Jobs

How to Post Jobs

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, Certified Related Facilities, Commercial Members, Conservation Partners and Society Partners may post free unlimited online job listings as a member benefit. Non-members can purchase job listings. How to post a job

Career Center

Interested in a career in AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums? Learn more about types of zoo and aquarium jobs and relevant education programs in our career center.


Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation.

Conservation Specialist, Part-Time

Assists with a variety of Brevard Zoo’s conservation activities, as delegated by the conservation manager. These duties include but are not limited to: Women of the Wild oversight, Quarters for Conservation selection and execution, beach mice and pollinator care, and other programs as directed.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Support for existing local conservation programs (sustainability, beach mice, pollinators, oyster and mangrove restoration, diamondback terrapins, sawfish, bats and others).   Office Work: 90%, Field Work:  10%
  • Review grant submittals for larger conservation efforts
  • Support for on-site conservation programs and associated tasks including Quarters for Conservation, conservation buttons, and Wildlife Emergency Fund
  • Manage Brevard Zoo conservation donations records including updating the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Annual Report on Conservation and Science (ARCS)
  • Communicate goals and objectives of the zoo through public speaking events, both with our partners and the community
  • Create and edit power point presentations
  • Assist with regular maintenance and oversight of the Zoo’s conservation kiosk
  • Prepare and submit required reports for partners following established timeline
  • Provide and oversee animal husbandry as part of conservation captive breeding program, to include data input and volunteer scheduling and management
  • Serve as coordinator of the Women of the Wild program, with oversight from conservation manager
  • Plan and execute meaningful events for WOW
  • Track basic budgets, included WOW and Q4C
  • Organize monthly update of programs, for use in newsletters and updates internally
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Experience Required

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Sustainability, etc.) • Field work experience preferred • Background and strong passion for wildlife, nature, conservation, and sustainability • A positive, flexible, proactive attitude • Strong ability to take initiative, work well independently, and as part of a team • Must be able to work as an integral part of the zoo team and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and guests. • Ability to multi-task, work in groups, and lead a diverse team of volunteers and community members • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Computer competency with Microsoft and Adobe programs • Flexible schedule and willing to work occasional early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays • Ability to work outside in the Florida environment for long periods of time • Experience in informal science interpretation preferred • Experience with grant writing and reporting preferred • Must have valid driver’s license and safe driving record • Ability to lift 50 lbs

How to Apply

All qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Arearden@brevardzoo.org.

 

Brevard Zoo
8225 N Wickham Road
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Phone: 321-254-9453

Visit our website

@Brevard Zoo

Like us on Facebook

I Accept

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website and you agree to our Privacy Policy.

Find a Zoo or Aquarium Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site