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Join the Houston Zoo and become a part of an organization that is focused on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the local communities. Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A successful candidate for this position is a motivated, energetic, thoughtful, and team-oriented individual with significant experience in the husbandry of teleost fishes, elasmobranchs, aquatic invertebrates, and live food cultures. Our program allows for the opportunity to work with a diverse collection of marine and freshwater inhabitants located across the Zoo, participate in conservation projects, and contribute to the ongoing growth and development of the organization. Our team’s primary goals are to ensure the highest quality of life for our collection, develop critical skills, work towards a sustainable future, and provide innovative solutions to daily challenges.
Our Mission: The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Our Vision: To be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Requires a minimum of three years of animal experience in animal care at an AZA or equivalent facility, gained through employment or internships. Experience working with fishes, elasmobranchs and aquatic invertebrates is required.
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university in zoology, biology, psychology, animal husbandry or a related field.
Experience and education may be considered equivalent at the rate of six months of experience per 15 hours of college level credit, up to 60 hours.
A certificate of completion from an acceptable animal care program may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
Strong interpersonal, team building, and communication skills.
Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Open Water SCUBA certification is required.
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