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Head Curator

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Wolf Park
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Battle Ground, IN
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Published 3 days ago

Overall, the Wolf Park Head Curator will manage and implement a system that:

  • Ensures a high level of animal care and welfare.
  • Educates visitors, staff, and volunteers about the species at Wolf Park.
  • Implements conservation practices and messages into scope of work.
  • Reflects current trends and practices in the zoological field.

Animal Care

  • Creates a comprehensive animal care plan for the species at Wolf Park and ensures proper care is given and documented and in compliance with all applicable standards.
  • Maintains exhibits.
  • Works with Curator Team to create and manage behavioral conditioning and enrichment plans.
  • Oversees clearances/ back-ups.
  • Reviews, creates, maintains and provides oversight for policies, procedures, and protocols related to animal care and handling.

Education

  • Works with program staff to implement and present on-site programs such as tours, seminars, handling demonstrations, and other specialized presentations.
  • Presents off-site programs when needed.
  • Reviews park signage and publications for accuracy.
  • Writes blog posts, social media posts, and newsletter articles.

Research

  • Works with outside researchers as needed based on the project.
  • May be involved in on-site research and writing for publications and articles.

Operational

  • Works with the Executive Director on an annual budget.
  • Provides training to interns, volunteers, and keepers on animal care and education programs.
  • Evaluates supervised individuals, including Animal Care volunteers, regularly.

Strategic

  • Conducts initial SWOT Analysis of current Animal Care practices.
  • Develops an on-going system of oversight to Animal Care programs.
  • Works with Executive Director to assess Animal Care staffing plans and create an Animal Care organizational chart and division of duties.
  • Creates quality assurance plans for Animal Care operations.
  • Works with Executive Director to create strategic plans for:Capital improvements related to animal care (i.e. enclosures)
  • Accreditation
  • Animal/ species procurement

Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience with free contact of captive large carnivores required. Experience with positive reinforcement, science-based training methods, and applied behavior analysis. Strong writing and public speaking skills necessary.


Overall, the Wolf Park Head Curator will manage and implement a system that:

  • Ensures a high level of animal care and welfare.
  • Educates visitors, staff, and volunteers about the species at Wolf Park.
  • Implements conservation practices and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 1, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

USD 52,000 - USD 55,000

Benefits

Health insurance, 401K, paid time off

Health insurance, 401K, paid time off

Location

On-site
4004 East 800 North, Battle Ground, IN 47920, United States

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