Bird/Reptile Supervisor




Organization: Blank Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Blank Park Zoo is looking for an Avian/Reptile supervisor with a wide variety of skills. Candidates must have great communication skills both verbal and written. This supervisor will manage keepers and animals alike on a daily basis. The Bird/Reptile area supervisor will do animal care as a part of normal job duties. We are looking for candidates that have a solid understanding of bird husbandry knowledge, reptile husbandry knowledge, enrichment, and training experience. Supervisors must also understand and assist with up keep of holding buildings to keep everything in good working order.

The supervisor must be able to work with and collaborate with Animal Curator to achieve common husbandry expectations. Supervisor will need to assist with and follow veterinary treatments and instructions. Normal duties will also include employee performance evaluations, staying current with USDA and AZA regulations, involve yourself with professional networking, and foster great relationships with other institutions.

Candidate should have 4 year college degree and minimum of 2 years of experience in the zoo field. Experience along with a college degree can be interchangeable at a rate of 1 year of college to 1 year of experience. Supervisor must be able to use a computer efficiently. A current driver’s license is needed to be employed and if chosen for a position we will do a back ground check.

The candidate must be able to lift, bend, and twist 50 lbs, also must be able to work in all types of weather.

Any interested applicant should respond to zoohr@blankparkzoo.org