Assistant Supervisor - Mammals


Bronx, NY

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 264 days ago

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Assist in the overall operation of all mammal-related installations, including the supervision of the activities of the keeper staff, part-time workers and volunteers.
Assist in ascertaining, initiating, administering and reviewing protocols for animal care, keeper safety and the maintenance of equipment.
Assist in supervising care and maintenance of the animal collection and records and in preparing and submitting reports and animal censuses.
Assist in ascertaining the needs of the animal collection and initiating food orders and work orders for environmental repairs or renovations as required.
Assist in capturing, handling, transporting and/or preparing of animals for shipment.
Assist in supervising the maintenance and construction of exhibits or support services.
May do research or assist in research projects, publish scientific papers and popular articles, attend professional meetings collection or study specimens in the field and give tours and lectures. May also teach courses, train personnel and consult for various governmental agencies and other institutions as required.
Enforce WCS’s visitors’ rules and regulations and those of the Department of Mammalogy.
Perform related tasks and duties as required.

Qualification Requirements

Experience with a diverse and large mammal collection
Strong animal handling skills
Experience managing a large staff
Strong people skills
At least five years of relevant experience in a zoo environment
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
At least five years of relevant experience in a zoo environment
A four year degree in an animal related field.
Valid, current driver’s license required