Instructor II

Organization: Busch Gardens (AZA Member)
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Requirements and Competencies:

•Must be at least 18 years old

•Must have completed a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university, or comparable work experience.

•Minimum 4 years of animal husbandry and advanced animal training skills required.

•Excellent communication and public speaking skills

•Conservation-oriented with ability to provide outstanding guest service

•Ability to work with and care for a variety of animal species (birds, reptiles, mammals, and invertebrates)

•Ability to work 40 hours a week with flexible schedule, including overnights, weekends, holidays and some travel

•Must be team-oriented and flexible; with a positive attitude and the ability and desire to work in a dynamic, stimulating environment

•Hard-working, decisive, and able to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment

•Good organizational skills with emphasis on detail and quality

•Carpentry and exhibit maintenance skill preferred

Primary Responsibilities:

•Facilitate educational programming, special events and media and guest interpretation throughout the park utilizing animal ambassadors.

•Care for a variety of animal species and behavioral & husbandry training for veterinary procedures, guest interactions and educational programming.

•Educator role and animal ambassador handler for source-market media appearances

•Animal support for the national media team

•Interact with all levels of local and corporate team members as well as external guests.

•Handle projects, duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Please apply online at Position closes May 20, 2013.