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Curatorial Keeper

Organization: Toronto Zoo
Location: Toronto, , Canada
Job or Internship: Job
CURATORIAL KEEPER – Fish & Marine Invertebrates

The Toronto Zoo is recruiting a senior level animal Keeper specializing in fishes and marine invertebrates. This position, Curatorial Keeper-Fishes is responsible for the daily care for the Fish Lab of the Animal Health Centre. This position works closely with the Curator of Fishes to assist with collection development in conservation, breeding programs, research and exhibit innovation. Working as a member of the Animal Health Centre team you will have general keeper duties for other taxa, as required.

Duties of the Curatorial Keeper, Fishes include: 

Daily care and observation of quarantine, holding and conservation species

 Emphasis on fish culture, particularly tropical or endangered species

 Conduct water and laboratory analyses

 Assist with training staff on husbandry requirements for the collection

 Assist with planning, acquisition, disposition and transfers of animals

 Ensure quarantine regulations are maintained

 Holding and support areas are properly maintained

 Assist with development and acquisition of new procedures and technology

 Assist with conducting presentations and tours

You have a minimum of 3 (preferably 5 or more) years of related experience in the practical care of fishes and aquatic life support systems with a B.Sc ( in aquatic sciences preferred). A graduate degree or working towards a graduate degree is an asset. Practical work experience with a broad range of species, including tropical and endangered. You have excellent report writing, computer and communication skills. You have knowledge of WHMIS and OHSA, are flexible and willing to work shifts, weekend and occasional call-ins.

Please apply in writing no later than noon on Wednesday, 2013-02-06 to:

Toronto Zoo c/o Human Resources
361A Old Finch Ave
Scarborough, On M1B 5K7
Fax: 416-392-5934

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to those applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.