Audubon Zoo is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable avian care specialist to join the Bird department team. The bird department is currently undergoing an expansion that will include a large multi-species collection in new exhibits coming on line soon. The ideal candidate will be part of a group of dedicated individuals working with a varied and vibrant bird collection in a conservation minded setting. Other qualities sought are innovative thinking, and the passion to work for an educational and exciting guest experience.
of a dynamic, growing team in our Louisiana Swamp Exhibit. This keeper position will be working in Audubon Zoo's Louisiana Swamp Exhibit and Jaguar Jungle. Both of these exhibits are among the finest examples of the integration of culture and animals. The Louisiana Swamp Exhibit focuses on local species and the Cajun culture; while, Jaguar Jungle focuses on the meso-American region and the Mayan culture. The Zoo is currently constructing the next phase of Jaguar Jungle which will be incorporating a nocturnal house to the exhibit. The Zoo is also in an exciting growth phase with many new projects currently underway along with a number of future exhibit enhancements planned within the zoo. Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about local and Latin American wildlife, integrates Audubon Zoo is seeking a dependable and highly motivated keeper to join our Swamp Staff and be a part modern best practices into their daily work, and is dedicated to enrichment.
The Arborist positions within Audubon Zoo and Park ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our guests and staff as well as our property as pertaining to our tree collection. Additionally, they are responsible for the maintenance of our collection of ancient oaks and are responsible for planting trees for future generations of New Orleanians to enjoy from the River to St. Charles Avenue.
Reporting directly to the Director of Event Operations, the Event Operations Assistant will assist with the coordination of events held on Aquarium, Entergy® Giant Screen Theater, and Woldenberg Park properties. This position acts as a liaison between event client, vendors, and internal Audubon Nature Institute departments.
About the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center:
The Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center (FMASSC) is one of the ten facilities run by the Audubon Nature Institute. It is a unique piece of property that expands approximately 1,000 acres in an area designated as the English Turn (just south of the city of New Orleans). Historically, the FMASSC was well known for its state of the art research facility, the “Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species (ACRES),” which was involved in reproductive research techniques to help save endangered species, specifically felids. The site also houses the Audubon Aquatics Center, an off-site holding and stranding rehab facility for the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and the Crane Recovery Programs, focusing on the breeding and release of Mississippi sandhill and whooping cranes.
Currently the FMASSC is experiencing an exciting time of growth and transition. A recent partnership with San Diego Zoo Global has resulted in a new initiative, the “Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife,” which will develop the property into a large breeding center for endangered species, specifically ungulates and birds. The goal is to house and breed herds of ungulates in large forested paddocks, including species such as okapi, bongo, giraffe, sable, barasingha, banteng, sitatunga, duiker, etc.. This new partnership program is designated to start in 2017, after the first phase of construction is complete (late Spring). Audubon is currently looking for experienced ungulate keepers to join us in this initiative towards creating more sustainable captive populations of some of the most endangered species in the world.
Reporting directly to the Environmental Services Manager, the facility services floor technician is responsible for the cleanliness level of the Aquarium, Insectarium, IMAX and a portion of the Aquarium/Insectarium building exterior.
Audubon Zoo is seeking a dependable and highly motivated keeper to join the Animal Ambassador Team. We have recently created a hybrid team which includes Animal and Education staff. These areas work closely together to collaborate as one Animal Ambassador Team. This candidate will maintain high standards of husbandry in our collection which includes a wide variety of reptiles, mammals, birds, and domestic hoof stock. Previous experience working within an Animal Ambassador Team or similar is preferred. Ideally this candidate would have substantial experience with operant conditioning, enrichment, and public speaking while conducting presentations with live animals. We are seeking someone who is passionate about the impact the collection of ambassador animals has on our guest experience. Our ideal candidate can work well in a close-knit team environment while also building relationships with other departments within the zoo.
This is an exciting time to be a part of a new team and new direction at Audubon Zoo. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who enjoys working with amazing animals to inspire our guests to make a difference in the world.
Audubon Zoo is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, and innovative professional to join our Primate Team. The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, a willingness to develop in this profession, and a passion for best practice husbandry. The Primate collection consists of a variety of primates from Great Apes to Prosimians. This position will be instrumental in helping the team, the animals, and Audubon Zoo reach their goals.
The Aquarist II-IV is a mid- level keeper position with a strong focus in one animal care area, but also capable of working with minimal supervision in multiple areas while actively developing exhibit improvements. The Aquarist II-IV reports to the Assistant Curator of Aquatics and work closely with the veterinary staff, members of the other Husbandry Department divisions and all other Audubon Nature Institute (ANI) departments.
The Aquarist II-III is a mid- level keeper position with a strong focus in one animal care area, but also capable of working in multiple areas while actively developing exhibit improvements. The Aquarist III reports to the Assistant Curator of Aquatics and work closely with the veterinary staff, members of the other Husbandry Department divisions and all other Audubon Nature Institute (ANI) departments.
The Sea Otter trainer II is an entry level keeper position with a focus on marine mammal care. Implements training based on the goals established by the veterinarian, Director of Husbandry and curatorial staff. The Sea Otter trainer II reports to the Curator and communicates effectively with the veterinary staff, members of the other Husbandry Department divisions and all other Audubon Nature Institute (ANI) departments
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.
Assistant Curator (AC) is a mid-level, supervisory position requiring the individual to be an active participant in the routine care, collection planning, and management of a diverse collection of primates, including great apes. Although their primary responsibility is with the animals and staff of the Primates section, AC’s aid the Mammals Curator in managing the animals and personnel of the entire Mammals division. The job entails animal health, welfare, and enrichment, staff scheduling and job assignments, staff guidance and feedback, exhibit quality and working to provide a quality visitor experience.