Assistant Curator Mammals, Birds and Training

Organization: Downtown Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Downtown Aquarium located in Houston, Texas is seeking an Assistant Curator in the Mammal and Bird Department. The Aquarium facility includes 500,000 gallons of aquatic exhibits, fish, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Responsibilities include daily husbandry for tigers and the avian collection, presenting live animal demonstrations, training behaviors for medical, husbandry and education, creating and implementing behavioral and environmental enrichment. Must be organized and self-motivated, with desire to see completion of projects. Must be self-motivated, with high desire to provide the best care available to animals. Must be observant and able to keep detailed electronic records. Must be able to work in a team environment or independently. Also participates in the development and delivery of interpretive programs, including public speaking and direct interaction with Aquarium guests. Must have five (5) years prior experience, preferred large carnivore or flighted bird experience. A degree in Zoology or related field is preferred, but experience with exotic animal husbandry may be considered. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Our exciting entertainment complex offers health and dental benefits, 401(k), super employee discounts on food and retail at all of our locations, and two weeks paid vacation, with one week available after 6 months.

Qualified applicants should apply via e-mail to