San Diego Zoo San Diego , CA 92140
It all began with a ROAR over 100 years ago!
San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization's vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.
Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Share your knowledge, skills and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global!
LOCATION - Curators department
Duration Year round
Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, prescription drugs, vision, life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retirement, as well as other optional insurance.
(Exempt Position) Salary is commensurate with experience
This is a full time position managing a mammal collection consisting of 130 species/subspecies with 1,650 specimens and overseeing a staff of professional animal staff, including two Department Managers, Supervisors and over 100 keepers and animal trainers. Responsibilities also includes domestic and international travel managing conservation projects and working with conservation partners. This position requires at least five years of experience in zoo/exotic animal management with emphasis on mammals and in the supervision and management of personnel working with mammals. A valid driver license is required.(Posted 8/27/18)
All newly hired animal care staff and educators with responsibility for regularly caring for collection animals are REQUIRED to complete and pass (4) on-line prerequisite classes prior to reporting to their department. Human Resources will schedule this training as part of the on-boarding program. For current employees transferring into an animal care department, these classes MUST be completed and passed prior to the transfer.
Pre-requisite courses include:
Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Bio-Security
Working Safely With Dangerous Animals
Government Regulations and Compliance (USDA/OSH
The Fundamentals of Animal Learning
Passing grade for classes is 90%
One essential function for this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV's Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report for you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving report from you. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative.
Deadline to submit application: Sunday, September 16, 2018
San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace
THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY
SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS
AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER
The Associate Curator of Mammals performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Associate Curator of Mammals is responsible for proper development, management and maintenance of an assigned mammal collection at a location and manages staff in various related activities; participates in collection strategic planning. This position reports to the Director of CHS.
Evaluates and coordinates the development of an assigned collection based on SDZ Global master plan
Recommends related policies, procedures and standards for collection management
Develops short and long-range strategic and tactical plans
Ensures regular communication between veterinary services and collection husbandry staff
Discusses morbidity and mortality with veterinary and pathology staff
Manages and evaluates animal care management staff as assigned
Oversees and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of collection records
Obtains proper and necessary permits
Assures legal requirements for development of an animal collection
Assures effective organizational, communication and team building are provided
Provides specialized training for collection management personnel as needed
Resolves problems and complaints
Participates in studbook updates and committees
Participates in AZA, SSP's and TAG's
Participates in exhibit and facility planning, research and design
Recommends and assists in acquiring appropriate species for exhibits
Provides complex interpretation of collection policies and procedures
Recommends and approves signage and graphics
Represents SDZG in a wide range of settings
Prepares and makes presentations
Guides development of species specific organizational animal programs
Reviews and comments on related legislation
Adheres to all SDZG and department policies and practices
Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics
Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards
Responsible for legal requirements for development of an animal collection as well as in domestic and international shipping of animals
Assures use of appropriate animal handling, shipment, management and training methodologies for the collection
Assures assigned animal collection operations comply with established protocols, professional standards and government regulations
Oversees and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of collection records required for collection maintenance
Resolves problems and complaints referred by teams and staff including conflicts in priority and across the organization
Purchases according to SDZ Global collection master plan
Recommends and assists in acquiring appropriate species for exhibits that will guide development of designs and husbandry practices
Maintains a variety of classification appropriate contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests and to effectively coordinate collection husbandry and maintenance activities
Conducts special projects and special tours as required
Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests and to effectively coordinate collection development and maintenance activities
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Examples of representative qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology, Animal Science, Wildlife Management or other related field; three years of experience managing an animal department and personnel in an AZA accredited zoo or equivalent facility; valid California driver license.
Animal management and husbandry skills
Regulatory and membership agencies and regulations (USDA, USFWS, AZA, etc.)
Exhibit design and maintenance desirable
Effective leadership skills
Manage supervisory staff
Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
Develop, administers and monitors assigned budgets
Prepares and makes presentations
Develops articles for publication
Work with a diverse teams and effectively with others
Work outdoors in all weather conditions with wild and dangerous animals; may need to work weekends and nights; some assignments require the ability to travel; work may involve exposure to zoonotic diseases.
Some assignments will require the ability to work at elevated heights; move moderate to heavy objects 25-40 pounds; use power tools; operate heavy equipment; exposed to harsh field environments; frequent walking, standing and bending; may require travel.
ALL NEW HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO A DRUG SCREEN.
SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.