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Kansas City Zoo
The Animal Care Team Lead is responsible for assisting the Animal Care Manager with the overall management of their assigned area. This position performs routine work assignments, involving the daily care and welfare of animals within their area. This position also performs daily maintenance of exhibit and holding areas, as well as interacts with the public to provide information related to the Zoo’s animal collection. This position requires extensive experience and knowledge, as well as strong leadership skills. The Animal Care Team Lead will assist with the day-to-day management of the team, including personnel management, creation and maintenance of area standard operating procedures, and overseeing the assigned area in the absence of the team’s Animal Care Manager.
This position will work with the Ruwenzori team, which is responsible for the daily husbandry of a variety of African animals, including chimpanzees, river hippopotamus, slender-snouted crocodiles, African spurred tortoises, leopard tortoises, Guinea baboons, African painted dogs, yellow-billed storks and crowned cranes.
POSITION DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs daily animal husbandry activities, including:
Completes daily maintenance of exhibits and holding areas, including:
Supports Animal Care Manager in the day-to-day management of team and performs various leadership duties, including:
Maintains daily reports and other required records.
Interacts with Zoo guests and the public, including:
Assists with and travels for animal shipments, as assigned, including:
*This position may at times be requested to perform other duties or special projects as assigned, which are in the best interest of the Kansas City Zoo.
Please apply using the following link: https://jobapply.page.link/UbS9
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