• Curator of Birds

  • Texas State Aquarium
    Job Description

    Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

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    Other duties will include but are not limited to:

    • Oversee all training activities in the bird area.

    • Oversee the quarantine of all birds.

    • Assist the veterinarian in all areas of bird health.

    • Assist in the development and implementation of the bird collection plan.

    • Responsible for assuring that all animal handling practices are in accordance to husbandry guidelines.

    • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures in bird work areas.

    • Develop and design exhibits and support areas.

    • Participate in the development and design of exhibits and systems as assigned.

    • Participate in the Aquarium’s Research Committee.

    • Participate in personnel duties including hiring, development, training, and performance evaluations.

    • Enforce compliance with policies and procedures.

    • Enter data into TRACKS.

    • Oversee the purchasing and inventory of husbandry supplies, equipment, and food.

    • Participate in the development and implementation of the department’s annual budget and goals.

      A Bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology, or a related field from a four-year college or university is required. A minimum of five years of professional experience working with birds and two years of experience as a supervisor in an aquarium/zoological institution is also required. Any equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered.

      This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

      Please apply online at www.texasstateaquarium.org

       

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