Saturday, December 1, 2018

Experienced Animal Training Manager

Experienced Animal Training Manager

zoOceanarium Group specializes in developing and operating world class aquariums, zoos and nature-based science centers. We provide services from concept design to managing daily operations and everything in between. With over 100 full time employees from all over the globe, zoOceanarium Group consist of animal care specialists, animal trainers, veterinarians, design specialist, project managers and operational staff.

zoOceanarium Group is continuing to expand their team and looking to recruit a talented Animal Training Manager for several of our projects in the United Arab Emirates. As the Animal Training Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation across several locations with a variety of species. Experience with birds, big cats and small mammals is essential. Experience with leading animal behavior training programs is essential.

•        Develop content that is engaging, dynamic and educational
•        Develop training schedules and time lines for program animals
•        Train and maintain animal behaviors using primary positive reinforcements
•        Liaise with client and management to ensure presentations are in line with company standards
•        Ensure animal welfare, training techniques and handling guidelines are as per our company standards
•        Manage a team of animal trainers and presenters during development stages and ongoing operations
•        Assist in the training of program animals, not only overseeing
•        Educate, motivate and engage training staff
•        Develop scripts and SOP’s

•        Competitive salary with housing stipend
•        26 days of vacation plus 10 to 14 public holidays per year
•        One round trip flight to your home country every year, after the completion of 2 years
•        Company covers all work permits, residence visas & health insurance
•        Fantastic opportunity for career growth

Position Requirements:
•        +5 years management experience managing small team
•        Experience working with birds, big cats and small mammals essential
•        Experience with leading animal behavior training programs is essential
•        Excellent public speaking and presentations skills
•        Good organizational and communication skills
•        Must be able to work in a dynamic multi-cultural team
•        Must be have a driver’s license
•        Willing to work shifts (early mornings and late nights)

Please send a one-page cover letter with your resume to

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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