Bird Trainer / Interpretive Naturalist

Organization: Minnesota Zoological Gardens (AZA Member)
Location: Apple Valley, MN, Country
Job or Internship: Job

The Minnesota Zoo seeks a dedicated individual to provide daily care, training, and management to the Minnesota Zoo World of Bird Show collection. Participate in designing, developing, and presenting interpretive programs, including daily Bird Shows. This position involves working weekends, some evenings, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Education, Ecology, or closely-related animal science AND 3 months of full-time experience in a formal interpretive program utilizing live animals. Experience must include animal handling, care and formal presentation.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience utilizing free flighted birds in interpretive programs

- Formal animal training experience