Assistant Curator/ Assistant Zoo Manager

Organization: Brandywine Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Job or Internship: Job


This is a supervisory level position responsible for supervising the feeding, general care and welfare of zoo animals, grounds, equipment maintenance and visitor safety. The incumbent assists with the day to day maintenance, visitor programs and services and fiscal administration.


Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here. •Cares for, feeds and handles wild/exotic animals.

•Observes the medical and behavioral condition of animals and reports conditions.

• Ensures clean and maintained animal exhibits and facilities.

•Ensures appropriate grounds and equipment maintenance.

•Responds to visitor questions and educates visitors about the care and handling of animals.

•Ensures exhibit security to prevent vandalism and maltreatment of animals.

•Maintains and compiles records and reports.


JOB REQUIREMENTS for Assistant Zoo Manager

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:


Six months experience in feeding, monitoring diet, handling, and observing wild/exotic animals.


Knowledge of zoology, biology, animal husbandry, or animal physiology.


Knowledge of staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.


As a condition of hire you must possess a drivers license.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.


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The application is evaluated based upon a rating of training and experience.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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