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Current Job Opportunities

Camp Counselor/FPZ/Full-Time/Seasonal

Location

Franklin Park Zoo

Department

Education

Reports To

Education Program Coordinator

Pay Rate

$11.50/hour

Essential Job Functions

The role of the Camp Counselor is to assist the Education Program Coordinator in all camp activities, crafts, games, animal encounters, tours through the zoo, before and after care and all other aspects of camp. This position is for someone who is hardworking, enthusiastic, creative, and eager to learn. The applicant must be comfortable engaging children with educational activities and games.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in conducting summer camp for ages 6-13.
  • Assist in before and after care for campers.
  • Help in preparing and creating activities and crafts before and during camp.
  • Learn about the animal collection at Franklin Park Zoo to be able to better teach campers.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Education Program Coordinator.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.
  • Previous experience working with children.
  • Ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, both internal and external.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to ZNE customers, clients, and employees.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • A strong desire to deliver ZNE’s messages, mission, and goals to our visitors.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Willingness to spend long periods of time outdoors.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain.

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Previous camp experience as a counselor
  • Previous experience working with multiple age groups
  • Previous experience with kids in an educational setting
  • Previous experience working with teens in a professional setting
  • Previous experience in an animal field
  • Current CPR / First Aid certification
  • A background in environmental studies or a related field
  • Bilingual

Hours, Location, and Term of Appointment

Hours:  Camp runs from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with before and after care from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm, 5 days/week, Monday – Friday.  Counselors will be expected to work either the 7:30 am – 4:00 pm shift or the 9:00 am – 5:30 pm shift for a minimum of 40 hours per week.  Final schedule will be set prior to start date.

Term: 

Mid-June – late August

How to Apply

Facilities Custodian/Full-Time, Benefits

Location

Franklin Park/Stone Zoo

Department

Facilities

Reports To

Custodial Services Supervisor, Facilities Manager         

Essential Job Functions

Performs routine manual tasks in connection with the maintenance, care, upkeep, repair and beautification of parks and roadways. Cleans buildings, grounds and performs manual labor tasks required as part of the operation of the zoos.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform the cleaning, re-stocking of restrooms and office facilities throughout the parks.
  • Perform routine tours throughout the parks collecting trash.
  • Report any repairs needed to the Facilities Supervisors.
  • Set-up and knockdown facilities for Special Events.
  • Will require working in all types of weather and will require snow removal.
  • May require the ability to perform minor repairs or maintenance duties such as painting, etc.
  • Drive to various locations in park and haul animal waste and trash to dumpsters.
  • Perform routine tours throughout the parks emptying barrels and picking up trash (and recycle products).
  • May require washing windows.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Custodial service or similar manual labor.
  • Must have the ability to communicate in English verbally.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Must be available for 24 hour on-call, as required.
  • Must be able to work and travel to either Zoo as required.
  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 50 lbs.
  • Perform all other duties, such as snow removal, moving office furniture, as may be required.
How to Apply

Facilities Laborer/Full-Time, Benefits

Location:

Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo

Department: 

Facilities

Reports To:

Facilities Manager

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs manual labor as it relates to the repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment at both the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos.
  • Repair or modification of existing exhibits, and construction of new exhibits in accordance with and under the direction of the Manager of Facilities.
  • Ability to meet maintenance deadlines and work in a team environment as well as independently with minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Must be able to perform physical labor as defined by the projects at hand.
  • Must be able to work weekend days and holidays on a rotating basis.
  • Must be able to comply with Zoo New England’s essential staff requirements during emergency situations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Must follow all safety protocol associated with performing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to complete work orders, purchase orders and other paperwork required by the department.
  • Repair of buildings, exhibits, fences and general physical facilities at both Zoos.
  • Ability to assist with other trade skills in the areas of HVAC, welding carpentry and / or masonry.
  • Maintain electrical systems as needed.
  • Operate two-way radio responsibly and professionally.
  • Work outside in all weather.
  • Snow removal including shoveling.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record in good standings.
  • Possess basic proficiency in at least three of the following trades: carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, welding and fence work.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, walk and lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) during the course of the workday.
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
  • Must be able to cover rotating Sunday duty.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime, during emergencies, rotating holidays and as needed to remove snow.
  • Must comply with Zoo New England’s TB Test requirements.
  • Must adhere to Zoo New England policies and procedures.

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Have certification in one or more trades.
  • One year building maintenance experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A solid background of one year plus in basic carpentry, masonry and welding.
How to Apply

Facilities Supervisor/Full-time, Benefits

Location

Stone Zoo

Department

Facilities

Reports To

Facilities Manager

Essential Job Functions

This position is a hands-on position, and the physical requirements for this position must be met. Responsible for administering the daily operations of the Stone Zoo Facilities Department and grounds to ensure a safe, clean, and secure environment for staff visitor and our animal collection. Duties may include but are not limited to, managing facilities staff and landscaper with their assigned projects. Coordinates and oversees activities of outside contractors ensuring their compliance regarding contracts, terms, and scope of work. Coordinate cross-department activities as need with staff, administer payroll, order materials, tracking inventory supplies, and manage the completion of work orders and preventative maintenance tasks. Supervise and oversee all applicable facilities and grounds related activities regarding special events, including ZNE’s evening holiday events.  The Facilities Supervisor is required to abide by and enforce ZNE’s uniform and grooming policies. The Facilities Supervisor must maintain a pleasant attitude and encourage positive employee morale through effective coaching techniques for their staff. Compliance with ZNE Defensive Driving policy as required by ZNE’s liability insurance carrier and ZNE’s TB Test policy are required. Must be flexible and able to work outside of regular work schedule as needed. Must be available 24/7 to respond to facilities emergencies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all daily facilities scheduled tasks, ensuring that the zoo is operational on a daily basis for entering guests.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a Preventative Maintenance System.
  • Provide coaching, guidance and mentoring of facilities staff and landscaper on an ongoing basis.
  • Facilitate the Annual Performance Evaluations for facilities staff and landscaper.
  • Schedule, assign and supervise facilities staff and landscaper relative to daily institutional needs, project timelines, and goals.
  • Schedule appointments with contractors as needed.
  • Coordinate with other zoo departments and outside contractors on various projects.
  • Responsible for managing projects using ZNE’s work order system, Building Engines.
  • Order supplies as needed.
  • Responsible for the appropriate record keeping for such items as MSDS logs, equipment information, ZNE vehicles and technical equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats.
  • Must be able to communicate with the public, vendors and other Zoo associates in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Provide helpful feedback and recommendations to the Director and Manager of Facilities concerning the hiring, promoting and termination of facilities staff and landscaper. 
  • Responsible for working in all types of weather conditions as needed.
  • Responsible for zoo snow removal tasks & duties.
  • Assist and help manage special event set-up and breakdown as directed.

Working Conditions & Environment

The physical demands listed are representative of those that that must be met in order for the Facilities Supervisor to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this position the employee is required to talk, hear, see, stand, walk, and bend/stoop, crawl/kneel, carry/lift up to 50 lbs., reach, climb/balance, push and pull. Must be able to apply limited manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination such as in the operation of a basic keyboard, basic hand tools, and instruments, operating office equipment and operating an automobile. Employee must have good vision to read documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes. Occasionally the Facilities Supervisor is required to review non-written materials (diagrams/maps) for general observation purposes. It is necessary for the Facilities Supervisor to differentiate between colors.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the Facilities Supervisor will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Routinely work is performed within an office setting or outside, with exposure to various weather elements common to winter, spring, summer, and fall. The work environment may consist of uneven terrain, cramped spaces, dust, warm and cold temperatures.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in facilities operations or similar supervisory/management experience.
  • 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to provide and perform at least 3 of the following services, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting, welding, sheetrock, and drywall finishing.
  • Schedule, coordinate and supervises work of outside contractors.
  • Technical degree or related work experience.
  • Ability to manage and maintain a budget.
  • Fluent in English, and possess written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to function independently and as a team member.
  • Able to lift and carry items up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively under pressure.
  • Able to complete daily responsibilities without concern of any allergies.
  • Yearly TB test is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in good standings.
  • Able and available to work weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager.
  • Must respond to phone calls/messages on company-issued cell phone.

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Have 2 years working experience with certification in at the following trades: Plumbing, HVAC, Welding & Steel Fabrication, Electrical, Carpentry, and Masonry
  • Previously worked in the Facilities Department for a Not-For-Profit Organization.
  • Ability to speak a second language is a plus.
How to Apply

Facilities Technician/Full-Time, Benefits

Location

Franklin Park/Stone Zoo

Department

Facilities                                                                  

Reports To

Director of Facilities

Essential Job Functions

Performs manual labor as it relates to the repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment at both the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. Repair or modification of existing exhibits, and construction of new exhibits in accordance with the instructions provided by the facilities manager. Ability to meet maintenance deadlines, work in a team environment as well as work independently with minimum supervision. Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environments. Must be able to perform physical labor as defined by the projects at hand. Must be able to work weekend days and holidays on a rotating basis. Must be able to comply with ZNE’s essential staff requirements during emergency situations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ability to work in Building Engines electronic web based work order system.
  • Ability to complete work orders and preventative maintenance assigned including, but not limited to, Electrical troubleshooting, Carpentry repair, Plumbing troubleshooting, HVAC and Welding.
  • Use of power and hand tools including, but not limited to:  saws, drills, planers, and ladders.
  • Making repairs to existing structures and exhibits.
  • Perform new construction following building codes.
  • Working independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner to Zoo guests and employees.
  • Will require use of operating equipment including but not limited to, mini-trucks, full size trucks, dump trucks and golf cart.
  • Working outside in changing weather conditions.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Three years of experience as a maintenance technician.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to work outside in changing weather conditions.
  • Must be available for 24 hour on call as needed.
  • Ability to work weekends.
  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds.
  • Perform all other duties such as snow removal as requested.
  • Ability to work at both Franklin Park and Stone Zoo.
  • Must be able to respond to on-call situations when scheduled.

Preferred Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous Work Order Management System Experience
  • Trade Certifications
How to Apply

Landscape Equipment Operator/Full-time, Benefits

Location

Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo          

Department

Horticulture                                                            

Reports To

Manager of Horticulture    

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Operates machinery including backhoe loaders, mowers, hedgers, weed wackers, chainsaws, snow throwers, roto-tillers, skid-steer loaders, tractors, and sod cutters

2. Participates in and supervises under the direction of the Horticulture Manager the installation and maintenance of landscapes at the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoos.

3. Participates in and supervises under the direction of the Horticulture Manager all aspects of landscape construction and exhibit construction as pertains to the landscape.

4. Plants trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, bulbs, seed and sod as directed.

5. Prepares planting areas, installs walls, fences, pathways, irrigation systems, and water features as directed.

6. Waters trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers utilizing irrigation systems, sprinklers, hoses or by hand.

7. Performs all aspects of plant maintenance including; weeding, dead-heading, pruning, fertilizing, transplanting, dividing, propagation, mulching and winterizing.

8. Performs all aspects of grounds maintenance including; raking, sweeping, blowing, trash collection, snow removal, sanding and salting, mowing, edging and grading.

9. Assists in the collection and transport of purchased or donated trees, plants and flowers.

10. Monitors zoo grounds to make sure they are safe, clean, attractive, and comfortable for zoo guests and staff.

11. Purchases parts and materials as directed.

12. Interacts with and answers questions of zoo guests by providing information about the zoo and acts as a good will ambassador for the zoo.

13. Operates two-way radio responsibly and professionally.

14. Attends training and education programs and seminars.

15. Works outside in all weather.

16. Performs related or non-related work as assigned to assure the proper operation of the zoo.

Minimum Job Requirements

1. Must have a valid drivers license and a Mass. 2A-1C Hoisting License  

2. Three to five years professional experience in landscaping or horticulture.

3. Ability to provide quality customer service to both internal and external customers.

4. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

5. Ability to work under adverse conditions including weather and heights.

6. Ability to operate machinery, including skid steer loaders and backhoe loaders.

7. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

8. Must have a negative result on a TB test.

9. Must have the ability and willingness to supervise as needed, work independently and as a team member.

10. Strong knowledge of landscaping and horticultural principles and practices.

11. Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.

12. Must have a good work history.

13. Ability to perform heavy manual labor.

How to Apply

Landscaper/Full-Time, Benefits

Location

Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo

Department

Horticulture                       

Reports To

Curator, Horticulture   

Essential Job Functions

Supervises seasonal employees, volunteers, community service workers and apprentice horticulturists on an as assigned basis.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in the installation and maintenance of the landscapes at both the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos.
  • Participates in all aspects of landscape construction and exhibit construction as pertains to the landscape.
  • Plants trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, bulbs, seed and sod, as directed.
  • Prepares planting areas, installs walls, fences, pathways, irrigation systems and water features, as directed.
  • Waters trees, shrubs, plants and flowers utilizing irrigation systems, sprinklers, hoses, or by hand.
  • Performs all aspects of plant maintenance including:  weeding, dead-heading, pruning, fertilizing, transplanting, dividing, propagation, mulching and winterizing.
  • Performs all aspects of grounds maintenance including: raking, sweeping, blowing, trash collection, snow removal, sanding and salting, mowing, edging and grading.
  • Operates machinery including:  mowers, hedgers, weed-whackers, chainsaws, snow throwers, roto-tillers, skid-steer loaders, backhoe-loaders, tractors and sod cutters.
  • Assists in the collection and transport of purchased or donated trees, plants and flowers.
  • Assists in the supervision of Community Service groups, Seasonal employees, Volunteers and Interns.
  • Monitors Zoo grounds to make sure they are safe, clean, attractive and comfortable for Zoo guests and staff.
  • Purchases parts and materials, as directed.
  • Interacts with and answers questions of Zoo guests by providing information about the Zoo and acts as a Good-Will Ambassador for the Zoo.
  • Operates two-way radio responsibly and professionally.
  • Attends training and education programs and seminars.
  • Works outside in all weather.
  • Performs related or non-related work as assigned to assure the proper operation of the Zoo.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Some basic knowledge of landscaping and horticultural principles and practices.
  • Ability to provide quality customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work under conditions including adverse weather and heights.
  • Ability to operate machinery.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Must have a negative result on a TB test.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to work independently and as a team member.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Must be able and willing to work weekends, holidays and overtime, as needed.
  • Must have a good work history.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
How to Apply

Membership & Guest Experience Associate/FPZ & SZ/Seasonal

Location

Franklin Park / Stone Zoo

Department(s)

Guest Experience                                    

Reports To

Guest Experience Supervisor

Employment Status

Seasonal Full-time/Part-Time      

Employment Classification

Non-Exempt

Essential Job Functions

As a Guest Experience Associate, you will be responsible for additional programming and revenue facilitated by the Admissions & Membership area of the Guest Experience Department. Zoo New England takes pride in our workplace environment as well as our family friendly atmosphere. Therefore, our Guest Experience Associates are expected to bring their friendly personality to work while providing exceptional customer service to Zoo guests.

Guest Experience Associates will conduct themselves in a professional manner while communicating and providing service to our guests, team members and visitors. The goal is to ensure that our work environment is safe and inviting. The ability to handle and monitor cash/credit sales for the purpose of receiving fees and tracking revenue is essential. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting Zoo guests with a smile and welcoming attitude.
  • Accurately tracking attendance and sales of Zoo guests through our admissions gate.
  • Proactively selling ZNE membership packages, operating a variety of family friendly and fun amusement rides in accordance with MA state safety laws & procedures; some of which may require a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and in inclement weather elements common to winter, spring, summer and fall.
  • Working hours: Guest Experience Associates will be required to work some weekends and holidays as well as evening hours based on sponsored Zoo events.

 Duties & Responsibilities

  • Answer guest questions in a polite and friendly manner.
  • Follow safety procedures outline by Zoo New England.
  • Provide the highest level of customer service to Zoo guests.
  • Operate a variety of amusement rides in a safe manner.
  • Be knowledgeable of basic zoo operations, including safety procedures & animal collections.
  • Inspect rides before operating to ensure that they are clean and functioning properly.
  • Accurately process and track Zoo guests at entrance.
  • Proactively sell ZNE membership packages.
  • Accurately track fees collected from assigned revenue areas by correctly following departmental protocol.
  • Follow ZNE’s cash handling policies.
  • Be knowledgeable about ZNE’s membership program.
  • Attend departmental meetings to receive updates about the Zoos, our collection, coming attractions and programs.
  • Relieve other co-workers for lunch breaks as needed.
  • Flexibility with work hours based on Zoo activity levels.
  • Must report to work on time, in proper uniform, and with a positive attitude.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Must enjoy working in a fun workplace environment that is family friendly.
  • Available to work based on seasonal fluctuations and Zoo activity levels.
  • Ability to work some weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work outdoors and in inclement weather elements common to winter, spring, summer and fall.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to quality customer service standards.
  • Warm and friendly personality.
  • Fluency in the English Language.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a variety of situations while dealing with the public.

Preferred Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Second language is a plus.
  • At least 2 years of cash handling experience with credit card processing.
  • Per MA state law, must be at least 18 years of age to operate amusement rides.
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment and with a diverse guest population.
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 1 year of Hospitality or Retail experience.
  • Previous work experience in guest experience environment.
How to Apply

Special Event Coordinator/Full-Time, Benefits

Location

Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo

Department

Special Events

Reports To

Special Events Manager

Essential Job Functions

This full-time position plays an important role in Zoo New England’s special events team by helping plan, organize and coordinate more than 45+ zoo-wide events annually designed to meet a variety of institutional goals. The events, which take place at both Zoos and off-site, consist of fundraising, mission driven and added value events geared towards increasing attendance throughout the year. Must be willing to work weekends, occasional evenings and some holidays. Must be able to provide services to both Zoos, and have access to a vehicle. This regular working schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists the special events team in developing new events while maintaining a successful calendar of current events.
  • Must always provide outstanding customer service and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Must enjoy creating arts & crafts.
  • Coordinates event planning meetings with internal and external audiences to identify event objectives and goals.
  • Determines and revises event layouts and event space.
  • Organizes event details by maintaining detailed event summaries.
  • Conducts research, gathers information and identifies resources on each project to achieve quality event productions.
  • Obtains necessary internal event approvals through the submission of appropriate request forms to ensure appropriate communication and animal safety.
  • Schedules and coordinates appropriate staff and volunteers for events.
  • Coordinates day-of-event production and logistics.
  • Maintains event budget spreadsheets including tracking revenue and expense line items.
  • Maintains accurate event attendance and revenue records for each zoo event.
  • Collects comments and feedback from multiple audiences and prepares post event evaluation documents.
  • Coordinates event setup and break-down.
  • Provides back-up assistance for PR events on- and off-site.
  • Solicits and acknowledge gift-in-kind donations. 
  • Keeps current on Zoo initiatives, programs and activities to answer any zoo staff and/or general public questions about events, public relations, and marketing.
  • Performs various tasks as assigned.

 Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, event management, journalism, communications, or related fields or a combination of education and job-related experience.
  • 1-3 years successful experience in event management and planning.
  • Must be a licensed driver in good standing.
  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving skills and communications skills (both written and oral) with attention to detail.
  • Creative and innovative thinking.
  • Outgoing, friendly and helpful personality.
  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines.
  • Respect for confidentiality.
  • On-call responsibilities and availability necessary, including the ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent customer services skills.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work as a productive member of a team.

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Experience in management of support staff and volunteers.
  • Experience soliciting donations.
How to Apply

Veterinarian/Full-Time, Benefits

Zoo New England is seeking applicants for the position of veterinarian with the department of Animal Health.  Finding the right candidate as the best fit both for our team and the goals of our programs in clinical and conservation medicine is of highest importance.  As such, we welcome a range of applicants from board eligible recent residents, to experienced ACZM boarded veterinarians that may be eligible for a senior position, with title and salary commensurate with experience. 

In addition to clinical responsibilities for a diverse collection of approximately 1,800 animals representing 270 different species, the department has a growing number of developing programs dealing with conservation medicine, biodiversity, and zoological medicine research investigating issues pertinent to both animal and human health.  The department of Animal Health and a new department of Conservation are closely aligned, with conservation medicine a particular focus.  Additionally, in a unique relationship with the Harvard Medical School, fourth year medical students work with Zoo New England veterinarians during one-month formal rotations as part of a One Health clinical elective.  This and other initiatives bring together collaborative partnerships with many of Boston’s world-famous institutes of health and science and opportunities abound for further work.  The incoming veterinarian will have a significant role in helping to design and implement these programs. 

This position reports directly to the Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation, an ACZM-boarded veterinarian, and will work collaboratively with the vice president and an additional full-time associate veterinarian to manage the clinical case load and preventative health program.  Zoo New England operates two separate AZA-accredited zoos, the Franklin Park Zoo, in Boston MA, and the Stone Zoo, in Stoneham, MA (15 miles apart).  ZNE also provides veterinary care to a small native wildlife collection at a nearby natural history museum.  Base of operations for the veterinary team is at the Franklin Park Zoo. 

Zoo New England is at an exciting time of growth, with several capital improvements underway and more being planned.  We also have a newly updated institutional strategic plan that prioritizes conservation and research, roles that are central to the department of Animal Health.

The successful candidate will have good communication skills, work well in a group, and provide positive leadership to the clinical team. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Clinical veterinarian providing medical and surgical care of all animals at ZNE
  • Coordinates with other zoo staff in activities required for animal health maintenance
  • Contributes to planning and maintenance of a preventive health program up to AZA and AAZV standards
  • Able to coordinate and participate in all aspects of veterinary care for the animal collection
  • May include supervisory responsibilities in the department, dependent on title and qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certification with the American College of Zoological Medicine
  • 5 years or more of full-time clinical zoo practice with excellent clinical skills
  • Willingness to engage in scientific research and produce regular publications in scholarly journals
  • Experience and interest in conservation medicine
  • Willingness to engage in the professional zoo medicine community

Minimum Qualifications:

  • License to practice veterinary medicine in US and the Commonwealth of MA, or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Eligibility for ACZM board certification and ability to become certified within a reasonable period
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience with zoo animals, such as in an ACZM compliant residency program or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and overtime when needed
  • Must be able to work outside in inclement weather conditions to provide veterinary care
  • Able to perform at a competent level under high stress conditions
  • Willingness to work in direct contact with dangerous animals and potentially zoonotic diseases, as well as toxic and hazardous conditions
  • Understand zoonotic disease risks and practice safe handling / procedures when working with ZNE’s animal collection
  • Working knowledge of all applicable wildlife regulations and laws
  • Knowledge of applicable AZA and USDA guidelines and regulations
  • Accredited by the USDA for health certificates and cervid cervical TB testing, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Must have rabies immunization and allow for rabies titers and TB testing according to ZNE policy
  • Must abide by all written ZNE policies and procedures
  • Class III drivers license
  • Class A firearms license, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to pass CORI screens and random drug testing
Apply Online


Feel free to contact Dr. Eric Baitchman for inquiries, ebaitchman@zoonewengland.com

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

How to Apply

Download a pdf application here, and send application, cover letter and resume in one of three ways:

  • Email as an MS Word or PDF attachment to jobs@zoonewengland.com. To facilitate the appropriate screening of your resume, please be sure to include the title of the job you’re applying for in the subject line of your e-mail.
  • Fax to:
    617-445-1671
  • Mail to:
    Department of Human Resources
    Zoo New England
    One Franklin Park Road
    Boston, MA 02121

 

All applications, resumes and materials submitted become the property of Zoo New England. Only candidates of interest will be contacted for an interview.

Due to the volume of resumes and applications received, no phone calls please.

Zoo New England is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice.