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This position involves planning and directing the daily activities and operation of the bird department at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the bird collection, exhibits, and staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Curator of Animals with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the daily activities and operations of the department. The Collection Manager has a primary responsibility in the training and supervision of the Zoo Attendants in the bird department. Knowledge of and adherence to the department’s safety regulations are vital to ensure the well-being of the staff, guests and bird collection. A strong knowledge base with mixed species exhibits and collection planning with avian species are important characteristics for a successful candidate.
Typical Work Duties and Responsibilities:
Minimum of five years paid experience working with birds in a zoo setting. A strong background in ornithology is required. One year of supervisory experience preferred but not required.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials must be received by the end of the day March 10, 2017.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo1 Conservation PlSyracuse, NY 13204Phone: 315-435-8511Fax: 315-435-8517
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