Assistant Wild Animal Supervisor




Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society -- Prospect Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The ideal candidate will assist in supervision and direction of safe, proper, and the humane day to day management and maintenance of the animal collection, exhibits holding facilities and associated service areas. The principal responsibilities include, but not limited to:• Supervise the daily operation of the Animal Department to ensure safe and proper implementation of established protocols for the management and maintenance of the animal collection, exhibits, and associated animal facilities and service areas• Supervise and implement compliance with all government regulations as they apply to the operation of the animal department and the care and well being of the animal collection• Instruct and assign subordinate animal department employees in the various duties essential to safe and proper implementation of established protocols for management and maintenance of the animal collection, exhibits, and associated animal facilities and service areas. Explain changes in procedures and protocols, and the use of new equipment. Provide broad guidance and on the job training to subordinate employees• Coordinate the care of sick or injured animals following the instructions of the Veterinarian;• Maintain adequate inventories of all supplies, equipment and animal foods necessary to the operation of the Animal Department• Supervise and assist in all animal transfers and maintain appropriate records and reports; may involve transportation of animal to airport or other destinations. Prepare daily reports.Requirements: • Zoological park experience (or Aquarium) at an AZA accredited institution; minimum 3 years• Supervisory experience in an AZA accredited zoological park (or aquarium) supervising keepers, interns or related animal care staff; minimum 3 years• Ability to obtain NY State driver's license, upon hire. EEOM/F/D/V.Please visit http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers/nyc-full-time.aspx for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply online.