The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is looking for an mid-level Aquarist with at least two years experience in a public aquarium setting to add to our Husbandry Team. The desired candidate would have a strong background in aquarium science working with a wide variety of taxa. It is preferred but not required that the candidate have experience managing and breeding syngnathids in accordance with all AZA guidelines and SSP recommendations. Experience starting or maintaining live food cultures and live food enrichments would be highly valued. We are looking for someone who is interested in building teams, growing programs, leading the industry in best practices, and making an impact on our guests.
The Dive Program Manager, under the supervision of the Senior Curator and with the assistance of the Dive Program Coordinator, is a leadership position responsible and accountable for the development, safety compliance, and management of all Aquarium dive program operations, dive facilities and dive equipment, and in the operation of premium dive and snorkel experiences, in consideration of AAOA, ANI, AZA, and OSHA standards. This position is expected to mentor and coach staff and volunteer divers, fostering effective communication and conducting sub- department meetings. Supports the integration of dive operations into husbandry procedures and is proactive in collaboration with husbandry staff to affect safe husbandry procedures requiring SCUBA. The Dive Program Manager is a working diver position.
Audubon Zoo is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, and innovative professional to join our Sea Lion Team. The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, a willingness to develop in this profession, strong training skills, and a passion for best practice husbandry. The Sea Lion collection currently consists of 1.3 California Sea Lions ranging in age from five to 30 years old. This position will be instrumental in helping the team, the animals, and Audubon Zoo reach their goals.
The Educator Naturalist will provide interpretive education opportunities for youth and adults, welcoming and assisting visitors to the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center and on the boardwalks and trails. The Educator Naturalist will lead regular tours, specialized programs and provide other educational services to ALNC visitors. The Educator Naturalist is responsible for supporting the mission of the ALNC through these activities in addition to being a positive representative of the organization in the community
The Irrigation Technician, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, is responsible for the programming, operation, repair, and maintenance of the golf course’s irrigation system.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, the Greenskeeper performs routine manual labor involved in golf course maintenance; does semi-skilled grounds construction and maintenance work; operate small hand-powered equipment; and occasional operate larger maintenance equipment such as mowers
This position maintains and cleans designated areas within the Park and Zoo grounds, buildings and restrooms to ensure that each guest receives the proper Audubon Experience during each and every visit.
Horticulturalists at Audubon Zoo are responsible for our guests’ first impressions of this quality facility. Well groomed gardens and brilliant color displays help draw our guests back for repeat visits and form the backdrop for many family memories.
A concession supervisor will be responsible for the daily operations of the concession stand assigned on a daily basis. This position will be responsible for the supervision of concession workers, inventories, and revenue management. This position will also be responsible for training, pre-shift meetings and customer satisfaction.
The warehouse associate is expected to support the warehouse supervisor in day to day operational procedures in an effective and productive manner as it supplies merchandise to the retail stores. Timely and accurate completion of these duties is of the utmost importance to the effectiveness of the warehouse.
The Guest Services Supervisor is responsible for managing the Guest Services Department under the direction of the Guest Services Manager. The Guest Services Supervisor will be responsible for the day to day operation of the department, as it relates to coaching and managing all Guest Services staff. The Guest Services Supervisor is responsible for assuring that the staff is providing outstanding Guest Services to all guest.
The Kitchen Worker is responsible for all basic culinary prep work duties for private events as well as pot washing and kitchen cleanliness. Reporting to the Executive Chef and receiving additional direction from the Sous Chef, the Kitchen worker’s position is an entry-level position in the Culinary Department. Employee is directly responsible for basic culinary preparation of catering food, pot washing, and kitchen cleanliness including the dish up of meals for any Audubon facility.
The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans currently has an opening for the Curator of LA Swamp and Jaguar Jungle on its team. The Curator of LA Swamp & Jaguar Jungle is an upper-level, supervisory position that is responsible for the daily operations, animal welfare, routine care, enrichment, collection and exhibit planning and conservation of the LA Swamp and Jaguar Jungle collection at the Audubon Zoo. These areas of the Zoo are recognized for the integration of human culture into the animal exhibits and visitor spaces that create world-class guest experiences. While the LA Swamp opened more than two decades ago, it remains as one of the most popular areas within the Zoo. New Orleans has experienced a rebirth since the events of Hurricane Katrina. The City is a vibrant, exciting place to live. The Zoo is also in a growth phase with a number of new exhibits recently opened, under construction or on the drawing boards. Construction of a new nocturnal house in Jaguar Jungle is coming to an end with the projected public opening in early 2018.
Guest Engagement Educators interpret the animal collection and conservation initiatives of the Audubon Nature Institute. Guest Engagement Educators assist in the creation, scheduling and presentation, of engaging, educational presentations in all areas of the facilities. Guest Engagement educators will work hands-on with a wide range of non-releasable wildlife and animal ambassadors. Primary responsibilities will include the following: creation of high-energy programming, public speaking, animal handling and direct interaction with guests. They are expected to provide excellent customer service. Guest Engagement Educators are also expected to provide conservation messaging in all interactions with guests.
Reporting to the Chief of Operations the Second Class Engineer required to perform duties related to the day to day operations of the department in regards to maintenance, monitoring and repairing and documentation of all engineering (heating, a/c ventilation) systems and equipment.
The Clubhouse Executive Chef has responsibility to produce for the Guests the best quality food in a professional manner and atmosphere. As well, adhering to and consulting with other Club management on the clubs financial goals.
The Prep Cook is primarily responsible for all basic and intermediary culinary prep work and food presentation duties for private events. Reporting to the Executive Chef and receiving additional direction from the Sous Chef and Lead and First Cook, the Prep Cook’s position is directly responsible for culinary preparation and presentation of catering food, including the dish up of meals for any Audubon facility.
The First Cook is primarily responsible for all culinary preparation and presentation of all food for the Clubhouse Café, private events, in addition to some supervisory requirements. Reporting to the Executive Chef and receiving additional direction from the Sous Chef, the First Cook’s position is a “working chef’s position” directly responsible for culinary preparation and presentation of a La Carte and catering food. The First Cook assumes full responsibility of all kitchen line staff in the absence of Executive Chef, Sous Chef and lead first cook.
Reporting directly to the Facility Services Manager, the facility services technician is responsible for the cleanliness level of the Aquarium, Insectarium, Giant screen Theatre and a portion of the Aquarium/Insectarium building.
The Chief Engineer’s duties will include supervision of the members of the department and assisting in maintaining, monitoring, and repairing HVAC, life support and other related systems. Performing preventative maintenance and repairs to various life support systems, sprinklers, forklifts, golf carts, and other movable equipment. Maintain, monitor and test, fire alarm systems, emergency generator system, fire pumps, and all automated equipment. The Chief Engineer must be able to keep written reports on repairs, readings as well as preventative maintenance schedules, handle payroll for the department, weekly schedules, budgeting and bid writing.
The Senior Aquarist - Life Support Water Quality (LSWQ) is a senior LSWQ position with thorough knowledge of all aspects of the aquarium’s animal care and related operations activities. This position is expected to take a leadership role and is capable of serving as a reference and offering guidance to Husbandry staff, fostering effective communication and coordinating sub- department activities. The Senior Aquarist - LSWQ is a working aquarist with a curatorial assistant role. The Senior Aquarist -LSWQ reports to the Curator of Life Support and Water Quality works closely with all the veterinary staff to manage treatment of the collection in various galleries and works with members of other Audubon Nature Institute (ANI) departments.
The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans currently has an opening for the Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians on its team. The Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians is an upper-level, supervisory position that is responsible for the daily operations, animal welfare, routine care, enrichment, collection and exhibit planning and conservation of the reptile and amphibian collection at the Audubon Zoo. The Zoo houses a comprehensive collection of reptiles and is actively involved with a variety of projects including the Louisiana pine snake recovery and release program. Annually, staff travels to Jamaica to assist with the head start program for Jamaican iguanas. The professional dedication of the staff has resulted in several significant breedings including, Tomistima, pine snakes, shingle-backed skinks, Texas blind salamanders, and a variety of geckos. New Orleans has experienced a rebirth since the events of Hurricane Katrina. The City is a vibrant, exciting place to live. The Zoo is also in a growth phase with a number of new exhibits recently opened, under construction or on the drawing boards.