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Albuquerque Biological Park

BioPark Mammal Curator E16 (ABQ BioPark)

Position Summary

It is the responsibility of a BioPark Curator to supervise, plan and coordinate a variety of ABQ Bio Park services, activities and operations, including the acquisition, care, husbandry and disposition of assigned species within the ABQ BioPark's living collection; to effectively manage reporting staff; the maintenance of animal exhibits and facilities; 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.

The BioPark Curator of Mammals will achieve his or her tasks and goals by working collaboratively with members of the ABQ BioPark Staff, Cultural Services Department Staff, other City of Albuquerque personnel and third-party groups and organizations as needed. The incumbent will create, foster and maintain a positive team-orientated work environment through effective leadership communication, coaching and mentoring of reporting staff. The incumbent must be able to work independently and as a member of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced professional environment.

As the BioPark Curator for Mammals, this individual will lead a team of supervisors and keepers and ensure that behavioral management practices support the ABQ BioPark's mission and core values. This position reports to higher level management staff of the ABQ BioPark, the Cultural Services Department and the City of Albuquerque.

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.

Experience Required

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Bachelor's degree in zoology, biology, or a related field, plus five (5) years of management of exotic animals and exotic animal husbandry experience to include two (2) years direct supervisory experience in a management and/or administrative capacity. Experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility preferred.

Further Comments

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


$50,107.20 - $59,737.60 Annually

How to Apply

All applicants must apply on-line at

Albuquerque Biological Park
903 Tenth St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: 505 768-3700

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