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

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

PICIFORMES TAG - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation, Management, and Welfare Sciences Department.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

CAT, BLACK-FOOTED
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair. In addition to the AZA documents normally required for the application, the Felid TAG would like to request the following additional supplementary materials:

  1. A cover letter outlining the applicant’s experience working with black-footed cats, involvement working with the conservation of black-footed cats, and if the applicant has completed the PM1 course.

DUCK, WEST INDIAN WHISTLING - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair.

FLYING FOX, INDIAN
Please send application materials to Brian Pope, Bat TAG Chair.

JAY, PLUSH CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

STARLING, EMERALD - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

STARLING, VIOLET-BACKED - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

TORTOISE, PLOUGHSHARE - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

WALLABY, YELLOW-FOOTED ROCK - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Chris Hamlin Andrus, Marsupial and Monotreme TAG Chair.

WHALE, BELUGA
Please send application materials to Eric Gaglione, Marine Mammal TAG Chair.

SSP Coordinator

LANGUR, FRANCOIS’
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

LANGUR, SILVERED LEAF - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper

LANGUR, FRANCOIS’ - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

BISON, AMERICAN (PLAINS)
Please send application materials to Lisa Smith, Wild Cattle and Camelid 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.

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

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

OSTEOLAEMUS
Please send application materials to Kent Vliet, Crocodilian TAG Chair.

PENGUIN, ADELIE - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Tom Schneider, Penguin TAG Chair.

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

TURTLE, PEARL RIVER MAP - Application due March 1, 2019.
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

MARINE FISHES
For the vacancies listed below, please send application materials to Beth Firchau, 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:

  • RAY, ATLANTIC
  • RAY, COWNOSE
  • RAY, SOUTHERN
  • SHARK, BROWN-BANDED BAMBOO
  • SHARK, SANDBAR
  • WRASSE, HUMPHEAD

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