Curator of Mammals, Birds & Training

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

Landry’s Downtown Aquarium is an AZA accredited institution located in Houston, Texas and is seeking a Curator for the Mammal, Bird and Training Department. The Aquarium facility includes 500,000 gallons of aquatic exhibits, fish, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Responsibilities include assisting General Curator with the management of the mammal and bird collection. Also responsible for animal training, supervision and training of animal trainers, managing policies and procedures within mammal and bird sections, maintaining exhibit aesthetics, animal training programs, establishing appropriate feeding regimes, observing animal health and application of appropriate treatments or actions, assisting with exhibit design and installation, maintaining support areas, and ensuring that all records are up to date and complete. Also creates and performs public animal demonstrations and participates in the development and delivery of interpretive programs, including public speaking and direct interaction with Aquarium guests informally and in classroom programs. Inspects and evaluates the condition of exhibits to determine and/or participate in necessary repairs and modifications. This position requires excellent communication skills with multiple departments, managers, and staff. Must have knowledge of positive reinforcement training, program animal handling and mammal and bird husbandry (including large carnivores), and have five years prior experience (with a minimum of three years supervisory experience). A degree in Biology or related field is preferred, but experience with animal husbandry may be considered. Applicant must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Our exciting entertainment complex offers great health and dental benefits, 401(k), super employee discounts on food and retail at all of our locations, and vacation time.

Qualified applicants should apply via e-mail to or in person 11:00am-5:00pm weekdays, at the Downtown Aquarium Hiring Center Office (or at the Restaurant Hostess stand), 410 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas, 77002. EOE