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

AFRICAN- EURASIAN MONKEY TAG- Applications due June 1, 2022
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department.

EQUID TAG
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

BOA, JAMAICAN
Please send application materials to Brian Aucone, Snake TAG Chair.

CHAT, SNOWY-HEADED ROBIN
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

CRANE, DEMOISELLE 
Please send application materials to Mike Taylor, Gruiformes, Eurypygiformes, Cariamiformes and Otidiformes TAG Chair.

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

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

FROGMOUTH, TAWNY
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

HONEYEATER, BLUE-FACED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

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

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

LAUGHINGTHRUSH, BLUE-CROWNED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

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

OROPENDOLA, CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

SERIEMA, RED-LEGGED
Please send application materials to Mike Taylor, Gruiformes, Eurypygiformes, Cariamiformes & Otidiformes TAG Chair.

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

STARLING, GOLDEN-BREASTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

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

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.

TURACO, LADY ROSS 
Please send application materials to Leigh Ramon, Turaco and Cuckoo TAG Chair.

TURACO, RED-CRESTED 
Please send application materials to Leigh Ramon, Turaco and Cuckoo TAG Chair.

SSP Coordinator

CHICKEN, ATTWATER’S PRAIRIE
Please send application materials to Chris Holmes, Galliformes TAG Chair.
*As a regional USFWS program, higher consideration may be given to applicants from Texas.

COLOBUS, GUEREZA- Applications due June 1, 2022
Please send application materials to Audra Meinelt, African- Eurasian Monkey TAG Chair.

CROCODILE, SIAMESE- Applications due June 1, 2022
Please send application materials to Kent Vliet, PhD, Crocodilian TAG Chair.

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

DUIKER, YELLOW-BACKED
Please send application materials to Steve Metzler, ACGC TAG Chair.

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

TAMARIN, BEARDED EMPEROR
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair.

TAMARIN, GOLDEN-HEADED LION
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair.

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

Studbook Keeper

CHIMPANZEE- Applications due June 1, 2022
Please send application materials to Lori Perkins, Ape TAG Chair.

ELEPHANT, AFRICAN
Please send application materials to David Hagan, Elephant TAG Chair.

HWAMEI, CHINESE
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

MAGPIE, RED-BELLIED BLUE
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

MYNA, GOLDEN-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

RATTLESNAKE, CATALINA ISLAND
Please send application materials to Brian Aucone, Snake TAG Chair.

STARLING, VIOLET-BACKED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PaCCT TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

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

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.

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

VULTURE, CINEREOUS 
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor 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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