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Zoological Manager - The Living Seas

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 774954BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Feb. 24, 2021

Job Summary:

A Zoological Manager on the ASE animal care team is a leader in the Disney Company. They manage the daily operations related to aquatic animal care, are a management specialist in the aquarium profession, an engaged leader with other ASE managers and leaders, a partner to Park Operations, ASE Science and Animal Health and involved professional in the zoo and aquarium community. You will be reporting directly to the Assistant Animal Operations Manager.


  • Align personal, and team goals to AZA and IMATA Standards and ASE critical initiatives
  • Leader coverage for Seas Animal Care operation
  • Continuous focus on awareness and improvement of in all animal areas both Onstage and Offstage:
    • Animal welfare and wellbeing
    • Daily care
    • Veterinary care provision
    • Nutrition
    • Integration of behavioral management
    • Environmental upkeep and enrichment
  • Collection planning - focus on sustainability and improvement of collections in accordance with AZA and Disney policies/standards
  • Animal care/curatorial focus on continual improvement of acquisition, handling and transport of aquatic animals
  • Maintain awareness of and compliance to AZA accreditation standards as well as those of other State and Federal regulatory bodies
  • Guest-animal experience for specific collection from the animal/exhibit/animal care Cast perspective

Basic Qualifications:

  • You have the ability to obtain a valid Florida Driver License
  • You have animal management expertise and knowledge of how to coordinate and manage care of animals
  • Leading team of animal care professionals
  • Ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback to improve cast performance
  • You have experience with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Nine years combined animal management experience and post-high school education (30 semester credits per year), with at least five years of paid leadership experience at an AZA accredited or equivalent facility
  • You have the ability to swim

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience 5 years or more leading teams of animal professionals
  • Experience of 3 years or more with marine aquatic species
  • Experience with mixed-species exhibit animal management
  • Experience in operant conditioning, and animal enrichment
  • You are willing to become a certified diver

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • College Associate degree or higher

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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