Zoo Assistant Curator - Gorilla Forest

Organization: Louisville Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Louisville Zoo is seeking a Zoo Assistant curator for Gorilla Forest with the following qualifications: BA in Biology, Zoology or a related field. Two years of managerial experience in a Zoo. Must be on 24-hour call. Requires participation in an employee preventive health care program and participation in an operative conditioning program. Works a varied schedule; participation in public education demonstrations and educational programs. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Special Requirements: Must possess a valid firearms certification or obtain within three months of employment. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION: Observes the general health and behavior of the animals. Assists in the acquisition, disposition and exhibition of animals. Assists in budget preparation and monitors expenditures. Participates in renovation planning and the design of new exhibits as directed. Assists in the interviewing and hiring of new personnel, develops work scgedules and evaluates the work performance of subordinates. Assists in the safety and security operations of the zoo. Maintains spplicable records on the animals and directly facilitates zoo particpation in the International Species Inventory System. Participates in scientific research as available or necessary. Participates in daily work routines of the animal area. Monitors and edits employees Time and Attendance records through PeopleSoft software. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Lifts and carries items weighing over 50 pounds in a team setting. Sufficient mobility, vision and hearing are needed to ensure a safe work environment. Climbs, carries objects, participates in capture and restraint procedures, trains various animal species, and operates shift doors and gates. This position is full time with a benefit package. EEO

If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to www.louisvilleky.gov and follow the instructions on how to apply for the Zoo Assistant Curator-Gorilla Forest. Deadline for applying is March 3, 2013. Applicants will only be considered if they have applied through the Louisville - Jefferson County Metro Government web site.