Assistant Curator of Fishes




Organization: Albuquerque Aquarium - Albuquerque Biological Park (AZA Member)
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Job Title: ASSISTANT CURATOR - AQUARIUM

Department: CULTURAL SERVICES

Division: BIOPARK-AQUARIUM

Location: 2601 CENTRAL AVE. NW

Job Code: 800049 This is not a union position

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supervise, plan and coordinate staff engaged in a variety of Botanical and/or Biological Park Services, activities and operations including the care and husbandry of Biological Park animals or Botanical Garden plants, trees and displays; maintenance of animal enclosures and facilities and the provision of educational services.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in zoology, animal husbandry, botany, horticulture, biology or a related field, plus three (3) years of managerial experience working with plant, animal or crop operations in a Botanical Garden, Biological Park, agricultural environment, tree care service or similar facility. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Able to acquire a valid New Mexico Driver's License.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Position requires: Background check, Pre-employment physical, Odd days off.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Principles and practices of supervision, evaluation and training

Principles and techniques of marine and aquatic animal husbandry

Theories and practices of water quality management

Methods of supervision, training, and performance evaluation

Design, recommend and implement aquarium or biological park displays/exhibits

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices

Respond to requests and inquires from the public

Work independently in the absence of supervision

Understand and follow oral and written instructions

Communicate clearly and concisely

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit, by expiration date, a City Application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application. An On-Line Application Process can be accessed at web site www.cabq.gov/jobs. Applications are also available at the City of Albuquerque Human Resources Department 400 Marquette NW 7th Floor Suite 703, Albuquerque NM 87103. Copies of required certifications, registrations, and/or licenses, if not attached on-line, must be provided at the time of interview. Additionally, if requesting acceptance of post secondary courses/degrees, a copy of your transcript is required at the time of the interview. Failure to complete the application in its entirety will result in disqualification.

NOTE: Your qualifications for this position will be determined on the basis of the information presented in your City application.

VACANCY LISTINGS: May be obtained from the City's website at http://www.cabq.gov and classified advertisements in the Sunday, Albuquerque Journal.