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Aviculturist at Monterey Bay Aquarium


Monterey Bay Aquarium Fremont, CA (On Site) Full-Time

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We firmly believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices, working together, increases our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission. We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. Job summary The Aviculturist II plays an internal role in supporting the institution's mission of inspiring conservation of the oceans by helping with the care of our avian collection, helping to supervise our aviculture volunteers and interns, as well as engaging our visitors. The position will be part of the aviculture team that is responsible for care of all elements of the avian animal care, including holding areas and exhibits, transports, acclimations, introductions, incubation/hand rearing, record keeping and live animal programs. Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Ability to make sound judgment and handle issues/problems with minimal supervision Understanding of avian anatomy, behavior, animal care management, common health problems and treatments, diets and nutrition Familiar, or ability to learn, avian related LSS at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Knowledge of standard avian quarantine procedures with ability to learn and implement Monterey Bay Aquarium's specific procedures Ability to work with and communicate successfully with diverse groups of Monterey Bay Aquarium staff and volunteers A minimum of two years' experience working as an aviculturist/bird keeper in a public zoo/aquarium, preference given to AZA certified facilities A minimum of two years' experience with incubation, hand rearing, and operant conditioning of avian species, preference given to experience with similar species at Monterey Bay Aquarium A minimum of two years' experience with public speaking and/or visitor interpretation Maintain proficiency as a Monterey Bay Aquarium aviculturist I or equivalent position A bachelor's degree in biology or related field or equivalent experience Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's

Core Values

Ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program SCUBA certification highly desired. Ability to pass an occupational/scientific dive physical examination Knowledge of flora and fauna of the California central coast PC experience: MS Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, TRACKS Experience with avian rehabilitation Acts as a resource for other Aviculture team members, animal care staff and other department staff Participate in other aquarium special projects, work groups and committees as required Respond to request for information and/or interviews for other departments Assist in transport, acclimation, quarantine and introductions of all avian species in the aquarium's collection Assist in avian rehabilitation, including being a responder for Oiled Wildlife Care Network Hourly Compensation Range: $22.16-$34.62 per hour. Starting rate will vary based on previous experience and relevant skills/knowledge set.


High SchoolPreferred: AssociatesPreferred: BachelorsPDN-9851ff43-0a9d-4e5f-a08e-84de72d1e0f7

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