Facilitator (Zoo)

The Facilitator reports directly to the Assistant Executive Steward with direction from Catering Team as needed. Responsibilities include completing all physical set-up and tear down of all Tea Room functions and maintenance of Tea Room front of house (FOH) including exteriors. Assumes full responsibilities of Steward as directed at all event venues as needed.

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Aquarist III (Aquarium)

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.

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Dive Program Manager (Aquarium)

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.

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Sea Lion Trainer II-IV (Zoo)

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.

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Data Entry Specialist (Zoo)

The Member Services Data Entry Specialist supports the mission of Audubon Nature Institute by processing gift entry for the Member Services Department utilizing Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge. Reporting to the Member Services Processing Manager, the Data Entry Specialist maintains the quality and integrity of Audubon Nature Institute’s donor database, seeks efficient processes, proactively communicates relevant training issues to both the Processing Manager and Sales Manager, and performs duties in a timely manner within specified deadlines

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Entomologist I - III (Insectarium)

Provides education to the public about ABGI’s animals and exhibits when working on museum floor. Provides animal care of ABGI’s living collection and its exhibits.

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Inventory Control Specialist (Aquarium)

Focus on all aspects of inventory movement including product sales, restocking, and oversee the flow of merchandise in and out of all gift shop.

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Irrigation Technician

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.

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Security Officer 3pm - 11pm (Zoo)

The Security Officer ensures the safety of guests, staff, collection of animals and property.

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Facilities Service Attendant (Zoo)

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.

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Keeper II-III (Temp) (Audubon Species Survival Center)

About the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center:
 Full-time 6-month Temporary Animal Keeper II-III, non- benefited.

• Applications will be accepted through May 13th, 2017.

• Start date is subject to passing a background check and drug screening.

To apply, fill out application. All applicants must include:

• Coverletter 

• Resume

• 3 reference contacts.

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 a temporary animal keeper to cover a variety of husbandry and assigned projects over the next 6 months at the Audubon Species Survival Center.

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Animal Ambassador Keeper II-IV (Zoo)

Audubon Zoo is seeking a dependable and highly motivated keeper to join the Animal Ambassador Team. This department is newly developed and growing, we are seeking an individual who is eager to be a part of this growth. 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.

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Kitchen Worker (Clubhouse)

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. 

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Engineer 2nd Class Air Conditioning (Audubon Species Survival Center)

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. 

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Guest Engagement Educator (Zoo)

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.

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Security Officer 3pm-11pm (Aquarium)

The Security Officer ensures the safety of guests, staff, collection of animals and property.

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Line Cook (Clubhouse)

Line Cook is responsible for all daily culinary prep work. Line cook is responsible for accuracy, food quality and presentation of orders to the Guests in a timely fashion. 

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Prep Cook (Zoo)

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.

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First Cook (Clubhouse)

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. 

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Floor Technician (Aquarium)

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. 

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Chief Engineer (Aquarium)

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.

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Equipment Service Technician (Zoo)

This position is responsible for all aspects of preventative maintenance, maintenance and repairs to all automotive vehicles and motor powered tools, equipment and machinery to ensure maximum safety, efficiency and operation. 

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