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Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the part-time Ambassador Animal Care Specialist is responsible for assisting in the care and training of all Education Department program animals, Heritage Farm educational opportunities, and seasonal animal demonstrations on Zoo grounds.
Education (Minimum Needed):
• Four-year degree in zoo/animal-related science or two-year degree plus equivalent experience.
Experience (Minimum Needed):
• One-year animal husbandry, animal handling and animal training experience gained through employment, internships or volunteer work. Experience with domestic farm animals and a wide variety of small exotics preferred.
• Six months of teaching/public speaking experience to diverse audiences or equivalent experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to lift at least 75 lbs.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Buffalo Zoo is an At Will employer and all Buffalo Zoo employees are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well as testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law.
$14.33 per hour. Non-exempt part-time hourly
Please download employment application from the website: https://buffalozoo.org/about/#careers
Send your completed application and resume by April 30, 2021 to:
Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214, Attn: Ambassador Animal Care Specialist PT
You can also email your completed and signed application/resume to: email@example.com with the subject line “Ambassador Animal Care Specialist PT”. No phone calls please.
Buffalo Zoo300 Parkside AvenueBuffalo, NY 14214Phone: 716-837-3900Fax: 716-833-3743
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