KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of diverse avian species, particularly wading and diving birds and raptors, knowledge of captive and natural history to determine correct environment and diet for maintenance, breeding and/or exhibition.
- Knowledge of aquarium system operation including life support and the nitrogen cycle preferred.
- Knowledge of herpetological husbandry preferred
- Must have keen observation skills and be highly detail-oriented and adept at problem solving.
- Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot problems.
- Ability to decide when to act independently and when to seek consultation of curatorial staff.
- Ability to mentor and train new interns, volunteers and staff.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional business relationships with co-workers, volunteer staff, interns, colleagues at other facilities and outside vendors.
- Ability to work holidays, weekends and a non-traditional work week as well as respond to after-hours emergencies.
- Skill in organizing resources and maintaining priorities.
- Skill in database management.
- Ability to use hand and power tools.
- Ability to work collaboratively to implement Museum and departmental goals.
- Ability to manage and impart information to a range of clientele, staff members and/or media sources.
- Ability to follow laws and regulations relating to the care of wildlife in accordance with the Museum and industry best practices.
- Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials using basic computer skills in Word, Excel, internet navigation, e-mail and spreadsheet programs.
- Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
- Able to work well with supervisors and staff.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree in Biological or Environmental Science is preferred. Associated degree in Biological or Environmental Science required.
- Previous experience in avian husbandry at an aquarium or zoo through volunteer work, internships or a full-time position (work in an AZA accredited facility is preferred).
- Driver’s license or ability to get one.
- SCUBA certified or the ability to become certified.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, along with climbing and reaching with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from to 50 to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to work in high and low/ places.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those as employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed both indoors and in outdoor settings. Outdoor work subject to temperatures up to 100 degrees, rain, humidity and sun.
Please apply: https://www.frostscience.org/careers/