Thursday, December 2, 2010

Calgary Zoological Society - Curator, Eurasia, South America, Africa

The Calgary Zoological Society located in Calgary, Canada is committed to excellence in animal stewardship and conservation leadership. Our staff and volunteers are what make us a success in these activities and keep us focused on our commitment to engage visitors in enjoyable and unique experiences, connect our community with nature, and inspire actions which support conservation. If you would like to be part of this team, we have the following full time position available:


The Calgary Zoological Society is currently seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual to lead our Eurasia, South America, and Africa areas.

Accountable to the Director, Animal Care , Conservation and Research, this position is responsible for the management of the animal collection, personnel, facilities and programs of the Eurasia, South America and Africa areas. This involves alignment with Calgary Zoo and Conservation and Research goals, strategies and business plans in the provision of a superior customer experience, as well as meeting the financial, conservation, animal care, research, and education goals of the zoo.

Duties include animal collection planning, and animal acquisitions and dispositions; assisting in exhibit design, developing and managing budgets; participating in AZA and other professional organizations; and managing unionized staff members.

• Masters Degree or similar relevant qualification desirable
• 10 years of animal management experience with a minimum of 5 years of direct animal management in an accredited institution
• 4+ years of experience in direct staff supervision
• Experience in training animal collection for veterinary, husbandry and educational purposes
• Proven ability to research, develop, and present interpretive programs
• Demonstrated experience in sourcing, initiating, and facilitating animal transactions
• Experience managing a unionized workforce would be an asset
• Excellent communication and leadership skills in a team environment

Physical Demands of Positions:
• Daily on–grounds mobility required, some heavy lifting requirements, weekend work

The Calgary Zoological Society offers a competitive compensation package, free on-grounds parking, discounts on food and gift shop purchases, discounts on education programs, a complimentary annual pass for you and your family as well as the opportunity to work in one of the top zoos in North America.

If you possess the required qualifications and experience, we invite you to send your resume, along with a covering letter in confidence by December 22, 2010. Please quote the job position in the subject line.


Human Resources .
The Calgary Zoological Society
1300 Zoo Road N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7V6
Fax: (403) 695-3807

All applicants are thanked in advance and advised that only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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