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Our employees and volunteers are extremely passionate, engaged and are proud of our work in conservation, our mission and vision, and our animals. Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of an amazing team!

Position: Animal Curator

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is seeking an exceptional, experienced zoological curator to take on the role of Animal Curator at the Center. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, thoughtful and talented curator that will lead our staff and collection into the future, always striving to attain the highest excellence in animal welfare, staff safety and guest experience. The successful candidate must have a strong background in animal management on a curatorial level and be experienced and successful in leading husbandry staff. The successful candidate will lead the animal department in attaining the Center’s mission.

Duration: Permanent

Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of animal husbandry and animal exhibits
  • Provides future direction/goals for animal management
  • Performance management of animal department staff.
  • Oversight of animal enrichment program
  • Oversight of continuous improvement in animal welfare
  • Over sight of exhibit presentation, aesthetics and direction.
  • Arranges and oversees all animal acquisitions and dispositions and arranges all shipments
  • Maintains current relationships with wildlife agencies and fosters new ones
  • Develops and implements the Center’s collection plan
  • Collaborates with the records staff in the maintenance of all animal department records
  • Assists with the design and development of new animal exhibits and facilities
  • Develops and oversees animal department budget
  • Conducts weekly department meetings
  • Attends weekly senior staff meetings

Required skills, experience, attributes:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Organized
  • Communicative
  • Objective
  • Positive
  • Self-starter
  • Good working knowledge of AZA Animal Care Standards
  • Experience preparing budgets

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum three years exotic animal husbandry experience
  • Minimum five years animal management experience in a zoo setting
  • Minimum five years of personnel management experience
  • Experience in the acquisition and disposition of exotic animals
  • Experience in the management of the diets of a zoological collection
  • Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays; must be able to work outdoors in a variety of environmental conditions
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds; must be able to shovel snow
  • Valid driver’s license

Compensation:

  • $40,000 – 45,000/year
  • Competitive medical benefits plan
  • Generous paid time off
  • Simple IRA plan

Application Process:

  • Mail your cover letter and resume to Kevin Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, 201 S. Canyon P.O. Box 996, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Email your cover letter and resume to Kevin Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, at kevinm@grizzlydiscoveryctr.com

 

Position: Maintenance

Full time summer April 1st thru Oct. 31st

Apply by mailing resume to Grizzly & wolf Discovery Center Box 996 West Yellowstone, MT  59758 Att: Randy or  e-mail randyg@grizzlydiscovery ctr.com or stop by for an application or for more info. 406-646-7003 ext # 112

 

 

Hours

8:30am - 8:30pm | 7 days a week
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The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is staffed with caring naturalists who are very helpful and knowledgeable. How cool is it that the kids can hide "snacks" for the Grizzly bears to find right inside their habitat! The animals were very respected and cared for.

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