Director of Science and Conservation

Organization: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Pittsburgh Zoo, a dynamic, fast paced and progressive organization, is seeking an energetic, experienced professional to be part of our Zoo team as our Director of Development. The Zoo currently houses over 1,300 mammals, with a major focus on African elephants, African painted dogs, Amur tigers, black rhinos, gorillas, and orangutans.

Responsibilities/ Duties:

Oversees and administers all research programs at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and the International Conservation Center (ICC). Plans, coordinates and directs the work of the research and conservation department including Zoo and ICC based research and conservation efforts, in situ and ex situ projects and other research efforts. Supervises research team including, field conservation biologists, an administrative assistant, interns and students.


PhD in Biological, Conservation or Social Science disciplines is required. Four years’ experience with national and international conservation initiatives or a related field, including supervisory experience is a must. Must obtain and maintain a current PA driver’s license. Minimum qualifications must be met.

Submit resume with salary requirements to:

Zoological Society of Pittsburgh

Human Resources Department

One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206


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