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 animals in area of assignment. May be assigned to any area of the animal department during any given workday. Works with carnivores, hoofstock, primates, marsupials, herps, birds and others. Conducts husbandry duties, according to departmental guidelines, including feeding animals, cleaning, and maintaining exhibits. Monitors animal health and behavior and uses proper enrichment and animal training principles. Maintains detailed behavioral, reproductive, and medical records. Takes proper measures to ensure the security of animal enclosures. Conducts tours 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 Animal Supervisor and Director of Animal Care and Welfare.
Under general supervision, is responsible for the proper care of Riverbanks animals in the area of assignment. Feeds animals, cleans, maintains, designs and constructs exhibits, works with veterinary staff to diagnose and treat diseases, and monitors animal behavior. Maintains detailed behavioral, enrichment, and reproductive records and reports. Reports to the Assistant Mammal Curator.
Education and Experience: Associates degree in Biology, Zoology or Wildlife Management; Bachelor’s degree preferred, and one to two years of experience working with zoo/exotic animals in a professional setting, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must be able to work with a variety of co-workers and Animal Supervisors on a rotating basis. Must be flexible and dependable. Must be able to lift/move up to 100 pounds and work off a ladder, as needed. Must possess or qualify for a valid S.C. driver’s license.