Director Museum Or Zoo Job Description Sample
Penn Museum Pr Director
The Public Relations Director at the Penn Museum plays a vital role within the Marketing and Communications team at the Penn Museum. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the PR Director will lead media and promotionally-oriented community relations efforts at a very important time in the Museum's history.
The museum is currently in the midst of a $102 million Building Transformation campaign, during which a significant portion of the museum's galleries and amenities will be renovated and reimagined, transforming the visitor experience. The incumbent will be responsible for pitching and securing coverage in local, regional, national, and international press as well as cultivating university and community relationships to facilitate positive awareness of and increased attendance to new and existing permanent galleries, special exhibitions, public programs, and more. This role requires exceptional written and verbal communications skills; strategic thinking skills with the ability to connect PR initiatives to marketing, communications, fundraising, and institutional objectives; ability to work with ease across multiple subject areas and to produce materials for diverse media; knowledge of crisis communication practices; experience leveraging PR efforts through social media platforms; being up to date on current media relations trends; ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize frequently; and a professional, diplomatic demeanor. Passion for and experience working in a museum, other cultural organization, and/or university is a plus.
Museum Director (2766-183)
The Museum Director is responsible for supervising and managing the Daily Operations of the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) and administering policies adopted by DOE and the AMSE Foundation Board of Directors (Board).
Directs and oversees museum functions to include administration, curatorial, education, public relations, and auxiliary services following departmental guidelines to ensure a professional standard of operations to achieve contractual requirements and objectives.
Advises division heads regarding services, projects, programs, and financial and resource management.
Reviews organization patterns, work relationships, staff responsibilities, and organizational structures to ensure effective functioning of the museum.
Meets with executive, supervisory, and administrative employees to discuss and resolve budgetary issues, review projects and programs, establish or redirect priorities, review policies and procedures and implement improvements.
Prepares and present studies, plans, reports, and recommendations to DOE and the AMSE Foundation.
Serves as a spokesperson for the Museum.
Prepares and administers the budget to maintain contractual compliance.
Establish processes and assign appropriate resources to effectively perform the requirements defined in the AMSE Support contract.
Serve as a non-voting member of the Board which includes attending scheduled Board meetings and providing a written report on Museum activities.
Plan and manage the business and financial affairs of the Museum.
Integrate and coordinate all activities needed to execute the scope of this contract while ensuring customer satisfaction and professional and ethical behavior of the staff.
Conduct the recruitment and selection of subcontractors/service providers to meet the contractual requirements for the operation of the AMSE.
Develop, implement, and evolve an Operating Plan that includes benchmarking studies and evaluations to continuously improve the quality of the programs/activities/ events.
Ensure a safe and secure environment for the museum staff, visitors, and all subcontractor employees.
Ensure security and fire alarm systems and services for intrusion detection, surveillance, and access controls are established and operating.
Conduct end-of-day security checks of the facility and work areas.
Transition and relocate AMSE staff from the current facilities to the new facilities.
Continuously review the museum functions and ensure appropriate staffing to maintain museum operations with the appropriate number personnel.
Participate and collaborate with other entities in the coordination and planning for the Grand Opening events.
Develop a marketing strategy as part of the Operating Plan that considers multiple media platforms and communications approaches.
Coordinate with Federal entities and other institutions to develop and implement educational programs and community lectures.
Develop partnerships with institutions that promote STEM education and development to establish the AMSE as the hub for STEM education in the region.
Develop and implement a brand and marketing strategy that considers multiple media platforms and communications approaches to be incorporated into the AMSE Operating Plan.
Promote and advertise events and programs.
Maintain the AMSE website to include a calendar of events, including but not limited to opening events, planned events, descriptions of new exhibits as well as summer camps and bus tours.
Write, edit and proofread communication materials (e.g. news releases, blogs, fact sheets, FAQs, pitches, corporate emails, briefing books, etc.) ensuring accuracy, quality and consistency.
Develop marketing plans, obtain and evaluate costs, and establish methods for calculating Return on Investments (ROI).
Research and find new influencers, including news media, to help elevate AMSE visibility.
Provide thoughtful research that supports and/or informs PR and marketing campaigns, news announcements, outreach activities, and campaign drives.
Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship/partnership with the AMSE Foundation to develop and implement strategies to transition AMSE to a self-sustain operating model.
At least five years of experience operating in a management capacity for a museum or customer focused non-profit.
Proficient in online social applications i.e. WordPress, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TweetDeck, Quora, etc.
Significant technical ability to establish website, IT platforms (email addresses), and provide IT support.
Excellent planning, organization and administrative skills.
Knowledge of and experience with budgeting and managing finances.
Strong leadership skills and vision.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Public speaking and presentation skills.
Academic Qualifications and Experience
Museum DirectorBachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience, ORAssociate's Degree and 7 years of experience, ORHigh School diploma (or equivalent) and 9 years of experience.
At least five (2-3) years' museum or non-profit managerial experience to include at least two years of managerial fund-raising, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of and experience with budgeting and managing finances
Madden Museum Programs Director – Arts And Humanities/Social Sciences (005896)
Tracking Code005896 Job Description
The School of Art & Art History (SAAH) is part of the division of Arts and Humanities at the University of Denver (DU) where it has offered instruction in visual arts since 1880. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, its programs include a BA in Art History, an MA in Art History with an option to concentrate in museum studies, BFAs in studio art and pre-Art Conservation, and additional undergraduate and graduate degrees in studio art and emergent digital practices.
For more information about SAAH see: http://www.du.edu/ahss/art/.
The Vicki Myhren Gallery (VMG) is the contemporary art exhibition venue on the University of Denver's campus, in the SAAH. It is overseen by Dan Jacobs, who serves as both the Director of the VMG and Curator of the University Art Collections. The art collections include over 3600 objects, cataloged by DUs art collections manager: http://portfolio.du.edu/DUArtCollections/page/47267. These collections are housed in the Hampden Art Study Center, an off-campus facility that also holds collection staff offices, art study rooms, and a small conservation area.
In 2016, a gift of art valued at 10 million dollars was provided by John Madden Jr., nearly doubling the value of the DU art holdings. This collection is primarily housed in the Madden Museum of Art, located in Greenwood Village, 8 miles southeast of the University. The art belongs to DU. The museum facility is owned by the Madden family. In 2017, John Madden provided significant additional funding for DU to develop educational programming around the Madden Collection. Through this partnership, the Madden Museum provides a new venue for DU to mount historical art exhibitions, combining work from the Madden collection with other DU collections under the direction of a newly funded position, the Madden Museum Programs Director.
SAAH at the University of Denver seeks an innovative, energetic individual with knowledge of 19th and 20th century European and American art, curatorial and/or art management experience, and excellent written and oral communication skills, who will partner in this growing exhibition/museum program held at the Madden Museum and administered within the School of Art & Art History.
In cooperation with the SAAHs Director of Museum Studies and the Curator of University Art Collections, the successful candidate will initiate new programming with a focus on training and mentoring students. This programming will include two small student-curated exhibitions annually, along with several less formal object rotations at the Madden Museum, scholarly catalog and other publication projects, and stewardship of the collection, most of which will involve supervision and training of graduate students and, occasionally, advanced undergraduates. There is potential for a highly qualified candidate to teach a museum studies class or practicum.
This position will work in multiple locations to include: DU campus, Hampden Center, and Madden Museum.
This position reports to the Director of School of Art & Art History.
Plan and execute art exhibitions at the Madden Museum using the Madden and other DU art collections.
Plan and develop publications in conjunction with the Madden collection.
Hire and supervise DU graduate students to assist with research, exhibitions, publications, and other Madden programs.
Help select, supervise, and mentor DU students in Madden Museum internships.
Provide professional oversight of the Madden collection, including object care and record-keeping, registration, installation, exhibition design, and marketing and communications for exhibitions and related events.
Facilitate DUs use of the Madden Museum and Collection, including scheduling class visits, faculty lectures, and DU events as requested by University leadership (e.g. alumni and advancement events).
Work with the Curator of the University Art Collections and the Vice Chancellor for Advancement to support the Madden family donor relationships.
Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
Must have a driver's license and be insurable under the University insurance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of 19th and 20th century European and American art.
Sophisticated understanding of art historical research process and methods.
Art handling and exhibition curation skills
Art, archives, or records management training or experience.
Project management skills.
Facility with mentoring a diverse group of students.
Ability to supervise both volunteer and paid workers.
Academic writing facility, preferably in the field of art history or criticism.
Ability to work successfully with a diverse constituency, including faculty, administrators, students, patrons, and the general public.
Demonstrated academic writing facility, preferable in the field of art history or criticism.
Excellent time management skills and flexibility to work evening events.
Self-directed with strong work ethic.
Good team worker.
Commitment to highest ethical standards.
Must be able to move between and work in multiple sites, including DU campus, Hampden Center, and Madden Museum
Master's degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field, or at least five years of experience in a similar position to this job description plus relevant formal training and demonstrable knowledge of art history.
Professional experience handling art objects.
PhD or ABD in art history, or multiple master's degrees combining art history with library science and/or museum studies and/or art management.
Experience curating exhibitions.
Experience managing art collections.
Experience supervising staff and/or students.
- Varies- to be coordinated with supervisor. Attendance may be required off hours for some events.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) July 11, 2018
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTIQA community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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DepartmentDean's Office, Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (43)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular
Zoo Education Specialist - Parks, Recreation And Neighborhood Services
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) is a 16 acre amusement park and Association of Zoo's & Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo located in San José, California. HHPZ is open year-round catering to families with children. It operates seven amusement park rides, showcases various endangered species, and operates one of the oldest classical puppet theaters in California, as well as offering many other playgrounds and attractions emphasizing play and imagination in a natural conservation setting.
Under general direction of the Zoo Manager, this position coordinates and supervises HHPZ education programs, including on-site classes, animal presentations, camps, and off-site programs and provides supervision to Zoo Educators, Recreation Leaders, part-time staff, and volunteers. The Zoo Education Specialist is a member of a committee of park & zoo supervisors responsible for daily operations of the park and zoo, coordination of programs throughout the facility, developing and implementing facility-wide policies and procedures, and ensuring public safety and customer service. This position frequently serves as the Manager on Duty for HHPZ, which includes supporting and coordinating the daily opening and closing of HHPZ; ensuring the readiness of key units prior to opening, implementing the daily events and programming schedule, and maintaining the safety and cleanliness of facilities.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Plans, develops, coordinates, conducts and evaluates a multi-disciplinary conservation animal education program for children and youth, seniors, and/or special populations.
Develops and reviews educational curriculum content of all programs and program related material for intended audiences of all ages.
Ensures curriculum meets California State curriculum standards.
Supervises Zoo Educators, part time staff, and volunteers; provides training for staff development, recruits, trains, and coordinates staff participating in education programs.
Oversees the acquisition, husbandry, and behavioral training of a variety of exotic and domestic animal species utilized in educational programming.
Budget Management, including monitoring expenditures, making projections, and producing requested reports.
Management of volunteer programs at HHPZ, including oversight of the recruitment process, training and mentoring of volunteers, facilitation of large group projects, and coordination of recognition programs.
Develops training policies and protocols for handling live animals and their use in educational programming.
Participates in Zoo-wide strategic planning and departmental planning, actively supporting the vision of the Education Department and mission of HHPZ.
Develops and oversees the interpretive content of facility signage.
Establishes and maintains successful partnerships with local organizations, schools, and other key community groups to ensure ongoing success and attendance of education programs.
This position regularly works weekends, evenings, and holidays, during all climatic conditions as assigned.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies, and federal and state rules and regulations.
Knowledge of conservation issues, ecology, outdoor education topics, California education science standards, and zoo keeping or biology.
Ability to coordinate a program that delivers engaging animal shows and conservation related educational programs to a variety of age groups and audiences.
Ability to safely enter animal areas and perform physical work under all climatic conditions.
Knowledge of early childhood education principles and interpretive education techniques.
Ability to facilitate the development of science-based curriculums for various age groups that meet current science and environmental curriculum standards.
Supervision: Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources.
Problem Solving: Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve results.
Multi-Tasking: Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).
Innovation: Exhibits creativity and innovation when contributing to organizational and individual objectives; seeks out opportunities to improve, streamline, and reinvent work processes.
Customer Service: Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful, and friendly manner.
- Extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults in an educational setting.
Communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive, and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.
Fiscal Management: Understands the relationship of the budget and resources to the strategic plan; complies with administrative controls over funds, contracts, and procurements.
- Ability to be fiscally responsible and manage fee activity based program budgets; in addition to keeping financial records.
Partnering/Networking: Develops networks and builds alliances; participates in cross-functional activities to achieve organizational objectives.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in ecology, biology, zoology, education, or related field.
One (1) year (equivalent to 2,080 hours) experience of providing animal educational services in a zoo, science center, museum, or animal care facility.
Additional years of increasingly responsible experience providing animal educational services in a zoo, science center, museum or animal care facility may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis for up to two (2) years. There will be no substitute for required one (1) year experience of providing animal educational services in a zoo, science center, museum, or animal care facility.
Possession of valid California Driver's License, or ability to obtain within 2 months of hire.
Possession of valid First Aid Certificate, or ability to obtain within 2 months of hire.
Possession of valid CPR Certificate, or ability to obtain within 2 months of hire.
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor. State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last year.
Candidates will be required to undergo a background check, including a criminal history records check, before being considered for a position.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces for each text response.
Please describe your experience in environmental/conservation education, zoo keeping, biology, or related work? Include place(s) of employment and position title(s), length of each employment (start/end date), average hours worked per week in each position, and a brief description of your experience.
Please describe your experience writing and teaching science-based curriculums to children. Describe education programs and curriculum development you managed, audiences served, and topics the curriculum focused on. Be sure to provide specifics for the curriculums you were responsible for writing, including the age of the audience, size and type of program, and any conservation topics that were included.
Please describe your experience working with domestic and exotic animals. Include the length of time you worked with each species (please provide dates) and in what capacity (i.e. husbandry, training, presentations, etc.).
Please describe your experience in managing and supervising staff. Identify the number of staff you supervised at each facility, the staff classification(s), and length of time supervised. Be sure to describe the various supervising methods you used while managing staff.
Please describe your experience in managing and supervising volunteers. Include your philosophy on the use, training, and interaction with volunteers and the role they play in an organization.
Please describe your experience in planning and administering budget resources. Include the dollar amount of the budget you were responsible for, your level of authority for setting and spending the budget, and your methods used to monitor expenditures.
Please provide if you are willing and able to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends, evenings, and/or holidays.
You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
Food Service Worker - Turtleback Zoo F&B
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Food Service Worker is responsible for preparing and/or building food items while providing customer service and adhering to food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. Essential functions and responsibilites of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirments and business needs.
Prepares and builds food items according to standardized recipes and directions
Properly stores food by adhering to food safety policies and procedures
Sets up work stations including prep tables, service counters, hot wells, steam tables, etc.
Breaks down, cleans, and sanitizes work stations
Serves food to customers while ensuring guest satisfaction and anticipating the customers' needs
Replenishes food items and ensure product is stocked to appropriate levels
Maintains excellent customer service and positive attitude towards guest, customers, clients, co-workers, etc.
Adheres to Aramark safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation
Ensures security of company assets
Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager
- Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of up to 25 lbs
Previous food service experience preferred
Must be able to obtain food safety certification
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
Sales Photographer San Diego Zoo
Retail Sales – Photographer – San Diego Zoo
WE MAKE PEOPLE SMILE
Do you have a Positive, Can-Do Attitude and an Outstanding set of Customer Service Skills?
At Magic Memories, we're a company that delights and amazes guests on the simple but universal concept of making people smile, and has driven that concept into its product, service, and innovation philosophy.
Picture yourself working at our iconic location in San Diego, CA– the San Diego Zoo as a Retail Sales Photographer!
Retail Sales Photographer Duties and Requirements for the Best Job you have ever had:
As a retail Sales Photographer, you will:
You will be learning and adapting to photography styles, with a motivation to excel in sales performance.
You will be demonstrating ability to meet sales targets in a busy environment.
You will display a professional communication skills and appearance.
You will be working a variety of shifts, including weekends, evenings and holidays – it's tourism after all!
You will need a fearless approach to capturing memories and creating exceptional experiences for our guests.
You will need the ability to work while standing or walking (with reasonable accommodation).
You should have computer proficiency and cash register experience preferred.
At Magic Memories, as a Retail Sales Photographer, you can earn a great income, develop amazing new skills and friends, and best of all bring smiles to everyone you meet.
About Magic Memories:
Since its inception in 1995, the company has grown to more than 2,200 employees in 185 attractions in 10 countries across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, China, United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Magic Memories is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran's status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.
Magic Memories' diversity and inclusion practices have been recognized through being named as the 2017 winner of the Emerging category of the YWCA Equal Pay Awards!
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Retail Sales Worker - Cape May Zoo
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Retail Sales Worker is responsible for stocking and inventorying products as well as maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the retail location. The Retail Sales Worker provides general customer service and assistance to guests and may process sales transactions. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs.
Greets and assists customers while anticipating their needs
Ensure product is stocked to appropriate levels and replenishes and arranges items as needed to maintain appearance
Operates register, handles cash, and process credit card transactions
Responsible for cash handling, safe verifications, and preparing deposits
Maintains excellent customer service and positive attitude towards guest, customers, clients, co-workers, etc.
Adheres to cash handling policies and procedures
Ensures security of company assets
Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager
Previous customer service experience preferred
Previous cash handling experience preferred
Basic math and counting skills required
Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Must be able to work independently with limited supervision
Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of up to 25 lbs.
Must be available to work flexible hours including evening and weekends
Kansas City Zoo
Special Events and Locations
Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132
The Levy family culture has nurtured our incredible growth from a single delicatessen in Chicago, to an industry-leading, food organization over 30 years later. Today, we create great dining experiences at restaurants throughout the country and many of the highest profile sporting and entertainment venues in the world. We're proud that thousands of guests have savored our food at some of the most celebrated gatherings in our nation: the Super Bowl, NBA and NHL All-Star Games and the Grammy Awards.
NOW HIRING Attendant - Catering
We are the face and name of Levy, providing the most premium food and beverage experiences that Levy has to offer, and demonstrating Levy's value as a restauranteur and distributor in the sports and entertainment industry.
No one else in this business thinks quite like we do. By seamlessly blending our sense of family, genuine passion and unique mindset as restaurateurs, we continue to set ourselves apart for our guests and from our competitors, and create an amazing home for all of our hardworking, fun-spirited team members countrywide. The reason we have so many amazing people is best summed up by founder Larry Levy, "If you find a job you enjoy, you'll never work another day in your life."
Please apply online today. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Levy is an equal opportunity employer. At Levy we are committed to treating all Applicants and Team Members fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
Intern Zoo Keeper, Northern Trail
The Zoo encompasses a 485 acre campus and is home to more than 5,300 animals with about 1.29 million guests visiting annually. The Zoo is a coordinator of international conservation and breeding programs and is the State's largest environmental educator with over 400,000 participants annually. The Zoo's conservation programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems and its education programs engage audiences at the Zoo, throughout our region, and around the world.
Job Class: InternWorking Title: Intern Zoo Keeper, Northern Trail
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 07/13/2018
Closing Date: 08/20/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Zoological Garden
Division/Unit: Biological Programs / Northern Trail
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Four 10-hour days
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: Unpaid
Anticipated Start Date: After 09/04/2018
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No
The Northern Trail Department is responsible for the daily management and care of the Minnesota Zoo's entire collection of 20 species of outside large mammals. Among the species cared for by Northern Trail staff are brown bears, Amur leopards, and wild boar. There are more than 100 individual animals in the Northern Trail collection.
Duties of interns working on the Northern Trail include cleaning, animal husbandry, diet preparation and feeding, and monitoring animals exhibited along the trail.
All interns complete an individual project developed in consultation with Zoo staff.
Applicants must be enrolled as a student in an accredited post-secondary program AND Applicants must be seeking an internship for academic credit as part of their academic program OR Applicants must be seeking an internship as a means of fulfilling an academic requirement as part of their academic program
Customer service skills sufficient to work with visitors, staff, support organizations and outside interests with courtesy, respect, and interest in positive problem solving
Ability to understand and follow instructions.
Ability to understand technical/scientific literature that relates to the health, training and management of animals in human care.
Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet and other software applications sufficient to create emails and enter, compile, store and retrieve data
Math skills sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, divide, work with fractions and make basic measurement conversions
Previous animal care experience, and they should be working towards a career in the zoological field
Planning on a wildlife, zoo or exotic animal career path
Valid driver's license
Current Rabies vaccinated and TB tested as required by department
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions year round sometimes on uneven terrain
Ability to negotiate all types of terrain
Ability to move up to 50 pounds occasionally
Ability to lift and move large objects in a team over uneven terrain
Ability to bend and crouch occasionally throughout the day
Ability to climb stairs and ladders occasionally throughout the day
Ability to tolerate loud noises regularly throughout the day
Ability to stand for long periods of time throughout the day
If selected for interview, the candidate must provide the following:
- Current transcript (unofficial acceptable) and two letters of recommendation.
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Facilities Supervisor / Construction & Maintenance- San Diego Zoo Safari Park
It all began with a ROAR over 100 years ago!
San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization's vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.
Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Share your knowledge, skills and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global!
Put your Passion for Wildlife to Work?
- Facilities & Construction & Maintenance Department /San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located in San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California, this adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free and discounted admission to local attractions, and accrual of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants and Summer Fellowships). (Optional
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, prescription drugs, vision, life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retirement, as well as other optional insurance)
- 1 Year-round / Exempt position, with benefits
- San Diego Zoo Global has a very conservative grooming policy. Tattoos may not be visible or must be appropriately covered while on duty. Jewelry may be worn if it does not detract from a well-groomed look or create a safety hazard. No facial or tongue piercing.
(Non Union Position) Wages commensurate with experience
Current Union employees considering a Non-Union poition are advised to familiarize themselves with all the differences includeing Health Benefits and Pension. See HR for details.
Job Requirements Include:
Scheduled work week will be five days per week and may include weekends. Under the direction of the Director of Facilities. The Facilities / Construction & Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the construction, remodeling, repair and maintenance of facilities including buildings, exhibits, electrical, lighting, plumbing, mechanical, drainage and environmental systems. Typical functions of the manager include assignment of staff and contractors in the maintenance, repair and construction of facilities; prioritizes work orders, monitors progress, checks quality and verifies completion. The manager also acts as construction coordinator from concept to completion; coordinates with affected departments, architectural staff, contractors and regulatory agencies; prepares plan proposals and obtains quotes as required; develops and administer department budgets; conducts monthly departmental and safety meetings; conducts regular safety inspections and attends Risk Management meetings; maintains work order system, produces work order status report and maintains administrative files as required; develops and administers employee performance evaluations; maintains necessary contracts to respond to requests and coordinates activities.
Qualifications for this Supervisor position include considerable experience managing Facilities and a team of staff in all trade areas; excellent communication skills; ability to read plans and evaluate proposals; ability to utilize a personal computer for word processing and spreadsheet systems; ability to work effectively with all levels - internal and external; extensive knowledge of construction project coordination; reasonable knowledge of building codes and safety regulations; ability to administer/manage work requests.
Desirable qualifications include experience with managing the maintenance of a facility with multiple structures, ,course work in Civil, structural or related engineering field, architectural training or course work as well as a California contractor license. A valid California driver license is required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
One essential function for this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV's Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report for you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving report from you. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative.
Deadline to submit application:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2018
Applications must be submitted online by 9:30pm Pacific Standard Time
San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace
THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY
SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS
AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER
(POST 2/13/18, RE-POST 4/2/18, EXTENDED 4/16/18, Repost 5/22/18, EXTENDED 5/31/18)
The Construction and Maintenance Supervisor performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Construction and Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the preventive and corrective maintenance of the facility as well as overseeing construction projects and the department's day to day operation. This position reports to the Director of Facilities.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Supervises assigned staff performing operations, maintenance and testing
Trains and schedules departmental employees
Coordinates facility construction, remodeling, repair
Coordinates maintenance with affected departments
Estimates repair/project costs and analyzes options
Monitors and reports job/project progress and verifies job completion
Acts as construction coordinator for new projects
Prepares project plans and proposal request specifications
Obtains contract proposals and negotiates contracts
Participates in the development of assigned budgets and administers assigned budgets
Plans, assigns, directs work, of employees/contractors and address complaints
Conducts safety inspections of facility/project site
Monitors compliance of governing agency regulations
Provides support to the managers and guidance to departmental employees
Oversees records on equipment and daily logs
Prepares department/project reports for management and regulatory agencies
Provides troubleshooting techniques and solves department related problems
Adheres to SDZG and department policies and practices
Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics
Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards
Plan , schedule, inspect and supervise maintenance/construction work
Monitors job progress by monitoring work flow for accuracy and deadlines
Inspects the quality of workmanship, and verifies job completion
Plans, assigns and directs work
Prepares project plans and proposal request specifications, obtains contract proposals, and negotiates contracts
Completes appraisal performances and disciplining team members behavior
Provides incentives and rewards for employees
Address complaints and working to resolve issues
Ensures the safe and effective assignment and supervision of departmental/project personnel as well as the efficient use of resources
Confirms areas are properly prepared for special events
Maintains a work order/project tracking system, prioritize work orders, produces work orders and work order reports as required
Tracks, and maintains records on equipment and daily logs
Write purchase order requisitions as needed.
Prepares clear, concise and accurate reports for submission to the management and regulatory agencies
Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve operations
Decrease downtime, streamline the work processes
Utilizes available opportunities to enhance the department's operational efficiency
Demonstrates good judgment in making effective decisions with initiative and accountability for the results
Demonstrates good judgment in working around exotic and sometimes dangerous animals
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Personnel Administration or a related field or equivalent specialized training; at least three years of combined experience in facility maintenance and/or project management related field; experience with governing regulatory agencies in the State of California is recommended; valid California driver license.
SDZG Human Resource policies and procedures
Methods and practices of training and supervision/
Effective leadership practices
Plan , schedule, inspect and supervise
Plan and estimate construction work
Prepare bid requests and
purchase requisitions and to evaluate proposals
Work effectively with others in a diverse environment
Work well under pressure
Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
Use computer programs (i.e. Advance level Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Office environment; work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
Move about uneven surfaces and on slippery surfaces and work from elevated positions.
ALL NEW HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO PASSING A DRUG TEST.
SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.
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