Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Reptile Supervisor

Reptile Supervisor 

The Reptile Supervisor performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects Al Ain Zoo’s mission and vision of connecting people to wildlife and conservation. The position is responsible for the daily supervision of the safe care and handling of an assigned reptile collection and constantly demonstrates leadership qualities and abilities to engage positive relationship with his team and zoo customers. This position requires competencies and enough knowledge to implement high standers of animal husbandry techniques and can ensure effective implementation of the health and safety policies. This position also requires knowledge and ability to develop /help to develop modern animal facilities. He /She must have reasonably good knowledge in animal species. 

Key duties include but not limited to:
•        Supervises assigned staff
•        Assures feeding schedules and dietary requirements are met
•        Oversees and coordinates reproduction, hatching, and neonate care programs
•        Participates in establishing and updating standard operating procedures
•        Ensures accurate and complete records of animal activities are maintained
•        Participates in planning for the developing and modifying of exhibits
•        Oversees/coordinates animal introductions, moves, restraints, and shipments.
•        Accompanies veterinary staff on medical rounds and assures procedures are followed.
•        Regularly inspects and observes assigned collection for overall health and welfare.

•        Prepare annual work plans for the assigned area.


Muna Obaid Al Dhaheri
Chief Operations Division
Operations Department


Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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