Animal Care Manager | Full Time

Full Time| $62K per year

Mandalay Farms is hiring an experienced and responsible Animal Care Manager to oversee small team in meeting the daily health and enrichment needs of each of our equine, farm and exotic animal ambassadors.   As the Animal Care Manager you will be responsible for meeting all existing USDA, FWC & Mandalay Farms Facility standards and providing mutually beneficial and engaging programming in line with our philosophy.  This is a hands-on position requiring a manager who is skilled in performing husbandry & training duties as well as training and overseeing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Hiring/Training/Managing animal care team
  • Ensuring that all husbandry and enrichment standards are executed and maintained by our animal care team.
  • Communicating the daily care needs to the animal care team
  • Ensuring that facility is always clean and safe for animals and visitors.
  • Closely monitoring the appearance and behavior of all animals for signs that may indicate illnesses or injury, and responding quickly and appropriately to address the issues.
  • Maintaining detailed records of animal histories, daily observances, health records, training records and veterinary care.
  • Manage private tour bookings (scheduling, assigning tour guides, collecting payment & waivers, etc.)
  • Preps and feeds animals in accordance with nutritional and behavioral requirements as specified in written diet plan
  • Tend to the specialized care of various species including trimming nails, grooming, bathing, brushing teeth and weighing animals
  • Assists in conducting animal behavior training and operant conditioning of outreach and ambassador animals
  • Participates in capturing, crating and transporting animals as needed;


Job Requirements

  • A passion for animals and animal care
  • Minimum of 3 years equine experience or 5 years exotic animal experience
  • 3 years management experience
  • Physically able to perform duties and work outdoors in Florida climate year round
  • Enthusiasm for continued education and a willingness to conduct ongoing research about best practices in animal husbandry


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand, bend, lift, stoop, push, pull and work for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use tools and operate small equipment.
  • Ability to work outdoors in Florida’s varied climates, including summer


Schedule Requirements

Rotating Schedule

Tuesday- Saturday 7A-4P and then Thursday- Sunday 7-5P

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience & salary history

Paid vacation time

Retention bonus 2 years 10%; 3 years 15%, and 5 years 20%

Employment Benefits

We appreciate our team members and their daily contributions. That's why we offer a variety of benefits including:

  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Competitive salary
  • 10-20% annual retention bonuses
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Philanthropic work environment
  • Snacks for our employees & unlimited PBJ's