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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Daily supervision of animal care staff including scheduling and training. Continuous planning and implementation of an organized master plan for the acquisition, management, and exhibition of a large, diverse animal species collection. Performs research concerning the natural history and habitat of animals for guidance in enclosure, design, exhibition, and management techniques. Participates in graphics and education programs. Daily inspection and evaluation of exhibits and other animal facilities. Interprets the collections through frequent lectures, special tours, television and public appearances. Daily maintenance of animal records and monitoring of animal diets. Performs other duties as assigned.
B.S. degree in Animal Management/Husbandry, Wildlife Biology, Zoology, or Life Science with experience as an animal curator at an accredited zoo for 5 years preferred. Knowledge and experience in the husbandry and propagation of animals in captivity. Good communication skills and ability to meet the public and act as a spokesperson for the zoo. Must possess a valid Driver’s License and ability to operate zoo vehicles. Ability to conduct research and publish popular and technical scientific articles. Knowledge of management principles. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to use good judgment and tact.
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden1545 Mesker Park Dr.Evansville, IN 47720Phone: 8124356143Fax: Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic
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