The Buffalo Zoo Invites you to apply for the following positions

Internship Opportunities
Sorry there are no Intern Opportunities at this time.

Full Time Job Opportunities
Program Animal Care Specialist
Education Department

The Buffalo Zoo is seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work in a team atmosphere caring for and training the Education Department’s collection of program animals. Housed in the Education Department and in the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm, these animals are central to directly educating Zoo patrons about wildlife and domestic animals. The position also requires the individual to help develop and conduct seasonal programming/shows. Staff members report directly to the Curator of Education.

Minimum four year degree in zoo/animal-related science or two-year degree plus equivalent experience; proven successful experience in all phases of the husbandry and management of small exotic and large domestic animals is required; experience in the training/handling of exotic and domestic animals as well as birds of prey for visitor contact, demonstrations and programs; public speaking/teaching/theater experience with diverse audiences; applicant must be comfortable in visitor contact venues. Experience with physical restraint equipment and practices, vehicles and related maintenance equipment; ability to operate vehicles such as van, dump truck, pickup truck and front loader preferred; Applicants must show proficiency in use of all cleaning and husbandry equipment and supplies; experience in the use and maintenance of domestic animal work and lead equipment; experience with raptor demonstration and control equipment.

Must have solid written and verbal communication skills. Must have valid NYS driver’s license, and must have an average or better driving record based on the evaluation process of our insurance company.

Health plan, life insurance, 403B pension plan, annual leave time, holiday time, sick time benefits.
Please submit cover letter and resume outlining education and experience in electronic format only with the subject line “Program Animal Specialist” to:

Tiffany Vanderwerf
Curator of Education
Closing date:2/7/2015 EOE

Food Service Assistant Manager
Individual responsible for daily operation of Food Service Unit, Main Stand, Out Post and Take Out Window.

Duties include: Staff supervision, scheduling, cash management, inventory maintenance and control and providing resolution to guest service issues while maintaining the highest possible standard of customer service.

Minimum 3 years experience in supervisory food service oriented position.

Must have exceptional communication skills, be multi-tasked oriented and available to work weekends and holidays.

EOE send resume and salary requirements to:

The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave Buffalo NY 14214. No phone calls please

Part Time Job Opportunities
Sorry, There are no Part Time Job Opportunities at this time.

Part Time Seasonal Job Opportunities
Sorry, There are no Seasonal Job Opportunities at this time.

To Apply:  

All completed applications may be forwarded to: The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214, Att: Human Resources or submitted directly to the Buffalo Zoo’s Parkside Gate.


When possible, the Zoo will fill job vacancies with qualified internal candidates. As necessary, vacant positions will be advertised in the newspaper, on the Buffalo Zoo web-site and in selected professional publications.

Individuals interested in employment with the Zoo may obtain an application by contacting the Zoo at (716) 837-3900 Ext. 100 or applications may be obtained at the General Admissions Gate at the Switchboard or on line.

Completed applications/resumes may be mailed to:

Buffalo Zoo
(Att: Human Resources Dept.)
300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

or returned to the General Admissions Gate. No phone calls please!

All applications and resumes will be held on file for one year.  These applications/resumes will be reviewed if an appropriate position becomes available.

The Buffalo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, and all other categories covered under federal and local law.



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