Primary Purpose:

To assist veterinarians and medical laboratory scientists in all facets of managing the health of the park’s animal collection.

Basic Requirements:

  • Must have at least an AAS from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program

  • Veterinary Technician license (LVT) in the state of Texas, or eligible to acquire licensure within one year

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience as a Veterinary Technician. Experience in a Zoological facility preferred.

  • Must have a valid state driver’s license and be able to obtain a company driver’s license

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills preferred

  • Basic computer skills required.

  • There is limited exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation. PPE is provided when necessary.

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull at least 30 pounds.

  • Position requires standing, walking, using hands, hearing, talking and vision, and shuttling equipment.

  • Must be available for call back in the event of emergency.

  • Provide excellent service to guests and ambassadors.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, and work for prolonged periods of time in extreme weather conditions.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays

  • Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations

  • Must be willing to comply with and ensure ambassadors comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.

  • Must be able to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements to include but not limited to passing required tests and certifications within established timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist veterinary staff in organizing and administering animal health care programs including preventative medicine, diagnostic procedures and therapy.

  • Prepare and assist with surgical, radiographic, necropsy and medical procedures, to include anesthetic monitoring.

  • Perform radiology procedures.

  • Provide medical treatment and phlebotomy.

  • Assist laboratory staff as needed in performing laboratory diagnostic procedures.

  • Perform pharmaceutical and consumable supply inventories

  • Cooperatively coordinate animal quarantine and pre-shipment protocols with veterinarians and animal areas.

  • Maintain records and enter data into computer and electronic animal record system

  • Archive diagnostic digital images.

  • Maintain pharmacy, surgical, radiographic, medical and necropsy supplies and equipment

  • Dispense vitamins, drugs and other supplies when needed.

  • Coordinate and implement surgical area safety programs with the department safety officer in the lab.

  • Be trained and maintain training as required to perform IATA compliant packaging of dangerous goods shipments.

  • Assist and participate in animal care projects as requested.

  • Follow engineering and work practice controls for laboratory workers.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by veterinarians.

Applications can be made online at https://careers.seaworldparks.com/Application/Get/agekegdakjholpgbbf

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NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is pleased to announce two (2) full-time employee (FTE) positions focused on marine mammal conservation issues under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act. Both positions are at the Pay Band IV level (GS 13/14 equivalent) and based at NOAA Fisheries’ headquarters in Silver Spring, MD in OPR’s Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division. The two positions are distinct but complementary: one will focus primarily on large cetacean conservation and recovery efforts with an emphasis on North Atlantic right whales, while the other will focus on a broader suite of marine mammal species (large cetaceans, small cetaceans, and pinnipeds). Successful candidates will be assigned to either one of the portfolios based on their expertise.

The announcement can be found on USAJobs at:

Successful candidates should have strong backgrounds in marine mammal science and policy issues. Please note these positions are only open to U.S. citizens and relocation expenses are not included.

Applications are currently being accepted until 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 17, 2018.

Interested applicants who have questions about the position should first contact the Human Resources specialist listed in the job announcement.

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POST DATE: November 27, 2018
TITLE: Veterinary Technician
REPORTS TO: Senior Veterinarian and General Manager/ Operations Manager
AVAILABLE: Anticipated start date of January 1, 2018
HOURS: Full Time. 40 hours per week.

Dolphin Connection is a dolphin encounter facility located in the Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida. Dolphin Connection was established in 1990 and became the newest Dolphin Discovery park in October 2018. https://www.dolphindiscovery.com/dolphin-connection/

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Senior and Associate Veterinarians stationed at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, the veterinary technician is responsible for the on-site, daily health management of the animals at Dolphin Connection (DC) at Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida. The veterinary technician will also assist with any other task requested by the on-site Manager during times when no health management duties are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Collect, process and analyze biological samples for any and all animals as directed by the Senior or Associate Veterinarian.

  2. Dispense and/or administer medications under the direction of the veterinarians.

  3. Maintain veterinary equipment in working order including conducting or scheduling routine maintenance as needed.

  4. Maintain inventory and order supplies and medications.

  5. Maintain medical records for individual animals.

  6. Submit daily medical updates.

  7. Submit monthly inventory reports.

  8. Perform water quality testing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree required. Veterinary technician certification preferred.

  • Be available to work 8:00am to 5:00pm five consecutive days per week including weekends or holidays.

  • Have flexibility for schedule changes as necessary.

  • Minimum of two years clinical experience as a veterinary assistant or veterinary technician including experience with blood collection and processing, administration of medications, and calculation of drug dosages, as well as knowledge of general imaging procedures.

  • One year marine mammal experience preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, public speaking, and computer skills required.

PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME AND 2 REFERENCE NAMES TO DRCAVIN@GULFWORLDMARINEPARK.COM BY DECEMBER 15, 2018.

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Basic Job Function

  • Perform laboratory analyses to enable veterinarians and curators to properly manage the health of the animal collection in the park.

  • Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude, high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job.

Principle Duties

  • Follows laboratory procedures according to federal, state and local regulations.

  • Follows engineering and work practice controls for laboratory workers.

  • Performs analyses in hematology, chemistry, microbiology, mycology, parasitology, urinalysis, cytology and water analysis.

  • Computes test results and prepares results.

  • Maintains records and enters data into computer.

  • Prepares and processes samples and maintains records for research projects.

  • Maintains laboratory, pharmacy, surgical, radiographic, medical and necropsy supplies and equipment.

  • Prepares and assists with surgical, radiographic, medical and necropsy procedures.

  • Dispenses vitamins, drugs and other supplies.

  • Assists and participates in animal care projects as needed.

  • Ensures excellent customer service by responding to customer requirements, expectations and needs.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Education, and Training

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must have Bachelor of Science degree in a related field.

  • Must be registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

  • Must have working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation.

  • Must be able to prepare laboratory reports.

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, spreadsheets and databases.

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

  • Must be able to sit, walk, talk, use hands, hear, smell and have color vision.

  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work in a fast paced work environment.

  • Must be able to work indoors with several large and small laboratory instruments as well as refrigeration and freezer units which create moderate noise.

  • Must be able to work with limited exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation. Protective equipment is provided when necessary.

  • Must be able to positively interact with park guests and co workers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or language, and individuals with special needs.

  • Veterinary experience preferred.

  • Aquatic Animal Laboratory Diagnostics experience preferred.

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist experience preferred.

  • Resume Required.

Hours & Availability

  • Must have 5 days of unrestricted availability to include weekends and holidays.

  • Hours vary.

More Information

Park Name: SeaWorld San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA
Requisition Number: 7892
Status: Full Time Hourly
Pay Rate: $25.25/hr.
Relocation Provided: No
Closing Date: 10/10/2018

Application Instructions

Please go to SeaWorld.com to apply for this position.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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As a global conservation organization located on the historic waterfront in Boston, New England Aquarium works to inspire our audiences to become part of the movement to promote conservation solutions for healthier oceans through conservation science, engaging exhibits, educational programs and advocacy.

As we enter our 50th anniversary year, it is an exciting time to join the New England Aquarium and help us build on our rich 50-year history of scientific research, education and inspiration. Vikki Spruill recently joined New England Aquarium as President and CEO. Vikki brings a wealth of national leadership experience both in philanthropy and marine conservation. We now stand poised to begin a new era, to re-imagine the Aquarium of the future by combining our strengths as an iconic civic institution and community partner for social change and an organization committed to conservation science and advocacy.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Vice President of Animal Care to join us and provide overall leadership for the Aquarium’s husbandry and animal care programs (including Fishes and Birds, Mammals, Animal Health, Rescue and Rehabilitation, Husbandry and Sustainability, Environmental Quality, Life Support System Operations, and Diving Operations), and serve as an advocate for animal care across the Aquarium. This role includes developing a vision for ethical animal care within the context of the Aquarium’s mission, overseeing collection planning and regulatory compliance, coordinating efforts across program areas, providing oversight for relevant departments, and providing thought leadership for the wider international animal care community. The VP reports to the COO.

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP FUNCTIONS

  • Institutional thought leadership – Contributes toward institutional strategic planning, elevating issues related to global trends within the zoo and aquarium community and changes to our collective state-of-the-art understanding of animal cognition, welfare, husbandry and clinical care. Actively participates in relevant initiatives within professional associations (e.g., AZA SAFE).

  • Model leadership – Acts as a model leader for the entire institution, placing the priorities and viability of the institution and its conservation mission above special interests within the Animal Care department.

  • Departmental vision and leadership – Develops a vision for animal care and live exhibits within the context of the Aquarium’s mission. Creates an atmosphere of departmental and inter-departmental collaboration, integrity, accountability, and trust.

  • Strategy and planning – Develops, and implements short- and long-term strategies for animal care, exhibitions, and collection planning. Develops, implements and reviews the Aquarium’s Institutional Collection Plan, and reviews animal acquisition and transition plans.

  • General management – Provides oversight for departmental goals and objectives, operations, and responsible human resource management, including annual staff performance appraisals, as well as modeling expectations for, and professional development of, the management team.

  • Program coordination – Helps coordinate programs with other departments within the Aquarium, including educational interpretation, research and conservation (Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life), exhibit development, and visitor experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Professional standards – Sets and maintains highest standards for Aquarium’s animal care policies and practices, including husbandry, enrichment, veterinary and preventive care, as well as life support system operation and the management of environmental quality. Establishes an efficient cross-departmental process of collaboration (e.g., between Animal Care, Visitor Services and Facilities) to always ensure excellent animal health throughout the Aquarium.

  • Advocacy – Serves as an advocate for animal welfare across the institution. Sits on the Aquarium’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

  • Budgets – Oversees departmental operations and capital improvement budgets, and associated capital project work. Works with Development Department to write grants to support the work of the Animal Care Division.

  • Health and safety – Oversees departmental workplace safety to ensure compliance with state, Federal and institutional health and safety standards. Ensures departmental participation in the Emergency Management Plan and ensures that all safety drills are conducted in a timely manner.

  • Exhibit development and maintenance – Provides husbandry input into exhibit planning and delivery. Ensures that exhibits contribute to institutional mission and visitor experience goals. Ensures exhibits are well maintained in terms of animal care and visitor appeal. Advocates for animal care staff engagement in the visitor experience.

  • Conservation support – Ensures that the animal collection and departmental resources support institutional conservation research objectives and mission goals.

  • Professional development – Ensures that animal care staff are educated in animal husbandry, water quality and water treatment, foundational biology, safety, and animal health care practices, and facilitates their participation in opportunities for professional growth and skill development.

  • Compliance – Ensures compliance with relevant state and Federal regulations concerning animal care and welfare, exhibition, and acquisition. Ensures that all required permits and licenses (e.g. animal care, safety, environmental, controlled substances) are obtained and kept current. Formulates and implements animal management practices and programs that meet or exceed AZA accreditation requirements.

  • Best practices – Maintains knowledge of industry innovations, new techniques, and best practices through participation in meetings, conferences, journals, and regular communication with professional colleagues. Ensures rigorous application of the Institutional Collection Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Training and Experience

  • 8 - 10 years of experience in staff and operations management at a senior level in a relevant field.

  • 5 - 8 years hands-on and/or direct supervisory experience working with aquatic animals.

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine sciences, biology, zoology or related fields.

  • Master’s Degree in related field, or Veterinary Degree desirable.

  • Driver’s License and SCUBA Certification desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability in aquarium or zoo exhibit management, and management of live animal collections.

  • Excellent communication and strategic thinking skills.

  • Strong leadership, team building and organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to interact positively and successfully with all levels of the institution and community.

  • Sound professional knowledge of biology and husbandry concepts, with an ability to apply to an aquarium.

  • Knowledge and understanding of:

    • All facets of aquatic animal care (e.g. disease prevention, exhibit fabrication, life support systems and water chemistry).

    • A wide range of aquatic animal (vertebrate and invertebrate) taxa.

    • Advanced knowledge of aquatic life support systems and water quality.

For more information and to apply online please visit http://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/

New England Aquarium is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc., is seeking a director for our Oil Programs department to oversee and coordinate the projects and resources of the department in conjunction with the mission of the organization. Primary responsibilities include directing Oil Programs activities, such as preparing and delivering wildlife response plans, exercises, and workshops; ensuring the readiness of Tri-State’s oiled wildlife response, including personnel, training, facilities, and equipment; ensuring Tri-State representation is appropriate and allowed by budget at Regional Response Team (RRT) meetings and Area Committee Meetings (ACM), exercises, trade shows, and conferences; and preparing and monitoring the departmental budget.

Click here for more information and application requirements.

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This position will develop a research and extension program on emerging diseases and pathogens related to Food Security and Ocean Health, and serve as the Director of the NC State University Shellfish Disease and Pathology Program based at NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) in Morehead City, North Carolina. The Assistant Professor position will have a primary appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, and will be expected to foster development of integrated programs within NCSU and to build strong community partnerships with other state, federal and private nonprofit organizations.

Click here for more informaiton and to apply. 

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Basic Job Functions

  • Assists the veterinary staff by completing a variety of tasks oriented at performing and organizing results of diagnostics in wildlife and collection animals
  • Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude, high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job

Principle Duties

  • Checks in samples, initiates pathology reports, trims pathology tissues
  • Assists and performs gross-necropsy exams
  • Cleans and maintains necropsy room, office, and trimming station in the lab
  • Assists in organization and shipping of samples for ancillary testing
  • Responsible for post-processing sample archiving and formalin disposal
  • Establishes and maintains a pathology image archive
  • Assists in the management of the pathology database
  • Facilitates pathology evaluations for affiliated facilities in Southern California
  • Assists in publication and project research and production.
  • Assists in grant writing
  • Ensures excellent customer service by responding to customer requirements, expectations, and needs
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills, Knowledge, Education, Training

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree; biology, animal science or a related field preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a laboratory or animal-related work
  • Must be able to work without supervision
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Must be able to follow instruction and make considered decisions
  • Must be able to use and enter data into computer spreadsheet and databases
  •  Must be able to quietly work with others or alone as dictated by the task at hand
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs
  • Must have regular mobility and use of hands and fingers, the ability to reach with hands and arms to handle and feel, the ability to speak, write, type and listen
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be able to positively interact with park guests, and coworkers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or languages and individuals with special needs

Hours

  • 40 hours per week
  •  Hours vary based on procedures

Availability

  • Must be available 5 days unrestricted availability
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays

More Information

Park Name: SeaWorld San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA
Requisition Number: 7577
Status: Full Time Hourly
Pay Rate: $23.51/hour
Relocation Provided: No
Closing Date: 8/31/2018 11:59 PM ET

You can apply at https://careers.seaworldparks.com/Application/Get/admjkhlbcgiobijhcf

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Senior Scientist and Program Lead, Marine Stress and Ocean Health Program
Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium

We seek a dynamic, creative and accomplished Senior Research Scientist with a proven fundraising and publication record in the broad realm of ocean health to lead the Marine Animal Stress and Ocean Health (MSOH) Program in the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life (ACCOL) at the New England Aquarium (NEAq). The MSOH Program was founded in 1999, and conducts ground-breaking research on ocean health in marine wildlife. The program includes a dedicated laboratory for marine endocrinology including studies of stress, reproductive and metabolic hormones in marine mammals and sea turtles. The successful candidate would be conducting cutting edge ocean health work in a complementary field of study. We particularly seek a candidate with experience scaling his/her work to the population and/or ecosystem level with a conservation-driven focus. The senior scientist position is expected to integrate his/her own established research program into a successful ACCOL legacy program/laboratory in stress and reproductive endocrinology, health assessment and ocean health, and collaborate with other research/conservation efforts across the ACCOL/NEAq. While salary coverage is available for this position, ACCOL senior scientific staff members must develop/maintain independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized ocean conservation research programs, with specific fundraising targets.
 
For a complete position description and to apply, go to: https://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/860562.html

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Did you know?

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment has rescued more than 31,000 animals over the last five decades!

At our parks, you’re more than an employee. You’re an Ambassador... And what we do is more than a job. Every day, we inspire guests to take action to protect our natural world. Become a SeaWorld Ambassador and be part of something real and amazing.

This position includes the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off- Vacation, Optional Holidays, and Sick pay
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Voluntary Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • SEA Employee Complimentary Park Tickets
  • SEA Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise

Requirements and Competencies

  • Must have at least an Associate of Applied Science from an AVMA-accredited veterinary 
  • technology program
  • Must have Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) in the State of Florida, RVT in another state, or ability to acquire certification within one year of the date of hire
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull at least 30 pounds
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have computer skills
  • Must be comfortable working around water
  • Must be comfortable working around fumes/dust/odor
  • Must be comfortable working around chemicals
  • Must be able to train on and properly use protective gear
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes
  • Must be available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid- and closing shifts; nights, weekends and holidays

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with exotics and/or zoo and aquatic species preferred
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license preferred

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain diagnostic equipment, veterinary hospital area, and necropsy building 
  • Manage daily schedule of appointments
  • Assist with collection of diagnostic samples in multiple species
  • Prepare for and assist veterinarians with medical, surgical, and necropsy procedures
  • Provide surgical assistance and anesthetic monitoring
  • Perform radiology procedures in the hospital and in animal habitats
  • Maintain surgical room and equipment in ‘ready’ condition
  • Perform pharmaceutical and consumable supply inventories
  • Assist with coordination of animal quarantine and pre-shipment protocols 
  • Assist in maintaining all animal records
  • Assist with animal stranding's, diagnostics and treatment of animals in the rescue and rehabilitation program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

More Information

Park Name: SeaWorld Orlando
Location: Orlando, FL
Requisition Number: 7664
Status: Full-Time Hourly
Relocation Provided: No
Apply online at: https://careers.seaworldparks.com

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Job Description: This position serves as Head Veterinarian for The Florida Aquarium, overseeing all aspects of animal health for the entire living collection of aquatic and terrestrial animals, including preventative care, diagnostic services and treatments.  Directly responsible for managing Associate Veterinarian. Researches, establishes and maintains humane, respectful and professional animal health practices. 
 
Where to get more information or apply: Interested candidates can view the full job description and apply at  https://www.flaquarium.org/careers.

 

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American Humane seeks a highly motivated National Director to drive growth and broaden the reach of American Humane Certified™.  This position will serve as head of and manage the American Humane Conservation program- acting as spokesperson and working with a variety of external constituents, assuming primary responsibility for budget management, developing and leading strategy around Conservation program expansion efforts, and designing and implementing marketing campaigns to that end.  This position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC, and reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

Position summary:  

The National Director, American Humane Conservation serves as program head and will work alongside the Global Director to develop and lead the organization’s international program to certify zoos, aquariums, and facilities that meet American Humane’s scientifically sound standards for humane treatment of thousands of animals living in human care around the world.  Accountable for providing leadership and oversight, the National Director supports American Humane’s mission and scientific guidelines for the humane care and treatment of animals and is responsible for driving program growth.

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Global Director, provide animal expertise and quality assurance for AH’s Conservation certification program
  • Responsible for growing the number of institutions certified through the Conservation program
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the program, reflecting the mission and values of American Humane
  • Provide oversight of independent auditors, ensuring proper credentialing, experience, knowledge of AH animal welfare standards, availability, and professionalism
  • Accountable for fiscal management of the program
  • Oversee development and delivery of Conservation educational curriculum for children
  • Initiate and oversee program contractual agreements with certified zoos, aquariums, and facilities
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Global Director, staff teams and senior leaders to continually improve systems/efficiencies and to expand program reach and effectiveness
  • Monitor national and international animal health and welfare trends as well as legislative and regulatory activity and keeps senior management updated on emerging issues
  • Utilize sound scientific practices to protect the safety and well-being of animals in human care in zoos, aquariums, and facilities
  • Work with other executive team members and board members to raise revenue for endeavors that support the overall mission of American Humane and the work of the Conservation program
  • Develop strategic alliances/partnerships with industry leaders and other organizations and institutions to promote animal health and welfare
  • As a senior leader of American Humane, the National Director leads by example, adapting to a continually evolving environment and helping others thrive in a deadline driven, results-oriented workplace
  • Target select conferences and industry meetings to attend to maximize outreach
  • Meet with major certified facilities annually
  • Seek and deliver public speaking engagements, radio and TV interviews and use social networking, coordinating public appearances with AH’s communications strategy and Communications department
  • Provide stories, data, and content for use on website, appeals, funding proposals, projects and general public information
  • Ensure that all program and informational materials and website are up to date and reflective of best practices
  • Provide oversight of the Conservation Program Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to ensure judicious use of their expertise, volunteer time and energy
  • With COO, Global Director, and in consultation with the SAC, ensure animal welfare standards and guidelines reflect new research and technology and direct development of new standards for additional species

Essential Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, an advanced degree in relevant field preferred
  • Ability to run a successful program, including budget management required
  • A diversity of experience in animal husbandry, animal behavior, health and welfare with marine mammals and/or exotic animals
  • At least 7-10 years of experience working with animals in human care in zoos, aquariums or other facilities preferred
  • A diversity of marketing and sales experience strongly desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; active listening
  • Strong public speaking and public relations skills
  • Adept at building collaborative relationships and demonstrating diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and timely leadership decisions
  • Ability to lead and work with team members to implement annual program goals
  • Growth-oriented and dynamic; self-disciplined
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times

Direct reports:

  • Program Manager, Conservation

Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

  • The position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC
  • Extensive travel, up to 50% of the time, must we willing and able to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Exposure to a variety of animals at various zoo and aquarium facilities

Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane’s core values:

  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect for all
  • Loyalty to mission
  • Sustainability
  • Honesty, integrity, trust

American Humane is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply

To apply, please visit: https://americanhumane.applytojob.com/apply/kNcvd0VJCD/National-Director-Conservation-Program

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Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

The Texas State Aquarium Associate Veterinarian will plan and participate in the preventive veterinary care program including wellness plan, annual physicals, vaccinations, parasite monitoring and general health and well-being. They will be responsible for performing physical examinations, surgeries, and administering anesthesia as well as assisting curators with protocols involving animal diets, quarantine, and preventive medicine.

Job Requirements: A Doctoral degree or equivalent s required for consideration or more than 10 years related experience. An equivalent combination of education or experience may also meet the required qualifications.

Job Perks: This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer-paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

All applications must be submitted through the TSA website. Please apply online at http://careers.texasstateaquarium.org/careers/

 

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Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.
 
The Texas State Aquarium Manager of Animal Health will plan, direct, and participate in the program of veterinary care including a strong preventative medicine program for collection animals as well as, emergency response and health care programs or collection animals and patients within the rehabilitation department.

Job Requirements: A Doctoral degree and more than 10 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education or experience may also meet the required qualifications.

Job Perks: This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer-paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

Please apply online at http://careers.texasstateaquarium.org/careers/

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We would like to announce that we have begun the search for a veterinary technician to join the Virginia Aquarium's Stranding Response Program. The Stranding Response Program is part of the Virginia Aquarium's non-profit foundation and responds to 350-500 sea turtle and marine mammal strandings annually.  
 
Interested parties can find more information at this website or at the Virginia Beach City Website.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) New York Aquarium is seeking a clinical veterinarian specializing in Aquatic Medicine to join the team of clinical veterinarians, veterinary pathologists, and veterinary technicians in the Zoological Health Program's Aquatic Health Department.

The team cares for the WCS animal collections and specifically at the New York Aquarium.  This position will be based at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn and provide primary clinical care for a diverse and actively expanding collection of fresh and saltwater boney and cartilaginous fishes, aquatic invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, marine birds, and marine mammals.  

The veterinarian will work closely with the Director of Aquatic Health to oversee the medical care of the collection. This includes directing the quarantine and introduction of aquatic animals into a major new elasmobranch exhibit opening in the summer of 2018, the quarantine and introduction of aquatic animals into three expected major exhibit renovations, and to participate as time permits in multiple ongoing WCS marine conservation field programs.  The veterinarian will also collaborate closely with the New York Aquarium's Animal Department to ensure animal health and welfare. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide expert medical, diagnostic, and surgical care of living animals in WCS' New York Aquarium collection and marine field programs, and perform gross pathology evaluation as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback regarding live animal health and disease to appropriate New York Aquarium curatorial and Zoological Health Program staffs.
  • Participate in developing and revising guidelines that define best practices for standard of care, including (but not limited to) those for aquatic animal quarantine, routine and ill-animal health assessment, and health monitoring and shipment.
  • Provide emergency care and be available on an on-call basis as assigned or as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with New York Aquarium staff and field researchers on research both in-situ and ex-situ for the benefit of zoological and aquatic species as time allows.
  • Work with the WCS Chief Veterinarian, Clinicians, and Pathologists to formulate zoological and wildlife health policy.
  • Contribute to, enlarge and uphold the WCS policies toward the Equal Employment Opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped, and other designated groups.

Qualifications

  • Board Certification or board eligible in a relevant veterinary discipline (American College of Zoological Medicine, etc.). 
  • Minimum 2 years full-time zoo/aquatic veterinary experience, DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college, and eligibility for NY State Veterinary Licensure. NY State license required for the position.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a complex, high volume, multi-veterinarian, multi-pathologist, multi-technician health care setting, have excellent English written and verbal communications skills.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2018 - Must be submitted online: https://www.wcs.org/ (search careers)

EOE/ AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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