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Job Title: Area Manager at a Zoo

Description: Supervise all of the keepers in a zoo area (ex. rainforest area, Australia area, etc.). Assign daily tasks, schedule hours to be worked, and work closely with the zoo general curator. Supervise and schedule interns, job shadows, and volunteers. Participate in media events as needed, conduct area meetings and training, annually evaluate employees, assist with vet procedures as needed, and communicate with the veterinarian about any health issues with the animals in this area.

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, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Managing people, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Global, Government, Museum/Zoo/Aquarium, Non-Profit, Park

Relative Salary:  $$

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