Collection Manager

Dragon Recruiting

Bahrain

Posted
Ref: RP245-693

Job description / Role

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensure that the highest animal care and welfare standards are upheld and continuously improved upon according to established zoo policies and procedures, and standards set by regulatory agencies.
• Take a lead role during drills and emergencies such as animal escapes or natural disasters, and coordinate Firearms Team operations.
• Identify and report potential safety problems, finding ways to reduce risks and injuries.
• Represent the veterinary needs and interests of the animals to the Animal Health Department and maintain effective and timely communication between Animal Management and Animal Health.
• Responsible for oversight, performance appraisals, and resolving personnel issues for direct reports.
• Ensure that Zookeeper staff is allocated appropriately for optimal animal care, including arranging coverage for vacation, illnesses and other absences; maintain a detailed scheduling database for the animal management department.
• Facilitate, oversee and evaluate the behavioral husbandry program for assigned area.
• Track pending maintenance and improvement work requests for animal exhibits and holding areas, authorizing and prioritizing those requests.
• Coordinate and communicate effectively with other departments regarding shared concerns.
• Make recommendations to Animal Curator regarding purchases.
• Support and encourage professional development opportunities for staff.
• Provide assistance in the planning and development of new animal exhibits, including concepts, designs, and monitoring the impact to Animal Management operations.
• Assist Animal Curators with animal collection planning, acquisition and disposition, establishing and communicating care parameters for newly acquired species, ensuring regulatory compliance, and acting as spokesperson for the zoo in order to respond to questions from the media, Board members, the AZA, other professional organizations and the public.
• Represent Woodland Park Zoo to the AZA and other professional organizations, as well as to the media as required
• Support fundraising/development efforts of Woodland Park Zoo.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

BENEFITS
• Attractive Salary Package

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS
• Expertise with a broad range of species.
• Successfully demonstrated leadership and management skills with a minimum of one to two years’ supervisory experience.
• Capacity to achieve superior results working both independently and as a member of a team.
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational communication skills.
• Effective experience mentoring, coaching and training others.
• Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and requests, and meet deadlines in a professional manner.
• This position may require that the individual be available or on-call 24 hours a day; weekend, evening, and holiday work may be required.
• Possess personal transportation and be willing to travel as necessary.
• Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
• This job supervises Zookeepers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
• Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• TB test done annually.
• Professional membership of AZA
• Valid US driver’s license required.
• COMPUTER SKILLS Solid computer skills, including proficiency working with databases and Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
• Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from visitors, regulatory agencies, or members of professional organizations.
• Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, professional groups, and/or board of directors.

MATHEMATICAL ABILITY
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
• Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel .
• The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds when cleaning and maintaining exhibitry and moving animals.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
• Evaluating animal health, diet, or environment requires hearing, smell, and a variety of vision capabilities.
• Interaction with visitors and animals requires talking and hearing.

Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor's degree in a life sciences field from an accredited four-year college or university; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
• This job supervises Zookeepers.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
• Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• TB test done annually.
• Professional membership of AZA.
• Valid US driver’s license required.

COMPUTER SKILLS
• Solid computer skills, including proficiency working with databases and Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
• Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from visitors, regulatory agencies, or members of professional organizations.
• Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

About the Company

Dragon Recruiting is a leading international staffing and recruitment company, head-quartered in London, with further offices all over the globe. Our clients range from numerous well known UK and international businesses. We also represent a wide range of less well known clients - helping them to find staff for their businesses around the world.

As an international recruitment agency, our clients benefit from a vast network of human resource specialists who attract, cultivate and connect organisations to talent in both global and local markets. Our unrivalled

scope of services and global reach allow us to share candidates and roles across borders. With greater coverage and tools, we can ensure our clients and candidates all get the best outcome for their recruitment needs.

With experience of over 3 decades we are recruiting more than 10,000 workers annually to and from the UK, USA and the Middle East and several other Asian countries. We specialize in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

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