Animal Care Specialist - Aviculture

Employer
San Antonio Zoo
Location
Olmos Park, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 12, 2021
Closes
Jul 26, 2021
Ref
2313013799
Discipline
Avian/Ornithology
Employment Type
Fellowship
Salary Type
Salary
As a child, did you enjoy going to the zoo? Do you have a fascination with birds? Did your love of birds inspire you to learn more? As an Aviculture Care Specialist for San Antonio Zoo, you would be responsible for a unique bird collection consisting of the American southwest's deserts, coastal beaches, the South American rain forest, Asia's jungles, and the African bush. Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on educating young minds and securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

WORK SCHEDULE AND HOURLY RATE

We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments. The position is 40 hours a week, and the hourly rate for this position is $12.50.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

We offer incredibly competitive benefits after 3 months of employment, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and paid time off (PTO) accrual after 4 months. Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise!

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN ACS - AVICULTURE

As an Animal Care Specialist in the Aviculture Department, I will be responsible for all aspects of daily animal care, maintenance of exhibits and plants, data collection, and documents. Knowledge and/or experience with husbandry for a diverse group of bird species is required. The work involves an amount of independent action with less immediate leadership given after expertise is acquired.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and the animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ACS - AVICULTURE
  • For the safety of our animals, team members, and guests, you must be able to work safely around delicate, wild, and dangerous animals.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with fellow employees.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are preferred.
  • Knowledge of avian behavior and biology is preferred.
  • Ability to handle, examine, and transfer eggs safely.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record for vehicle operation.
  • Associate degree in wildlife management, zoology, biology, or related field preferred.
  • One-year zoo-keeping experience preferred.
  • Must work in varying climates and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold).

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR FLOCK?

All future zoo crew, please apply at sazoo.org and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

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