The Deputy Director of the Montgomery Zoo is responsible for the supervision and management of all animal care operations including general husbandry of the collections, record keeping, veterinary care and exhibit facilities maintenance and the performance of administrative and related duties under the direction of the Zoo Director. The Deputy Director supervises all professional and support staff and represents the Zoo in the absence of the Director.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Zoology, Biology, Business Management or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in zoo management, including the management of collections and the supervision of animal care and maintenance personnel in a zoological park equivalent in size and scope to the Montgomery Zoo. Four (4) additional years of recent management-level experience may be substituted for education. Management-level experience is defined as experience which includes participation in the decision-making processes that influence and direct the operations, planning, purposes and goals of the institution, not just supervisory experience.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the
requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Applicants must be willing to obtain the status of Professional Fellow from the American Zoological Association. Must be willing to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays as needed and to be on call 24 hours to respond to emergency incidents or work special events as needed.