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Animal Care Supervisor: Australian Adventure and Indiana Family Farm

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Animal Care Supervisor: Australian Adventure and Indiana Fam

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Animal Care Supervisor in the Australian Adventure and Indiana Family Farm. This section includes kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, Aldabra tortoises, domestic hoofstock, Australian and domestic birds, grey short-tailed opossums, and Australian and native reptile and amphibians.

Responsibilities: The Animal Care Supervisor is a working leadership position that provides direct supervision of employees, coordination of daily operations, contribution to positive guest experiences, and performance of zoo keeper duties as required. This position oversees the husbandry of all species located in the Australian Adventure and Indiana Family Farm to ensure appropriate animal wellbeing. The Animal Care Supervisor reports to the Area Curator. See for a full job description. 

Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree in life sciences or a related field and three years of experience in a zoological setting are required. Demonstrated ability in operant conditioning is preferred.

Benefits: This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round. Full-time benefits include Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, 403b Plan, 403b Matching, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Days Off, Paid Holidays, and Paid Parental Leave as well as optional Dental, Vision, Life, and Pet Insurance Programs. All team members receive Employee Perks such as free zoo admission, friends and family passes, and concessions discounts as well as appreciation and recognition programs and events.

Application Deadline: June 9, 2023  



About the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction and well-loved community treasure, welcoming more than 600,000 guests each year and consistently named as one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo team provides exceptional animal care to 1,500 animals and 200 species throughout our 40 acre campus, participating in over 60 cooperative species survival programs. The zoo is committed to engaging diverse communities in our conservation work, delivering high-quality and educational community outreach programs, building a supportive and safe team culture, creating fun and welcoming experiences for all guests, and providing animals with opportunities to thrive physically and mentally through healthcare, nutrition, and advanced behavioral husbandry programs.

Mission: Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care.

Vision: To create future generations of nature enthusiasts through leadership in animal care, educational experiences, and conservation.