Current Job Openings
Researchers for Study on Human Health Benefits Associated with Visiting Zoological Institutions - (Part-Time Temporary; Grant Funded Study) (2 openings)
Posted: December 1, 2013
Responsibilities: The Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine, along with partners in the Saint Louis Zoo's Education and Marketing Departments, and the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC) College of Veterinary Medicine Research Center for Human Animal Interactions, is seeking part-time, temporary researchers for the study "Human Health Benefits Associated with Visiting Zoological Institutions." The positions will start in February and run for six months. This grant funded opportunity will last for approximately 10 hours/week for a total of 24 weeks. These researchers will work with the program coordinator and four project investigators with pre-study preparations, data collection, management and analysis.
Qualifications: College diploma or equivalent required. Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in post-graduate training (e.g. MPH, MS, PhD) that need this type of research/internship experience with their programs. The candidate must have both strong management and people skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and database programs is required. All successful candidates for this position will be required to take an online course for certification to work on studies that involve social/behavioral research with human subjects. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background and drug test.
All applicants must apply online. No paper applications will be accepted.
Group Sales Ticket Agent - (Part-Time)
Posted: November 15, 2013
Responsibilities: Responsible for coordinating the Zoo's group ticket program for groups of 15+ visitors for all of the attractions within the Zoo and seasonal catered event reservations. Reports to Director, Sales and Private Events. Includes working closely with other members of the Sales team and various internal Zoo departments (i.e. security, food service, public relations, finance, welcome desk, guest services) to communicate and understand all details related to the program and fulfill client requests. Staff and coordinate operations of the Group Sales ticket desk during the Zoo's peak season. Analyze and report sales data. Responsible for initiating calls and conducting site tours. Update website and printed materials. Maintain good front-line customer service and client relations.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent level of customer service/sales experience and a valid driver's license is required. Qualified candidates must possess strong administrative, math, interpersonal and organizational skills along with a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products. Must be positive, energetic, and capable of working under pressure and possess ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks and work independently. Candidates must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs for 50 yards, stand and walk for extended periods of time, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and be willing to work evenings, holidays and weekends. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.
Instructor, Overnights and Events - (Seasonal)
Posted: November 1, 2013
Responsibilities: Lead activities, crafts, games, tours, night hikes and songs at Zoo programs. Programs include overnights for scout groups, school groups and families, scout badge programs, Animal Adventure birthday parties, and a variety of special events held throughout the year. Help to provide a caring, educational, fun and safe environment for children, families and Zoo visitors. Help to maintain program areas and supplies, help with program set up and clean up and model responsible conservation behavior. Seasonal instructors work a variety of programs and events throughout the year, including overnights, scout programs, birthday parties, and special events. Overnight programs occur on Friday and Saturday nights year round and on various weeknights throughout the year. Overnight hours are approximately 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Most other programs, events and training occur in the evening or on weekends. Seasonal instructors must be available to work a minimum of two overnights per month as well as other weekend and evening programs through the year. Other opportunities may also be available. Weekly hours vary widely throughout the year depending on programming.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have completed at least two years of college (or one year of college with one year as an Assistant Seasonal Instructor at Camp or similar experience); experience teaching/working with children age 6-12 with diverse backgrounds and abilities; understanding of biology/ecology, wildlife conservation and/or environmental education concepts; desire to share the wonders of the natural world with children; must be trained or willing to be trained in First Aid, CPR and AED. Excellent organizational skills and experience with children with special needs helpful. Must have a negative TB test and valid driver's license. Must be willing to sleep outdoors on the ground or indoors on the floor without a mattress, an air mattress, cot, etc. All successful candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.
Staff Veterinarian - (Full-Time)
Posted: October 10, 2013
Description: The Saint Louis Zoo is seeking applicants for the position of Staff Veterinarian. The position is one of two staff veterinarians reporting directly to the Director of Animal Health, and is part of a team that also includes a veterinary pathologist (Dipl. ACVP), four animal health technicians, a quarantine specialist and an administrative assistant.
Responsibilities: The veterinarian will assist in the care and preventive medicine programs for the Zoo's taxonomically diverse collection, and the training of veterinary residents preparing to become specialists through the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) through the Zoo's residency program in Zoological Medicine, managed in affiliation with the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. Duties will primarily include veterinary clinical care of the collection, encompassing diagnostic and therapeutic services, preventive medicine, quarantine and pre-shipment testing, and resident and veterinary student training. In addition to clinical responsibilities working directly with the animal care staff of the Zoo (including curators and a staff nutritionist), the veterinarian will be expected to be a part of internal research and conservation activities, and be expected to support and develop partnerships with the Saint Louis Zoo's WildCare Institute, the Institute for Conservation Medicine and the Zoo's Research Department, as well as external collaborative initiatives. Individual will be expected to be an active and engaged participant within the zoological medicine community, by taking on leadership roles and outside initiatives that represent the mission and values of the Saint Louis Zoo.
Qualifications: Candidate must be a licensed veterinarian in the United States, and able to obtain a Missouri veterinary license and USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment. In addition, preference is given to candidates with Diplomate status in the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM), or eligible for ACZM credentialing. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.