Current 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, Management, & Welfare Sciences 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.

*For information regarding TAG and SSP Education Advisors, click here.

*TAG and SSP Ambassador Animal Advisors can apply via an online application form.

TAG Chair

Antelope, Cattle, Giraffid, and Camelid TAG CHAIR
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department

PASSERINE TAG - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

BAT, STRAW-COLORED FRUIT
Please send application materials to Brian Pope, Bat TAG Chair.

BEAVER, AMERICAN - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to Rebecca Young, Rodent, Insectivore, and Lagomorph TAG Chair

BINTURONG
Please send application materials to David Hamilton, Small Carnivore TAG Chair.

CUTTLEFISH, FLAMBOYANT
Please send application materials to Brian Nelson, Aquatic Invertebrate TAG Chair.

FROGMOUTH, TAWNY - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

GOOSE,ORINOCO - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair

HONEYEATER, BLUE-FACED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

IBEX, NUBIAN
Please send application materials to Gil Myers, Caprinae TAG Chair.

JAY, PLUSH-CRESTED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

LAPWING, MASKED
Please send application materials to Aimee Greenebaum, Charadriiformes TAG Chair.

LAUGHINGTHRUSH, BLUE-CROWNED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

LIZARD, CAIMAN - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to Drew Foster, Lizard TAG Chair

MONKEY, COMMON SQUIRREL - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair

MONKEY, SOUTHERN BLACK HOWLER - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair

MYNAH, GOLDEN-CRESTED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

OROPENDOLA, CRESTED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

SPIDER, GOOTY SAPPHIRE ORNAMENTAL 
Please send application materials to Erin Sullivan, Terrestrial Invertebrate TAG Chair.

STARLING, GOLDEN-BREASTED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

STARLING, VIOLET-BACKED (AMETHYST) - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

STINGRAY, BIGTOOTH RIVER 
Please send application materials to George Brandy, Freshwater Fishes TAG Chair.

STINGRAY, TIGER RIVER
Please send application materials to George Brandy, Freshwater Fishes TAG Chair.

THRUSH, CHESTNUT-BACKED
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department

SSP Coordinator

GIRAFFE, MASAI
Please send application materials to Michael Murray, Antelope, Cattle, Giraffid, and Camelid TAG Vice Chair

SHARK, ZEBRA 
Please send application materials to Paula B. Carlson, Marine Fishes TAG Chair

Studbook Keeper

BULBUL, COLLARED FINCH-BILLED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

HWAMEI, CHINESE - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

MAGPIE, RED-BELLIED BLUE - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

MONGOOSE, DWARF
Please send application materials to David Hamilton, Small Carnivore TAG Chair.

MYNA, GOLDEN-CRESTED - Applications due by February 1st, 2023
Please send application materials to AZA’s Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

TERRAPIN, PAINTED 
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair

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

Candidate Program Leader

BUSTARD, BUFF-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Mike Taylor, Gruiformes, Eurypygiformes, Cariamiformes & Otidiformes TAG Chair.

CAPUCHIN, CRESTED
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair.

CAPUCHIN, WHITE-THROATED
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair.

MARINE FISHES
For the vacancies listed below, please send application materials to Paula Carlson, 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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