ABQ BioPark - City of Albuquerque


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Heritage Farm Curator (ABQ BioPark)

Job Title

Heritage Farm Curator (ABQ BioPark)

Job Qualifications

Preferred Knowledge
– Operational characteristics, services and activities of a Biological Park
– Operations and services of exotic animal husbandry programs
– Theories and applications of biology, ecology or conservation
– Principles of municipal budget preparation and control
– Principles of animal physiology, behavior and classification
– Modern principles and practices of transporting and exhibiting animals
– Safe work procedures when around animals
– Principles of staff supervision, training and performance evaluation
– Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations regarding the acquisition, disposition, care and transportation of exotic animals

Preferred Skills & Abilities
– Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the ABQ BioPark
– Professionally represent the ABQ BioPark in all interactions with visitors, staff, media and other groups
– Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and/or temporary employees
– Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
– Oversee the acquisition, care, husbandry and disposition of ABQ BioPark animals, including exotic animals
– Participate in the construction and maintenance of various animal facilities
– Interpret and explain City of Albuquerque ABQ Bio Park policies and procedures
– Respond and Exercise good judgment in cases of animal or staff emergencies
– Serve as an ambassador for the ABQ BioPark and its programs to the media, visitors, staff, the AZA and other outside agencies;
– Analyze and synthesize information with attention to detail and accuracy
– Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other documents
– Communicate clearly and concisely
– Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
– Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Education and Experience

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis

Bachelor’s degree in zoology, or biology; and

Five (5) years of management of exotic animals and exotic animal husbandry experience; and

To include two (2) years supervisory experience.

Experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility preferred.

Possession of a New Mexico Driver’s License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.
Work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

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