13 Jan

Nutrition Resident Year Program Jobs Vacancy in Toronto Zoo Toronto

Nutrition Resident Year Program
Toronto Zoo
Toronto ON
13 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

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Nutrition Resident Year Program Jobs Vacancy in Toronto Zoo Toronto Jobs Details:

Nutrition Resident (2 year program) Branch: Wildlife Nutrition

Salary: $18/hour (grant funded)

Compensation: 35 hours per week, plus medical benefits

Basic Function: The Nutrition Resident will train to become a Zoo Nutritionist, qualified for employment in an AZA/CAZA accredited facility. Reporting to the Nutritionist, this 2 year educational/learning position will allow the Nutrition Resident to participate and review the operations, managerial activities, meetings, courses, presentations and research, development and training programs of the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Nutrition Centre (WNC), with the exception of designation, final authorizations and insight into confidential matters.


o Work in accordance with Toronto Zoo (TZ) Policies and Procedures and align with the goals and objectives of the TZ Strategic Plan.

o Learn to: o Manage a Wildlife Nutrition program. o Maintain and implement species-specific feeding programs. o Formulate, monitor and evaluate diets of wildlife in cooperation with Nutrition, Veterinary,

Curatorial and Keeping Staff using nutritional, ecological and welfare parameters. o Contribute to dietary management of clinical cases. o Liaise with Curatorial, Veterinary and Wildlife Care staff to determine priorities for diet supply. o Assess body condition of animals through observation and calculation. o Manage the WNC Feedstuff Quality Control program. o Develop, organize, and maintain up to date diet records, food production systems and procedures. o Liaise with Curatorial, Veterinary, Wildlife care staff and third parties (e.g. Universities) in regards

to Nutrition/Physiology research programs. o Work and assist to initiate, design, and manage Scientific Research and Development projects. o Work and assist in compliance with WHMIS, OHSA and the Toronto Zoo Safety Policies.

o Assist with:

o Managing WNC diet production, distribution and operations management. o Supervision of food preparation by WNC and Keeping staff. o Setting product, nutrient and manufacturing specifications for feedstuffs and communicate these

specifications to vendors. o Training of Nutrition and Keeper staff. o Research and recommended procurement of high quality appropriate feedstuffs at competitive

prices. o Research, study and review hygiene of production and maintenance of equipment and facilities. o The oversight of a “fresh and preserved” browse program. o Provides advice with the administration of the daily expenditures. o Reviewing WNC branch instructions. o The requirements for scheduling and assessment of all assigned staff, interns, and coop students. o Liaise professionally with departments, university research specialists, and guests of TZ as

required. o Participate in supervisor/manager meetings and relevant training at Toronto Zoo. o Communication and participation with colleagues at other accredited zoos, Taxon Advisory Groups

(TAGs), Species Survival Programs (SSPs) and wildlife conservation organizations. o Present research projects to the scientific community, Zoo staff, volunteers and the public.

o Actively seeking external funding for WNC nutrition/physiology research and development. o The preparation for the annual WNC budget review and preparation of research budgets. o The preparation of the monthly and yearly Wildlife Nutrition Centre production and research

report. o Other projects and duties as required by the Nutritionist, Head of Veterinary Services, or Director

of Wildlife.


o An advanced degree (MSc, PhD) in animal nutrition and/or physiology. o A professional commitment to becoming a zoo nutritionist. o Experience and knowledge in feed/diet formulation, feed quality control techniques and feed

hygiene. o Possess advanced computer skills including knowledge of feed formulation, database and statistical

software. o Demonstrated effective oral and verbal communication skills evidenced by conference

presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications. o Experienced working as part of an interdisciplinary zoo team. o Proven organizational ability. o Must possess demonstrated leadership and innovative abilities. o Experience with project management and reporting. o Working knowledge of WHMIS and Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. o Experience in a wildlife or zoo management setting is an asset. o Knowledge of browse plantation and its supply management is an asset.

If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than Monday, 2018-01-22 by 12:00 p.m. to: Email: jwensvoort@torontozoo.ca

*Please state "Application for Nutrition Residency" in the subject line of your application.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants whom are legally entitled to work in Canada will be given first consideration.

The Toronto Zoo provides accommodation for employees with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If contacted for an interview, and you require specific accommodation for the interview process because of a disability or a medical need, then please advise the person contacting you of your requirements, so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process .

This position is generously supported by the Sue Crissey Animal Nutrition Residency Fund (“SCARF”) of the Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition Foundation

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