Job Postings

Animal Care Manager – Large Felid Focus


Central Florida Animal Reserve

Closing Date
April 27, 2023

The Animal Care Manager (ACM) directs and monitors the daily work assignments of the Animal Care staff, ensuring that all work tasks are completed in compliance with policies and prevailing practices. The ACM serves as the liaison between the Animal Care Staff and Facility Director and reports all disciplinary matters to the Facility Director (or designee). In the absence of the Facility Director, the ACM assumes responsibility for decisions concerning operations, animal care concerns, emergency procedures, and public relations with Guests.
This job serves as the primary trainer to the Animal Care Staff on all policies and procedures related to animal diet preparation, administration of medication, animal transfers, animal enrichment and training programs, and animal husbandry. The job also serves as the primary documentarian, entering appropriate data into the animal management software, daily veterinary and medical records, enrichment, and
training information. This job collaborates with the Education Director to improve presentations for the public and to improve patron interactions with the Animal Care Staff and exhibits.
This job also performs duties to maintain the animals and facilities, ensuring animal health and welfare and public safety in operations. The job includes preparing and delivering food, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures, observing animal behaviors, assisting in rendering medical care and attention, providing habitat
and behavior enrichment, actively participating in the Training program, and ensuring animal safety and security. The job also includes maintenance of facilities, animal enclosures and exhibits including construction repairs, landscaping, weed control and removal as needed. Work is expected to be able to be performed so public relations and customer service is maintained regardless of the presence of guests. The job directs part‐time/seasonal employees, interns, and volunteers. The job is supervised by the Facility Director.
The job requires knowledge of animal care, building maintenance, and customer service. The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with vendors, clients, other organizations, and the public.
Weekend and holiday work may be required.

Education and Pre-requisites

High school diploma or GED and animal husbandry experience is required.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal sciences, or a related field is preferred.
Valid Florida driver’s license required.
Leadership experience, preferred.
One (1) year Zoo or other animal care experience is preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.

Compensation and benefits

Full time salaried position
On Site Housing
Compensation based on experience
Bonus eligibility

Application instructions

Submit resume and forms to
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