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San Antonio Zoo


As a child, did you enjoy going to the zoo? Do you have a fascination with birds? Did your love of birds inspire you to learn more? As an Aviculture Care Specialist for San Antonio Zoo, you would be responsible for a unique bird collection consisting of the American southwest's deserts, coastal beaches, the South American rain forest, and Asia's jungles, and the African bush. Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on educating young minds and securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

We offer incredibly competitive benefits after 3 months of employment, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and paid time off (PTO) accrual after 4 months. Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise! If this sounds like your dream to use your knowledge and skills to be part of an organization sharing our passion for animal care, education, and conservation, apply today!


As an Animal Care Specialist in the Aviculture Department, I will be responsible for all aspects of daily animal care, maintenance of exhibits and plants, data collection, and documents. Knowledge and/or experience with husbandry for a diverse group of bird species is required. The work involves an amount of independent action with less immediate leadership given after expertise is acquired.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.


  • For the safety of our animals, team members, and guests, you must be able to work safely around delicate, wild, and dangerous animals.

  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with fellow employees.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are preferred.

  • Knowledge of avian behavior and biology is preferred.

  • Ability to handle, examine, and transfer eggs safely.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record for vehicle operation.

  • Associate degree in wildlife management, zoology, biology, or related field preferred.

  • One-year zoo keeping experience preferred.

  • Must be able to work in varying climates and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold).

Do you have an eye for detail when observing and evaluating animal behavior? Do you have the knowledge and/or experience with husbandry for a diverse group of birds? If so, then you might be perfect for this aviculture position!


We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally special after-hours assignments.



How to Apply


All future zoo crew, please apply at and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210.734.7184

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