Clouded Leopard Breeding Program Manager




Organization: Thailand Clouded Leopard Consortium / Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Chonburi, Thailand, , International
Job or Internship: Job

The Thailand Clouded Leopard Consortium seeks a full-time, hands-on manager to oversee all aspects of a captive breeding and research project for ~40 clouded leopards at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi, Thailand. Duties include but are not limited to: daily care and enrichment of the animal collection, preparation of a monthly report, introduction of animals for breeding, hand-rearing cubs, animal transports, facilities and equipment maintenance and improvements, supervision and training of local staff, public relations, budget oversight and serving as a liaison to the Thailand Zoological Park Organization. Superior candidates will have previous project management experience in a similar situation. CORE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of a BA/BS in Zoology/Biology (or related field) and at least 5 years experience working with exotic cats. Excellent command of English. Excellent physical condition. Ability to work long hours in a tropical environment. PREFERRED: Demonstrated hand-rearing skills with felids as well as the ability to work in and adapt quickly to foreign environments and languages. U.S. citizenship. Minimum 3 year commitment to the project. HELPFUL: Excellent problem solving skills, good common sense, attention to detail, infinite patience and a good sense of humor. Salary $20,000/yr. On-site, 2-bedroom housing, food, project vehicle for local transport, roundtrip airfare annually for one month paid vacation and most in-country project expenses provided. Please send a cover letter detailing how your skills and abilities fit the position, a resume and 3 references to Karen Goodrowe; karen.goodrowe@pdza.orgApplication deadline – November 26, 2012Start date no later than 15 January 2013