic Feline Keeper- Full Time
Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Loxahatchee Groves, Florida

DESCRIPTION
Panther Ridge is looking for a full time keeper to care for our nine species of exotic felines. We are a small non profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional care for the animals in our collection, all the while supporting conservation efforts in Africa and Asia. Although we are not currently open to the general public, we provide educational private tours conducted by all staff. Panther Ridge is currently home to 22 cats including Cheetah, Leopard, Jaguar, Puma, Clouded Leopard, Fishing Cat, Ocelot, Serval, and Caracal and we are rapidly growing. Check out our website at Pantherridgecc.org to learn more. Panther Ridge is located in Loxahatchee Groves in South Florida – 30 min southwest of West Palm Beach, 20 min from the ocean and 1.5 hours from Miami.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
Responsibilities Include:

  • Diet and meat preparation
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and general maintenance of enclosures
  • Animal interactions, training, enrichment
  • Animal observation to monitor health and well-being
  • Landscaping/special projects
  • Assisting with veterinary care if needed
  • Providing enrichment
  • Managing interns and docents
  • Public interactions with guests in a courteous and professional manner
  • Follow safety procedures, be reliable and show initiative

Requirements:

  • A degree in biology, zoological or a related field
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • At least 2 years of exotic animal experience
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 60 lbs.
  • Ability to work in the Florida weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Must work all holidays and weekends
  • Ability to stand/walk for 6-8 hours each day
  • Must be a hard working, self-motivated individual
  • Must work well with others and be a team player

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a salaried position with an annual starting rate of pay $26,400 (translates to $13.75/hour or $110/day). Salary is dependent upon experience. Paid vacation, tour tips and bonuses are included. This position works an 8 hour day, 5 days a week.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please send resume, cover letter, a letter of recommendation and three references to the Head Keeper – sadieryan1117@gmail.com

Exotic Animal Care Specialist
Highpoint Haven, Pilot Point, Texas

Looking for a Full Time Exotic Animal Care Specialist with animal training experience and ideally Giraffe Hoof Care experience. Specific Job duties would include animal feeding, cleaning and training of browsers, grazers, and waterfowl. Needs to have previous exotic animal experience. Needs to be task and goal oriented, meticulous, responsible, easy to get along with and caring. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for a personal that loves exotic animals without the bureaucracy.

Its in Pilot Point, Texas. Please be a hard worker, self-starter, willing to work in the heat, and knowledgeable about animal care and training. Pay will be determined by housing needs. This is a full-time job position.

Please email your resume to: dan@highpointhaven.com

Zookeeper 2
ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

ZooWorld Zoological Park is a five-acre facility located just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Florida’s emerald coast. Seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to fill a full-time, permanent Zoo Keeper 2 position. MUST HAVE CLASS I EXPERIENCE TO QUALIFY.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals, to include Class I animals in a fast paced educationally focused environment. As part of the ZooWorld team, you will be required to work a rotating schedule that includes some weekends and holidays, and perform highly physical tasks on a daily basis. We are looking for a team player who can communicate and work well with others while simultaneously complete daily tasks with minimal supervision. Must possess good organizational skills and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with at least 1 paid animal care position or
  • High school graduate with at least 2 years paid exotic experience
  • Experience working with Class 1 animals
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 60 lbs
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to work in Florida weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Ability to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly
  • Must be reliable and show initiative
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Bachelor’s degree or college coursework in relevant biological field or equivalent
  • 2 years or more at an animal care facility
  • Experience handling, feeding and caring for class 1 animals
  • Experience with public presentation
  • Leadership skills

TYPICAL DUTIES:
This position will be responsible for the daily care for the collection through feeding, watering, cleaning, and enrichment in the assigned section to a set standard. Duties will include but are not limited to: daily observation of general animal health and behavior, completing daily records, diet preparation, interacting with guests through the use of ambassador animals, keeper talks, and up-close experiences. Willing to assist management with medications, procedures, and restraint.

COMPENSATION:
Pay based on experience, PTO, medical benefits, 401-K

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com

Zookeeper 1
ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

ZooWorld Zoological Park is a five-acre facility located just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Florida’s emerald coast.

Seeking highly motivated and innovative individuals to fill a full-time, permanent Zoo Keeper 1 position working in our reptile department.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals in a fast paced educationally focused environment. As part of the ZooWorld team, you will be required to work a rotating schedule that includes some weekends and holidays, and perform highly physical tasks on a daily basis.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Bachelors degree or higher with at least 1 internship or
  • High school graduate with at least 2 years paid exotic experience.
  • Minimum one year experience working with herptiles.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must be able to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly.
  • Must be reliable and show initiative.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Bachelor’s degree or college coursework in relevant biological field or equivalent.
  • Six months or more at an animal care facility.
  • Experience handling, feeding and caring for reptiles.
  • Experience with public presentation.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Prepare regular and special diets for the park. Maintain the herptile population at ZooWorld monitoring seasonal temperatures, egg incubation, exhibit design and all basic care. Daily interaction with the public through the use of ambassador animals, keeper talks, and up-close experiences.

All animal care staff are required to interact regularly with zoo guests, maintain a clean and professional appearance and conduct themselves in a positive fashion at all times.

COMPENSATION:
Pay based on experience, PTO, medical benefits, 401-K

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com

Animal Care and Life Support Specialist at Stingray Cove
Living Exhibits Inc
Exhibit Location: Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

Employed by: Living Exhibits Inc/Innovative Employee Solutions

SUMMARY:
Living Exhibits, Inc. designs, builds and maintains interactive animal exhibits for zoos, aquariums and museums across the country. Our exhibits include touch-tank marine aquatic exhibits featuring sharks and stingrays and are maintained and operated by Living Exhibits staff at a host zoological facility. The goals of these interactive exhibits are to increase the value of the guests’ experience, further our customers’ zoological mission and do so in a fiscally viable manner.

Staff at Living Exhibits work together as a team to meet common goals. Staff hours will include weekends, holidays and possible evening events. Staff will be required to work in and around salt water, perform duties outdoors and during all types of weather and will include husbandry and working with filter, pumps and other critical life support equipment for the safety of our animals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Perform daily animal husbandry duties including, but not limited to:
    • Cleaning and maintenance of animal exhibits;
    • Preparation of food and feeding of animals;
    • Observation of animals for injuries, disease and behavioral changes;
    • Necessary care and medical treatment of injured or sick animals;
    • Maintain records for feeding, health care, facility and life support operation;
    • Operate and maintain life support equipment;
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the Living Exhibits team, all host institution personnel, volunteers, guests and any others that come into contact as a result of Living Exhibits operations;
  • Keep a clean and orderly work space including proper care and maintenance of department facilities and equipment;
  • Provide educational and interpretive information to all host institution personnel and volunteers as necessary;
  • As an aid to the Exhibit Supervisor, serve as a liaison with host facility personnel to problem solve, promote a productive relationship and ensure good customer satisfaction;
  • Interact with guests, including discussing the exhibit, the animals, conservation issues and answering questions; Completion of projects and other duties as assigned including travel to other exhibits.

QUALIFICATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in zoology, animal husbandry, a related field or working towards one OR equivalent experience;
  • One year practical experience in the care and interpretation of animals; zoo and aquarium animal related experience a plus;
  • Basic knowledge of the animals featured in our exhibits (marine), their care and general conservation issues;
  • Basic understanding of animal enrichment and animal training using positive reinforcement;
  • Must be comfortable speaking to and interacting with guests, the media, and employees and volunteers of the host institutions;
  • Basic computer knowledge including E-mail, Word & Excel;
  • Able to perform physical tasks including occasional lifting of moderate to heavy loads (up to 60 lbs), climbing of ladders and ability to work in elevated conditions. Able to work in salt water and handle shell fish (marine exhibits).

Send Resumes & Cover Letters to: admin@livingexhibits.com. All employees of Living Exhibits are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law.

Corporate Animal Collection Manager
Zoofari Parks LLC (Virginia Safari Park, Gulf Breeze Zoo, Alabama Safari Park, Texas Safari Park)
Based at Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Job Description: Corporate Animal Collection Manager
Oversight of the animal collection at our 3 (soon to be 4) parks, with the possibility of additional parks added in ensuing years. Working with both private and public facilities, this position will be tasked with ensuring a well-managed corporate animal collection, including breeding programs, record-keeping and a vision for future growth. Works with, and reports directly to, CEO in a senior level management position.

This is mainly an office-based, numbers and data driven job. Having a professional network within the established zoo community is very beneficial.

This position will manage the animal collections for our various parks:

  1. Virginia Safari Park, a 180-acre drive through zoo and breeding center (set on 500 acres) in Natural Bridge, VA. Maintains an inventory of 1,000+ specimens comprised of breeding groups of hoofed stock including white rhinos, giraffe, bongo, and others like cheetahs, African penguins, Rueppells vultures, giant anteaters, Aldabra and Radiated tortoises.
  2. Gulf Breeze Zoo, a 50-acre zoo (set on 87 acres) located near Pensacola, FL. Collection consists of a wide variety of primates, including lowland gorillas, breeding orangutans and siamangs, giant anteaters, large felines and bears, hoofed stock including giraffe, white rhinos, Nile and imported pygmy hippos.
  3. Alabama Safari Park, a 350-acre drive-through zoo and breeding center near Montgomery, AL. Maintains a wide variety of exotic hoofed stock, including giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, banteng, Nile and red lechwe, Arabian oryx, and many others.
  4. Texas Safari Park, 30 miles east of Dallas, TX and our newest park in production. 900-acres due to open in 2023.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversight of a dynamic animal collection numbering around 3,500+ specimens at all facilities via periodic on-site visits, and contact with General Curators of the facilities.
  • Oversight of Corporate Registrar, which is a direct-report to this position.
  • Insuring a vibrant and ever-growing collection; one that serves the purposes of our collection and conservation management vision coupled with our attractions-based business model.
  • Implementing and enacting the various breeding programs companywide. We are a production-based company.
  • Ability to maintain and update licenses, procedures and data for international imports.
  • Working with our facility General Curators in conjunction with senior facility staff.
  • Managing herds, including setting & tracking breeding schedules in conjunction with GCs and company policies and direction.
  • Following up on breeding recommendations with facility staff
  • Acquisition and surplus management via monthly correspondence with public and private facilities nationwide/internationally as required.
  • Review, maintaining and updating monthly animal collection records

Requirements:

  • A degree in animal science or related field of study
  • 10+ years working full-time in a zoological setting with a proven record of advancement.
  • Positive and professional demeanor, conduct and appearance.
  • A broad range of professional contacts within the zoo community.
  • Previous collection management experience, either at exhibit, zone or species level.
  • Experience with a wide variety of animals
  • Ability to work with staff members at our various parks forming a cohesive working unit.
  • Working knowledge of ZIMS / Species 360
  • Bonus: Although not necessary, the ability to transport collection specimens from park-to-park as/if needed using company equipment is helpful. We keep professional grade equipment for all animal transport on hand and located at each facility. We are equipped to transport every species within the collection.

Extras:

  • We require a strong work ethic, good physical condition and great mobility.
  • Although this is mainly office work, it is also a boots-on-the-ground position, whereby visually inspecting the collection and working with the staff at times will be required and essential.
  • We have strict personal appearance requirements and maintain a non-smoking work place.
  • ***Look at the collection you will be managing (virginiasafaripark.com, alabamasafaripark.com, gbzoo.com) before applying. It is very diverse. While we do expect some on-the-job training, a broad range of experience coming in to the job will be expected.

Competitive pay scale with performance bonuses available. Medical coverage, vacation and sick time, 401k. E-mail resumes to: Admin@zoofariparks.com and place “Corporate Animal Collection Manager Job” in Subject line. Applicants which meet a majority of the stated requirements will receive a follow-up response.

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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