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Turtle Conservancy

Curator/Collection Manager

   » Overall responsibility for outstanding care and well being of the animal collection
   » Manages animal care staff, including in routine tasks, setting and meeting goals, training
   » Participates in animal care as needed
   » Coordinates with staff veterinarian on animal health issues
   » supervises animal records and ensures their accuracy
   » Acquires and transfers animals to meet collection goals
   » Ensures compliance with AZA policies, and with federal, state and local regulations
   » supervises maintenance, repairs and replacement to facility infrastructure (habitats and related systems and equipment)
   » Constantly strives to improve the Center’s operations
   » Participates as a valuable and contributing member of the Turtle Conservancy team.
QUALIFICATIONS
   » College degree, preferably in biology, zoology, exotic animal management, conservation, or related field
   » broad practice working with turtle husbandry in AZA-certified or accredited zoological facilities
   » practice managing husbandry staff
   » capability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, co-workers, staff, volunteers, guests, and others
   » capability to prioritize and complete routine tasks, special assignments, and emergencies
   » capability to focus on complicated tasks and efficiently carry them to completion
   » Basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical systems, irrigation, filtration, and carpentry as applicable to turtle husbandry, and an eagerness to identify and solve complex technical problems
   » capability to safely walk, climb, balance, stoop, talk, and hear as may be necessary to carry out work assignments in varying outdoor weather and indoor animal-appropriate environments
   » Valid First Aid and CPR certification and driver license
   » Excellent communication and organizational expertise
   » capability to work varied schedules including weekends and some evenings and holidays
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
   » capability to present information to large and small audiences
   » practice in publishing manuscripts and presenting at professional meetings
   » Professional training in zoological collection records and database management
COMPETENCY AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
   » Strong working knowledge of general herpetology and reptile husbandry
   » Knowledge of tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation, natural history, behavior, and husbandry needs, and intrinsic desire to continually seek out new and additional such information
   » Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of professional zoo registrar methods and collection management standards
   » Proficiency with data management software including MS Excel, ZIMS, etc.
   » capability to collect and collate information from a variety of sources into concise and accurate reports
   » knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances applicable to possessing native and exotic wild animals
   » Knowledge of AZA Certification/Accreditation requirements
   » Knowledge of inventory accession/deaccession and record-keeping practices
   » Knowledge of zoological nomenclature
   » Excellent communication and organizational expertise
   » Excellent command of English is required; Spanish is highly desirable
   » Attention to detail

How to submit the application:

email to lynn@turtleconservancy.org orsnail mail to Turtle Conservancy, PO Box 1289, Ojai, CA 93023
Turtle Conservancy
PO Box 1289
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: 212-353-5060

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Post Date: 10/09/2019 / Viewed 1 times
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Company: Ojai , CA
Contact Email: lynn@turtleconservancy.org


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