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Animal Care Supervisor: African Journey and Indonesia

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Animal Care Supervisor: African Journey and Indonesia

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Animal Care Supervisor in the African Journey (Primate/Carnivore) and Indonesian Rain Forest area. This area of the zoo includes a wide variety of Indonesian bird and reptile species, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran orangutans, clouded leopards, Javan gibbons, African lions, spotted hyenas, cape porcupine, radiated tortoise, serval, bat-eared fox, and banded mongoose as well as de Brazza's, spot-nosed, colobus, and swamp monkeys.

Responsibilities: The Animal Care Supervisor is a working leadership position that provides direct supervision of employees and coordination of daily operations in a specified animal area and assists with other zoo operations as required. Expected time spent in the field versus administrative duties is 70/30. See for a full job description.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or a related field and three years of experience in a zoological setting are required. Large carnivores, great apes, and operant conditioning experience is preferred. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, possess strong attention to detail, and be team orientated.

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: September 29, 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.