Program Leader Vacancies

The Animal Programs listed below are searching for dedicated members of the AZA community.  Individuals interested in applying for one of the vacant Program Leader positions should review the position responsibilities and complete the required application materials, found in the Animal Program Handbooks.  Application materials should be submitted to the Chair of the appropriate Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) or the AZA Conservation & Science Department. Contact information for TAG Chairs are also available on each TAGs' Program page in the Animal Program Database, and also in the Animal Program Resources. Please note that unless a specific due date is indicated, applications are accepted at any time.

*TAG and SSP Education Advisors are not searchable within the Animal Programs Database. For a list of Education Advisor vacancies, click here.

TAG Chair

BEAR TAG
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

MARINE FISHES TAG
Please send application materials to Paula Carlson, interim Marine Fishes TAG Chair.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

CAT, FISHING
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair.

HORNBILL, GREAT - Applications due January 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Paul Schutz, Coraciiformes TAG Chair.

LIZARD, RIO FUERTE BEADED - Applications due January 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Drew Foster, Lizard TAG Chair.

ROADRUNNER, GREATER
Please send application materials to Scott Newland, Turaco and Cuckoo TAG Chair.

TREE SHREW, NORTHERN
Please send application materials to Rebecca Young, Rodent, Insectivore, Lagomorph TAG Chair.

TURTLE, WOOD
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

SSP Coordinator

BONOBO
Please send application materials to Lori Perkins, Ape TAG Chair.

CONDOR, ANDEAN
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

RAY, SPOTTED EAGLE
Please send application materials to Paula Carlson, interim Marine Fishes TAG Chair.

SNAIL, PARTULA
Please send application materials to Erin Sullivan, Terrestrial Invertebrate TAG Chair.

VULTURE, RUPPELL’S GRIFFON - Applications due January 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper

CARDINALFISH, BANGGAI
Please send application materials to Paula Carlson, interim Marine Fishes TAG Chair.

FROG, DUSKY GOPHER
Please send application materials to Diane Barber, Amphibian TAG Chair.

KOALA, QUEENSLAND
Please send application materials to Chris Hamlin Andrus, Marsupial and Monotreme TAG Chair.

MYNA, BALI
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

SIFAKA, COQUEREL’S - Applications due January 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Christie Eddie, Prosimian TAG Chair.

VULTURE, CAPE
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

VULTURE, RUPPELL’S GRIFFON - Applications due January 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

BARBET, BLACK-SPOTTED
Please send application materials to James Mejeur, Piciformes TAG Chair.

BULBUL, WHITE-EARED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

FINCH, RED-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

FISHER
Please send application materials to Dusty Lombardi, Small Carnivore TAG Chair.

GUAN, HORNED 
Please send application materials to Chris Holmes, Galliformes TAG Chair.

HEDGEHOG, FOUR-TOED
Please send application materials to Rebecca Young, Rodent, Insectivore, Lagomorph TAG Chair.

LECHWE, RED
Please send application materials to Steve Metzler, Antelope and Giraffe TAG Chair.

MANGABEY, RED-CAPPED
Please send application materials to Audra Meinelt, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

PYTHON, RETICULATED
Please send application materials to Brian Aucone, Snake TAG Chair.

STICK INSECT, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Please send application materials to Erin Sullivan, Terrestrial Invertebrate TAG Chair.

VIPER, MANGSHAN PIT
Please send application materials to Brian Aucone, Snake TAG Chair.

MARINE FISHES
For the vacancies listed below, please send application materials to Paula Carlson, interim Marine Fishes TAG Chair. In addition to the AZA documents normally required for the application, the MFTAG would like to request the following additional supplementary materials:

  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation from AZA members.
  2. One (1) letter of support from a current Program Leader, Studbook Keeper, or member of TAG leadership with whom the candidate has discussed this opportunity and will be able to use as a mentor moving forward.
  3. A statement of why the candidate wishes to contribute to AZA as a leader for this species.

List of vacancies:

  • SHARK, BROWN-BANDED BAMBOO
  • WRASSE, HUMPHEAD

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