Ambassador Commitment: Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.
Responsibilities: Under general supervision, is responsible for the proper care of Riverbanks’ reptiles and amphibians. Conducts husbandry duties, according to departmental guidelines, including: feeding animals, cleaning, maintaining, designing, and constructing exhibits. Monitors and maintains life support and lighting systems. Monitors animal health and behavior and uses proper enrichment and operant conditioning principles. Maintains detailed behavioral, reproductive, and medical records. Takes proper measures to ensure the security of animal enclosures. Conducts tours of the Aquarium Reptile Complex and presents educational programs for school groups, college-level classes, and Society members. May be involved in various AZA, conservation, and other professional activities. Works cooperatively with other departments including maintenance, horticulture, education, and events. Performs other duties as assigned. Reports to the Senior Keeper and the Herpetology Curator.
Education and Experience: Associate degree in Biology, Zoology or Wildlife Management; Bachelor’s degree preferred, with two to three years experience as a herpetology keeper; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Previous experience working directly with reptiles in a professional setting preferred. Must possess or be eligible for a valid SC driver's license.