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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

Carnivore Keeper
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Gainesville, Florida

Description
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is an educational conservation animal park on over 200 acres with large natural enclosures for a variety of species but primarily carnivores from the smallest ( Rusty spotted cats ) to cheetahs and other large cats, hyenas. Approximately 100 animals. Close knit staff, no general admission except for guided tours. Number 1 on Trip Advisor with extraordinary animal housing, happiness and care always mentioned.

Requirements:

  • Large carnivore experience
  • Physically fit with ability to lift 60 pounds repeatedly, Work in Florida weather year round, stand and walk 6 to 8 hours a day.
  • Current driver's license and provade photo of it.
  • Hard working, reliable, trustworthy and personable.
  • Must work most Holidays
  • Must be able to work on your own with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to give or be trained to give tours.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Excellent animal care
  • Diet prep, enclosure cleaning and maintenance.
  • Assisting with veterinary care.
  • Maintaining USDA standards and follow our strict safety protocols.
  • Good time management.

Compensation and benefits
Salary based on experience with starting salary, with tips, bonus', PTO, Health insurance of $36,000 to $43,000.

Application instructions
Please email resume, cover letter and list professional references to contact@cswildlife.org

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.

general Curator
Raptor Hallow Sanctuary, Alliance, Ohio

Job Description: General Curator

  • Direct oversight of the animal collection, including birds of prey, parrots, mammals, and reptiles. Also, oversee seasonal employees, interns, and volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Help develop our free flight bird show, education programs, and encounters throughout the sanctuary grounds.
  • 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 Executive Director, 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:

  • Minimum of 1-year paid experience in a zoo or sanctuary setting.
  • BS in the animal related sciences preferred.
  • Extensive experience in training using operant conditioning; especially with birds of prey for free flight presentations.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with a broad range of animal species.
  • Record-keeping, collection management experience.
  • Familiarity with basic medications and vaccination programs.
  • Professional in both demeanor and appearance.
  • Experience and knowledge of the wildlife rehabilitation field is preferred
  • Must have excellent organization, time management, team management, communication, and leadership skills
  • Possess a strong personal work ethic, positive attitude, superior public relations skills, have a high level of integrity, and is flexible and adaptable

Compensation:
This is an entry level, part-time, 30 hours per week position. Pay range is $13.00-$15.00 an hour depending on experience with possible increase after 90 days. This position also has the potential to turn in to a full-time position. This position is required to be present in the Animal Care facility located in Alliance, OH. A set weekly schedule will be established at time of hire with some flexibility on how the 30 hours is set up throughout the week. Position will require weekend coverage and occasional evening and holiday coverage.

How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to jkuszmaul@raptorhallow.org with General Curator in subject line. Only those applicants who fulfill the first 2 requirements will receive a response. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2022.

Raptor Hallow Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the earth’s biodiversity, and to secure the future of all bird of prey species in their natural habitats. We work to achieve our mission through community engagement, education, and conservation.

Elephant Keeper
Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon

Position Overview
This is a full-time staff position responsible for the daily animal husbandry in the Elephant Department with our herd of four elephants. Works independently and in a team environment to apply highest standards of animal care, enrichment and training. Interacts with the public to educate them about the collection and conservation concerns, providing keeper talks and encounters. Works closely with the vet staff to maintain animals’ good health and well-being.

Position Goal
To provide exceptional animal care to the park’s collection while creating a memorable and fun guest experience. The keeper is the first line of defense in assuring animal and guest safety. The keeper is the expert on the well-being and needs of each of the animals in the department’s collection.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs the general daily care of the animals in assigned exhibit and holding areas. Maintains exhibits and holding areas in a clean and presentable condition at all times.
  • Perform basic training and use of commands associated with relevant behaviors.
  • Carefully observes the animal collection for signs of illness or injury and reports problems to the department Supervisor.
  • Works closely with the vet staff to diagnose and treat medical needs of the collection. Assists with examinations, take downs and procedures. Administers prescribed treatments.
  • Prepares food in accordance with dietary requirements and restrictions.
  • Provides enrichment as agreed to by department management.
  • Trains animal collection as possible and for the purpose of educating and entertaining park guests.
  • Abides by department or species’ protocols to assure the highest level of keeper and public safety.
  • Conducts keeper talks and animal encounters as scheduled by guest services.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by department.
  • Performs restraint, crating/uncrating and general transport of animals as needed.
  • Participates in all zoo activities and events, for example, shows and after hour fund raisers, as required by management.
  • Assists in data collection for approved research projects.
  • Assists department supervisor as needed.
  • Responds to department emergencies to maintain guest and animal safety.

Qualifications
At least one-year previous experience working in a drive- through, or other zoo environment and working with elephants. At least 2 years college education in a zoological or related field; bachelor’s degree preferred. Able to endure extreme weather conditions. Able to bend, stoop, crawl and walk on uneven surfaces, and lift up to 50 lbs. Able to pass pre-employment substance, and annual TB tests. Valid Oregon license. Able to work in team and independently as needed.

How to Apply
To apply send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to:
elephants@wildlifesafari.net
or
Elephant Keeper
Wildlife Safari
PO Box 1600
Winston, OR 97496
Fax: (541) 679-4365

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.

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.

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

APPLY BY: 12/17/21 05:00 PM

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.

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.

Head Zookeeper
Wright Park Zoo, Dodge City, Kansas

The City of Dodge City is Currently Seeking Qualified Applicants for the Head Zookeeper Position

The City of Dodge City is accepting applications for a full-time Head Zookeeper position in the Zoo Division of the Parks & Facilities Department.

The job duties of the Head Zookeeper include but are not limited to ensuring the effective operations of the zoo in regards to animal welfare and service to the public; ensures all activities at the zoo are properly conducted to best serve the general public and animal welfare. The Head Zookeeper creates and/or facilitates actions which will improve animal and public welfare in Dodge City which could include educational programs, etc.

A degree in Zoology, Animal Science or Biology 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 annual salary range is $38,404.72 - $55,697, DOQ, with full City benefit package, including single or family health/dental insurance, vacation, sick leave, and KPERS.

Please apply online at https://ks-dodgecity.civicplushrms.com/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

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

Hoofstock 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 animal care team. The position will mostly care for a variety of hoofstock and our farm/commissary. The zoo maintains a diverse collection of over 900 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 have 4 unique hoofstock positions at Gulf Breeze Zoo, however you may be asked to learn one or multiple routines. You have the opportunity to care for animals in both a free-range preserve and exhibit setting; some include (but not limited to): giraffes, white rhinos, addax, dromedary camel, blackbuck, Nile and pygmy hippo, kangaroos, and ratites.

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

General Curator
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50+-acre facility, located just east of Pensacola, Florida. This ZAA-Accredited facility is home to a diverse collection of animals, with the collection consisting of breeding Nile and pygmy hippos, white rhinos, giraffe and various hoofed stock species, gorillas, orangutans, a myriad species of smaller primates, large cats and bears, a petting area, and a wide assortment of birds and reptiles.

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 currently in a curatorial role or who is ready to take the next step up to this level. The General Curator will work in conjunction with the two area Assistant Curators to manage and oversee the collection of over 1200 animals.

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

  • Direct oversight of the animal collection, including two section assistant 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 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
Starting salary of $52k - $65k and commensurate with experience, paid sick and vacation time, insurance options, 401k.

How to apply
Email applications to: director@gulfbreezezoo.org.

Only those applicants which fulfill the first 2 requirements criteria will receive a response. You can view our website at www.gulfbreezezoo.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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.

Rhino Keeper
Rhinory, Fredricksburg, Texas

The Rhinory is new winery opening in January 2022 in the heart of Texas Hill Country, just 1:15 away from both Austin and San Antonio. There are numerous wineries in our area and it is the fastest growing wine region in the US.

We need 2 rhino keepers to take care of the rhinos and interact with the public. We are looking for a more experienced keeper, as well as a junior keeper. Our focus for the keepers is on supporting rhino conservation and educating the guests about rhinos and their situation worldwide. Sales of wine and merchandise through the Rhinory helps financially support non-profit organizations such as the International Rhino Foundation. We started this project to help rhino conservation and need the keepers to be driving that idea forward throughout the day as the liaison between the Rhinory and the customers.

The duties include:

  • Care for the animals
  • Coordinate vet care
  • Interact with patrons of the winery
  • Do periodic newsletters
  • Clean the facility
  • Train assistants
  • Inspect the facility to ensure safety for the animals and customers
  • Create the educational content the guests receive
  • Go to rhino related meetings ($1,000 credit towards meetings given each year)

As needed duties:

  • Help in the tasting room
  • Help with vineyard management
  • Other property management tasks

Our competitive salary includes medical and dental insurance along with the opportunity for a 401K match up to $5,000 per year. We also will provide a year-end performance related bonus.

Please send your resume and salary requirements to: jobs@rhinory.com. We will contact you immediately upon receipt of your resume.

Conservation Coordinator: Reptile & Amphibians
Global Center for Species Survival at the 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 Conservation Coordinator: Reptiles and Amphibians 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 Conservation Reptile and Amphibians Coordinator will focus on assessing, planning and mobilizing policy and action for reptile and amphibian conservation around the world.

Responsibilities of this position include:

Supporting Coordination of Reptile and Amphibians Specialist Groups

  • Maintain and continue to build high quality relationships with each of the SSC Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Groups to assist with the delivery of their key objectives and identification of priority opportunities for reptile and amphibian conservation.
  • With guidance from Chairs of the Reptile and Amphibian SGs, encourage and motivate the SSC Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Groups to advance global species conservation efforts around the SSC Species Conservation Cycle (Assess-Plan-Act), with a specific focus on the “Plan” and “Act”.
  • Communicate with SSC Reptile and Amphibian Groups and work within the SSC Data system and other IUCN portals to facilitate information recording and report development.
  • Assist SGs with strategic proposals and launching projects/initiatives, coordinate and manage calls for action on specific species issues, coordinating behavior change campaigns (in collaboration with the Behavior Change Coordinator), and when possible, assist in species-specific IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations.
  • Contribute to and review formal, programmatic and communication documents for the Specialist Groups and Zoo as required, including periodic outcome and planning reporting to the SSC for the annual SSC Data process.
  • Ensure good communication and fosters collaboration and coordination between SSC Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Groups, the Global Center and wider Indianapolis Zoo, the SSC Chair’s Office, the IUCN Global Species Program and key partners to ensure a cohesive and collegial approach in relation to all species related work.
  • Bolster 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 activities and joint projects for reptile and amphibian conservation.
  • Provide programmatic support to the SSC Chair’s Office with regard to organizing meetings and supporting regular engagement between Chairs and SG Chairs.
  • Attend, and where possible help coordinate, Specialist Group meetings.
  • Engage 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.
  • Act, as appropriate, as a conduit between the SSC disciplinary Specialist Groups and the SSC Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Groups. In particular, support the SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group by building active links with SSC Specialist Groups requiring conservation planning support.
  • Encourage and assist 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.

Strategically expanding, growing and diversifying the SSC network for reptile and amphibians:

  • Work with the SSC Reptile and Amphibian specialist group chairs to identify gaps in expertise by taxa and/or region and guide proponents through the formal process with the SSC Chair’s office for establishing new groups, review drafts, coordinate wider review and final sign-off with the Steering Committee.
  • Identify issues within SSC Specialist Groups (or complaints directly received) that require mediation or resolution. Refer such issues to the SSC Chair’s Office.
  • Build relationships with existing training programs, e.g., CLP, EDGE Fellows, Durrell Academy, to encourage emerging talent to integrate into the SSC network.
  • Actively support the SSC Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Groups Chairs and Red List Authorities to improve diversity across SSC network in gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, disciplinary background, profession and other attributes that might enhance those groups’ effectiveness.

Communication and Education
In partnership with the IZS Conservation Education Department, the IZS Communications Department and the SSC and GSP Communication Officer(s):

  • Coordinate, implement and evaluate how the Global Center can engage with the public on issues relating to reptile and amphibian 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.
  • Assist in active and regular content development and acquirement by the Global Center including video, images, audio and other media types. Assist in the organization and management of these assets.

Internal Integration

  • Ensure relevant strategic priorities and opportunities relating to reptile and amphibian conservation 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.

Required education, skills, and professional work experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor level degree in biology, ecology, zoology, natural resources management or related field.
  • Broad knowledge of international biodiversity and conservation issues relating to reptiles and amphibians.
  • Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation actions, endangered species protections and policy especially relating reptiles and amphibians.
  • Well-developed organizational skills included demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities, and ability to work independently to complete tasks within assigned time frames.
  • Working knowledge of the IUCN SSC, and with leaders and stakeholders in reptile and amphibian conservation.
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience.
  • Strong skills in project management, planning and project implementation.
  • Experience with international projects and supporting new initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively manage teams to deliver results.
  • International stakeholder management experience, multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience desirable.
  • Experience in fundraising and / or demonstrated success in proposal writing.
  • Excellent people relationship management skills, ability to work as part of a team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
  • Advanced and competent user of standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software and electronic communication technology (e.g. e-mail, Skype, WhatsApp, conference calls, etc.). Working knowledge of social media and mobile apps.
  • Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.
  • Experience with administration including attention to detail and numerical ability

The Physical Demands of this role include:
The Indianapolis Zoo follows all local, state and federal employment laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else and guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.

The following working conditions are common for this position:

  1. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position. Some weekend or evening hours may apply due to position demands and meetings with international agencies.
  2. Repetitive motion and 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, copy machine, and calculator.
  3. Predominantly indoor environmental conditions, although there is some exposure to outdoor environmental conditions, which include inclement weather, cold and hot temperatures, and humidity.
  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 telephone.
  6. Position requires the ability to move from one area to another frequently.

EMPLOYMENT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

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.

The 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:

  • Interested candidates must complete an online Zoo application by the November 26, 2021 application deadline.
  • To be eligible, applicants MUST include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and salary requirements.
  • 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.

Senior Bird Keeper
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility, located just east of Pensacola, Florida. This ZAA-Accredited facility is home to a diverse collection of animals, with the collection consisting of Nile and pygmy hippos, white and Indian rhinos, giraffe, and other various hoofed stock species, as well as gorillas, orangutans, a myriad of smaller primates, large cats, bears, a petting area, and a wide assortment of birds and reptiles.

How to Apply:
We are looking for an experienced Bird keeper. This position will aid in the breeding programs of spectacled owls, king vultures, multiple toucan species, macaws, turaco, multiple hornbill species and other various birds. An understanding of nutrition, breeding habits, proper display techniques, and an eye for animal health and well-being is imperative.

This role is a working position, which will also aid in the hand raising of species when necessary.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of paid experience in a zoological park or breeding center
  • Extensive hands-on experience with hand raising various bird species.
  • BS in the animal related sciences preferred.
  • Non-smoking work environment.

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience, paid sick and vacation time, insurance options, 401k

How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to: curator@gulfbreezezoo.org.

You can view our website at www.gulfbreezezoo.org

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

SALARY
$16.26 - $22.46 Hourly

APPLY BY: 11/05/21 05:00 PM

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 by the deadline of 5PM on Friday, November 5, 2021. 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.

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Account Manager
Mazuri

Join Land O’Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We’re a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another—not Wall Street. We’re proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:
  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progression

Mazuri Account Manager
Mazuri® is a world leader in quality exotic animal nutrition for virtually every living exotic animal. Our name means "good" in Swahili, and we live up to that promise of goodness by testing, formulating and producing. We support ongoing research and conservation through grants and sponsorships with other animal experts. Since 1989, professionals, veterinarians, breeders and exotic pet owners have trusted Mazuri exotic animal diets.

The Mazuri Account Manager is responsible for growing sales and prospects within a assigned territory and providing essential support to existing customers. You will also support the overall Mazuri business and customer experience, both domestically and internationally, by executing necessary sales activities with increased focus and speed.

Territory: U.S. Mountain States, Upper Midwest & Canada (ID,MT,ND,SD,WY,UT,CO,NE,IA,NM,OK,AR,MS)
Location: Virtual
Travel: 40% (a typical monthly schedule consists of a week in the office, 4 days visiting customers, a week in the office, 4 days visiting customers)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement growth strategy for selected territory and accounts, aligned with assigned goals & objectives.
  • Collaborate with Mazuri Sales team and Leadership to develop go-to-market strategies including, but not limited to, lead development, account management and execution.
  • Increase Mazuri® feed sales volume and market share utilizing all methods of distribution in assigned region.
  • Increase Mazuri® profit by focusing on value-added selling, product line features and benefits to targeted segments (e.g. upselling and transitioning customers to newer/regional alternatives).
  • Gain full knowledge of the product-line.
  • Provide technical information, nutritional solutions and training as requested for customer service, distributors, sales, retailers and end users (includes diet recommendation and answering question on nutrition and management of exotic animals).
  • Execute essential sales activities beyond assigned region, to include: Q&A from Customer Affairs and info@Mazuri.com, processing Service Requests and complaints, Salesforce entry & contract renewals.
  • Perform through collaborative relationships and superior communication skills with direct and cross-functioning teams (Mazuri team, Customer Service, Purina Sales, Purina Inside Sales etc.)
  • Develop positive relationships with industry professionals and remain current on exotic animal industry trends & knowledge.
  • Flexible workhours to accommodate for multiple time-zones in assigned region.
  • Support event selling at industry meetings, trade shows and other events.
  • Travel is required in this position. The amount of travel will be dependent on the customer base served, industry conferences & team meetings. Range from 25-50%.

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS degree Animal Science or related field.
  • Experience in animal nutrition and working with animals.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of feed as needed.
  • Fluency with use of technology to facilitate job responsibilities, including Microsoft Office programs, Salesforce, social media and other web-based technologies.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with exotic animals.
  • MS degree in Animal Science or related field.
  • Previous field, one-to-one selling experience & account management.
  • International business experience and account management.
  • Bilingual a plus, but not necessary.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O’Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

Land O'Lakes endeavors to make Landolakesinc.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

To apply: https://landolakes.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LandOLakes/job/Virtual-USA/Mazuri-Account-Manager_R-18396?fbclid=IwAR1Fpwch_WVz3UzCltz4uFebaWnyE2hASIqn9vnW1hXsig73CxIOCfeGmgo

Great Ape Keeper
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

DESCRIPTION
The Gulf Breeze Zoo, a 50-acre facility located in the beautiful Florida panhandle, is expanding and searching for additional keepers to join the Great Ape team as we grow into our new Great Ape Complex.
Great Ape Keepers work with a growing collection of Gorilla, Orangutans, and Ring-Tailed Lemurs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide for the care and welfare (husbandry) of assigned animals in the department, such as following prescribed diets and feeding procedures and protocols for cleaning/disinfecting of animal enclosures and holding areas
  • Observe animals in the department daily for reproductive behavior, abnormal behavior, compatibility issues, or potential health problems, reporting these to the supervisor(s).
  • Prepare, distribute, and keep records of animal enrichment as outlined by the enrichment protocol
  • Train animals using positive reinforcement, with the supervision of an experienced trainer, as scheduled and directed by supervisor(s).
  • Maintain daily reports, logs, research, medical and reproductive records and work orders.
  • Provide assistance to the veterinary staff by administering medications as prescribed and participating in related medical procedures as requested.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • An Associates or Bachelor degree is preferred but those combined with hands-on experience will be given preference.
  • Preferred applicants will have 6mths – 1 year experience working with primates, lesser apes and/or great apes.
  • Experience with power tools is also a plus.
  • All applicants must be physically fit and active, able to lift 40 pounds comfortably and be able to work in all types of weather.
  • Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a valid driver’s license. Must maintain a non-smoking/vaping work environment.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Competitive salary, insurance including vision and dental coverage, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to: curator@gulfbreezezoo.org

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 email Info@austinZoo.org and include references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 experience working with animals in a zoo or aquarium setting.
  • Keeper III: 5+ years of experience working with animals in a zoo or aquarium setting.
  • 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.

How to Apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume to info@austinzoo.org

Elephant Keeper
Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

Summary:
The responsibility of this position is to maintain and care for elephants and other assigned species; to assist veterinary staff as needed; and to perform a variety of activities relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Feed and water animals in and around existing quarters; clean, sanitize, maintain and repair animal quarters as required; shovel, rake, hose, sweep, dust and mop floors
  • Prepare diets for animals; clean and maintain work area and food storage containers
  • Maintain adequate records on daily activities; observe animal behavior for signs of illness, weight loss/gain or injury; report any signs of illness or injury
  • Assist veterinarians in minor operations or related activity, administer prescribed medications, submit fecal samples and other duties as needed
  • Assist in the training of assigned animals; guide animals through daily routines according to established training schedules and guidelines
  • Carry out animal diet directives from Nutritional Services Dept; clean and maintain food storage containers
  • Participate in the zoo-wide behavioral management program by implementing approved animal training and enrichment projects
  • Participate in and implement approved research projects
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner; Present keeper talks to park visitors and media as required
  • Assist in directing the proper restraint, crating, moving and uncrating of animals
  • Properly maintain exhibits, animal facilities, equipment and life support systems (as apply) as trained for specific positions
  • Understand and implement operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management of species under his/her care.

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 be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have one year of zoo keeping experience, elephant zoo keeping experience preferred
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
  • Proof of negative tuberculosis (TB) screening within previous six months prior to placement and annually thereafter

Must possess ability to:

  • Work independently in the absence of immediate supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelors degree in wildlife management, zoology, animal behavior, biology, ecology, psychology or related field preferred
  • Specialized training in zoology or a related field desirable but not required

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or or move up to 75 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 environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
  • Exposure to a variety of domestic and wild or potentially dangerous animals; animal odors and animal body fluids
  • Exposure to all types of inclement weather conditions
  • Exposure to chemicals (cleaning, water chemicals, additives, etc.)
  • 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 (1 x Annual Salary up to $150,000 – 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 Program

Apply online at fortworthzoo.org/careers

Animal Care- Venomous Animal Staff
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

Pay: Commensurate with experience and competitive
Moving cost not covered

Primary Responsibilities

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

Communication

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Contact: Laurie Hahn, General Curator
Email: Lhahn@cwpzoo.com

Multiple positions-Animal Care/Education Crew
Barn Hill Preserve, Ethel, Louisiana

Barn Hill Preserve is an 18-acre facility in Ethel, LA. We are home to over 150 animals consisting of 35+ species. Barn Hill is 8 years old and constantly evolving and growing. Our sister non-profit organization recently spent 2 months in Australia helping with bushfire rescue. We travel to Costa Rica yearly to work with in situ conservation initiatives, while also fundraising through special events in the US. We are seeking dynamic, versatile, adaptable, and experienced people to join our close knit team.

On animal care, staff will be responsible for providing daily enrichment, cleaning, and feeding of our animal population. The population includes a variety of taxa from reptiles to birds to small carnivores. Requirements for the position include:

  • General knowledge of husbandry best practices
  • Animal training experience, shows experience a plus
  • Excellent observation skills
  • General managerial skills
  • Record keeping skills
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and as a team member

In addition to animal care, the ideal candidate will be comfortable facilitating encounter tours to groups of 20+ guests as needed. Public speaking experience is a must.

Tour guide duties include:

  • Public speaking
  • Ensuring guest and animal safety during encounter tours
  • Working special events after hours

The ideal candidate will also be willing to travel with our mobile education department. We travel to schools throughout the southeastern United States to educate young students about animals and the environment. This includes being out-of-state for a week at a time. Mobile crew includes:

  • Use of company vehicle for travel
  • Paid accommodations and gas
  • Per diem

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 year experience preferred or comparable college degree in zoology or related field
  • Significant public speaking experience

Pay: starting at $13/hour but negotiable based on experience

Temporary Housing can be provided o

If interested please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to h.osborn@barnhillpreserve.coms

Animal Care Attendant
The Preserve, Fredericksburg, Texas

Join our team!

The Preserve is offering an exciting opportunity to join our growing team! Our mission is to preserve all animals by building awareness through contact and education in partnership with our animal ambassadors. We currently offer Elephant Experiences where our guests have the opportunity to come learn about and interact with Asian elephants. Our experience is very hands-on and unique.

As we grow we plan to offer experiences with other species including giraffes, kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos and kookaburras. This position will require all aspects of animal care. In addition to animal care, you will be responsible for maintaining facility tools and equipment, interacting with guests during experiences, and some groundskeeping. The most successful members of our team are outgoing, love sharing animals with people through close interaction, self-motivated to get the job done and can work independently as well as with a team. You will need to be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions and able to handle a very physically demanding workload. If you can show up on time, work hard, and are open to learning...this is the position for you!

Ideal qualifications:

  • Background working with animals such as livestock
  • Excellent customer relation skills
  • Ability to comfortably perform physical tasks outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays
  • Dedicated and self-motivated
  • Ability to problem-solve and work independently

We offer:

  • Plenty of opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • Dedicated supervisors who care about your success
  • Competitive starting pay
  • Opportunity for increased compensation with growth

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to info@visitthepreserve.com.

Zoo Keeper 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. We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to fill a full-time, permanent Zoo Keeper 2 position.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals, to include large carnivores, small mammals, small primates and some bird species. This is a fast paced educationally focused environment! As part of the ZooWorld team, you will be on a rotating schedule that includes 3-day weekends every 5 weeks! Some holidays and some weekends should be expected and are certainly par for the course! As is typical with zookeeper, highly physical tasks will probably occur on a daily basis. We are looking for a team player who can communicate and work well with others while simultaneously completing tasks independently. To qualify for this position, you must possess good organizational skills, great time management skills, even better guest experience ability and be able 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 large carnivores
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 60 lbs (ie a feed bag)
  • 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 (hot and humid)
  • Ability to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and directions quickly
  • Must be reliable and show initiative (you will not have a job if you call in during the first 90 days you are employed)
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • 2 years or more at an animal care facility
  • Experience with public presentation
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

TYPICAL DUTIES:
This position will be responsible for the daily care of their assigned collection through feeding, watering, cleaning, and observing. 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, and daily animal husbandry

COMPENSATION:
Pay based on experience, PTO, 401K, Bonuses

APPLICTION INSTRUCTIONS:
Email a resume and cover letter to: Kayte@zooworldpcb.com subject line: Keeper 2 (this is a deal breaker)

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

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

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

Internships (Fall/Winter)
Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

Wild Wonders is a ZAA accredited Wildlife Education Facility in North San Diego , CA.

We have available 3 Intern positions 3 days/week for 4 months. Depending on college or university, may count towards college units.

Interns will learn general husbandry(feeding cleaning) as well as diets, nutrition, safety, training and socialization, enclosure enhancement and maintenance, education curriculum and public speaking skills, and natural history/behavior of a diverse group of species.

  • Must be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Good communication skills
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated form a zoology or similar program.

Please email resumes and 3 references to: wildwonders@att.net

Zookeeper
Plumpton Park Zoo, Rising Sun, Maryland

Zookeepers are responsible for supporting all the operations associated with the husbandry of the animals under the direction of the Animal Care Supervisor

KEY DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Carrying out all aspects of the daily care of assigned animals, including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, exhibit maintenance, and general upkeep of support facilities.
  • Maintaining clean and organized exhibits, service areas, and equipment.
  • Preparing and feeding diets as per established feeding practices and diet sheets.
  • Administering prescribed medications, supplements, or treatments under the guidance of the Zoo Veterinarians and Zoo Director
  • Maintaining daily reports, logs, and records manual and on Animal Care Software as appropriate and according to documentation policy.
  • Understanding and applying a practical understanding of operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management of species on grounds according to training SOP.
  • Assist in a variety of pest and plant control throughout the park and enclosures.
  • Identifying potential maintenance or safety issues and reporting them appropriately.
  • Participating in keeper chats, tours, animal presentations or demonstrations, and/or other public interactions as requested by the Zoo Director
  • May oversee work activities and/or provide training for interns, seasonal workers, or volunteers.
  • Working weekends and/or holidays.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors or Associates degree in Animal Science, Zoology, Biology, or other related Science
  • Experience working with exotic animals.
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office and Excel software applications.
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in Maryland, or the ability to obtain a license.
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years of experience working with exotic animals; paid or internships
  • Experience with operant conditioning, developing and completion of an animal training project.
  • Public speaking and education skills developed.

COMPENSATION:
Entry level position. $12-$13/hour depending on experience, health care (50/50 premium and housing on site when available. Housing based on seniority.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume to Zoo Director at Cheryl.ppz@gmail.com. Please put “zookeeper application” in the subject line.

General Curator
Pueblo Zoo, Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo Zoo Mission:
To empower people to engage in conservation of animals and their natural habitat.
Empower. Engage. Conserve.

Status: Full-time, Exempt, salaried

Reports to: Executive Director, Member of Senior Staff

Benefits: Competitive benefits package including HMO and HSA-qualified health plans, a 3% employer matched SIMPLE IRA, paid time off, sick time, eight holidays, and a commitment to flexible work schedules and professional development.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
The Pueblo Zoo is a vibrant, collaborative, and flexible nonprofit workplace. Driven by our mission to empower people to engage in conservation of animals and their natural habitat, we serve 100,000 annual visitors, provide educational outreach to tens of thousands of students, and directly support global species conservation. The Pueblo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is home to 400 animals representing more than 100 species.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The General Curator is responsible for planning, supervising and directing the work required for the care, welfare, display, propagation and procurement of the Pueblo Zoo’s animal collection. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervision of animal care staff and volunteers, acquisition and disposition of animals, and renovation and development of new exhibits in cooperation with other Zoo staff.

The General Curator also oversees the conservation programs and initiatives at the Pueblo Zoo. This is an exciting growth area for our zoo and will require an enthusiastic and creative leader to outline a long term plan for the Pueblo Zoo to contribute to and participate in broader species conservation iniatitives.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Implements, evaluates and enforces husbandry policies and safety standards to ensure the well being of a diverse animal collection and provide a safe and enjoyable visitor experience.
  • Oversees the development and evaluation of enrichment and training programs.
  • Works collaboratively with veterinary staff on monitoring/evaluating diet and nutritional standards.
  • Oversees the hiring and supervision of staff, including training, scheduling and performance appraisals.
  • Plays a lead role in the planning and development of new animal exhibits, including concepts, designs and managing/planning for impacts to the animal care team.
  • Oversees institutional collection planning, coordinating with AZA, TAG and SSPs.
  • Continually seeks to improve animal care, zoo operations, and manages for the most effective use of financial and staff resources.
  • Understands broader AZA conservation initiatives and works across departments to set priorities and long-term plans for zoo (and visitor) engagement in species conservation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of:

  • all aspects of zoo animal care, including husbandry, operant conditioning and training, animal behavior, habitat enrichment, nutrition, animal healthcare, reproductive physiology, record keeping, discovery and treatment of animal diseases.
  • federal and state laws and regulations related to the care and exhibiting of endangered, threatened or otherwise regulated animals.
  • animal record keeping policies and procedures including use of Species360.
  • proper animal handling, feeding, cleaning and care methods.
  • animal exhibit and animal life support systems operation, development and maintenance of animal habitats.

Ability to work efficiently and cooperatively with others. Strong experience in staff development, mentoring and training. Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, with other workers and the general public. Willingness to understand and respect diverse opinions concerning care and exhibition of a captive animal population. Ability and willingness to fill in with keeper duties when needed.

Environment and Physical Requirement:
Must possess physical strength and stamina, including lifting 50lbs, bend, climb, stoop, and reach. Curator works both indoors and outdoors, with several hours spent at a desk or in inclement weather. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with diverse abilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of every duty the employee is expected to perform.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Five (5) years of paid experience caring for and managing a diverse collection of zoo specimens, and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biological science, animal husbandry or related field. Plus, three years (3) of years of supervisory experience directly related to the operation of an AZA accredited zoo, including personnel management, training and supervision. Other combinations of education, training and/or experience that provide an equivalent background may also be considered. Possess valid Colorado driver's license within 30 days. Subject to 24-hour on-call availability for emergencies concerning the Zoo. Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed.

How to apply: Send resume AND cover letter to jobs@pueblozoo.org

Care Team 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.


Departments currently hiring include:

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
TMC (Trouble Maker’s Cove) is responsible for a variety of animals, including 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 last year. That also means they have some pretty incredible biceps from all that scrubbing and fish prep.

If you love guest engagement, don’t mind when someone cries in front of you (and the sloth), enjoy smelling like fish, and love the limelight of training otters and penguins, this position is for you!


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 as 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 a 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
  • 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:

  • Salary based on 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
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:

  • Salary based on 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.

Animal Keeper
Wilstem Wildlife Park, Paoli, Indiana

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Wilstem Wildlife Park is seeking a full-time animal keeper. We are a rapidly expanding facility located on 1,100 acres in beautiful southern Indiana, housing over 45 species including but not limited to sloth, kangaroos, giraffes, variety of hoofstock, horses, wolves, bison, elephants, and grizzlies. We are looking for an enthusiastic keeper as an addition to our team! Candidates must be capable of performing dynamic presentations to our guests, conduct animal educational encounters, perform all duties related to keeping (working in inclement weather, lifting 60lbs, standing for long periods, mowing etc.), and be open to conducting activities such as horseback riding and zipline tours. We will have several positions available, so all keeper levels are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive wage, temporary housing, a benefit package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and 401. We also offer paid holidays and vacations. We are open to seasonal employment that could lead into full time. We are looking to fill the positions quickly as our growth has warranted it.

ABOUT WILSTEM WILDLIFE PARK:
Wilstem Wildlife Park is a world, nestled between the trees on 1,100 acres in the heart of the Midwest. We offer animal encounters with elephants, giraffes, grizzly bears, and a drive thru safari! If you’re looking for a thrill, we have a 9-line canopy zipline tour as well as cozy cabins. Or escape the hustle and bustle and experience our Sloth encounters or a serene horseback ride and our new wolf encounters! No matter what you’re looking for….we have it! OUR MISSION at Wilstem Wildlife Park is to educate our guests about wildlife, enhance and preserve the lives of our animals, and create an unforgettable guest experience!

It's a world that you may have not known existed! We started this adventure over 32 years ago…but where you go and what you discover is up to you! What are you waiting for?

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have 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, temporary housing, and bonus pay opportunities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email cover letter, resume and references to abrames@wilstem.com.

Animal Trainer
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California

Come join us at the best little facility in California! Want to train a badger off leash, take a fox for a free walk in the woods or have a caracara go for a stroll down the boardwalk? Well, Turtle Bay Exploration Park is seeking an extraordinary individual interested in becoming part of a small, but dynamic and innovative training and education team for our Animal Department. Turtle Bay is located on the beautiful Sacramento River in Redding, CA. Our 300-acre campus straddles the Sacramento River and includes a Forest Camp with Animal Center, Museum, Aquarium, and a 220-acre garden and natural oak savannah/arboretum.

The position of Animal Trainer is a full-time, hourly position with benefits (medical/dental/vision/ life) and is responsible for the performance of the on-grounds scripted summer show as well as other informal education programs throughout the year. Responsibilities also include daily care, weighing, preparing diets, training and exhibit maintenance for 82 species of animals including raptors, corvids, psittacines, snakes, turtles, fish, amphibians, porcupine, fox, badger, bobcat, beaver, weasel, and raccoon.

Qualifications for the Animal Trainer include:

Experience/Education: Minimum 2 years of experience with professional (non-domestic) animal training, positive reinforcement training techniques, and behavioral enrichment; a degree in biology, zoology, environmental/science education, or a related field, OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Primary experience with animals in a show environment required.
SCUBA certification is not required but a plus.

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

E-mail cover letter, resume, and three professional references. In addition, a short video clip (no longer than 2 minutes) of you educating with an animal or a link to a show you are in is preferred. The position is open until filled.

Contact:
Human Resources
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
1335 Arboretum Drive- Suite A
Redding, CA 96003
animaljobs@turtlebay.org

Reptile Department Venomous Keeper
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to work with a wide variety of herpetological species. Types of animals under the care of this person include a high proportion of venomous snakes; previous experience is required. Other animals will include non-venomous snakes, crocodilians, lizards, turtles/tortoises, and amphibians.

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
The position requires knowledge of herpetology, including husbandry and exhibitry techniques, nutritional requirements, behavior, common diseases, capture and restraint and propagation methods. Previous reptile experience at a zoological institution is required. The successful candidate will need to maintain and develop a broad knowledge base on the proper husbandry of reptiles and the other animals in the collection.

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

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full time position that involves working on weekends and holidays. Compensation commensurate with experience. Salary ranges from $36,000 - $42,000 annually.

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

Zoo Veterinarian
California Living Museum, Bakersfield, California

Scroll down to the Zoo Veterinarian listing: https://www.edjoin.org/kcsos/

Onsite Keeper - Assistant Supervisor Position
Otter Valley (Animal Educators/Nurtured by Nature), Pauma Valley, California

Looking for a person who has most of the following qualities/experience/interest… We are looking for an individual with a high degree of competence 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.

  1. Strong work ethic a must
  2. Reliable and responsible
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Problem solver
  5. Background working with animals and animal husbandry (minimum of 3 years’ experience)
  6. Desire to be part of a long-term growing team with aspirations consistent with our goals of conservation and leaving the planet a better place than when we found it.
  7. Possess strong leadership skills and adept at decision-making
  8. The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evenings as required
  9. Non-smoker (cigarettes or any other)
  10. Must be physically fit and able to lift and carry 50 pounds repeatedly and work in all kinds of weather
  11. Likes working outside
  12. Good with people and public speaking
  13. Hard worker, doesn’t mind getting dirty, can do light construction/maintenance of animal enclosures
  14. Self-motivated, go-getter
  15. Able to work autonomously
  16. Management experience, able to supervise small staff
  17. Goal oriented
  18. Able to think “outside the box”
  19. Can-do attitude
  20. Agreeable to working atypical hours if emergencies or situations arise with animal care.
  21. Must have at least 4 good references
  22. Able to work with children (Make-A-Wish programs)
  23. Good understanding of animal behavior
  24. Farming/agricultural background a plus
  25. Media experience a plus
  26. Experience bottle raising baby animals a plus

Position description:

  1. Onsite Keeper, Assistant Manager, Tour Guide
  2. Salaried position – Up to $52,000 combined compensation in pay/housing/benefits (medical benefits included after successful completion of 6-month probationary period). Salary dependent on level of experience. Room for compensation advancement.
  3. Two weeks annual vacation
  4. Full time (40 hours/week, possibly but rarely up to 50 hours/week)
  5. Job duties
    • General animal husbandry & maintenance
    • Care for diverse collection of small exotic animals including, but not limited to, armadillos, sloth, paca, kangaroo, foxes, capybara, lemurs, otters, tamarins, serval, jackals, birds, and reptiles
    • Supervise volunteers and small staff in the daily care of above animals
    • Maintain integrity and safety of animal enclosures
    • Animal medical care
    • Tour guide/program host
    • Occasional bottle raising of baby animals
    • Research animal issues and resolve them accordingly
  6. Position will require successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

To apply please send introduction cover letter, references, and resume to ottervalley01@gmail.com with Otter Valley Onsite Keeper in the subject line.

Hoofstock Keeper
Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

Job Description:
Alabama Safari Park is a 350-Acre Park with a large collection of rare and exotic Hoofstock. The Park is dedicated to conservation and has provided support to programs in over 135 countries around the world. We are looking to add an experienced animal care professional to our team. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with Exotic or Domestic large mammals such as camels, llamas, antelope, equine and or cattle species. The job is in an open safari environment where over 30 species roam freely.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily cleaning and maintenance of exhibits and roadways.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree
  • MUST be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • MUST be able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Preferred experience driving large machinery such as; tractors, skid steers, lawn mower, etc.

Compensation:
Pay based on Experience. Range will be from $12-$14/hour. Excellent benefits including Heath Insurance, 401K, sick time and paid vacation. Housing available with other Animal Care staff if desired.

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

How to Apply:
E-mail cover letter and resume to Curator@alabamasafaripark.com and place “Hoofstock Keeper” in the subject line.

Curator of Mammals and Birds
Downtown Aquarium Houston, Houston, Texas

REPORTS TO: General Curator

DIVISION: Facility Wide

SCOPE: Manage the living birds and mammal collection (Bengal Tigers), over-all husbandry, their exhibits, life support systems and associated programs. Responsible for all bird and mammal acquisitions. Supervise staff. Manage policies and procedures within mammal and bird sections.

STATUS: Exempt, Full Time


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervision of Personnel

  • Encourage an atmosphere of professionalism among the staff.
  • Work to ensure staff “ownership” of their prospective exhibits.
  • Supervise aquarium personnel in mammal and bird areas.
  • Supervise aquarium personnel in all areas in absence of other Curator.
  • Oversee staff schedules and department projects and monitor work.
  • Prepare and conduct employee performance evaluations for departmental staff.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to manage all staff as needed.
  • Recruit and oversee training of keeper staff.
  • Supervise and train education staff for animal handling programs.

Communications

  • Attend development and planning meetings including staff meetings and problem-solving meetings.
  • Write reports and memos and serve as liaison to other departments on husbandry matters.
  • Perform public relations functions associated with the department as requested.
  • At the direction of the Animal Husbandry Manager, serve as Aquarium representative to professional agencies, institutions and various committees including: aquarium operations, exhibits, Animal Management Committee, research and safety.
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences.
  • Communicate regularly with professional colleagues at other institutions.
  • Keep the Animal Husbandry Manager and General Manager informed of department operations and problems.
  • Promote good relations with visitors, community and staff.

Department Management

  • Work closely with Veterinarian to ensure the best possible health and well being of the animal collection.
  • Monitor animal related records input and maintenance.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to determine needs of the exhibit and staff.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to plan and implement long and short-term goals for area.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to implement capital projects within the sections.
  • Coordinate purchases of food, supplies, and equipment and maintain inventories.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry innovations and new techniques.
  • Acquire and dispose of collection specimens in accordance with the Acquisition/Disposition Policy.
  • Coordinate International, Federal, State and Local permitting processes for specimen acquisition/disposition and oversee all related permit requirements.
  • Serve on the Animal Care and Use Committee.
  • Work with the Conservation Board to manage technical and scientific functions of research programs, including in-house research, husbandry research, breeding research and behavioral research.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to develop and review plans for graphics, technical works and publications.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to develop and administer area budgets.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on technical and design aspects of long range development that incorporates bird and mammal animal life.
  • Oversee all aspects of safety within the area.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to review, develop and enforce department policies and procedures

Professional Animal Care

  • Manage and schedule the daily activities for animal trainers/keepers.
  • Plan and direct acquisition, display, care and breeding of the animal collection.
  • Identify animal health problems and coordinate care and treatment with veterinarian.
  • Oversee all animal necropsies.
  • Day-to-day management of animal care, training, husbandry, and maintenance and development of exhibits.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate all keeper staff.
  • Scheduling, and time management.
  • Nutritional maintenance.
  • Responsible for staff development and continuing education.
  • Develop and monitor record keeping system for medical concerns, behavior, enrichment and activity.
  • Ensure coordination and communication with all mammal and bird staff
  • Coordination and communication between all departments
  • Work with the education department on the development of educational presentations.
  • Communication with animal and training field in general

Facility Maintenance

  • Constantly improve animal exhibits.

Related Strengths

  • Ability to cooperate with other department managers to maintain exhibits and collection in a manner stimulating to the guests.
  • Be knowledgeable in the life histories of animals in the collection.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Zoology or related field with relevant course work. Life experience may be substituted. Complete knowledge of all phases of animal husbandry programs, systems design, physical life support operations, and exhibit design and display techniques. Minimum of five years experience in animal husbandry with a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Thorough knowledge of the principles of zoology and biology. S.C.U.B.A. training. Current member of professional organizations, including AZA. Must be organized and self motivating, with an eagerness to complete all projects. Must be willing to participate in public education and interaction. Must be prepared to work odd or unscheduled hours. Must represent Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. in a professional manner with all guests.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Subject to the possibility of bites and stings. Work in water, both man-made and natural. Heavy lifting (50 pounds or more), walking and working within a wet environment. Working with dangerous carnivores. Outdoor work on occasion, under a variety of conditions: cold weather, hot weather, rain, mud, and dry land. Available both emergency and non-emergency situations. On call 24 hours a day.

How To Apply
Visit the careers section at Landrysinc.com
Or use this URL to access the online application
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25968&siteid=5594#home

Curator of Fish
Downtown Aquarium Houston, Houston, Texas

REPORTS TO: General Curator

SCOPE: Manage the living fishes, invertebrate and herpetological collection, over-all husbandry, their exhibits, life support systems and associated programs. Responsible for all fish, invertebrate, and herp acquisitions. Supervise aquarist staff. Manage policies and procedures within aquarist sections.

STATUS: Exempt, Full Time

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional Animal Care

  • Manage and schedule the daily activities within the aquarist section.
  • Plan and direct acquisition, display, care and breeding of the animal collection.
  • Identify animal health problems and coordinate care and treatment with veterinarian.
  • Oversee all animal necropsies.
  • Manage and coordinate collecting trips.

Communications

  • Coordinate staff meetings and attend problem-solving meetings.
  • Write reports and memos and serve as liaison to other departments on husbandry matters.
  • Perform public relations functions associated with the department.
  • At the direction of the General Curator, serve as Aquarium representative to professional agencies, institutions and various committees including: aquarium operations, exhibits, Animal Management Committee, research and safety.
  • Publish and/or present technical and general papers.
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences.
  • Communicate regularly with professional colleagues at other institutions.
  • Keep the General Curator and General Manager informed of department operations and problems.
  • Promote good relations with visitors, volunteers, community and staff.

Department Management

  • Work closely with Veterinarian to ensure the best possible health and well being of the animal collection.
  • Monitor section records on water quality.
  • Monitor animal related records input and maintenance.
  • Work with General Curator to determine needs and make acquisition of all fishes, invertebrates, and herps for the collection.
  • Conduct and supervise research projects.
  • Work with General Curator to plan and implement long and short term goals for section.
  • Work with General Curator to plan and implement new exhibits.
  • Coordinate purchases of food, supplies, and equipment and maintain inventories.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry innovations and new techniques.
  • Acquire and dispose of collection specimens in accordance with the Acquisition/Disposition Policy.
  • Assist with any International, Federal, State and Local permitting processes for specimen acquisition/disposition and assist with all related permit requirements.
  • Serve on the Dive Safety Board.
  • Work with General Curator to develop and review plans for graphics, technical works and publications.
  • Work with General Curator to develop and oversee grants involving the Life Sciences and Exhibit Operations Department.
  • Oversee all aspects of safety within the department.
  • Work with General Curator to review, develop and enforce department policies and procedures

Supervision of Personnel

  • Encourage an atmosphere of professionalism among the staff.
  • Work to ensure staff “ownership” of their prospective exhibits.
  • Supervise aquarist personnel.
  • Oversee staff schedules and department projects and monitor work.
  • Prepare and conduct employee performance evaluations for departmental staff.

Facility Maintenance

  • Constantly improve animal exhibits.
  • Coordinate with facility support departments for the maintenance and operations of life support systems.
  • Work with General Curator to determine performance parameters of life support systems.
  • Work with General Curator to develop policies and procedures for all aspects of water quality and management of exhibits water systems.

Related Strengths

  • Ability to cooperate with other department managers to maintain exhibits and collection in a manner stimulating to the guests.
  • Be knowledgeable in the life histories of animals in the collection.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Zoology or related field with relevant course work. Life experience may be substituted. Complete knowledge of all phases of animal husbandry programs, systems design, physical life support operations, and exhibit design and display techniques. Minimum of seven years experience in animal husbandry with a minimum of four years supervisory experience. Thorough knowledge of the principles of zoology and biology. Advanced level of S.C.U.B.A. training. Current member of professional organizations, including AZA. Proficient in a variety of computer software applications. Must be organized and self motivating, with an eagerness to complete all projects. Must be willing to participate in public education and interaction. Must be prepared to work odd or unscheduled hours. Must represent Landry’s in a professional manner with all guests.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Subject to the possibility of bites and 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 a variety of conditions: cold weather, hot weather, rain, mud, ocean environments, and dry land. Available for overtime, both emergency and non-emergency situations. On call 24 hours a day.

How To Apply
Visit the careers section at Landrysinc.com
Or use this URL to access the online application
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25968&siteid=5594#home

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 can be extended for 6 months. We are a ZAA accredited non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional care for the 9 species of felines 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 23 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. Panther Ridge Conservation Center, 2143 D Rd Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470

We are currently looking for interns for our Fall/Winter session 2021.

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:

  • 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. No pets are allowed. 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 a resume, cover letter, a letter of recommendation and 3 references to the Head Keeper – sadieryan1117@gmail.com

We also encourage photos of previous experience, please include them with your application. We will carefully evaluate all applications and will contact for further interview.

Keeper, Full Time
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.

Here are some of the departments currently hiring:

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.

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
  • 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.

Conservation Coordinator: Birds
Global Center for Species Survival at the 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 Conservation Coordinator: Birds 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 Conservation Birds Coordinator will focus on assessing, planning and mobilizing policy and action for birds conservation around the world.

Responsibilities of this position include:

Supporting Coordination of SSC Bird Specialist Groups

  • Maintain and continue to build high quality relationships with each of the SSC Bird Groups to assist with the delivery of their key objectives and identification of priority opportunities for bird conservation.
  • Encourage and motivate SSC Bird Groups to advance global species conservation efforts around the SSC Species Conservation Cycle (Assess-Plan-Act-Network-Communicate), with a specific focus on the “Plan” and “Act”.
  • Gather and integrate knowledge and expertise into creating strategic proposals for approval, launching projects/initiatives, developing calls for action on specific species issues, coordinating behavior change campaigns (in collaboration with the Behavior Change Coordinator), and assisting in species-specific IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations.
  • Contribute to and review formal, programmatic and communication documents as required, including periodic outcome and planning reporting to the SSC for the annual SSC Data process.
  • Ensure good communication and foster collaboration and coordination between SSC Bird Groups, the GCSS and wider Indianapolis Zoo, the SSC Chair’s Office, the IUCN Global Species Program and key partners to ensure a cohesive and collegial approach in relation to all species related work.
  • Bolster 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 activities and joint projects for bird conservation.
  • Provide programmatic support to the Chair’s office team with regard to organizing meetings and supporting regular engagement with SG Chairs.
  • Attend, and where possible help coordinate, SSC Group meetings.
  • Engage 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.
  • Act, as appropriate, as a conduit between the SSC disciplinary Groups and the SSC Bird Groups.
  • Encourage and assist the SSC Network to be more action-oriented through promoting the implementation and delivery of action plans, and through supporting the development of partnerships or fundraising efforts to support this implementation.

Strategically expanding, growing and diversifying the SSC network for birds

  • Work with the SSC Network to identify gaps in expertise by taxa and/or region and guide proponents through the formal process for establishing new groups, review drafts, coordinate wider review and final sign-off with the Steering Committee.
  • Identify issues within SSC Groups (or complaints directly received) that require mediation or resolution. Refer such issues to the SSC Chair’s Office.
  • Build relationships with existing training programs, e.g., CLP, EDGE Fellows, Durrell Academy, to encourage emerging talent to integrate into the SSC network.
  • Actively support SSC Group Chairs to improve diversity across SSC network in gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, disciplinary background, profession and other attributes that might enhance those groups’ effectiveness.

Communication and Education

  • Coordinate, implement and evaluate how the GCSS can engage with the public on issues relating to bird 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.
  • Assist in active and regular content development and acquirement by the GCSS including video, images, audio and other media types. Assist in the organization and management of these assets.

Internal Integration

  • Ensure relevant strategic priorities and opportunities relating to bird conservation 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.

Required education, skills, and professional work experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor level degree in biology, ecology, zoology, natural resources management or related field.
  • Broad knowledge of international biodiversity and conservation issues relating to birds.
  • Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation actions, endangered species protections and policy especially relating birds.
  • Well-developed organizational skills included demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities, and ability to work independently to complete tasks within assigned time frames.
  • Working knowledge of the IUCN SSC, and with leaders and stakeholders in bird conservation.
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience.
  • Strong skills in project management, planning and project implementation.
  • Experience with international projects and supporting new initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively manage teams to deliver results.
  • International stakeholder management experience, multi-lingual and multicultural or cross-cultural experience desirable.
  • Experience in fundraising and / or demonstrated success in proposal writing.
  • Excellent people relationship management skills, ability to work as part of a team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
  • Advanced and competent user of standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software and electronic communication technology (e.g. e-mail, Skype, WhatsApp, conference calls, etc.). Working knowledge of social media and mobile apps.
  • Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.
  • Experience with administration including attention to detail and numerical ability

The Physical Demands of this role include:
The Indianapolis Zoo follows all local, state and federal employment laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else and guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.

The following working conditions are common for this position:

  1. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position. Some weekend or evening hours may apply due to position demands and meetings with international agencies.
  2. Repetitive motion and 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, copy machine, and calculator.
  3. Predominantly indoor environmental conditions, although there is some exposure to outdoor environmental conditions, which include inclement weather, cold and hot temperatures, and humidity.
  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 telephone.
  6. Position requires the ability to move from one area to another frequently.

EMPLOYMENT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:
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 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:

The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to be a Drug-Free/ Smoke-Free/ Child Safe/ Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Work Environment.

Reptile Department Manager
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to lead a department and work with a wide variety of herpetological species. Types of animals under the care of this person include a high proportion of venomous snakes; previous experience is required. Other animals will include non-venomous snakes, crocodilians, lizards, turtles/tortoises, and amphibians.

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
The position requires knowledge of herpetology, including husbandry and exhibitry techniques, nutritional requirements, behavior, common diseases, capture and restraint and propagation methods. Previous management and venomous reptile experience at a zoological institution is required. The successful candidate will need to maintain and develop a broad knowledge base on the proper husbandry of reptiles and the other animals in the collection.

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

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

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

Reptile Department Assistant Manager
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to work with a wide variety of herpetological species. Types of animals under the care of this person include a high proportion of venomous snakes; previous experience is required. Other animals will include non-venomous snakes, crocodilians, lizards, turtles/tortoises, and amphibians.

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
The position requires knowledge of herpetology, including husbandry and exhibitry techniques, nutritional requirements, behavior, common diseases, capture and restraint and propagation methods. Previous reptile experience at a zoological institution is required. The successful candidate will need to maintain and develop a broad knowledge base on the proper husbandry of reptiles and the other animals in the collection.

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

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

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

Zookeeper II
ZooWorld, 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.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals, to include class 1 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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com

Zookeeper I
ZooWorld, 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.

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.
  • 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:
Daily husbandry for a wide variety of animals. Prepare and feed regular and special diets to exotic zoo animals. Properly clean, disinfect and maintain cages, enclosures and exhibit areas as needed and to a set standard. Understand safety standards and maintain safety of animals, guests and staff. Conduct daily observations of animals to monitor health, well-being, illness or injury. Ability to appropriately report inconsistencies to necessary staff. Assist senior 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

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

How to Apply:
Email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com

Internship (Fall)
ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, Florida

Description:
Interns will receive hands-on experience while assisting zookeepers in their daily duties and can expect to gain knowledge in daily husbandry practices, exotic animal healthcare, behavioral enrichment, nutrition, exhibit design, record keeping, behavior, and animal handling. ZooWorld Interns will strengthen and develop their inter-personal skills through their involvement in daily guest/animal ambassador experiences.

Requirements:
During the course of the program, interns will be expected to assist zookeepers in nearly every aspect of their daily routine. This will include working outdoors in all weather conditions, assisting and educating zoo guests, diet preparation, and will include manual labor. You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to fully participate in daily duties.

Internships must be at least three months in length and require a minimum of three scheduled eight-hour days per week or two ten-hour days depending on the current zoo schedule. All vacation requests must be approved BEFORE being accepted into the internship program.

Accomodations:
Interns willing to complete a full 40-hour work week for a consecutive three months will be provided with intern housing at no extra cost. Housing is on a first come first served basis.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com

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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