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Job Title: Assistant Curator at a Zoo

Description: Manage policies relating to the husbandry, life support and maintenance of animals in the Zoo. Supervise staff in daily operations, including but not limited to, feeding, exhibit maintenance, maintaining water quality, monitoring animal heath, animal training/enrichment, administering quarantine protocols, animal record keeping, veterinary procedures, scuba diving and visitor education. Responsible for hiring, scheduling, training, developing performance standards for and evaluation of shores staff. Participate in the development of short and long term objectives for the region and the zoo.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Customer service skills, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Managing people, Managing material resources, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Museum/Zoo/Aquarium

Relative Salary:  $$$

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