December 10, 2008

Hot Jobs #16

In this Wednesday’s Hot Jobs, I’ve got three great animal jobs.  I don’t usually have a theme to the Hot Jobs announcements, but these three opportunities just popped out at me and I couldn’t pass it up.  If you think you might be interested in working with animals, keep reading!  If you are allergic to dogs and hate cats, well, the Job Monkey job database has a host of other great opportunities, so click on over.  Updated daily, the data base is free to search.

#1. Elephant Care Intern, Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation, Central Florida
Gosh and I thought that Nike internship that I posted last week sounded cool!  Ringling Bros.’ Center for Elephant Conservation is looking for an elephant care intern.  The three-month program will begin in March, 2009. Interns will work with trainers, handlers and veterinarians to learn to care of the center’s 25 Asian elephants.  The three-month course will include classroom learning and hands-on instruction with the animals.  The internship is paid and housing can be provided if necessary.  Successful graduates of the internship program will be eligible for employment with either the traveling units or the permanent elephant facilities. Applicants must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED), along with 1 to 3 months related experience in animal care.  The ideal candidate will also possess a “strong sense of adventure” and be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.  To apply, submit a resume, personal essay describing why you would like to work with elephants and two letters of recommendation.  For contact information, see the job ad on JobMonkey or visit

2. Animal Educator Job, Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Here is another exciting animal job opportunity based in Florida. 

Busch Gardens is looking for an animal educator with at least two years of experience in formal or information education. The animal educator is responsible for on-site educational programming, such as Adventure Camps, School Programs and Guest Presentations.  The person will also develop curriculum for school, camp, and park programs and be involved in the care, maintenance and training of a variety of animal species. The ideal candidate will have earned his or her B.A. from an accredited college or university with a major in Education, Animal Science, Wildlife Ecology, Psychology or a related field. The animal educator will be able to work outdoors and willing to work with a variety of animal species, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and invertebrates.  Fluency in Spanish is a plus. To learn more about the position or to apply for the job, visit the Busch Gardens employment website.

#3. Curator of Education, Central Park Zoo, New York, NY

Unlike the first two opportunities I posted, this job is for someone with quite a bit of animal and education experience.  Do you fit that bill?  The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the non-profit organization responsible for operating the Bronx and Central Park Zoos, is seeking a Curator of Education at the Central Park Zoo. The Curator of Education is responsible for the implementation and management of education programs, including curricula-based programs, summer and weekend programs, theater, a volunteer program, and professional development. The ideal candidate must have at least a Master’s Degree in business, science or education, 6 years management experience, and experience in creating and teaching environmental, science and/or conservation education. To learn more about the position or to apply for the job, visit the Bronx Zoo website.

Good luck with your job searches this week!

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