Rainforest Animal Care Specialist




Organization: Moody Gardens (AZA Member)
Location: Galveston, Tx, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Moody Gardens is looking for ambitious, experienced biologists to join our life science and exhibit operations team. The successful candidate will possess a solid foundation of animal husbandry knowledge and experience and demonstrate an interest in collaborative exhibit and collection management.Rainforest biologists are responsible for maintaining a mixed taxa collection of rainforest invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles birds and mammals in a one-acre, ten-story naturally planted rainforest habitat.Biologists are also involved in actively interpreting exhibits through both formal and informal public interactions as well as educational and marketing presentations. Work conditions include warm and cold, wet environments both inside and outside and require lifting up to 50 pounds, and occasionally working hours outside the normal scheduled times.Applicants should have a college level degree in biological sciences with at least two years paid experience in maintaining public aquarium exhibits, or a relevant combination. Must have the ability to acquire a valid Texas drivers license within 6 months after hire. Interested applicants should send resume to pkolvig@moodygardens.com.Moody Gardens maintains a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.