Assistant Curator M14 (Zoo)

City of Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Position Summary Supervise, plan and coordinate staff engaged in a variety of ABQ BioPark services, activities and operations with the focus on providing highly responsible care and husbandry of the BioPark's diverse living collection. This includes the maintenance of exhibits and facilities. Assignment will be in one of the BioPark facilities: Zoo (exotic animals); Botanic Garden (plants, trees, farm animals and displays); Aquarium (salt and fresh water aquatic animals and plants). Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in zoology, animal husbandry or biology; and Three (3) years of management of exotic animals and exotic animal husbandry experience; and To include one (1) year of supervisory or lead experience. Experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility preferred. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire. Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire. Preferred Knowledge * Principles and practices of supervision, evaluation and training * Principles and techniques of Biological Park management * Principles and techniques of marine animal husbandry * Animal behavioral training and acceptable operant conditioning techniques * Basic operations and services of a Biological Park program focusing on either animals or plants including trees and/or horticultural aspects * Basic operations and services of a Biological Park program focusing on marine biology * Methods of supervision, training, and performance evaluation * Design, recommend and implement biological park displays/exhibits * Principles and procedures of record keeping * English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation * Occupational hazards and standard safety practices * Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations Preferred Skills & Abilities * Interpret and explain City Bio Park programs, policies and procedures * Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff * Exercise proper judgment in cases of animal emergencies and crop problems * Design, recommend and implement garden/conservatory/ farm or biological park displays/exhibits, including irrigation design and installation * Respond to requests and inquires from the public * Work independently in the absence of supervision * Oversee the work of lower level staff * Communicate clearly and concisely * Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work