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Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
City of Austin
Position Name :-

Company Location :-
Austin, TX 78746
Job Category :
 General jobs

Full Job Description :-
Position Information

Posting Title

Exhibit Coordinator (Austin Nature & Science Center / Wildlife Animal Care / Parks and Recreation Department)

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


Division Name

Natural Resources

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Art History, Art, Museum Science or related field plus one (1) year of experience related to the development and implementation of exhibits and exhibit activities.

Experience may substitute for the education up to a maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:


Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin
Parks and Recreation Department (
) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click
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purpose of this position is to perform tasks in the development, maintenance and administrative support of live animal exhibits, daily animal care, animal collection management, team leadership, and ensuring compliance with local state and federal regulations regarding exhibit and program animals at the Austin Nature Science Center (ANSC).

Application Instructions/Job Requirements:

Application: A detailed, complete application is required, and applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting – up to 10 years or more; this will be used to determine your base compensation. Employment Record dates must include month and year. Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Statements such as “See Resume” will not be accepted and a resume alone will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
Skills Assessments: Skills assessment(s) may be required as part of the recruitment process.
Virtual Interviews: PARD may conduct virtual interviews.
Military/Veteran: An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.
Physical Requirements: Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to ten (10) pounds. Work environment includes inside, and outside environmental conditions, extreme temperatures, and hazards associated with equipment operation including fumes, oils, gases and mists. Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant’s needs and safety issues.


Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.
90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy: This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.
Tobacco and Vape-Free Workplace: All PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises.

Pay Range

$19.26 – $24.07 per hour.


Work/Location Schedule Notes:

Monday – Friday.
Variable – 40 hours per week.
May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends and occasional holidays.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Parks and Recreation



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




2389 Stratford Dr., Austin 78746

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Certification:

Certification in animal care or animal training (e.g., Exotic Animal, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Zoo & Aquarium Science).

Preferred Experience:

Experience in care of exhibit and program animals, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates.
Experience in the safety practices and procedures of assessing the health of exhibit and program animals, including knowledge relevant to zoonotic diseases and parasites.
Experience in maintaining and analyzing animal care records.
Experience in setting diet and medication schedules for exhibit and program animals.
Experience providing customer service to the public and working with diverse populations, including diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.


Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Leads volunteers, staff or contractors.
2. Examines objects to be included in exhibits.
3. Ensures accuracy in exhibit production, information and exhibit activities.
3. Develops long range and short range goals.
4. Coordinates, plans, develop designs, produces and evaluates exhibits, displays, and visual presentation materials.
5. Develops and monitors budgets and fiscal reports.
6. Ensures timely development, scheduling and performance of exhibit activities and projects.
7. Oversees the day-to-day management and care of assigned collections, exhibits, records, and exhibits assets.
8. Allocates and purchases resources
9. Coordinates the design and creation of marketing materials.
10. Researches and applies for grants.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of showing, promoting design techniques, ideas, systems or products, including artistic contributions.
Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning and resources allocation.
Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to lead and train others.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call
(512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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