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Aviculturist II

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The aviculturist II is responsible for all aspects of the aviculture collection. Provides a quality guest experience through exhibitry and visitor interaction. 


Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality

  • Make each interaction with guests, vendors and fellow Audubon employees a positive one through hospitality and service.
  • Be attentive, anticipating needs of guests whenever possible.
  • Through body language, eye contact and attitude; be available and approachable for visitor questions and sharing of husbandry knowledge.

  Exhibit the diversity of wildlife.

  • Provide competent care for assigned exhibits.
  • Responsible for all aspects of animal health and exhibitry in assigned areas including animal health and exhibit maintenance.
  • Assist senior Husbandry staff in monitoring the health of the collection as a whole.
  • Prepare and administer daily animal feeds.
  • Observe and record feeding, health and behavior on a daily basis in order to monitor health of the animal collection.
  • Clean all aspects of gallery to maintain a healthy environment and meet proper standards of exhibitry as designated by supervisors.
  • Coordinate with supervisors and veterinary staff to manage and treat collection as required.
  • Participate in veterinary procedures including necropsies; and accept the use of euthanasia as a necessary tool in animal husbandry.
  • Train and supervise departmental volunteers and interns.


Educate our diverse audience about the natural world.

  • Interact with large and small groups for educational presentations
  • Participate in formal and informal guest education, including behind the scenes tours.

Experience & Education:

 Must possess basic knowledge of animal behavior and care.


Bachelor’s Degree and no previous animal experience OR Associate’s Degree and 2 years of relevant animal experience at an AZA accredited or similar institution OR high school diploma and 4 years of relevant animal experience at an AZA accredited or similar institution. 


 Licensure/Certification:  Must possess a valid driver’s license. First aid/CPR certification preferred. 

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