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.

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

TAG Chair

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

ELEPHANT TAG - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

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

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

BEAR, ANDEAN SPECTACLED - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Travis Vineyard, Bear TAG Chair. 

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

CAPUCHIN, BROWN
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate 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.

CUTTLEFISH, FLAMBOYANT - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Brian Nelson, Aquatic Invertebrate TAG Chair.

ECHIDNA, SHORT-BEAKED 
Please send application materials to Christana Hamlin Andrus, Marsupial and Monotreme TAG Chair.

HORNBILL, GREAT
Please send application materials to Paul Schutz, Coraciiformes TAG Chair.

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

MONKEY, PATAS
Please send application materials to Audra Meinelt, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

MYNAH, GOLDEN-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

OTTER, SEA (northern spp.) - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Eric Gaglione, Marine Mammal TAG Chair.

OTTER, SEA (southern spp.) - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Eric Gaglione, Marine Mammal TAG Chair.

PEAFOWL, CONGO
Please send application materials to Chris Holmes, Galliformes TAG Chair.

STARLING, VIOLET-BACKED (AMETHYST) 
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

TAPIR, MALAYAN (ASIAN) - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Frank Camacho, interim Tapir TAG Chair. 

SSP Coordinator

CURASSOW, WATTLED
Please send application materials to Chris Holmes, Galliformes TAG Chair.

ELEPHANT, ASIAN - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Martha Fischer, Elephant TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper

LEOPARD, SNOW - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair.
In addition the SSP application and a resume, please submit a letter of interest outlining experience with this species and/or studbooks.

SERVAL - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair.
In addition the SSP application and a resume, please submit a letter of interest outlining experience with this species and/or studbooks.

TORTOISE, GALAPAGOS
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

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 David Hamilton, interim Small Carnivore TAG Chair.

GECKO, TURQUOISE DWARF
Please send application materials to Drew Foster, Lizard 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.

VIPER, MANGSHAN PIT - Applications due September 1, 2020
Please send application materials to Brian Aucone, Snake 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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