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Vice President & General Curator

Company: Audubon Institute
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Audubon Zoo General Curator position description:

The Vice President and General Curator oversees animal husbandry operations and programs at Audubon Zoo in support of Audubon Nature Institute (ANI). This position is responsible for all aspects of zoological management including, but not limited to; animal welfare, collection planning, supervision of the animal management team, animal acquisition and disposition, regulatory compliance, permitting, exhibit quality, animal training and enrichment, species conservation, and outstanding guest experience. The VP and General Curator is responsible for meeting and exceeding United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act standards and Association of Zoos and Aquarium accreditation standards. This position is expected to propose and implement professional best practices in animal management. The VP and General Curator is expected to take an active role in staff safety and staff professional development. This position works actively and collaboratively with all Zoo and Audubon Nature Institute departments and facilities.

• The VP & General Curator is responsible for the performance of all curators, keepers and voluntary animal staff.

• The VP and General Curator will oversee Audubon Zoo’s shoot team.

• The VP & General Curator is required to serve as the leader of Audubon Zoo’s Hurricane Team.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ten years of leadership experience managing animal care personnel in a zoological facility

• Working knowledge and understanding of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Code of Ethics, AZA Standards for Accreditation and AZA Population Management guidelines.

• Four-year degree in zoology, biology, or animal science from a recognized college or university is required. Some experience may be considered in lieu of education on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the VP & Managing Director in consultation with ANI Human Resources staff.

• Must maintain a valid Louisiana driver’s license

• Professional membership within the AZA is required

• Proven competency in the application of Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint and Excel computer programs is required.

• Ability to use mobile devices, computer, fax, scanner, phone, and copy machine.

• Ability to perform physical labor, with demonstrated ability to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. is necessary for the job.

Keywords: Audubon Institute, New Orleans , Vice President & General Curator, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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