Director of Animal Husbandry

Organization: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, University of California San Diego (AZA Member)
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, is currently seeking candidates for review and consideration for the position of Director of Animal Husbandry. The position will report directly to the Executive Director of the Birch Aquarium; the public-access aquarium that showcases Scripps research.

In close collaboration with Scripps researchers and scientists, this position will continue the long history of developing interpretative exhibits and displays that have served to connect the general public to over 100 years of Scripps science; continuing the institution’s commitment to the understanding of our oceans, land and atmosphere. The Aquarium has an award-winning seahorse program, as well as excellent, live coral and jelly exhibits that can complement the Pacific exhibits.

Nestled on the bluff above the campus, overlooking the marine protected area of the La Jolla Cove, Scripps Institution is one of the jewels in the crown of the University. Consistently in the Top 20 of Best Research Universities in the world, UCSD’s dedication of support to the position includes an appropriate salary, full medical benefits and eligibility for the University’s pension plan. We are committed to investing in the right candidate for this position, as their success is integral to the institution’s success.

The full job description and application procedures can be found at the following link: