The Guest Experience Assistant, supervised by the Senior Curator of Live Exhibits Operations, is responsible and accountable for the coordination of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Husbandry Department Premium Experiences. This position coordinates the logistics of revenue generating tours and Wild Encounters and assist the Senior Curator of Live Exhibits Operations with fostering effective communication with Operations, Administration, and Guest Services staff related to Premium Experiences. The Assistant will conduct sub-department meetings to support the efficient, safe, animal welfare-minded, and financially secure execution of Premium Experiences. Supports the exploration of premium experience integration into husbandry routines and is proactive in collaboration with husbandry staff to ensure safe husbandry and welfare best practices and procedures during premium experiences. The Guest Experiences Assistant is a working position and will be integrated into routine husbandry, enrichment, and behavioral training practices as necessary. The position may be asked to represent the Husbandry department in the development of Audubon Nature Institute wide initiatives related to guest enhancement s and premium experiences.
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.
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.
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 Stewarding Supervisor will report to the Assistant Executive and Executive steward. Responsibilities include completing all steward functions such as: maintain kitchen equipment and storage facility cleanliness and ensure proper pulls and set-up of functions for the front/back of the house for all Audubon Nature Institute facilities to accomplish the goals of the Stewarding Department. Must act as liaisons between customers and food preparation staff, ensuring that both are properly accommodated.
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 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 Lead First Cook is primarily responsible for all culinary preparation and presentation of all food for the Clubhouse Café and private events, in addition to some supervisory requirements. Reporting to the Executive Chef and receiving additional direction from the Sous Chef, the Lead 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 Lead First Cook assumes full responsibility of all kitchen line staff in the absence of Executive Chef and Sous Chef. This position also requires accountability of the line for the meal periods that you are scheduled, to head up parties at our venue, do ordering, take inventory, be at BEO meetings, operation team meetings, conduct walk thru with FOH staff and sales staff, insure compliance with green intuitive, sanitation, recipe adherence and scheduling.
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.
The purpose of the Production Coordinator of Development Events is to ensure department effectiveness by providing organizational and production support. This full-time position will provide hands-on assistance with the production planning and execution of the Fundraising, Member, and Donor events as well as exhibit openings and press conferences as needed. This person is responsible for daily office operations, soliciting in-kind donations, maintaining vendor and donor relations and managing staff and volunteer committees associated with the events.
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.
The Curator of Life Support and Water Quality (LSWQ) is a senior position and the direct supervisor to aquarists – Life Support and Water Quality (Level I-Senior Aquarist). The Curator reports to the Senior Curator of Exhibit Operations, setting goals and expectations for direct reports and assisting with departmental planning and the development of protocols and procedures. The Curator of LSWQ manages and works to ensure legal compliance and industry best practices of the Aquarium’s life support and water quality operations and equipment, laboratory equipment, and exhibit physical plant.
Oversees aquarium/exhibit water resources and supply operations and partners with the husbandry curators to meet industry standards related to animal health and welfare. Oversees the efficient and optimal operation of all LSS equipment determining schedules for preventative and routine maintenance as required. Oversees the testing of water quality samples for the AAOA and AAC facilities ensuring testing accuracy through staff training and evaluation and ensures timely recording/communication of all test data. Partners with the Animal Care Curators to manage life support and water quality as it pertains to animal care. The position is a LSS technology and water chemistry resource for AAOA staff.
Provides guidance and supervision related to exhibit and LSS design (and the integration of both with animal care and welfare), construction and maintenance to support the AAOA institutional collection plan. The position ensures that all records and documentations related to the LSWQ are created, maintained, archived, accessible, and retained according to established record retention schedules and according to all accreditation and regulatory standards. Maintains and ensures effective and proactive communication between LSWQ staff and curatorial and husbandry staff. Acts as point of contact with supportive operations staff, concerning logistics for day-to-day LSS operations. The Curator of LSWQ is a working curatorial position. The Curator works closely with the veterinary staff, members of the other Husbandry Department divisions and all other Audubon Nature Institute departments.
Mid-level Zookeeper position at Audubon Zoo. The position encompasses semi-skilled professional work in the routine daily care of assigned animals and exhibits. Reporting directly to the Assistant Curator of an assigned area, and under the general supervision of the Curator, Zookeeper III’s: perform routine zookeeper duties, work under general supervision in a wide range of functions, assist in the training and supervision of animal keeper and volunteer staff and assume the duties of Zookeeper IV’s as required when higher management is not available.