Animal Care Supervisor

Organization: Assiniboine Park
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Job or Internship: Job

(CUPE- Permanent – Full time)

Responsible for creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada’s most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) is the not-for-profit organization that oversees Assiniboine Park’s operations and ensures its ongoing financial viability. Our team is inspired to create and deliver outstanding experiences for the people who visit and use the Park including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public.

We have an immediate need to staff one permanent, full-time Animal Care Supervisor-Interpretive Services position within the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Reporting to the General Curator, this position will be primarily responsible for the coordination and quality control of the daily husbandry for the animal collection used in educational programs while maintaining the quality standards of accredited zoological practices. The incumbent will ensure high standards of maintenance and care for a diverse collection of animals. Responsibilities will include staff and volunteer supervision, project implementation, animal training, husbandry and welfare, record keeping, visitor experience, interpretive signage, animal outreach programs, and other related duties as required. The incumbent will be responsible for leading a team of Zoo staff with input into the planning of animal interpretive programs and specimens for the handle-able animal collection. The incumbent will adhere to all health and safety regulations, legislation and policies.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in zoological science, wildlife management or a related field and completion of a Zoo Technology Program certificate from an accredited post secondary institution, along with a minimum of ten years Zoo experience in an accredited facility; a combination of work experience and education may be considered. The incumbent must be able to provide a demonstrated knowledge of leadership skills, captive management and posses a positive reinforcement training background with a wide variety of animals, and of safe working procedures. Teaching and/or public speaking experience in an education setting and previous experience in a Zoo education department will be considered an asset.

The rate of pay is $25.46 per hour (Class Code 811 CUPE Local 500). The hours of work will vary including days, evenings and week-ends. The successful candidate must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position and will be subject to a Criminal Record Check.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter (REF: UIE- 302013) by March 3, 2013 to Human Resources, at: