Area Manager: Australia & Aquarium

Organization: Fort Wayne Children's Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is accepting applications for an Area Manager. The manager will help manage a $5 million renovation of the zoo’s 4.5-acre Australian Adventure exhibit area, currently in advanced planning. This manager has daily responsibility for the animals, facilities, and personnel in this area of the zoo. The collection includes dingoes, eastern gray kangaroos, a dozen bird species, a handful of herps, and 74,000 gallons of sea water in four aquatic exhibits. New in the renovation program will be a permanent stingray habitat. The right candidate will be able to effectively organize and manage the staff of 10 to 15 employees, understand marine systems, display aptitude and interest in all aspects of daily area management, and possess exemplary communication skills. Minimum qualifications include: bachelor’s degree in life sciences or a related field, two years of zoo experience, and two years of supervisory experience or equivalent combination. For a full job description and application, see

This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round (including weekends and holidays).

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Area Manager), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday; or by email:

Application Deadline: Friday, December 7