Animal Keeper & Nutrition Specialist - Weisberg Stables

Animal Keeper & Nutrition Specialist

Weisberg Stables, Jupiter, Florida

 

DESCRIPTION
Weisberg Stables is a privately owned 20-acre facility with over 250 exotic and domestic animals located in Jupiter, FL. Now in our third year of operation this program has gained local recognition for its animal assisted interactions, equine assisted learning programs and philanthropic outreach programs serving veterans, at risk youth, individuals with special needs and children in foster care. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our animal keeper team. As a keeper, you will be responsible for the care and well-being of our farm and exotic animals (excluding equines). Primary responsibilities include general husbandry, training, presenting and exhibit maintenance. Candidates must excel in a fast-paced and highly changing environment. Candidates must be able to work holidays, weekends and in Florida’s inclement weather.


Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform daily care of assigned animals including cleaning, feeding and exhibit maintenance
  • Diet preparation and recording
  • Responsible for the daily observation of animal health and welfare
  • Maintain daily reports and records (medical logs, training logs and enrichment logs)
  • Assist in training animals for basic husbandry
  • Provide animals with daily enrichment following enrichment schedule
  • Assist with animal health procedures, administer medicines as needed
  • Provide educational tours
  • Report maintenance issues and potential safety hazards to appropriate manager
  • Perform minor repairs and improvements of exhibits under supervision
  • Follow company policies and procedures


Skills needed:

  • Degree in zoology or related field preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience in a professional zoological setting
  • Knowledge of USDA safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions including procedures for care and maintenance of animals, exhibit, service and holding spaces
  • Previous experience working with public and giving presentations
  • Ability to exercise judgment concerning assigned work activities
  • Skill in observation in order to recognize and evaluate conditions of animal health, diets and behavior
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat
  • Must have the ability to work individually or with a team with or without direct supervision
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Exhibit good teamwork and communication skills with all employees


To apply:
Please email resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply online: http://www.weisbergstables.com/careers/animal-caretaker/

Posted October 30, 2018

Animal Care Manager - Montgomery Zoo

Animal Care Manager

Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Alabama

 

Recruitment #18-CI7595-01
Filing Deadline: Continuous
Jurisdictions: City of Montgomery
Salary: ,440.00/year
Department: Zoo
Job Type: Open Competitive
Employment Type: Full-Time


Nature Of Work
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to manage the animal care operations work
including general husbandry of the collections, veterinary care and exhibit facilities maintenance to
ensure a professional standard of operations regarding animal health, welfare and conservation.
Supervision is exercised on a daily basis over the Assistant Animal Care Manager, Conservation
and Enrichment Manager, Zookeepers, and indirect supervision over maintenance personnel, all
involved in the delivery of animal care services and the maintenance of the exhibits and grounds.


Minimum Qualifications
A four-year degree in zoology, biology or related field from an accredited college or university and
three years of progressively responsible experience in the care and management of animal
collections in a zoological park. Experience in the field may be substituted for college training at a
rate of two years of experience doing similar work for each year of college. Preference will be
given to candidates who possess the minimum requirements necessary for Professional
membership in the Zoological Association of America.
Special Requirements
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions,
such as dirt, dust, pollen orders, wet, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes,
machinery, vibrations, electric currents, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.


PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving
some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and
may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate
weight (50 - 80 pounds).

Requires the ability to start, stop, operate and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery,
tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions.


Kind Of Examination
Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during
the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Zoo. Applicants will
be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on the application and
attached willingness questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application
form and willingness questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds
of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If the
number of qualified applicants exceeds the appropriate number of eligible applicants for immediate
referral, applicants will be placed in groups based on their qualifications indicated on the
willingness questionnaire and application. Applicants within each group will be considered equally
qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order. If the number of qualified applicants is
equal to or less than the appropriate number for referral, qualified candidates will be certified as
equally qualified.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online
Employment Center (http://www.jobaps.com/MGM). Paper applications are no longer accepted.
Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no
closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.


Additional Information
BENEFITS:
Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental,
and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.
DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment
drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine
that will verify illegal drug use).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment,
examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of
personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race,
national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex,
or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements
constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the
responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in
order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves
the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to
request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at
(334) 625-2675.
I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of
your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control
Act of 1986.
UPDATE OF CONTACT INFORMATION: It is your responsibility to update your contact
information (address, phone, email) so that we can contact you about jobs. Please visit the
Update Contact Information (http://www.jobaps.com/MGM/NewRegPages/IDPassfind.asp?from=UpdateEmail) page
to log in and update to your contact information at any time.

Posted October 29, 2018

Animal Keeper - Wild Florida

Animal Keeper

Wild Florida, Kenansville, Florida

 

DESCRIPTION
Wild Florida is a Gator and Wildlife Park located in Kenansville, FL. The wildlife park is rapidly growing and looking for a motivated individual to join our animal keeper team. As a keeper, you will be responsible for the care and well-being of the parks mammals and birds. Primary responsibilities include general husbandry, training, presenting and exhibit maintenance. Candidates must excel in a fast-paced and highly changing environment. Candidates must be able to work holidays, weekends and in inclement weather.
 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform daily care of assigned animals including cleaning, feeding and exhibit maintenance
  • Prepare diets for the animal collection
  • Responsible for the daily observation of animal health and welfare
  • Maintain daily reports and records (medical logs, training logs and enrichment logs)
  • Assist in training animals for basic husbandry
  • Provide animals with daily enrichment
  • Assist with animal health procedures, administer medicines as needed
  • Answer visitor’s questions about the Zoo and the animals
  • Participate in keeper chats, tours, encounters, and shows with the public
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Exhibit good teamwork and communication skills with all employees
  • Report maintenance issues and potential safety hazards to appropriate manager
  • Perform minor repairs and improvements of exhibits under supervision
  • Follow company policies and procedures
     

Skills needed:

  • Degree in zoology or related field preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 6 months experience in a professional zoological setting
  • Knowledge of zoo safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions including procedures for care and maintenance of animals, exhibit, service and holding spaces
  • Public speaking experience a must
  • Ability to exercise judgment concerning assigned work activities
  • Skill in observation in order to recognize and evaluate conditions of animal health, diets and behavior
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat
  • Must have the ability to work individually or with a team with or without direct supervision


Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Jenny Raycraft
Animal Manger
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Posted October 29, 2018

Keeper Intern - Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Keeper Intern

Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

 

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is currently accepting applications from hard working, dependable college students and recent graduates to participate in a keeper internship within our animal department. Interns will gain valuable experience working with rare and endangered species including birds, reptiles, small and large animals, carnivores, hoofstock and primates by working one on one with keepers and the public in a variety of ways detailed below:


Duties May Include:

  • Maintaining and cleaning animal enclosures and yards (first thing in the morning and at the end of the day)
  • Assisting with animal rides (majority of the day when assigned, split in shifts)
  • Assisting and/or leading Animal Encounter areas (majority of the day when assigned, split in shifts)
  • Informal and formal guest interactions through keeper talks, demonstrations, etc.
  • Diet preparations and feeding
  • Creating and distributing enrichment
  • Animal training

Additional assignments and opportunities are available to interns are based on individual progress during the internship.
This is a PAID position, currently paying .25 per hour. Tanganyika's Keepers work very closely with their animals and the public, and we expect the same from our interns. We are a very fast-paced environment and are known to run more like a ranch than a zoo.


Education and Pre-Requisites:

  • Prospective Interns must be at least 18 years of age before the start of their internship.
  • Preference will be given to college students working towards a degree or those that have a degree in zoo science, wildlife biology, zoology, or other related field.
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills are required.
  • Interns must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Interns should be able to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in varied weather conditions.
  • Interns should be able to bend, stoop, and lift 50 to 75 pounds when necessary.
  • Interns are required to work with the keeper(s) of their area to create and assess an original enrichment device or approved project.
  • Interns must commit to OUR schedule including weekdays, weekends, and holidays.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • This is a paid position, currently paying .25 per hour.
  • Limited housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: housing is not guaranteed for interns.


Time Commitment:

  • Keeper Interns are desired for the following term: March 1st, 2019 to November 11th, 2019
  • The number of hours required per week will vary, but interns should expect to work approximately 30 hours paid and 10 hours unpaid per 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 simply aid a keeper on a larger project.


To Apply: Submit your resume/cover letter and references via email to Grace Coyne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please submit your application BEFORE January 15th, 2019


Posted October 24, 2018

Director - Melbourne Zoo

Director

Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, Australia

 

  • Enhance visitor experience and provide innovative and creative solutions
  • Set the tone for Zoo’s around the world
  • Salary up to 0,000pkg


About Zoos Victoria and Melbourne Zoo
Zoos Victoria is a world leading zoo-based conservation organisation, fighting extinction to secure a future rich in wildlife through conservation of wildlife and community. With three world class zoos (Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo) Zoos Victoria connects people with wildlife through inspirational experiences. Through these experiences Zoos Victoria looks to inspire and facilitate the community, both locally and outside of Victoria to take conservation actions that make a measurable positive difference to wildlife.


About the Role
The Melbourne Zoo, the oldest Zoo in Australia, is located in the beautiful leafy Parkville area and welcomes approximately 1.3 million visitors per year. The Director Melbourne Zoo, is a key role in the organisation, with a strategic focus across visitor experience, life sciences and operations.
The Director will provide dynamic, proactive leadership and will work closely with the CEO and General Managers to optimise visitor experience, inspire employees and volunteers, deliver strong commercial outcomes whilst creating a wildlife friendly society. Driving collaboration and building partnerships with other sites to achieve Victoria Zoo’s strategic plan will be key to the success of this role.


About You
To be considered for this incredible opportunity, we are seeking a strategic executive leader who is passionate about contributing and making a difference to Zoos Victoria. Previous experience in midsize organisations (300-400 staff) with a focus on people (both staff and visitors) will be essential for this role. You will be an innovative and driven leader who has been successful in sharing the organisational vision and engaging and taking people along on the journey to achieve strategic organisational outcomes. With a structured approach to problem solving you will drive multiple and potentially high profile projects at the Melbourne Zoo that will ensure the role is always unique and interesting. Furthermore this is an opportunity to leave a legacy (animals, science and conservation focus) and an opportunity to be innovative and set the tone for zoo’s around the world.
Tertiary qualifications and an understanding of either zoo industry or organisations with visitor experience will be highly regarded. In addition you will have strong business acumen, experience in enhancing processes to improve outcomes and have genuine passion about representing Melbourne Zoo and Zoos Victoria.


To Apply
To apply for this unique opportunity, work with incredible people and be a part of an organisation that is a leader in its field, please apply via the Davidson website, www.davidsonwp.com or for a confidential conversation, please contact Sandra Kerr (03 9929 9528).

Posted October 22, 2018

Zoo Operations Assistant Manager - Santa's Village Azoosment Park

Zoo Operations Assistant Manager (full-time - exempt)

Santa's Village Azoosment Park, East Dundee, Illinois

 

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park is full of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at SVAP. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who’s serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn’t take magic to put a smile on a guest’s face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Azoosment attitude. Whether you’re serving food, working in an office, maintaining equipment, performing in costume or operating a ride, you won’t just be “doing a job.” You’ll be creating memories for our guests that will last a lifetime. Are YOU that kind of person?
Job Description:
As a member of our year round zoo staff you are responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of our zoo and park. Santa’s Village AZoosment Park is home to hundreds of animals including goats, cows, horses, farm birds, birds of prey, reptiles, and exotic mammals. As a Zoo Operations Assistant Manager you are responsible for the daily care, feeding, cleaning and handling of all our domestic and exotic animals. Become a Zoo Operations Assistant Manager that makes a difference in our animal’s lives – If this is you we encourage you to apply today.
Zoo Operations Assistant Manager at SVAP is responsible for:

  • Carries out all aspects of daily care to animals and their habitats. Including, but not limited to cleaning, feeding, watering, securing, exhibit maintenance, and general appearance of zoo facilities.
  • Monitors health of animals on a daily basis by observing eating habits, general activity, behavior and appearance, interaction with others, etc.
  • Administers prescribed medications, supplements, or treatments under the guidance of the veterinary and executive staff.
  • Monitors and reports animal health and behavioral issues to executive staff
  • Maintains clean, safe and organized exhibits, holding areas, service areas and equipment.
  • Cleans and maintains animal exhibits including use of chemical agents and special tools which are used to ensure the health and safety of the animals as well as the proper presentation to the public.
  • Maintains animal exhibits for all species.
  • Oversees delivery of educational programs and/ or other public interactions. Must be comfortable speaking in front of groups, and displays excellent customer service skills.
  • Prepares and distributes animal diets and adjusts as needed.
  • Will oversee work activities and/or provide training for interns, seasonal staff, or volunteers.
  • Designs, executes, and distributes a variety of enrichment on a daily basis to the zoo animals.
  • Able to understand and carry out a variety of specific care instructions particular to each animal.
  • Maintains clean and safe work environment.
  • Maintains accurate heath/diet records and more.
  • Identifies potential maintenance or safety issues and reports them to a supervisor.
  • Adheres to established animal handling and related safety guidelines. Leads established animal escape drills and procedures. Under supervision, captures, restrains, and transports animals
  • Exhibits good teamwork and communication skills both within the home team and when working with other teams and departments
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
To perform the role of Zoo Operations Assistant Manager 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.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience with multiple species, performing animal care activities in a small park or zoo environment is mandatory or a combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of general husbandry practices and methods is mandatory.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of animal behavior and natural history; common environmental enrichment and animal training practices; biology and related subjects are mandatory.
  • Knowledge of animal behavior as an indication of general health, reproductive potential and wellbeing is mandatory.
  • Ability to recognize occupational hazards involved and the safe work practices to employ while in proximity of potentially dangerous animals.
  • Should have knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment used in cleaning operations.
  • Ability to keep comprehensive and accurate records according to established procedures.
  • Ability to both give and follow oral and written directions effectively.
  • Ability to organize tasks and time to ensure timely completion of all projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in any of the assigned animal areas fulfilling all requirements of the title.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing animal behavior problems or emergency situations, and to respond with appropriate action.
  • Experienced with and comfortable around potentially dangerous and unpredictable animal species.
  • Ability to interact courteously, respectfully and productively with supervisors, fellow employees, volunteers, zoo visitors and general public.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the Zoo Operations Assistant Manager.

  • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to regularly perform a variety of physical tasks that include but are not limited to climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, crawling
  • Physical strength, including ability to frequently move up to fifty (50) pounds. Tasks may include heavy manual and skilled work such as moving and manipulating heavy food items, hoses, bales of hay, equipment and crated animals.
  • Ability to work in small, confined spaces
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to wear requisite Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that may include rubber/latex gloves, steel-toed boots/shoes, face shields, eye goggles, etc.
  • No allergy related to plants or animals that may interfere with the ability to work
  • No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch balance and ability of movement that might interfere with ability to work
  • Ability to maintain immune response to exposure to infectious and parasitic diseases


The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of the Zoo Operations Assistant Manager.

  • While performing this job, the noise level in the work environment may be loud.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions; frequently exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), occasionally exposed to extreme cold (non-weather).
  • While performing this job, the possibility of coming in contact with human/non-human bodily fluids is highly likely. Ex: feces, vomit, blood, etc.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If you are interested in this position and you have what it takes to be a part of SVAP, click on “Apply”. If not, please check out our Job Board to explore other opportunities within the company. We regret that due to the volume of responses only applicants of interest will be contacted.

Posted October 19, 2018

Zookeeper - Austin Zoo

Zookeeper

Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

 

Austin Zoo is currently hiring for a full time zookeeper position. This position will cover multiple species. All full time positions consist of 40 hours per week and include weekends, holidays, and occasional evening hours.


Description of Work:

  • daily assessment/observation and care of exhibit and off-exhibit animals
  • food preparation and assessment of consumption
  • visual evaluation of health, condition, and behavior
  • keeping extensive written records
  • perform operant conditioning, behavioral management, and enrichment practices
  • interaction with zoo visitors in an informal setting
  • working with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment


Qualifications:
Qualified applicants must have minimum of a 4-year degree and a MINIMUM of 2 years of paid direct animal care experience. This position is intended for an animal care professional who has mastered basic husbandry, observation, and record keeping techniques.

The ideal candidate will be able to lift 50 pound bags of animal feed, work outdoors, and demonstrate the ability to manage their time in a fast paced environment. They must be able to complete daily tasks with minimum supervision, keep detailed and accurate records and possess good oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work within a dynamic team.

Preference will be given to applicants that have paid working experience with the care and handling of exotic animals to include capture and restraint, training and enrichment, diet preparation and daily maintenance of enclosures in a zoo setting.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please no phone calls or drop-ins. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

Posted September 11, 2018

Animal Care Manager - Austin Zoo

Animal Care Manager

Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

 

Job Summary
Leads and supervises Animal Care staff, responsible for the care and exhibition of the animal collection, oversees design and development of animal facilities and exhibits. Serves as primary contact and liaison for Animal Care department.
 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises Animal Care staff that is responsible for all aspects of animal care
  • Manages personnel, including but not limited to, work assignments, schedules and coordination of staffing levels. Tracks timekeeping and related reports, and works with appropriate staff for performance evaluations of area personnel.
  • Able to perform animal keeping duties, all animal husbandry and exhibit maintenance functions if needed.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with ZAA accreditation standards, USDA, TPWD, and DWA requirements.
  • Oversees department procedures and enforces related safety guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to interact respectfully, productively, and courteously with supervisors, fellow employees and general public.
  • Ability to keep comprehensive and accurate records according to established procedures.
  • Ability to organize tasks and time to ensure timely completion of all projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to both give and follow directions effectively.
     

Additional Requirements

  • Available to work any necessary hours, including weekends, special events, holidays, and all shifts as well as being available for after-hours emergencies.
  • Availability to attend training sessions and conferences.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
     

Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology or closely related field
  • Minimum 5 years zoo animal care experience
  • Additional 5 years in zoo management or supervisory level position


How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please no phone calls or drop-ins. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

Posted August 20, 2018

Senior Curator/Manager, Living Collections - Museum of Science, Boston

Senior Curator/Manger, Living Collections

Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts

 

SUMMARY STATEMENT:
The Senior Curator/Manager of the Living Collections Department is responsible for the overall management of the Live Animal Care Center and the Butterfly Garden composed of approximately 140 vertebrate animals and 60 individuals or colonies of invertebrates. The Manager must ensure that all Museum standards, governmental regulations and AZA accreditation standards for live animals and plants are being met or surpassed. The Manager has the final approval of all animals and plants used in programs and exhibits. Working with a full-time staff of nine and part-time staff of six, the Manager must ensure that the living collection is relevant to the Museum mission, species are appropriate for exhibits or programs, that acquisitions and transfers meet all permit requirements and that there are sufficient resources to support the collection. Every five years the Manager must also lead the AZA accreditation process.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly manages 9 full-time staff, 6 part-time staff
  • Prepare and manage the Living Collection Budget of 0K
  • Oversee the care and use of the live animal collection comprised of 140 vertebrate animals and 60 either individual or colonies of invertebrates
  • Oversee the operation of the Butterfly Garden which hosts 120,000 visitors and generates approximately 0,000 annually
  • Monitors 4,000 animal ambassador program appearances each year.
  • Present 3-4 live animal presentations per week
  • Living Collection is a 7 day a week, 365 days a year operation


WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Tuesday-Saturday and must be available for emergencies


REPORTS TO:
Director, Conservation and Temporary Exhibit Operations


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
  • Seven or more years of zoo management/management of live animal collections
  • Experience working in a nature center, zoo, or museum with a live animal collection
  • Working knowledge and experience with the best practices for animal care and welfare as well as their exhibition and use in educational programs.
  • Experience with handling live animals and training others how to use them in educational programs
  • Experience with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation standards and actively participated in the accreditation process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of governmental regulations impacting the exhibition and educational use of wild and domestic animals.
  • Proven skill successfully managing animal care staff in a zoo, aquarium, science museum or nature center
  • Proven skill in preparing and managing budgets.
  • Ability to do live animal presentations for the public
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Species 360 or animal record keeping software


STARTING SALARY:
Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


BENEFITS:
Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


TO APPLY:

https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/867101-318505.html


The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

Posted August 10, 2018

Keeper - Panther Ridge Conservation Center

Keeper, Full-time

Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Wellington, FL

 

Closing date: October 31, 2018
 

Panther Ridge Conservation Center is a 501c5 non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional care to the animals in our collection. We are looking for the right individual to fulfill our full time keeper position that is available! Panther Ridge is a small, rapidly growing facility that houses over 21 exotic cats. We are in the process of relocating to Sarasota, FL and redesigning/expanding our facility. Starting out primarily as a rescue, our mission has now evolved to educate and conserve. While we are not open to the public, we offer educational tours of the facility daily by appointment.


As a full time keeper you will be responsible for all aspects of animal husbandry including but not limited to:

  • Cleaning and maintaining enclosures
  • Operant conditioning training and enrichment
  • Observing, monitoring, and documenting animal health
  • Meat processing/diet prep
  • Assisting with vet care/cub rearing
  • Public speaking, guided tours, outreach programs
  • Help with social media/events/fundraisers
  • Maintenance of facility and landscaping


EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
Full time Keepers can be expected to work 5-6 days a week including all holidays, events, and weekends.
Other Requirements include:

  • BS degree in biology related field
  • At least 1 year of carnivore experience
  • Team player with great communication
  • Lift at least 50 lbs
  • Work in extreme heat/weather conditions
  • Up to date on vaccinations including tetanus and be TB negative
  • Valid drivers license and ability to work in US


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Pay is based on experience
Onsite free housing available for right individual
A working interview is required for this position
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply send resume, cover letter, 1 letter of recommendation, and 3 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We will carefully evaluate all applicants and call for an interview. We encourage photos of previous experience as well!

Posted August 8, 2018

Welder/Maintenance Technician & Zoo Craftsman - Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Welder/Maintenance Technician & Zoo Craftsman

Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

 

This position will be responsible for metal welding and fabrication for Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to; general repairs, renovations, construction, maintenance to any buildings, structures, exhibits, equipment, vehicles, and other facilities at the Tanganyika Wildlife Park.

Duties will vary daily and may include tasks as welding, fabrication, general repair, maintenance, carpentry, plumbing/electrical/HVAC, fencing, painting, site work and excavating. You may be required to operate construction equipment such as a skid steer, high loader, trencher…etc. as needed to complete these tasks.


EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

High School Graduate, with vocational or technical training in welding, equipment repair or trade. 2 years of education or degree in the related field is preferred. OR 3-5 Years of relevant experience as a maintenance worker or tradesman.

Must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid KS driver’s license within 60 days of start date.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time position, including health insurance then an IRA match after a year. After 90 days of employment individuals can participate in our accidental wellness plan through Aflac. Pay is based on experience and will be discussed during the interview process. An immediate start date is preferred.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send your resume, cover letter and references to Tanganyika’s Maintenance Supervisor; Rory Randolph- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted August 3, 2018

Zoo Keeper 1 and 2 positions - ZooWorld Zoological Park

Zoo Keeper 1 and 2 positions

ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, FL

 

ZooWorld Zoological Park is a 5 acre facility located just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Florida’s emerald coast.
Seeking highly motivated and innovative individuals to fill full time, permanent Zoo Keeper 1 and 2 positions.
These positions will care for a variety 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 weekends and holidays, and perform highly physical work 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 or equivalent 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:
Clean and maintain animal enclosures. 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. Daily observation of animals to monitor health and well-being. Report animal illness or injury to appropriate staff. Assist senior staff as needed with administering medications, providing treatment and restraint as needed. 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.

 

TO APPLY:  Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line: ZooKeeper

Posted August 3, 2018

Zoo Attendant (regular, part-time) - Wright Park Zoo

Zoo Attendant (Regular, Part-Time)

Wright Park Zoo, Dodge City, Kansas

 

The City of Dodge City is accepting applications for a regular part-time Zoo Attendant position in the Zoo Division (up to 32 hours per week). Position performs routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering, and general humane care of animals at the Zoo, assists the Head Zookeeper, and performs work in the general maintenance and cleaning of the Zoo facilities and grounds. Zoology, Animal Science or Biology degree preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in the care of animals is required along with good customer service skills. Must be able to lift and manipulate heavy weights (50 lbs. & up) frequently. Valid Kansas drivers license with good driving record required.

 

The starting wage is .00-.00 per hour, DOQ, with part-time City benefit package, including single or family health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and KPERS. Regular part-time position works 5-6 hours daily Monday thru Friday and some additional hours on weekends.

 

Please apply online at www.dodgecity.org/careers . A resume may be inserted into the online application. Should accommodations be needed to receive or complete the online application, please contact Human Resources, City of Dodge City, PO Box 880, Dodge City, Kansas 67801, or call (620) 225-8100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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


Posted July 31, 2018

Keeper Internships - Wild Wonders

Keeper Interships (Fall)

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

 

Wild Wonders, a wildlife conservation education center is accepting resumes for fall keeper internships . These are unpaid positions(3). Applicants will be learning conservation curriculum, training and socialization, general husbandry, medical support, and enclosure maintenance and enhancement of our ambassador collection. Internships are 3 days per week for 4 months . Applicants must be currently enrolled in a zoology program or recently graduated. Must be physically fit and able to work in adverse weather such as heat.

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


Posted July 25, 2018

Zoo and Interpretive Services Manager - Micke Grove Zoo

Zoo and Interpretive Services Manager

Micke Grove Zoo, Lodi, California

 

Monthly Salary ,037-,341
 

Micke Grove Zoo
Micke Grove Park and Zoo were a gift to the people of San Joaquin County from local philanthropists William and Julia Harrison Micke. Their legacy lives on in the beautiful oak forested park that opened in 1938 as well as its many improvements that continue to evolve. Many millions of visitors have enjoyed the Micke’s wonderful gift. Micke Grove Park also features a Japanese Garden, San Joaquin County Historical Museum, Fun Town at Micke Grove Amusement Park and picnic shelters in a beautiful setting.

Micke Grove Zoo is a five-acre zoo with amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates. The zoo that exists today is very different from the zoo that first opened its gates in 1957. Today, the collection of Micke Grove Zoo emphasizes uniqueness and quality over size and quantity with a concentration on the welfare of the animal ambassadors that live here


The Position
The Zoo & Interpretive Services Manager performs responsible administrative work in planning and directing activities at the Micke Grove Zoo and Oak Grove Nature Center. They are also responsible for coordinating interpretive programs for the zoo and parks.
An incumbent in this management class is responsible for managing, planning, and directing programs for the zoo and assisting with administration of the nature center. The incumbent performs long range planning and budgeting; recommends policies and procedures for the zoo, nature center, and interpretive programs; supervises the daily activities of the zoo and nature center through subordinate staff; and directs interpretive programs for the department. For a complete job description, visit our website at www.sjgov.org/department/hr


Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications for this position include graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in zoology, wildlife biology, animal science, animal care, zoo management or a related field and four years’ experience in zoo operations or closely related field, two years of which were at a supervisory level.

Please visit our website to view the brochure, which includes additional information regarding the position and benefits information. Apply to: San Joaquin County Human Resources, 44 N. San Joaquin Street, Suite 330, Stockton, CA 95202 or online at www.sjgov.org/department/hr
Final filing deadline is July 27, 2018. For information, call (209) 468-3370 or visit our website at www.sjgov.org/department/hr   EOE.

Posted July 11, 2018

Full-Time Primate Keeper - Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Full-Time Primate Keeper

Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

 

Description:
Full-Time Keeper needed to perform high levels of husbandry skills with our Primate Collection. Our collection includes; Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Red-Ruffed Lemurs, Schmidt’s Guenons, DeBraza’s Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, White-Handed Gibbons, Mandrills, Javan Langurs & Colobus Monkeys.


Education & Pre-requisites:
Candidates need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Bio-Science, or be working towards a pertinent degree. The equivalent is preferred in experience if a Bachelor’s has not been obtained.


Compensation & Benefits:
This is a full-time position, including health insurance and an IRA match after a year. After 90 days of employment full-time keepers can participate in our accidental wellness plan through Aflac. Pay is based on experience and will be discussed during the interview process. An immediate start date is preferred. The second part of the interview process is a 2-day working interview at the Wildlife Park.


Application Instructions:
Please send your resume, cover letter and references to Tanganyika's Curator. Stephanie Jeter- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Posted January 10, 2018

Bird Keeper & Experienced Trainer - Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Bird Keeper & Experienced Trainer

Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

 

Description:
Full time Keeper needed to perform high levels of husbandry skills with our exotic bird collection. Seeking an experienced bird trainer to create and develop a training program leading up to a flight show and further behaviors for demonstrations.
 

Education & Pre-requisites:
Candidates need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Bio-Science, or be working towards a pertinent degree. The equivalent is preferred in experience if a Bachelor's has not been obtained.
An extensive amount of experience in training exotic birds is needed.
 

Compensation & Benefits:
This is a full-time position, including health insurance and an IRA match after a year. After 90 days of employment full-time keepers can participate in our accidental wellness plan through Aflac. Pay is based on experience and will be discussed during the interview process. An immediate start date is preferred. The second part of the interview process is a 2-day working interview at the Wildlife Park.


Application Instructions:
Please send your resume, cover letter and references to Tanganyika's Curator. Stephanie Jeter- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
References must to pertain to previous experience in training exotic birds, and any other training programs you have successfully completed.


Posted January 6, 2018

Project Manager - ZooWorld Zoological Park

Project Manager

ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

 

ZooWorld Zoological Park is located in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida and has been a beach icon since 1947. The 5 acre park houses nearly 200 animals. We are searching for a high energy out of the box creative thinker to join our dynamic leadership team.

Description of Position:
This position is full-time and answers to the zoo director. It may require weekend, holiday and evening hours. The project manager will supervise maintenance and grounds staff, act as liaison for all contractors and contract service providers. They will be on-site and fully involved in daily maintenance routines and duties, so must be able to adapt to working outside in all weather conditions. Trade skills are a plus as this position will be responsible for the design and completion of new exhibits.


The project manager should expect to:

  • Work directly with maintenance staff to ensure timely completion of zoo facilities upkeep projects
  • Coordinate the function of the maintenance department and prioritizes projects
  • Construct new exhibits
  • Repair older exhibits
  • Collect and review job bids on large scale projects
  • Prepare budgets for large and small scale projects
  • Work within set budget to complete projects
  • Work effectively in a fast paced deadline driven environment
  • Have a proven ability to manage staff
  • Have experience in exhibit design, construction and themeing


Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to construct, design or theme exhibits
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff


Pay commensurate with experience, paid vacation and sick time, bonus opportunities
Apply to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line: Project manager.  Email resume, photographs of recently completed projects and salary requirements

Posted July 2, 2018

Veterinary Technician - Fort Worth Zoo

Veterinary Technician

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas


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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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


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

  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability

Must possess working knowledge of:

  • Basic methods and techniques of veterinary clinical procedures
  • Observational skills for medical procedures and patient monitoring
  • Basic principles of anatomy, physiology and behavior of a variety of animal species
  • Basic principles and procedures of safe animal handling and restraint techniques of a variety of animal species
  • Operational characteristics of veterinary equipment and instruments
  • Must possess the ability to:
  • Provide appropriate and timely assistance with medical procedures in a variety of situations and conditions
  • React appropriately and calmly in emergency situations
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions and priorities as set by supervisor
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Work independently in the absence of immediate supervision
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Maintain mental capacity which permits making sound decisions and good judgments, prioritizing work activities, demonstrating intellectual capabilities
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting, walking or standing for extended periods of time, working closely with others, operating assigned equipment


Education and/or Experience:

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


Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations:

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


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

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

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


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

Posted June 27, 2018

Zoo Supervisor - Turtle Back Zoo

Zoo Supervisor

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, New Jersey

 

Job Description
The Turtle Back Zoo is looking for a dynamic individual to join and lead our animal care staff who possesses an excellent understanding of animal husbandry, training and leadership skills. The successful candidate will need to have the skills and competency to perform in a working supervisory role which may include but are not limited to the following duties: Examples of duties include all aspects of daily animal care and maintenance including cleaning, feeding, watering, observing, enclosure upkeep, monitoring health, medicating under veterinary supervision, record keeping, informal education exchanges with zoo guests, and other aspects of professional animal care and management, including training and enrichment.
Advanced knowledge of multiple taxa is preferred including but not limited to avian, reptile, mammal and aquarium knowledge.
In addition to the skills listed above the successful candidate will be expected to: Perform in a proactive leadership role and communicate regularly with zoo administration regarding animal management, facility maintenance, and staff supervision and development. Assist in departmental hiring, and work assignments, and the development of departmental goals and plans. Establish work priorities for the department and write standard operating procedures. Ensure compliance with all Turtle Back Zoo policies and procedures. Train and direct work of interns, seasonal employees, and full-time keeper staff as assigned. Routinely monitor and review the work performance of keeper staff in assigned area, and ensure completion of tasks in a timely and effective fashion. Handle personnel situations in a timely, objective, and consistent manner and in accordance with Turtle Back Zoo policies and the union contract. Provide written reports as assigned.
Observe assigned animals closely and objectively. Apply knowledge and prior experiences to affect or implement change where appropriate. Maintain and utilize animal records, create and modify standard operation procedures as needed. Maintain detailed and current knowledge of natural history, husbandry, and captive management of species and individuals in assigned areas. Responsible for current animal and equipment inventory. Observe condition of assigned area(s), animal enclosures, and equipment. Monitor and clean public space(s), plants, and interpretives as required. Report maintenance needs as appropriate, and perform minor maintenance tasks. Maintain proficiency in area routines and specialized procedures. Order, prepare, and distribute food to animal areas as required. Clean animal enclosures, pools, and service areas as required. Communicate with and assist guests. Take initiative to facilitate guests’ appreciation of animals and enjoyment of their visit. Monitor guests to ensure animal and human safety.

Candidates with Public Relation experience i. e. education out-reach and media appearances with is also preferred.

This position will be a working supervisory role and candidate will need to be highly adaptable to stressful and changing situations. Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work well alone or lead a team of assigned keepers is a must.
 

Criteria and Experience Required

  • Requires a 4-year college degree in Biology, Animals Science, Zoology or related field; or an equivalent level of work experience and education as determined by the hiring authority.
  • Five years of increasing experience in the management of a diverse animal collection.
  • Demonstrated history of successful leadership and personnel management skills
  • Must be highly motivated, organized and demonstrate a willingness to adapt positively to corporate change
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Other Requirements
All candidates selected for hiring by the Turtle Back Zoo must undergo a complete background and professional reference check, and those who are hired should possess the ability to lift 75 lbs. and work indoors/outdoors in all conditions is required.
Physical aspects of the job include: enclosure construction / maintenance, stooping, sitting, twisting, walking (often on uneven terrain). The position involves working on weekends and holidays and is subject to 24-hour on-call availability.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

To be considered, email resume, cover letter, and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please place “zoo supervisor” in the subject line.

Posted June 27, 2018

Rhino/Giraffe Relief Keeper - Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Rhino/Giraffe Relief Keeper

Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

 

Description:
Full time keeper needed to perform high levels of husbandry skills with our Hoofstock team. This keeper will work directly with Giraffes, Rhinos, Red River Hogs, Pygmy Hippos & Giant Anteaters.
Education & Pre-requisites:
Candidates need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Bio-Science, or be working towards a pertinent degree. The equivalent is preferred in experience if a Bachelor's has not been obtained.

 

Compensation & Benefits:
This is a full-time position, including health insurance and an IRA match after a year. After 90 days of employment full-time keepers can participate in our accidental wellness plan through Aflac. Pay is based on experience and will be discussed during the interview process. An immediate start date is preferred. The second part of the interview process is a 2-day working interview at the Wildlife Park.

 

Application Instructions:
Please send your resume, cover letter and references to Tanganyika's Curator. Stephanie Jeter- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted June 25, 2018

Hoofstock Position, full-time - Gulf Breeze Zoo

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. While the position will mostly care for a variety of hoofstock. 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 3 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, sable, oryx, wildebeest, llamas, red lechwe, Thomson’s gazelle, blackbuck, 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. Veterinary technician certification is a plus.
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 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.

Visit us at http://www.gulfbreezezoo.org

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

Posted June 23, 2018

National Director, American Humane Conservation - American Humane

National Director, American Humane Conservation

American Humane, Washington DC

 

American Humane seeks a highly motivated National Director to drive growth and broaden the reach of
American Humane Certified™. This position will serve as head of and manage the American Humane
Conservation program‐ acting as spokesperson and working with a variety of external constituents,
assuming primary responsibility for budget management, developing and leading strategy around
Conservation program expansion efforts, and designing and implementing marketing campaigns to that
end. This position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC and reports
directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well‐being of
animals. Our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between
animals and humans. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or
security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program
in Hollywood to broad‐based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response
rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and
effective animal welfare organization in the nation.


Position summary:
The National Director, American Humane Conservation serves as program head and will work alongside
the Global Director to develop and lead the organization’s international program to certify zoos,
aquariums and facilities that meet American Humane’s scientifically sound standards for humane
treatment of thousands of animals living in human care around the world. Accountable for providing
leadership and oversight, the National Director supports American Humane’s mission and scientific
guidelines for the humane care and treatment of animals and is responsible for driving program growth.


Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with Global Director, provide animal expertise and quality assurance for AH’s Conservation certification program
  • Responsible for growing the number of institutions certified through the Conservation program
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the program, reflecting the mission and values of American Humane
  • Provide oversight of independent auditors, ensuring proper credentialing, experience, knowledge of AH animal welfare standards, availability and professionalism
  • Accountable for fiscal management of the program
  • Oversee development and delivery of Conservation educational curriculum for children
  • Initiate and oversee program contractual agreements with certified zoos, aquariums and facilities
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Global Director, staff teams and senior leaders to continually improve systems/efficiencies and to expand program reach and effectiveness
  • Monitor national and international animal health and welfare trends as well as legislative and regulatory activity and keeps senior management updated on emerging issues
  • Utilize sound scientific practices to protect the safety and well‐being of animals in human care in zoos, aquariums and facilities
  • Work with other executive team members and board members to raise revenue for endeavors that support the overall mission of American Humane and the work of the Conservation program
  • Develop strategic alliances/partnerships with industry leaders and other organizations and institutions to promote animal health and welfare
  • As a senior leader of American Humane, the National Director leads by example, adapting to a continually evolving environment and helping others thrive in a deadline driven, results‐oriented workplace
  • Target select conferences and industry meetings to attend to maximize outreach
  • Meet with major certified facilities annually
  • Seek and deliver public speaking engagements, radio and TV interviews and use social networking, coordinating public appearances with AH’s communications strategy and Communications department
  • Provide stories, data and content for use on website, appeals, funding proposals, projects and general public information
  • Ensure that all program and informational materials and website are up to date and reflective of best practices
  • Provide oversight of the Conservation Program Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to ensure judicious use of their expertise, volunteer time and energy
  • With COO, Global Director, and in consultation with the SAC, ensure animal welfare standards and guidelines reflect new research and technology and direct development of new standards for additional species


Essential experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in relevant field preferred
  • Ability to run a successful program, including budget management required
  • Diversity of experience in animal husbandry, animal behavior, health and welfare with marine mammals and/or exotic animals
  • At least 7‐10 years of experience working with animals in human care in zoos, aquariums or other facilities preferred
  • Diversity of marketing and sales experience strongly desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; active listening
  • Strong public speaking and public relations skills
  • Adept at building collaborative relationships and demonstrating diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and timely leadership decisions
  • Ability to lead and work with team members to implement annual program goals
  • Growth oriented and dynamic; self‐disciplined
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times


Direct reports:

  • Program Manager, Conservation


Physical demands and work environment:

  • Position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC
  • Extensive travel, up to 50% of time, must we willing and able to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Exposure to variety of animals at various zoo and aquarium facilities

 

Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane’s core values:

Compassion
Accountability
Respect for all
Loyalty to mission
Sustainability
Honesty, integrity, trust

 

American Humane is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply
To apply, please visit: https://americanhumane.applytojob.com/apply/kNcvd0VJCD/National‐Director‐
Conservation‐Program

Posted June 22, 2018

Life Support Systems Manager - Golden Nugget

Life Support Systems Manager

Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, NV

 

Golden Nugget is a hotel/casino located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. It is home to a 200,000 gallon shark tank and a 75,000 gallon marine aquarium.
 

SUMMARY:
Responsibilities of the LSS Manager include routine operation of life support systems, routine maintenance of life support systems in animal support and life support areas. Develop, schedule and supervise preventative maintenance routines for all life support equipment. Maintain maintenance records and parts inventories. Maintain monthly checklist developed by Curator.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree in a biological field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of Aquarium Life Support experience is required (equivalent experience in a related field will be considered).
  • Certified AALSO operator preferred.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Life Support Systems Operations

  • Adjust water quality conditions according to Curator / Life Sciences Manager instructions.
  • Perform filter backwashes on exhibit systems as required.
  • Perform water discharge and refilling when required.
  • Perform water movement, chemical treatments, and tests to produce and maintain exhibit water.
  • Perform water reclamation on systems after backwash.
  • Monitor and adjust life support equipment as needed.
  • Provide maintenance assistance as required.
  • Monitor and control exhibit conditions after hours as scheduled (evening and graveyard).
  • Perform routine maintenance on life support equipment.
  • Inform Supervisors of any property work orders that may need to be submitted.
  • Provide technical information and assistance on special projects (i.e. plumbing, light construction and minor exhibit fabrication) as needed.
  • Oversee repairs and construction of new or existing exhibits.

Communication

  • Keep management staff informed on exhibit backwash schedules, status of exhibit backwashes and status of water reclamation.
  • Keep management staff informed on problems with life support systems, exhibit enhancement systems and other equipment in animal support and life support areas.
  • Coordinate preventative maintenance of equipment with Engineering Department.
  • Inform Engineering Department if major repairs are required on life support, exhibit enhancement and other equipment.
  • Update Management staff on all LSS issues.

Department Management

  • Develop, schedule and supervise preventative maintenance routines for all life support equipment.
  • Maintain maintenance records.
  • Develop a parts inventory and maintain stock.
  • Coordination between LSS Department, Engineering Department, and Life Sciences staff.
  • Plan and implement long and short-term goals for department.
  • Implement capital projects within the department.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry innovations and new techniques.
  • Make frequent daily rounds to evaluate cleanliness of work area / equipment and safety concerns.

Supervision of Personnel

  • Set an example for the staff by reporting to work by scheduled time and maintaining a clean, professional appearance and project a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Assist in the daily routines of Biology team as needed.


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

  • Ability to manage employees, training and coaching skills with evidence of developing exceptionally motivated teams.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, administrative, multi-tasking, organization and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), fluent English and articulate.
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently and cohesively, consistently producing quality results.
  • Must possess basic/advanced/intermediate mathematical skills to include ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide specific to position responsibilities.
  • Ability to read and understand all policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with guests, employees, and members of management in English, specific to position duties and responsibilities.
  • Must be able to complete standard forms and reports.
  • Must be S.C.U.B.A. certified diver (with 50 logged hours of dive time and with advanced certifications preferred) and must be able to dive as needed.
  • Good understanding of the biological ramifications of water movement.
  • Good understanding of ozone systems and treatment.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Good working knowledge of pumps, motors, and valves.
  • Good mechanical, carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills.
  • Must be organized, observant, self-motivated, with a desire to see projects through to completion.
  • Must be able to work with other employees in a polite, patient manner.
  • Must represent Golden Nugget in a professional manner at all times.
  • Must be available 24 hours a day in case of emergencies.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Report to work location by scheduled time.
  • Maintain clean, professional appearance.
  • Be organized and self-motivated.
  • Must be comfortable diving and swimming with animals constantly.
  • Must be able to pass SCUBA diving evaluations.
  • Must have a high desire to provide the best care available to animals.
  • Must work with other employees in a polite, patient manner.
  • Must be willing to participate in public interaction.
  • Must be available to work as required and prepared to work odd or unscheduled hours.


DISCLAIMER:
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, requirements and skills. Leadership reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different tasks be performed as necessary.

Qualified applicants should complete the job application by clicking on the link below: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25968&siteid=5591#jobDetails=401713_5591
 

Posted June 8, 2018

Outreach Supervisor of Education and Interpretive - Fort Worth Zoo

Outreach Supervisor of Education and Interpretive

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, TX

 

Summary:
This position, under supervision of the Outreach Department Manager and Assistant Manager, is responsible for supervising education and interpretive activities, including supervision of staff, education and interpretive programming, animal husbandry for assigned areas and creating new and innovative guest experiences for the Fort Worth Zoo’s Interpretive and Education Programs. In addition to supervising assigned staff, this position will actively participate in interpretive and husbandry activities.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Interpretive Outreach Program and Education Outreach Program working to create new intimate and interactive guest experiences
  • Participate in the new development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for both the collection and the staff
  • Act as a liaison between Interpretive Outreach staff and the departments in which they cooperate
  • Act as a liaison between Education Outreach Staff and the Education Department in areas of scheduling, programming, and any other areas in which they cooperate
  • Oversee and maintain interpretive equipment such as speakers, microphones and biofacts
  • Monitor guest experiences and feedback to evaluate new and current program success
  • Present education and interpretive programs when necessary
  • Train assigned Interpretive staff and Education Outreach Specialist staff in interpretive and husbandry duties
  • Lead and participate in regular staff meetings
  • Supervise and maintain record-keeping activities for the department.
  • Supervise and maintain normal facility operations at the education building
  • Participate in the zoo-wide behavioral management program by supervising and implementing approved animal training and enrichment projects
  • Perform, monitor and evaluate husbandry, training, enrichment, and health of the Education animal collection
  • Supervise, monitor and maintain Education hallway exhibits
  • Supervise Outreach Education and Interpretive Specialist staff in duties pertaining to animal husbandry and facility maintenance
  • Monitor animal health concerns and communicate issues to Community Outreach Manager, Assistant Manager, Animal Health staff, and Nutritional Services staff when appropriate
  • Monitor education outreach training schedules and weight-managed animals
  • Feed live prey and/or euthanize some prey items as related to the requirements of specific taxa


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • All Education and Interpretive Specialist staff and volunteers in relation to programming, husbandry, and facility maintenance.
  • Demonstrates leadership of employees through ongoing training to include applicable laws, zoo policies, business conduct and ethics and the provision of quality services to guests and employees supporting the highest level of program integrity.
     

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 21 years of age or older
  • Strong knowledge of animal husbandry as it pertains to multiple animal species
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge about zoos, how they operate and their goals and objectives
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability


Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have 3 years of increasingly responsible education outreach and interpretive experience; minimum of 1-year supervisory experience preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Education or related field preferred
  • Animal handling experience in a zoo setting preferred
  • Animal training experience utilizing operant conditioning methods preferred
  • Well-developed presentation skills, experience in interpretive techniques highly preferred
     

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds

 

Certificate, License, Registrations:

  • Registered, Certified or Licensed Veterinary Technician with the ability to become licensed in the State of Texas within 1 year of hiring date; within 6 months preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
     

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 frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


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

  • Team oriented environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather
     

Apply online at fortworthzoo.org/careers

Posted June 5, 2018

Senior Veterinary Technician - Fort Worth Zoo

Senior Veterinary Technician

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, TX

 

Summary:
This position is responsible for ensuring that all clinical support needed by the veterinarians is available, organized, maintained and executed. This includes ensuring proper support in the areas of medical diagnostics and procedures, laboratory quality control and analysis, equipment acquisition and maintenance, and coordination of technical staff. This position will actively participate in technical, husbandry and staff training activities, and directly supervise veterinary technicians.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate technical staff in order to provide all required clinical and laboratory support to the veterinarians
  • Assist veterinarians during medical procedures including set up of necessary equipment, collection of diagnostic samples, monitoring of patient during chemical or manual restraint, administration of treatments, production of radiographs, observation of animal during anesthetic recovery, breakdown and clean up after the procedure
  • Supervise, coordinate and conduct all laboratory analysis and sample processing including hematology, chemistry and serology, fecal examinations, bacteriology, proper sample handling and processing for reference laboratories, long-term storage and research projects
  • Supervise, conduct and coordinate required animal husbandry needs for the hospital and quarantine areas
  • Investigate new medical equipment and new laboratory protocols, and direct staff in changes and purchases as needed.
  • Oversee medical data management through the use of Tracks computer database system.
  • Oversee biosecurity, sanitation, cleaning and disinfection protocols throughout the hospital.
  • Perform emergency treatment and triage of sick animals in the absence of the veterinarian.
  • Establish and oversee procedures in the intensive care unit including patient care and monitoring, record keeping and sanitation.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the controlled drug inventory record keeping system.
  • Ensure accurate and timely execution of prescriptions, including the dispensing of medications, instructions and follow-up on compliance.
  • Work to help coordinate staff preparedness for emergency response, including potent narcotic exposure, EEHV response, venomous snake bites and dangerous animal escapes.
  • Supervise training of veterinary technicians in the different protocols, procedures and daily operations of the veterinary hospital
  • Lead and participate in regular meetings
     

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up to date standard operation procedures for assigned areas
  • Manage and directly supervise the veterinary technicians.
  • Direct technical staff as they assist during medical procedures.
  • Ensure safe working environment for staff and animals.
  • Demonstrate leadership of employees through ongoing training to include applicable laws, Zoo policies, business conduct and ethics and the provision of quality services to guests and employees supporting the highest level of program integrity.
     

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.

  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability


Must possess working knowledge of:

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

Must possess the ability to:

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


Education and/or Experience:

  • Applicants must possess an associate degree from a two-year veterinary technology program or a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology from a four-year program.
  • Minimum of 3 years increasingly responsible work in a zoological institution as a licensed veterinary technician, with the ability to demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility throughout that timeframe
  • Administrative and supervisory experience preferred.

 

Certificate, License, Registrations:

  • Registered, Certified or Licensed Veterinary Technician with the ability to become licensed in the State of Texas within 1 year of hiring date; within 6 months preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
     

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 frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


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

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

Apply online at fortworthzoo.org/careers

Posted May 25, 2018

Director - Virginia Safari Park

Director

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, Virginia

 

Position: Director

Facility: Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge VA  www.virginiasafaripark.com
 

Virginia Safari Park, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in SW Virginia, is searching for a Director. We are a 180-acre drive-through zoo (within our 340-acre property) that offers a wide variety of animals, with the main focus on the Safari and hoofed stock collection, but also featuring a walk-through section with large cats, primates, birds and reptiles. We are a breeding facility, and take pride and care in producing only the highest quality of specimens, including such species as white rhinos, giraffe, a wide variety of antelope species, Ruppells vultures and African penguins.

The position entails overseeing all departments and managers: Animal Care, Guest Services, Facilities and accompanying staff. Assistance is provided by an Assistant Director and Department Managers. Total staff averages 20-40 depending upon the season. Must also be able to assist in the planning for overall progress and growth, and be able to effectively communicate such plans with both corporate management and facility staff. The Director must be aggressive in attention to detail and notice changes as they are needed. As per company policy, all directors will be required to learn, and be able to capably operate, any section of the zoo. This position reports directly to the CEO/Corporate Director and COO.
The position requires high energy and high performance. Change is constant; continual improvement and growth is expected.
We are a non-smoking facility.


Requirements:

  • Experience in a similar type facility will get preference.
  • A consistent history of professional growth, along with upper management experience in a zoological setting, whether public or private facility.
  • A minimum of 10 years of total experience preferred.
  • A BS or higher degree in one of the animal sciences preferred, although extensive experience in zoos and a business background may be acceptable.
  • The ability to routinely work long hours, and nights, weekends, holidays if needed, as required to effectively delegate and lead the zoo team.
  • Ability to hire effectively for management positions.
  • Be fit enough to be an effective and active member of the facility.
  • No visible tattoos.
  • Understand, assist with preparations, and follow annual budgets.
  • Uphold and enhance all standards of animal care.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with state and federal laws.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with standards set by ZAA, AZA, USF&WS, USDA.
  • Work in conjunction with our other facilities: Gulf Breeze Zoo and Alabama Safari Park.


Salary and benefits: Excellent salary including paid sick, vacation time, health insurance options, 401k.
Please send resumes to Eric Mogensen, CEO/Corporate Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Posted May 25, 2018

Assistant Curator - Virginia Safari Park

Assistant Curator

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, Virginia

 

Position: Assistant Curator

Facility: Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge VA  www.virginiasafaripark.com
 

Virginia Safari Park has an opening for an Assistant Curator. The position will mainly focus on the safari and hoofed stock collection. The park is a combination of 180-acre drive-through, walk-through, and off-site breeding facility. Collection consists of approximately 1,000 specimens including large herds of hoofed stock, along with a variety of felines, primates, bird and reptile species. This is a breeding facility, and great emphasis is placed upon conservation through breeding.

The position reports directly to the General Curator and will serve as a continuation of that positon’s goals and duties. Animal care staff varies seasonally from 10-20 keepers, including keeper staff of various levels and Leads. Along with direction from the General Curator, this position may be liaison for various industry breeding programs. Exhibit design and industry standard knowledge, including familiarity with various zoo organizations, helpful. Must be able to assist and provide insight in the processes to hire, terminate and motivate animal care staff. With GC will set up and oversee breeding programs. Will help establish and work within budgets. May also work with curators and keeper staff at our other 2 facilities, the Gulf Breeze Zoo and Alabama Safari Park.
 

Qualifications & Expectations:

  1. BS in the animal related sciences, preferably domestic large animal husbandry;
  2. At least 4 years with ever-increasing responsibilities in a zoo or breeding center environment.
  3. Extensive hands-on experience with a wide range of animal care knowledge may be substituted for degree.
  4. Precise record-keeping, collection management experience needed.
  5. Knowledge of proper animal conformation & body conditions, incubation techniques, gestation periods, nutrition and forages a plus.
  6.  Familiarity with basic medications and vaccination programs.
  7. Will be expected to become a member of DART (Dangerous Animal Recovery Team) team, so a basic understanding of firearms and training, or willingness to learn, is required.


This position must be able to balance between being able to satisfy the visitor’s park experience with managing an ever increasing and diversified collection. Must be physically fit and active. This is a hands-on position and will require extensive time spent in the field, observing both the staff and animal collection daily.

Salary commensurate with experience. Must be professional, in both demeanor and appearance. No visible tattoos. Non-smoking environment.

Position will remain open until filled. Send resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Posted May 25, 2018

Keeper 1, Mammal Keeper - Roer's Zoofari Park

Keeper 1, Mammal Keeper

Roer's Zoofari Park, Reston, Virginia

 

Description:
Roer's Zoofari Park is located on 30 acres in beautiful northern Virginia, housing over 70 species. We an immediate opening in the animal care department. This will include working with; but not limited to marsupials, hoof stock, (a few birds and reptiles as well.) Animal care includes diet preparation, feeding, cleaning, inspecting habitats, maintaining habitats, assist with behavior modification, enrichment programs, and daily reports. This position also includes giving animal presentations and working with the public. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as with a team when necessary. Also, must be willing to work outside, and weekends/ holidays as assigned.
 

Education & 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, etc.)
  • 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 & Benefits:
-/hr, PTO, medical benefits and bonus pay opportunities. (Pay will be based on experience)


Application Instructions:
Email cover letter, resume and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Posted May 14, 2018

Wildlife Specialist - Flamingo Habitat

Wildlife Specialist

Flamingo Habitat, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Specialist is responsible for all aspects of avian husbandry including preparing and feeding specialized diets as well as maintaining aesthetics of exhibits; does twice daily live animal presentations. Specialist works on all facets of medical procedures under Veterinarian’s direction and will be involved in propagation and rearing of resulting young. Wildlife Specialist works at a high level of independence and needs very little direct supervision. This is an hourly, non-exempt, full-time position and requires that the person is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to emergencies. Pay starts at /hr; full benefits and 401K. Works 8am-4pm, with one hour lunch; days off Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • BS in a related field or comparable experience and two years of exotic avian experience at a professional facility
  • Working knowledge of avian husbandry that includes the ability to pick out aberrant behavior
  • Experience with avian medical care including capture, restraint, gavaging and injections
  • Must be familiar with the nitrogen cycle of an aquatic biosystem
  • Must know rearing techniques for precocial and altricial chicks and be familiar with incubation
  • Must know common avian diseases, identification, prevention and treatment
  • Must be able to speak in front of large crowds on a microphone

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:

  • Experience with avian rehabilitation
  • Vet tech experience
  • Knowledge in lentic pond care and large freshwater fish care
  • Animal training experience using operant conditioning, preferably with birds
  • Current member of a professional organization(s)
  • Second language

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Wildlife Specialist is responsible for performing all aspects of avian husbandry without direct supervision which include:

  • Monitor animal health and well-being through observation of appetite, disposition and/or excreta; identify disease, illness, injury or aberrant behavior and report to Supervisor
  • Prepare a variety of regular and special diets to feed collection
  • Feed entire collection; maintain animal enclosures and exhibit areas
  • Assist veterinarian which includes capture, restraint, and medicating; monitor current pharmacy inventory, treatment areas, and equipment inventory
  • Perform all medical treatments including injections, gavaging and subcutaneous fluids without supervision
  • Observe and assist at exams, surgeries and necropsies
  • Present live animal presentations up to twice a day using a microphone
  • Assist with behavior modification utilizing operant conditioning
  • Assist with propagation, incubation and hand rearing of progeny
  • Will maintain a current tetanus vaccination (10 years) and must be willing to be TB tested
  • Must be able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including nebulizer, centrifuge, Avian ICU, microscope, macroscope, and incubators.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Caesars Entertainment reserves the right to make changes to the job description whenever necessary.


To apply go to: caesars.com/careers, then “Search jobs”; under location: “Las Vegas, NV”, under job field “search all jobs”; then “facilities”, you will then see the Wildlife position

Posted May 13, 2018

Animal Health Undergraduate Intership - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Animal Health Undergraduate Internship

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting internship applications from undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in wildlife or zoo medicine. The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and the International Conservation Center.
The animal health undergraduate internship is a minimum of 10 weeks long within the specified periods of time listed below. Each internship consists of 40-hour work weeks Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students should have a strong interest in zoo and wildlife veterinary medicine. Interns may be required to work in inclement weather, lift heavy loads, and must be dependable. The duties of the intern will vary widely and may include: assisting with setting up and cleaning up of veterinary procedures, restocking hospital supplies, cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments, animal observations, cleaning and disinfecting animal enclosures, assisting with lab sample processing including blood, urine and feces, and other duties as assigned.
Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation along with a potential start date with the length of time available to Kristine Trotta-Hissrich, LVT, via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or mail to One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Application deadlines for each internship period:

Spring: December through May
Spring application deadline: November 15

Summer: May through August
Summer application deadline: April 1

Fall: August through December
Fall application deadline: July 1


Posted January 8 , 2018

 

Veterinary Technician Internship - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Veterinary Technician Internship

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting internship applications from veterinary technician students. The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Internships are 6-8 weeks long, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the animal health team.
Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, veterinary technician school transcripts, and 2-3 potential time slots to Libby Galvanek, CAHT, via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application deadlines for each internship period:

Spring: December through May
Spring application deadline: November 15

Summer: May through August
Summer application deadline: April 1

Fall: August through December
Fall application deadline: July 1


Posted January 8 , 2018

Veterinary Student Externship - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Veterinary Student Externship

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting externship applications for fourth-year veterinary students (third-year students will be considered if in their clinical year). The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Externships are 6-8 weeks long, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekend hours are possible). Externs will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the animal health team.
Interested students should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcripts, letters from two professional references, and 2-3 potential time slots to Dr. Ginger Sturgeon via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information about the program can be located at www.aazv.org.

Application deadlines for each internship period:

Spring: December through May
Spring application deadline: November 15

Summer: May through August
Summer application deadline: April 1

Fall: August through December
Fall application deadline: July 1


Posted January 8 , 2018

 



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