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Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo

Exhibits Manager

This is your opportunity to join the dynamic Zoo Operations team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for Exhibits Manager in the Exhibits Fabrication department. There is one full-time, regular, benefited position to be filled at this time.

Under the direction of the Director of Facilities, this position oversees and manages work performed by zoo staff, consultants, and contractors, involved in designing, fabricating, installing, improving, and maintaining zoo exhibits and facilities. This includes buildings, netted and other structures, and animal holding areas. Work includes project planning, preparing construction drawings and documents, scheduling work of contractors and zoo staff, and coordinating and communicating schedules with other departments. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise, lead, and otherwise direct overall needs analysis, internal project planning and design/specification development, including determining means and methods of production.
  • Coordinate and monitor projects and assigned work of staff during design and construction, and inspect construction to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Facilitate flow of information and communication about internal project and work schedules between zoo staff and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor and control expenditures and report on performance and schedule and cost deviations; prepare project forecasts as needed, and provide appropriate information to Director of Facilities for financial statements.
  • Prepare and administer project and work schedules, administer budgets and coordinate budgets with Director of Facilities.
  • Manage and supervise in-house labor required for internal project work with appropriate supervisors.
  • Assist in the development of final project expense schedule.
  • Analyze suggestions for exhibit and facility modification, advise zoo staff and contractors as appropriate.
  • Provides technical expertise and direction to solve technical and operational challenges.
  • Develop, implement and manage preventative maintenance plans.
  • Identify and scope projects; make recommendations to management for prioritization and implementation of internal projects.
  • Enforces safety procedures to insure safe operation of equipment and employee safety.
  • Prepare and maintain project status reports and documentation.
  • Order materials and supplies.
  • Receive, verify, code and authorize invoices.
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly and indirectly through subordinate supervisors supervise employees in the Exhibits department. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to interpret architectural and engineering drawings and specifications
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of all phases of exhibit design and construction
  • Demonstrated competency of previous supervisory experience in a related field
  • Familiarity with design software preferred
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; and four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Washington State driver’s license required

COMPUTER SKILLS

Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and data processing programs required. Knowledge of Word, Excel and Access preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Project or other computer-based project planning tools desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

MATHEMATICAL ABILITY

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; stand, walk and/or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel . The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to inspect construction sites.

The position requires an ability to walk or transit across the 92-acre facility in variable weather conditions and enter non-public behind the scenes staff areas. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occassionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stand or walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to variable weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to variable weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at www.zoo.org; no other forms of application will be acceptedCover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

Salary

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How to Apply

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1531349

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 2065482428

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