ldw@tnaqua.org-Tennessee

Agency
Tennessee Aquarium
Location
Chattanooga, TN, USA 37402
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
15.38 - Hourly
Last Date to Apply
04/30/2018
Description
The Tennessee Aquarium is searching for an Animal Care Specialist II with lemur experience, including training and restraint, who has a strong understanding of lemur behavior to participate in the care, husbandry, training, exhibition, and programming of a varied collection of animals. Our mission at the Tennessee Aquarium is to connect people with nature and empower them to make informed decisions about water and wildlife. We provide a team-based culture where partnership, collaboration, and innovation are essential. We are fully committed to creating a diverse, positive, challenging, and rewarding work environment that encourages both professional and personal growth. Key Responsibilities Daily care of assigned animal areas including feeding, cleaning, enrichment, training and health assessment Proactively and routinely engage Aquarium visitors with formal and informal educational presentations Assist in the supervision of volunteer horticulture and animal staff Attend staff meetings and develop and maintain professional ties in other institutions Maintain records and submit reports as necessary Assist in the identification and acquisition of plants and animals from other facilities, suppliers, or field collection Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment used in area of responsibility Participate in cross-functional activities such as tours or educational programs for guests, members, media, education staff, docents, etc. Participate with inter-departmental needs regarding safety, publications, parties, etc. Perform work in a manner that fosters the Aquarium's mission, core values and service standards Full-time, hourly Please be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume with your online application submission.
Qualifications
Key Qualifications Bachelor's degree in biology,zoology horticulture, botany, or the equivalent of a degree in experience Minimum of 18 months experience in a related field Strong knowledge of the practices and principles of animal husbandry and horticulture in a zoological institution or botanical garden setting and in botanical/zoological mixed species exhibits Knowledge of and skills in animal husbandry and plant culture Good communication skills and the ability to work as a team player Ability to work in wet, hot, cold, small, and/or odorous conditions; lift/carry 50 pounds; climb ladders For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/773788-214179
Contact Person
Leah Wilson
Contact eMail
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