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The Manatee Stranding Assistant helps in the development and organization of ZooTampa’s Manatee Stranding Team under the direction of the Manatee Stranding Coordinator. In addition, provides support for ZooTampa’s Manatee Critical Care Center to include daily manatee care, assisting with manatee medical treatments and procedures, and community outreach as applicable. Please note that this is a part time position.
Your day to day
What are we looking for?
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; College degree in biology or related science preferred.
Minimum of one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
SCUBA and First-Aid Certification for specific areas.
Basic knowledge of zoonotic diseases.
Knowledge of Word Processing software and Spreadsheet software.
Must have good written and oral communication skills.
Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented.
Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
Ability to develop positive relationships with members of all department and to work effectively alone or in a group setting.
Ability to complete projects in a reasonable time frame to the complete satisfaction of management.
Deal courteously and tactfully with employees, peers, superiors and the general public.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
Must have the ability to follow specific instructions and also be comfortable self-directing within assigned parameters.
Must be flexible and have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude with the public.
Who We Are
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 1 million visitors annually. We have grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic wildlife habitats in a lush, tropical garden setting with wide-ranging activities. The Zoo, accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won awards as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos.
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals; create exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways.
Our vision is that everyone we touch is motivated to join us in taking action to protect and preserve wildlife.
Join us and become a part of creating unforgettable natural connections!
** Pet insurance ** Retirement 403(b) plan ** Employee Assistance Program ** Free gym membership ** Free membership to the Zoo, MOSI, and the Florida Aquarium ** Free or discounted admission to many attractions in Florida ** Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise ** Discounted auto insurance ** And so much more!
To apply, interested candidates should click on the link to apply directly on ZooTampa at Lowry Park's website.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park1101 W Sligh AveTampa, FL 33604
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