Animal Curator – Worldwide Zoo Consultants

Posted: 18 October 2021   |   Full-Time   | Worldwide Zoo Consultants  | Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Background

Worldwide Zoo Consultants is a global leader in the creation, development and management of a wide variety of specialized animal facilities and projects. From Zoological Parks, Public Aquariums and Animal Sanctuaries, to living museums and immersive animal-based education centers.

Worldwide Zoo Consultants is continuing to expand their team and looking to recruit a talented Carnivore Keeper for an exciting facility in Saudi Arabia. You will be responsible for the day-to-day husbandry operations at the ESBP. Primary responsibilities include the care and wellbeing of Arabian Leopard collection, maintenance of all the habitats, and a positive, hardworking approach within the Carnivore Department.

Duties

  • Undertake daily operations to ensure highest level of safety, courtesy, efficiency and operational readiness at all times.
  • Maintain positive representation to professional agencies, institutions and various committees.
  • Compliance with health and safety standards in accordance with local municipality rules and regulations.
  • Maintain up-to-date electronic animal records on animal health, animal collection specimen, animal behavior, (including enrichment use) diets, daily reports, timecards, facility correspondence and technical reports.
  • Source and identify primary and secondary suppliers for animal feed.
  • Ensure procurement of animal feed supplies.
  • Maintain regular stock of animal feed for at least a month in advance.
  • Coordinate alternative animal food supplies in case of food shortage, unavailability or delivery delays.
  • Share electronic summary of the animal records with the Captive Breeding Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Handle all data management with confidentiality.
  • Assist the Conservation Manager in creating staff schedules.
  • Assist the Conservation Manager to arrange for repair services of animal fencing when required.
  • Assist the Conservation Manager to develop and implement policy and procedure documents.
  • Assist in emergency situations to minimize damage, loss or injury to guests, team members, animals or company property.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Benefits

    Competitive salary
  • Housing stipend
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance

Position Requirements

  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills within the English language and must be able to conduct themselves in a professional, positive manner with co-workers and guests.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail and be proactive, self-motivated, independent, a problem solver and be able to work with intermittent guidance; also calls for flexibility and the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Computer literate (MS Office) proficiency with computers and ZIMS software applications.
  • High school or college level course work desirable with

Application

Please send a one-page cover letter with your resume to recruitment@worldwidezoo.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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