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Ambassador Programs Keeper
Zoo Miami Zoo Miami currently has full time Zoo Keeper 2 position available with the Ambassador Programs team. We are searching for a team-oriented candidate that will be engaging and deliver exceptional customer service by creating friendly and positive interactions with all guests and co-workers.
This position reports directly to the Animal Care Coordinator. This team works with a wide variety of species including mammals, birds and reptiles and interacts with the public through interactive programs and/or performing in shows.
Seasonal Keeper - Marine Mammals
Brookfield Zoo Job Function and Responsibilities Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo has over 25 years accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is Humane Certified by the Humane Association. We’ve won top awards for Diversity; Significant Achievement in Education and Volunteer Engagement; Exhibit Design; International Conservation; and we currently hold numerous SSPs.
The dolphin program is also accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums, an international association representing marine life parks, aquariums, zoos, and research facilities, and IMATA, a professional organization dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study, and wildlife presentations. Our Seven Seas department is split between our dolphinarium and our pinniped area.
Seasonal Keepers receive valuable hands-on zookeeping experience while providing high-quality care for the welfare of the collection. You will demonstrate your practical understanding of animal behavior, ability to work with live animals safely, and attention to details while closely observing assigned animals, carefully observing the condition of the assigned area and animal enclosures, and maintaining animal record documentation as assigned. Your friendly demeanor, good interpersonal skills and outstanding communication skills will contribute to creating an extraordinary guest experience as Seasonal Keepers may work in public areas and may interact with guests.
This position is working with marine mammals; public presentation skills and operant conditioning skills a plus.
Associate Curator of Marine Mammals
Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo The Associate Curator, Marine Mammals contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by leading the management of all on-site & off-site programs & operations of the marine mammal collection in accordance with the Society’s long-range plan with respect to personnel, facilities, animals, & public programs. Leads & directs operations, staff, & animal care of the Marine Mammal Department & other areas within the Animal Care & Programs group as assigned.
Primary duties & responsibilities
Work closely & collaboratively with the Curatorial, Veterinary, & keeper staff to assure the health & well-being of the animal collection & the integration & coordination of information, plans, & activities with other areas to assure optimum care of the collection & achievement of Society goals & objectives. Manages the daily operations of the Marine Mammal Department, including but not limited to: a) maintaining exhibition program, overseeing acquisition & disposition of specimens including animal shipments; b) coordinating controlled breeding; c) overseeing behavioral enrichment & operant conditioning programs; d) ensuring established husbandry standards are met; e) assuring compliance with USDA & other regulatory & accreditation stand ards, such as AZA, AMMPA, IMATA, American Humane, etc. where applicable; f) observing & communicating health, diet, reproductive & other husbandry needs of the collection to appropriate staff; g) identifying & anticipating problematic areas & working with appropriate staff to assure successful resolution; h) & consulting with ACP managers with respect to making decision, planning, & problem solving.
See CZS job posting for more information using the link above.
Pets for Vets Trainer
Pets for Vets Paid contract work: rescue animals for Veterans. Flexible schedule. Professional development opportunities. Work from anywhere. Stop by our booth to learn more.
Senior Trainer - Pinnipeds
Georgia Aquarium Under the direction of section supervisors, this position plays leadership role in the execution and management of animal training, care, handling, and performance of pinnipeds utilized for Georgia Aquarium’s pinniped show and other programs as applicable. Primary objectives and responsibilities are to assist the management team with the development and implementation of daily shows, guest interaction programs, environmental enrichment programs, and staff development. Participates in daily show performances and animal sessions to facilitate public programming with pinnipeds. Executes daily routine operations in accordance with section’s standard operating procedures. Mentors junior staff in their respective job responsibilities.
Animal Care Manager - Training
St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day husbandry operations in the Aquarium’s Ambassador Animal collection. Primary responsibilities include the behavioral conditioning, care, wellbeing and management of all ambassador animals under the facility’s care as well as occasionally aquatic animals as appropriate; maintenance of all ambassador animal habitats; and positive management of all staff within the training team. Additionally, this position is responsible for the continual development of enrichment programs within the facility; leading public presentations with the facility’s wide variety of animals; and continually developing the skills of the training staff.
The full position description can be found through the link above.
Assistant Marine Mammal Trainer
Worldwide Zoo Consultants Position Summary: An Assistant Marine Mammal Trainer is a non-supervisory role, working within the Animal Care team. You would be responsible, under supervision, for the safety, health and wellbeing of the animals under their care. Demonstrate excellent representation of the company at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.
Duties & Responsibilities: • Responsible for all aspects of daily animal care and maintenance including animal training, environmental enrichment, diet preparation and feeding, behaviour observation, data base records entry, monitoring animal health, animal handling for medical care. • Clean and maintain the entire facility, including the animal exhibits. • Learn and successfully apply basic operant conditioning techniques. • Understand completely all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and staff training programs.
Marine Mammal Trainer
Worldwide Zoo Consultants Position Summary: The Marine Mammal Trainer will form and work within the Animal Care team. You would be responsible, under supervision, for the safety, health and wellbeing of the animals under their care. Demonstrate excellent representation of the company at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.
Duties & Responsibilities: • Involvement in all aspects of daily animal care and maintenance including animal training, environmental enrichment, diet preparation and feeding, behaviour observation, data base records entry, monitoring animal health, animal handling for medical care. • Clean and maintain the entire facility, including the animal exhibits. • Interact directly with visitors and guests regularly and ensure superb guest experience / visitor interaction while maintaining high levels of health and safety for all. • Learn and successfully apply basic operant conditioning techniques. • Understand completely all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and staff training programs.
Marine Mammal Trainer 1
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is looking for a motivated candidate to be hired on as a Marine Mammal Trainer 1. This mid-level training position works directly with Bottlenose Dolphins, California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, African Penguins, ASCO's, and variety of tropical birds. Gulfarium is expanding it's team in preparation for the new dolphin Oasis expansion slated to open early 2023. All team members are cross-trained to care for all animal species within the department. Gulfarium provides to the guests engaging animal presentations and fun animal encounters. Candidate must be comfortable in a fast paced environment within a large team. Gulfarium is located in the Florida panhandle overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Curator of Mammals
Monterey Bay Aquarium Description At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We firmly believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices, working together, increases our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission. We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
Job Summary: Directly supervise the daily activities of all staff members and volunteers of the Sea Otter Exhibit Team. Oversee all aspects of exhibit sea otter husbandry and exhibitry including behavioral training, health care, habitat maintenance, diet preparation and nutrition, animal welfare, and record keeping. As a member of the Husbandry Operations Management Team, work collaboratively with the Director of Husbandry Operations, curatorial team, and entire Animal Care Division to ensure the highest animal care standards across our operations. Perform other duties as required.
Gulf World This position will provide a hands-on learning approach for real-life applications in our various animal areas. We have positions available in our Dolphin Area, which houses our collection of bottlenose dolphins; positions in our Sea Lion Area, which entails rough-toothed dolphins, California sea lions, harbor seals, and African penguins. We also have one position in our Bird and Small Mammal Area, which cares for a variety of species of tropical birds and small domesticated mammals. Please email your resume, or feel free to approach me at the conference to give me your resume in person.
Marine Mammal Intern (paid)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom This is a paid internship. Interns are responsible for the general care and maintenance of all marine mammals in assigned areas. Areas may include Dolphin Harbor, Sea Lion Stadium, and Toyota Stadium.
Candidates should complete the Marine Mammal Intern application at www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/jobs by March 9th, 2022.
Essential Responsibilities: · Retrieval of food from freezer and delivery to animal areas.
· Diet preparation and record keeping.
· Maintaining cleanliness of all assigned animal areas.
· Interacting with and educating park guests.
· Maintaining cleanliness of offices and locker rooms.
· Learning show scripts and performing show parts as assigned.
· Assisting with animal care, feeding, and training sessions as assigned.
· Other duties as requested.
Candidates should complete the Marine Mammal Intern application at www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/jobs by March 9th, 2022.
· Must be 18 years of age or older.
· Must possess strong swimming skills.
· Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
· Valid Driver’s License
· 3 months previous experience in animal care and training and/or completed college level courses in a related science preferred.
· Must be comfortable speaking in front of large crowds.
· Must be articulate and able to clearly speak, read, and write in English.
· Must be willing to listen and follow both written and verbal instructions.
· SCUBA certification preferred.
· Must be willing and able to work 40 hours a week, both indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
· Must be willing and able to work in and around cold saltwater.
· Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
· Must possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to perform primary responsibilities.
· Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Associate Curator - Pinnipeds
Georgia Aquarium Coordinates operational activities related to pinniped show and animal program as directed by the Curator, Animal Training-Pinnipeds. Develops, implements and oversees appropriate standard operating procedures; insures compliance with requirements of various professional associations and regulatory agencies; works toward further advancing pinniped husbandry, programming, and display; develops, maintains and drives animal training and environmental enrichment programs; facilitates professional staff development; supervises Pinniped Show personnel, as well as elements of Pinniped Show operations. Works with assigned staff in developing and achieving animal care and training goals that promote the mission and vision of Georgia Aquarium and coincide with professional associations and accreditations. Works with other departments in the evaluation and development of enhanced guest experience, performance, interactive, and public relations opportunities.
Mote Aquarium Mammal and Reptile Intern
Mote Aquarium Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Aquatic Mammal and Reptile Department is responsible for the day to day care of Mote’s resident manatees, sea turtles, otters, alligator, spoonbills, and other small reptiles. Selected applicants will work directly with staff and assist in all aspects of the program, and will acquire hands on experience with diet preparation, water quality analysis, exhibit cleaning and maintenance, animal observations, enrichment and basic animal husbandry skills. Interns will gain experience and knowledge in animal training using operant conditioning by utilizing positive reinforcement techniques.
Currently looking to offer part time internship opportunities to allow for interns to seek other paid employment while they are interning with us.
Discovery Cove Part time positions available in our animal training department. Discovery Cove is an all inclusive interactive park. The Zoological department has 3 disciplines (Aviculture, Aquarium and Animal Training), where our ambassadors provide world class welfare and training for our collection of animals, while creating opportunities for our guests to have up close encounters. The Animal Training department has two focal areas- our dolphin interactive area and our small mammal area which care for our animal ambassadors. Please visit us at Career Fair night to find our more about the opportunities at our park.
Assistant Trainer - Part Time
Aquarium of Niagara Stop by our table at the Job Fair for more information!
Husbandry Assistant - Part Time - Seasonal
Aquarium of Niagara Stop by our table at the Job Fair for more information!
Assistant supervisor of Animal Training
Miami Seaquarium A lead of marine mammals
Miami Seaquarium All levels for marine mammal training
SeaWorld Perform daily husbandry tasks including administration of vitamins and medications as directed, food preparation, maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal habitats as directed by area leadership. Responsible for guest, personal, and animal safety by developing awareness of the behavioral precursors of potentially harmful behavior by both animals and people. Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities to staff supervisor and team. Maintain all animal records, equipment, area responsibilities, and communication requirements on a daily basis. Provide and maintain a work environment that follows the established guidelines and safety procedures set by the department and park. Function as an Ambassador by displaying consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability. Maintain a consistent attitude, motivation, and ability to accept feedback. Successfully represents company in Public Relations or Media situations/events. Perform all supportive roles in education and general public shows to develop speaking skills and stage presence. Perform primary roles as assigned by area leadership. Engage in and execute all aspects of guest interaction programs. Provide proactive guest service through guest interactions, pre and post show interactions, and responding to guest inquiries. Work with animals using behavioral modification techniques as instructed. Train behavior to completion under minimal supervision. Other duties as assigned by leadership.
SeaWorld Perform daily husbandry tasks including administration of vitamins and medications as directed, food preparation, maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal habitats as directed by area leadership. Responsible for guest, personal, and animal safety through constant monitoring of the behavioral precursors of potentially harmful behavior by both animals and people. Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities to staff supervisor and team. Maintain all animal records, equipment, area responsibilities, and communication requirements on a daily basis. Provide and maintain a work environment that follows the established guidelines and safety procedures set by the department and park. Function as an Ambassador by displaying consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability. Maintain a consistent attitude, motivation, and ability to accept feedback. Successfully represents company in Public Relations or Media situations/events. Be able to deliver department seminars. Perform all roles in education and general public shows, and guest interaction programs. Provide proactive guest service through guest interactions, pre and post shows, and responding to guest inquiries. Be proficient in application of behavioral modification techniques used at SeaWorld. This includes, but is not limited to, the skill set to develop and implement new behavior, training of naïve animals with minimum supervision, training behavior to completion without supervision, proactively maintaining conditioned behavior, and the ability to form relationships with most, if not all, of the animals in assigned area. Other duties as assigned by leadership.
Marine Mammal Specialist I (seasonal)
Dolphin Quest Please see me at the career night or conference.
Senior Aquarist - Ambassador
The Maritime Aquarium The Senior Aquarist for Ambassador Animals is responsible for the reptile, amphibian, bird, and small mammal collection, as well as animal use in educational programming and public presentations. This position supervises a team of aquarists in their husbandry duties and will coordinate closely with veterinarians, life support staff, and other departments to ensure optimal care and welfare of these species.
Animal Trainer - Killer Whale
SeaWorld San Diego What you get to do: You will perform daily husbandry tasks, including administering vitamins and medications as directed, preparing food, and maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal habitats. You will also help ensure guest, personal, and animal safety through diligent observation and response to any and all behavioral precursors of potentially harmful behavior by both animals and people.
Observe animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor and team Maintain all animal records and equipment Ensure working environment follows established guidelines and safety procedures Consistently display consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability Support education and general public shows in order to develop speaking skills and stage presence Proactively engage with guests and respond to guest inquiries Help prepare educational aspects of shows Serve as secondary animal person and safety spotter when needed Act as primary trainer when approved and as directed by leadership Work with animals on basic behavior and behavioral modification techniques under supervision Represent company in public relations or media situations/events Perform primary roles as assigned by area leadership Engage in and execute all aspects of guest interaction programs Work with animals using behavioral modification techniques as instructed Train behavior to completion under minimal supervision Deliver department seminars Lead education and general public shows, and guest interaction programs Be proficient in application of behavioral modification techniques used at SeaWorld. This includes developing and implementing new behavior; training naïve animals with minimum supervision; training behavior to completion without supervision; proactively maintaining conditioned behavior; and forming relationships with animals
Marine Mammal Caregiver
MarineLand of Canada Marineland of Canada is looking for individuals to work in our Marine Mammal department for the 2022 season! This is an entry level position with the potential to become year-round for the right candidate. All applicants must be have the appropriate documentation to work in Canada.
Marine Mammal Caregivers have the important responsibility for the care of the marine animals at Marineland of Canada Inc. This includes daily diet preparation, cleaning, enrichment, observation, and record-keeping. They also provide exceptional guest service to educate guests and answer any related questions.
Qualifications: • Minimum age 18 • Able to lift/carry 50+ lbs (23+kg) • Prior experience in an animal care facility, farm or kennel is required • Understanding of Health & Safety regulations pertaining to the Marine Mammal department, care of marine mammals, aquarium maintenance and animal life • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Candidates pursuing studies in Zoology, Animal Science, or other related fields, preferred • Strong swimming ability, preferred • Have a practical understanding of the principles of animal behaviour and decision-making skills considered an asset • Ability to speak in front of large crowds is considered an asset • Ability to speak a second language considered an asset • Ability to stand and/or walk throughout the entirety of scheduled shifts, during various weather conditions • Work independently or part of a team • Support a 7 day a week operation, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
Husbandry Assistant (seasonal)
SeaWorld Perform supporting roles and/or operational support during shows/presentations. Role would not involve direct contact with animals unless in Aquatica or in an emergency situation with direct support of a leadership member. Perform daily husbandry tasks including administration of vitamins and medications as directed, food preparation, maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal living habitats. Assist guests and trainers or zoological staff in preparation for interaction programs and education for of guests. Make daily animal observations and report any concerns to leadership staff.
Supervisor of Marine Mammals
Mississippi Aquarium Works with the Curator of Marine Mammals to develop, institute, lead, and facilitate animal care goals and standards for Mississippi Aquarium’s bottlenose dolphins and North American river otters
See Andy Horn for more details about the position
Husbandry Assistant (part time)
SeaWorld What you get to do: As a Husbandry Assistant, you will provide basic support to Zoological team as it relates to maintaining animal habitats; food preparation and basic husbandry tasks. Husbandry Assistants also provide support for shows, presentations, and interaction programs.
Duties and Responsibilities: Perform supporting roles and/or operational support during shows/tours/presentations. Role would not involve direct contact with animals unless in Aquatica or in an emergency with direct support of a leadership member. Perform daily husbandry tasks including administration of vitamins as directed, food preparation, maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal living habitats. Assist guests and zoological staff in preparation for interaction programs and education for of guests. Make daily animal observations and report any concerns to leadership staff. Ability to learn and operate MPR registers, book interactions in Global Reservation system. Depending on venue placement.
What it takes to succeed: At least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent Prior experience working with animals preferred Ability to pass SeaWorld pre-employment swim test Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a SeaWorld driver’s license Strong English communication skills Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs. Basic math skills Ability to stand, walk, and work for prolonged periods of time in extreme weather Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays, weekends, evenings, overnight, and holidays Ability to complete all legal, company and department training requirements Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations Must be willing to comply with and ensure team members comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards
Assistant Marine Mammal Trainer
National Marine Mammal Foundation .
The NMMF is seeking a full-time Marine Mammal Assistant Trainer to support our dolphin and sea lion training & care efforts in support of the US Navy Marine Mammal Program in San Diego, California, USA. This job will be 40 hours a week. Benefits will be offered for this position.
Responsible for the training and care of dolphins and sea lions for the US Navy Marine Mammal Program. May serve as a designated primary trainer for specific animals, capable of independently executing individual training plans. Serve as a secondary trainer for multiple animals. Responsible for all the support tasks essential to the world class level of training and care performed by the training staff at the NMMF. This includes, but is not limited to, diet preparation, administration of medications, and facility maintenance. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of a variety of watercraft. Serve as part of a dive team tasked with performing open water diving in support of the Navy Marine Mammal Program’s directives.
Two (2) years college credit or more from an accredited learning institution. A minimum of 1 year animal training experience OR 3 months of marine mammal care or training experience. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance. Must be a United States citizen and be able to provide proof of citizenship. Must have a current SCUBA certification. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced diving certifications and experience. Preference will be given to applicants that have occupational coxswain experience.