Assistant Animal Curator

Organization: Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden (AZA Member)
Location: Evansville , IN, Country
Job or Internship: Job

DUTIES: Assists Animal Curator in the management and supervision of the animal care staff including scheduling and training. Contributes to the continuous planning and implementation of an organized master plan for the acquisition, management, and exhibition of a large, diverse animal species collection. Manages the daily activities of the commissary including purchasing, processing, distribution of diets, coordinating with the Veterinary Department and Animal Curator, and adhering to USDA and AZA diet preparation regulations and guidelines. Oversees the zoo's pest control management program. Assists in the development of husbandry policies and procedures which incorporate animal training and environmental enrichments. Works with the Veterinary Staff to identify/resolve behavioral and medical problems in the animal collection. Assists with institutionally approved research projects. Participates in graphics and education programs. Daily inspection and evaluation of exhibits and other animal facilities. Daily maintenance of animal records and monitoring of animal diets. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. degree in the Applied Sciences, Animal Science, Agriculture, Zoology or related field with 5 years of zoo keeper experience required and 2 years of supervisory experience at a recognized zoo preferred. Good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public and media required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to use good judgment and tact. Driver's license and ability to operate zoo vehicles.

All applications must be submitted to City of Evansville, Department of Administrative Services, (812)436-4925. Position open until filled.

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