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Supervisor, Zoological Care

Busch Gardens Tampa
Tampa, United States Posted: July 02, 2024


Busch Gardens is a place of thrills, fun and positive, lasting memories. And that's just what its like to work here! As a key member of our team, you'll play a major role in bringing happiness and excitement to people from around the world. If you're dedicated, dependable and driven to deliver exceptional guest service, this is a place for you!

What you get to do:
  • Supervise safety guidelines in all animal areas
  • Oversee the teaching of proper husbandry procedures, training methods and safety guidelines through active participation
  • Ensure open communication between management and all members of the department, making them aware of all daily priorities and changes with responsibility for information exchange follow-up
  • Responsible for proper staffing of animal areas through effective scheduling
  • Oversee the development of area team members through active communication, critique and example as well as teaching cooperation skills by example and through instruction with members of the Zoological Operations
  • Take an active role in both concept and design of new animal habitats, tours and experiences working in conjunction with other departments as necessary
  • Provide staff with materials necessary to fulfill animal and Aquarist needs (i.e., reading material, video, safety equipment, supplies, and departmental manuals)
  • Recognize and reward good employee morale and motivation in an assigned area and assist in the evaluation of departmental employees including annual performance evaluations and development plans
  • Responsible for excellent guest relations and satisfaction
  • Responsible for design and implementation of effective proactive and reactive behavioral programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned
What it takes to succeed:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field preferred
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • At least 21 years old
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license
  • At least 7 years relevant experience
  • Ability to complete provided CPR training
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to swim and work in/around water
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift, push and pull 50 pounds
  • Comfortable with heights
  • Comfortable with exposure to noise, vibrations and motion
  • Ability to train on and properly use protective gear
  • Comfortable working around fumes/dust/odor
  • Comfortable working around chemicals
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes
  • Available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays
The perks of the position:
  • Paid Time Off
  • Complimentary Park Tickets and Passes
  • Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Retirement plan
  • Voluntary Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Plan
EEO Employer:
  • SEAWORLD PARKS & ENTERTAINMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
  • ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO AGE,
  • RACE,
  • COLOR,
  • RELIGION,
  • SEX,
  • NATIONAL ORIGIN,
  • SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
  • PREGNANCY,
  • GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION,
  • DISABILITY OR COVERED VETERAN STATUS.

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