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Assistant Curator of Mammals and Birds - Houston Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium Houston
Houston, United States Posted: March 17, 2024


Work closely with Veterinarian and Animal Husbandry Manager to ensure the best possible health and well-being of the animal collection. Work with Animal Husbandry Manager and staff to determine needs of the exhibits and staff, to plan and implement long and short-term goals for area.

  • Acquire and dispose of collection specimens in accordance with the Acquisition/Disposition Policy.
  • Coordinate International, Federal, State and Local permitting processes for specimen acquisition/disposition and oversee all related permit requirements.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to develop and administer area budgets.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on technical and design aspects of long range development that incorporates bird and mammal animal life.
  • Oversee all aspects of safety within the area.
  • Work with Animal Husbandry Manager to review, develop and enforce department policies and procedures
Experience Required
  • Minimum of five years of experience in animal husbandry, with at least three years of supervisory experience Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Zoology or related field Hands on experience with modern techniques of animal training, exhibit display and maintenance, and animal husbandry of large carnivores under protected contact and birds in unprotected contact S.C.U.B.A. certification a plus Organized and self-motivated, with an eagerness to complete all projects Must participate enthusiastically in public education and interaction Experienced with working in salt and fresh water environments Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds or more Outdoor work on occasion, under a variety of conditions: cold, hot, rain, snow, ice and dry weather On call 24 hours a day
Further Comments
  • Extensive and well-rounded training program Continued career development and growth opportunities Generous employee discounts on dining, retail, amusements, and hotels Multiple health benefit plans to suit your needs Dental, vision, voluntary life, short term disability, flexible spending accounts and 401 (k) Paid sick leave Paid vacation Monthly discretionary bonus potential
Salary
  • $55,000 to$65,000

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