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Audubon Nature Institute
Herpetology Keeper / Senior Keeper
Audubon Zoo is seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to join its Herpetology Department as a reptile and amphibian keeper or senior keeper (dependent upon experience). Audubon Zoo’s Herpetology Department maintains a diverse reptile and amphibian collection that comprises more than 100 species including, but not limited to Sunda Gharials, Grand Cayman Blue Rock Iguanas, Shingleback Skinks, Texas Blind Salamanders, Psychedelic Rock Geckos, Aldabra tortoises, venomous viperids, elapids and helodermatids, and several species of monitor lizard including the Komodo Dragon. The department is involved in several ongoing research projects including a study on the urban ecology of the introduced Cuban tree frog in New Orleans and is a principal participant in the Louisiana Pine Snake conservation breeding and recovery program.
Reporting to the department’s assistant curator, the herpetology keeper will be responsible for providing daily husbandry and ensuring the health and welfare of all animals under their care, as well as maintaining excellent condition of their assigned exhibits and workspaces and participating in all departmental projects and activities as needed. Candidates must have a genuine interest in herpetology and possess prior husbandry experience and familiarity with the natural history and biology of reptiles and amphibians. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in reptile and amphibian husbandry and propagation, prior venomous handling experience, excellent time management skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
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