Program Leader Vacancies

The Animal Programs listed below are searching for dedicated members of the AZA community.  Individuals interested in applying for one of the vacant Program Leader positions should review the position responsibilities and complete the required application materials, found in the Animal Program Handbooks.  Application materials should be submitted to the Chair of the appropriate Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) or the AZA Conservation & Science Department. Contact information for TAG Chairs are also available on each TAGs' Program page in the Animal Program Database, and also in the Animal Program Resources. Please note that unless a specific due date is indicated, applications are accepted at any time.

*TAG and SSP Education Advisors are not searchable within the Animal Programs Database. For a list of Education Advisor vacancies, click here.

TAG Chair

COLUMBIFORMES
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

AGOUTI, BRAZILIAN
Please send application materials to Becky Young, Rodent, Insectivore, Lagomorph TAG Chair.

BARBET, RED AND YELLOW
Please send application materials to Michael Macek, Piciformes TAG Chair.

BUSTARD, BUFF-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Mike Taylor, Gruiformes TAG Chair.

COATI, WHITE-NOSED
Please send application materials to Dusty Lombardi, Small Carnivore TAG Chair.

CRANE, SARUS
Please send application materials to Mike Taylor, Gruiformes TAG Chair.

FLYING FOX, INDIAN
Please send application materials to Brian Pope, Bat TAG Chair.

WALLAROO, COMMON
Please send application materials to Chris Hamlin Andrus, Marsupial and Monotreme TAG Chair.

SSP Coordinator

CONDOR, CALIFORNIA - Application due June 1, 2018
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper

GIBBON, LAR (WHITE-HANDED) - Application due June 1, 2018
Please send application materials to Tara Stoinski, Ape TAG Chair.

LEMUR, RING-TAILED
Please send application materials to Christie Eddie, Prosimian TAG Chair.

OCELOT - Application due June 1, 2018
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair.

PECCARY, CHACOAN
Please send application materials to Martin Ramirez, Wild Pig, Peccary, and Hippo TAG Chair.

STINGRAY, WHITE-BLOTCHED
Please send application materials to George Brandy, Freshwater Fishes TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

BISON, AMERICAN (PLAINS)
Please send application materials to Lisa Smith, Wild Cattle and Camelid TAG Chair.

BULBUL, WHITE-EARED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

COBRA, KING
Please send application materials to Chris Baker, Snake TAG Vice Chair.

CROCODILE, PHILIPPINES
Please send application materials to Kent Vliet, Crocodilian TAG Chair.

CROCODILE, WEST AFRICAN
Please send application materials to Kent Vliet, Crocodilian TAG Chair.

FINCH, RED-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

GUAN, HORNED 
Please send application materials to Chris Holmes, Galliformes TAG Chair.

MANGABEY, RED-CAPPED
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

OSTEOLAEMUS
Please send application materials to Kent Vliet, Crocodilian TAG Chair.

MARINE FISHES
For the vacancies listed below, please send application materials to Beth Firchau, Marine Fishes TAG Chair. In addition to the AZA documents normally required for the application, the MFTAG would like to request the following additional supplementary materials:

  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation from AZA members.
  2. One (1) letter of support from a current Program Leader, Studbook Keeper, or member of TAG leadership with whom the candidate has discussed this opportunity and will be able to use as a mentor moving forward.
  3. A statement of why the candidate wishes to contribute to AZA as a leader for this species.

List of vacancies:

  • RAY, ATLANTIC
  • RAY, COWNOSE
  • RAY, SOUTHERN
  • SHARK, BROWN-BANDED BAMBOO
  • WRASSE, HUMPHEAD

STICK INSECT, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Please send application materials to Erin Sullivan, Terrestrial Invertebrate TAG Chair.


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