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We are currently looking for an individual to help at our winter holding facility in Panama City Beach, Florida.  This position is a part time Animal Care Specialist  who will be helping to care for our Stingrays and Sharks that will be housed at Gulf World Marine Park from October 2017 to April 2018.  If you have a strong desire to work with animals and are excited to learn new skills, please review the link below for “Part Time Animal Care Specialist- PCB”for job description and qualifications.  Please send cover letter and resume to admin@livingexhibits.com and note PCB in the subject line.

 

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  • Part Time Animal Care Specialist-PCB

     

    Title: Animal Care Specialist- PCB Winter Holding 
    Employment Status:
    Non-Exempt, Seasonal: Part time positions available
    Pay Rate: $10 to $13 based on experience

    Living Exhibits, Inc. designs, builds and maintains interactive animal exhibits for zoos, aquariums and museums across the country. Our exhibits are seasonal and during the off season (October to April) we house our stingrays and sharks in the Gulf World facility in Panama City Beach, Florida. The Aquatic Animal Care Specialist and Exhibit Supervisor are responsible for all aspects of operation including animal care and health and the operation of the life support systems for animal pools.

    Qualifications:

    1. High School Diploma required. Preferred that applicant is working towards a Bachelors degree in zoology, animal husbandry, a related field or equivalent experience or;
    2. One year practical experience in the care and interpretation of animals; zoo and aquarium animal related experience a plus;
    3. Basic knowledge of the animals featured in our exhibit: Cownose Stingrays, Southern Stingrays, Bonnethead Sharks and Bamboo Sharks, their care and general conservation issues;
    4. Basic understanding of animal enrichment and animal training using positive reinforcement;
    5. Must be comfortable speaking to and interacting with employees and volunteers of the host institutions;
    6. Basic computer knowledge including E-mail, Word & Excel;
    7. Able to perform physical tasks including occasional lifting of moderate to heavy loads (up to 60 lbs), climbing of ladders and ability to work in elevated conditions. Able to work in salt water and handle shell fish.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Communicate effectively with all members of the Living Exhibits team and Gulf World personnel that come into contact as a result of Living Exhibits operations;
    2. Perform daily animal husbandry duties including, but not limited to:
      o Cleaning and maintenance of animal exhibits;
      o Preparation of food and feeding of animals;
      o Observation of animals for injuries, disease and behavioral changes;
      o Necessary care and medical treatment of injured or sick animals;
      o Maintain records for feeding, health care, facility and life support operation;
      o Operate and maintain life support equipment;
    3. Keep a clean and orderly work space including proper care and maintenance of department facilities and equipment;

    Send Resumes & Cover Letters to: admin@livingexhibits.com

    Pay TBD and will be communserate with experience

    All employees of Living Exhibits are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law.

     

     

     

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    • Exhibit Supervisor

      Title: Exhibit Supervisor
      Employment Status: Exempt, Seasonal
      Salary: Based on Experience
      Reports to: Manager of Animal Care

      Job purpose:
      Living Exhibits, Inc. designs, builds and maintains interactive animal exhibits for zoos, aquariums and museums across the country. Currently these exhibits include walk-in aviaries
      featuring Australian parrot species and touch-tank marine aquatic exhibits featuring sharks and stingrays. The goals of such programs are to increase the value of the guests’ experience, further our customers’ zoological mission and do so in a fiscally viable manner.

      As an Exhibit Supervisor, you have direct supervision of all aspects of the exhibit including animal care and health, life support equipment operation as well as interaction with guests and the leadership of host institutions. The Exhibit Supervisor serves as the point of contact for customer relations and customer satisfaction. It is imperative that all duties are performed in a consistent, accurate, informative and entertaining manner. This position should be fun for you and the guests.

      Qualifications:

                  1. Bachelors degree in zoology, animal husbandry, a related field or equivalent experience;
                  2. Three years practical experience in the care and interpretation of animals; zoo and aquarium animal related experience a plus;
                  3. Thorough knowledge of the animals featured in our exhibits, their care and general conservation issues;
                  4. Understanding of animal enrichment and animal training using positive reinforcement;
                  5. Must be comfortable speaking to and interacting with guests, the media, and employees and volunteers of the host institutions;
                  6. Basic computer knowledge including E-mail, Word & Excel;
                  7. Able to perform physical tasks including occasional lifting of moderate to heavy loads (up to 60 lbs), climbing of ladders and ability to work in elevated conditions. Able to work in salt water and handle shell fish (marine exhibits).

      Responsibilities:

                  1. Communicate effectively with Living Exhibits Management, vendors, all host institution personnel, volunteers, guests and any others that come into contact as a result of Living Exhibits operations;
                  2. Supervise and train Living Exhibits staff in animal husbandry, system operation and animal interpretation to guarantee all duties are performed within company standards;
                  3. Supervise onsite inventory and handle ordering and acquisition of all food and operating supplies through the Living Exhibits office;
                  4. Perform daily animal husbandry including, but not limited to:
                    • Cleaning and maintenance of animal exhibits;
                    • Preparation of food and feeding of animals;
                    • Observation of animals for injuries, disease and behavioral changes;
                    • Oversee and complete necessary care and medical treatment of injured or sick animals;
                    • Maintain records for feeding, health care, facility and life support operation;
                    • Operate and maintain life support equipment;
                  5. Keep a clean and orderly work space including proper care and maintenance of department facilities and equipment;
                  6. Provide necessary educational and interpretive training to all host institution personnel and volunteers;
                  7. As an aid to the Manager of Zoological Operations, serve as a liaison with host facility personnel to problem solve, promote a productive relationship and ensure good customer satisfaction;
                  8. Interact with guests, including discussing the exhibit, the animals, conservation issues and answering questions;
                  9. Completion of projects and other duties as assigned including travel to other exhibits.

      Send Resumes & Cover Letters to: admin@livingexhibits.com

      All employees of Living Exhibits are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law.

       

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      • Animal Care Specialist I

        TITLE: Animal Care Specialist I
                    
        Employment Status: Non-Exempt, Seasonal
        Pay Rate: Based on Experience
        Reports to: Exhibit Supervisor; Manager of Animal Care

        Job purpose:
        Living Exhibits, Inc. designs, builds and maintains interactive animal exhibits for zoos, aquariums and museums across the country. Currently these exhibits include walk-in aviaries featuring Australian parrot species and touch-tank marine aquatic exhibits featuring sharks and stingrays. The goals of such programs are to increase the value of the guests’ experience, further our customers’ zoological mission and do so in a fiscally viable manner.

        As an Animal Care Specialist, you are responsible, under the direction of your Exhibit Supervisor, for all aspects of exhibit operation including animal care and health, life support equipment operation, interaction with guests and the leadership of host institutions. It is imperative that all duties are performed in a consistent, accurate, informative and entertaining manner. This position should be fun for you and the guests.

        Qualifications:

                    1. Bachelors degree in zoology, animal husbandry, a related field or equivalent experience;
                    2. One year practical experience in the care and interpretation of animals; zoo and aquarium animal related experience a plus;
                    3. Basic knowledge of the animals featured in our exhibits (avian or marine), their care and general conservation issues;
                    4. Basic understanding of animal enrichment and animal training using positive reinforcement;
                    5. Must be comfortable speaking to and interacting with guests, the media, and employees and volunteers of the host institutions;
                    6. Basic computer knowledge including E-mail, Word & Excel;
                    7. Able to perform physical tasks including occasional lifting of moderate to heavy loads (up to 60 lbs), climbing of ladders and ability to work in elevated conditions. Able to work in salt water and handle shell fish (marine exhibits).

        Responsibilities:

                    1. Communicate effectively with all members of the Living Exhibits team, all host institution personnel, volunteers, guests and any others that come into contact as a result of Living Exhibits operations;
                    2. Perform daily animal husbandry duties including, but not limited to:
                      o Cleaning and maintenance of animal exhibits;
                      o Preparation of food and feeding of animals;
                      o Observation of animals for injuries, disease and behavioral changes;
                      o Necessary care and medical treatment of injured or sick animals;
                      o Maintain records for feeding, health care, facility and life support operation;
                      o Operate and maintain life support equipment;
                    3. Keep a clean and orderly work space including proper care and maintenance of department facilities and equipment;
                    4. Provide educational and interpretive information to all host institution personnel and volunteers as necessary;
                    5. As an aid to the Exhibit Supervisor, serve as a liaison with host facility personnel to problem solve, promote a productive relationship and ensure good customer satisfaction;
                    6. Interact with guests, including discussing the exhibit, the animals, conservation issues and answering questions;
                    7. Completion of projects and other duties as assigned including travel to other exhibits.

        Send Resumes & Cover Letters to: admin@livingexhibits.com

        All employees of Living Exhibits are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law.

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