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City of Albuquerque BioPark

ABQ BioPark Curator (Heritage Farm)

It is the responsibility of the Bio Park Curator to supervise, plan and coordinate a variety of ABQ Bio Park services, activities and operations, including the acquisition, care, husbandry and disposition of ABQ Bio Park animals; to effectively manage reporting staff; the maintenance of animal exhibits and facilities; the provision of educational services to ABQ Bio Park patrons; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to higher level management staff.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.



Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis 

Bachelor's degree in zoology, or  biology; and

Five (5) years of management of exotic animals and exotic animal husbandry experience; and 

To include two (2) years supervisory experience.

Experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility preferred.
Possession of a New Mexico Driver's License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.
Work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Knowledge
Operational characteristics, services and activities of a Biological Park
Operations and services of exotic animal husbandry programs
Theories and applications of biology, ecology or conservation
Principles of municipal budget preparation and control
Principles of animal physiology, behavior and classification
Modern principles and practices of transporting and exhibiting animals
Safe work procedures when around animals
Principles of staff supervision, training and performance evaluation
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations regarding the acquisition, disposition, care and transportation of exotic animals
Preferred Skills & Abilities
Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the ABQ BioPark
Professionally represent the ABQ BioPark in all interactions with visitors, staff, media and other groups
Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and/or temporary employees
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
Oversee the acquisition, care, husbandry and disposition of ABQ BioPark animals, including exotic animals
Participate in the construction and maintenance of various animal facilities
Interpret and explain City of Albuquerque ABQ Bio Park policies and procedures
Respond and Exercise good judgment in cases of animal or staff emergencies
Serve as an ambassador for the ABQ BioPark and its programs to the media, visitors, staff, the AZA and other outside agencies;
Analyze and synthesize information with attention to detail and accuracy
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other documents
Communicate clearly and concisely
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


$53,684.80 - $64,022.40 Annually

How to Apply

City of Albuquerque BioPark
903 10TH ST SW
Phone: 5057646211

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