Collections Manager, Ornithology

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society (AZA Member)
Location: Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking an exceptional candidate for the Collections Manager position in the Bronx Zoo’s Ornithology Department. The successful candidate must have a very strong background in aviculture and animal management, and be capable of managing a diverse bird collection and leading a large staff. The Collections Manager will work very closely with the Curator of Ornithology and be responsible for upholding and maintaining the WCS tradition of excellence in animal care and husbandry, exhibitry, and guest experience; interfacing with appropriate WCS departments and divisions as required; and participating in AZA conservation programs. This individual also will be responsible for promoting the mission of WCS and assisting the Curator with all aspects of the daily operation of Ornithology Department.

The successful candidate will assist the Curator in linking the Ornithology Department’s bird collection with the WCS integrated collection plan, and be responsible for animal record keeping, collection census, and preparation and submission of reports. The Collections Manager will also assist the Curator in the initiating, administering, and reviewing all protocols for animal care and keeper safety, including conducting and reviewing animal emergency and safety drills and overseeing and supervising the various needs of the animal collection. This person will also work closely with staff in various Bronx Zoo and WCS departments and divisions to facilitate the operation of the Ornithology Department, and serve as a standing member of the WCS Animal Management Committee and other internal and external committees as appropriate. Qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in zoological or biological sciences or the equivalent of five years in caring for birds in a zoological park or related institution. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest and expertise in the aviculture and management of a diverse selection of species. Also have a demonstrated leadership in all areas of animal management, staff development, and inter-departmental collaboration. Proficiency with computers, animal management programs, and good communications skills required. Valid, current driver’s license required. EOE, M/F/D/V. Please visit for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply online.