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The Supervisor is responsible for supervision of zookeepers within the department including participation in daily husbandry, coordination of activities for individual keepers and keeper teams, exhibit maintenance, exhibit upkeep, coordination of animal shipments, participation in community education, media and conservation programs. This is achieved by assuring completion of weekly schedules, development of protocols, work in partnership with other departments, maintain species data, file reports, and train staff in all sections within the Carnivores department.
Our Mission: Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Our Vision: Houston Zoo will be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.
Supervises the selection, training, development, appraisal and work assignments of personnel
Creates schedules assuring adequate coverage in all areas
Participates in the hiring process cohesively with team curator
Evaluates performance of zookeepers routinely to assist with growth
Liaison with other zoos in regards to animal management
Coordinates animal shipments
Communicates with veterinary staff and develops best practices in animal husbandry
Ensures regulations are followed within standards of USDA, OSHA and AZA
Demonstrations strong team building and problem solving skills
Participates in appropriate AZA/SSP meetings/ communication
Conducts tours through the department, as needed
Communicates with maintenance staff on project management including completion and tracking of active work orders
Assists with projects and initiatives
Timecard maintenance and approvals within policy
Ensures animal records and Tracks entries are accurate and up to date
Orders supplies ensuring department stays within approved budget
Creates, requests and ensures accuracy of signage
Contributes to saving animals in the wild through: reduction of waste, water and energy use and inspiring guests and staff to take wildlife protecting actions
Performs other duties as assigned
Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years’ equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to communicate with all levels of management
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under minimal supervision
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a requirement for this position
ABOUT THE HOUSTON ZOO
The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts with over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests. We strive to ensure the protection of all the counterparts of the animals we have at the Zoo and in the wild.
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Houston Zoo 6200 Hermann Park DrHouston, TX 77030
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