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.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

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.

CAT, BLACK-FOOTED - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Dan Dembiec, Felid TAG Vice Chair for Small Cats.

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

DIKKOP, SPOTTED
Please send application materials to Aimee Greenebaum, Charadriiformes TAG Chair.

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

GAZELLE, SLENDER-HORNED - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Steve Metzler, Antelope, Cattle, Giraffid, & Camelid TAG Chair.

HAMERKOP - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Harrison Edell, Ciconiiformes, Phoenicopteriformes, and Pelecaniformes TAG Chair.

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

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

MONKEY, COMMON SQUIRREL - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair.

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

SHEEP, DESERT BIGHORN
Please send application materials to Gil Myers, Caprinae TAG Chair.

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

TOUCAN, TOCO
Please send application materials to James Mejeur, Piciformes TAG Chair.

TURACO, GREAT BLUE - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Leigh Ramon, Turaco and Cuckoo TAG Chair.

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

TURACO, VIOLACEOUS
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.

CROCODILE, SIAMESE - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Kent Vliet, Crocodilian TAG Chair.

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

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

SNAKE, EASTERN INDIGO
Please send application materials to Brian Aucone, Snake TAG Chair.

TIGER (AMUR, GENERIC, MALAYAN, & SUMATRAN) - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair.
*In addition to the application and resume, please submit a letter of interest that addresses the experience and skills outlined in the position description.

Studbook Keeper

LION - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair.

WATERBUCK, COMMON
Please send application materials to Steve Metzler, Antelope, Cattle, Giraffid, & Camelid TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

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

BUSTARD, BUFF-CRESTED - Applications due May 1, 2021
Please send application materials to Mike Taylor, Gruiformes, Eurypygiformes, Cariamiformes & Otidiformes TAG Chair.

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

HORNBILL, WREATHED
Please send application materials to Paul Schutz, Coraciiformes 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
  • SHARK, NURSE
  • WRASSE, HUMPHEAD

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