Animal Care Supervisor

Organization: Utah's Hogle Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job or Internship: Job


Organization: Utah's Hogle Zoo

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Date: January 10, 2013

Utah’s Hogle Zoo's is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, and highly-qualified applicants for the position of Animal Care Supervisor. This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position.

The Animal Care Supervisor will report to the General Curator and assist with the management, daily operations and overall functioning of the Animal Care Department. This position requires a degree in biology or a related field, and at least six years of paid animal care experience, or eight years of paid animal care experience, with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Expertise in primate husbandry and collection management is highly desirable.

The Animal Care Supervisor will manage a team of Animal Keepers in the primate section of the zoo, work closely with the Animal Health Department, liaise with all other departments, and provide a positive, safe and productive work environment. This position is responsible for promoting the zoo’s high standard of animal welfare, field and onsite conservation programs, exceptional visitor experiences, and outstanding enrichment and training programs. The Animal Care Supervisor will actively participate in collection planning and professional development initiatives, and serve as an Institutional Representative for AZA Animal Programs.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills, be able to work under diverse, and often harsh, weather conditions, varied days, hours and shifts, and be able to lift over 50 pounds without injury.

Located in the beautiful state of Utah, Salt Lake City is the gateway for outstanding outdoor activities with world-class skiing less than 30 minutes away and more than 20 National Parks and monuments within a few hours' drive. Nearly 80% of Utah is managed for public use – this area is ideal for nature lovers!

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is in the midst of its greatest development period in history. New facilities were recently completed for rhinos, elephants, and Asian cats, along with a Conservation Carousel, and a LEED Certified animal hospital. In 2012, a gourmet café and the Rocky Shores exhibit – featuring polar and grizzly bears, pinnipeds, and otters, were opened and construction began on a new African Savanna exhibit scheduled to open in 2014. It is an exciting and dynamic time to join Utah’s Hogle Zoo!

Please send a cover letter and resume to Christina Castellano, General Curator, at or Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108 by 1 February 2013. Utah’s Hogle Zoo is Equal Opportunity Employer.