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The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is currently seeking a full-time Zoologist to provide world-class animal care to a wide variety of species, with a focus on our large carnivores (tigers, jaguars, black bears), avian (psittacines, waterfowl, birds of prey), primates (callitrichids, spiders, capuchins) and a small mammal collection. We are in the process of building the zoo of the future in beautiful south Florida, and are looking to bring in additional expertise and enthusiasm. The Zoo staff work in a positive, team-oriented environment to support our mission to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife. Zoologists promote increased environmental awareness and conservation through excellent animal care and management practices, coupled with positive visitor experiences.
The ideal candidate will have a strong animal care background with a deep experience in operant conditioning, welfare input/outputs, habitat design criteria, animal nutrition and animal social interactions, including introductions and breeding. They will also have experience engaging visitors with formal and informal animal encounters where they share their passion for animal wellness and preservation of wild places. Finally, they will demonstrate a solid track record of workplace competency performance, including communication, teamwork, efficiency, emotional intelligence, planning, change management and administration.
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What we offer: • A competitive salary, commensurate with your skills and experience, • An EXCELLENT benefits package (current year/plan), which includes: o 100% paid employee level coverage for designated medical & dental plan o 100% paid coverage for 100K of life insurance o 100% paid short-term disability o 100% paid long-term disability • 401K – Employer contributes 3% of your salary • Optional vision, accident and critical illness coverages available through pre-tax payroll deductions • Generous paid time off policy, Zoo Membership and FREE admission to other Florida Attractions!
Email your cover letter and resume to Mike Terrell, Curator of Wildlife Programs and Wellness, at firstname.lastname@example.org - Please include your name followed by “Zoologist” in the subject line of the email. The position will be open until filled. We will contact qualified candidates whom we have chosen to move forward in the interview process.
Palm Beach Zoo1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL, USAWest Palm Beach, FL 33405
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