BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - Come Travel Around the World with Us!
Area Curator 

POSITION:Area Curator (Aquarium & Kid's Zoo) 

SALARY:$26,338.00 annual starting plus full benefits. This is a six month introductory appointment. Satisfactory completion of introductory period is required prior to full-time staff appointment.


  • H.S. diploma or equivalent and Vo-tech school diploma or associates degree in Biology, Life Science, or related science
  • Graduation from an accredited 4 year college or university in Biology, Life Science, or related science preferred
  • Valid LA driver's license
  • 3 years experience in care of fish
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to train & supervise animal techs
  • Knowledge of aquarium systems
  • Fish, amphibian & reptile husbandry is required
  • Knowledge of domestic animal care


  • Trains and supervises animal technicians
  • Oversees physical facilities
  • Communicates with peers and subordinates in a clear and concise manner
  • Develops and implements husbandry procedures for the animals in their area
  • Prepares oral and written reports
  • Organizes and participates in collecting trips to acquire animals for exhibits
  • Active member of the Animal Emergency Response Team


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