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San Antonio Zoo

ACS - Aviculture

As a child, did you enjoy going to the zoo? Do you have a fascination with birds? Did your love of birds inspire you to learn more? As an Aviculture Care Specialist for San Antonio Zoo, you would be responsible for a unique bird collection consisting of the American southwest's deserts, coastal beaches, the South American rain forest, Asia's jungles, and the African bush. Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on educating young minds and securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION

We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments. The aviculture is a flexible schedule, including weekends, and the hourly compensation is $15.50. We offer a robust benefits package with a 403b plan, health, dental, vision, life insurance, and generous leave policies.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, an annual zoo, and merchandise! In addition to the employee recognition program, eligible for internal positions after 4 months of employment and employee appreciation events!

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN ACS - AVICULTURE

As an Animal Care Specialist in the Aviculture Department, I will be responsible for all aspects of daily animal care, maintenance of exhibits and plants, data collection, and documents. Knowledge and/or experience with husbandry for a diverse group of bird species is required. The work involves an amount of independent action with less immediate leadership given after expertise is acquired.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and the animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work makes a difference in wildlife conservation.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ACS - AVICULTURE

  • For the safety of our animals, team members, and guests, you must be able to work safely around delicate, wild, and dangerous animals.
  • Knowledge/familiarity with AZA accreditation standards, code of ethics, and representative husbandry standards. Familiar with AZA or other captive population management programs.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with fellow employees.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are preferred.
  • Knowledge of avian behavior and biology is preferred.
  • Ability to handle, examine, and transfer eggs safely.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record for vehicle operation.
  • Associate degree in wildlife management, zoology, biology, or equivalent training and experience.
  • One-year zoo-keeping experience preferred.
  • Must work in varying climates and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold).

Salary

15.50

How to Apply

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR FLOCK?

All future zoo crew, please apply at sazoo.org and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 2108742859

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