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Aviculturist- Australia & Rainforest

The National Aquarium
Baltimore, United States Posted: April 25, 2024

The National Aquarium is seeking an aviculturist to join the Australia: Wild Extremes team. The successful candidate will provide assigned birds with excellent day-to-day care through approved husbandry practices; maintain exhibits, equipment, and workspaces to NA standards; participate in acquisition, disposition, transport, and acclimation of birds; and assist other members of the Australia: Wild Extremes and Upland Tropical Rainforest teams as assigned, which may include working with additional taxa. Daily diet preparation, operant conditioning, and health monitoring are part of the daily tasks of this position. Other functions of this job may include public presentations, behind-the-scenes tours, assisting with volunteer and intern programs, and responding to emergencies after hours or during severe weather.

  • Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment.
  • SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016.
  • With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.
  • Today, the National Aquarium builds on a history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities.
  • Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Its Animal Care and Welfare teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels.
  • Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.
Experience Required
  • Requirements for this job include a bachelor’s degree in biology and one year of experience, or equivalent years of experience in a professional animal care facility with birds, and experience with capture and handling techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to climb ladders, able to work in hot and humid environments, and comfortable around deep water and heights.
  • A valid driver’s license is required. The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.
  • Medical,
  • Dental,
  • Vision,
  • 401(K) match and More!

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