Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, and education. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding.

Denver Zoo honors our animals, staff, and guests by conducting ourselves at the highest level of integrity through our Core Actions — Inspire Awe: Safety, Care, Connect and by embracing our Core Behaviors of: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence in all that we do.

Denver Zoo’s Field Conservation department has an opportunity for a full timeRio Mora Research and Restoration Specialist to implement research, monitoring, restoration, capacity building, and community engagement efforts that contribute to Denver Zoo’s Field Conservation Department efforts to restore ecosystem function and conserve biodiversity at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge (RMNWR). The RMNWR Project is a key part of the Zoo’s Rocky Mountain/Great Plains Field Conservation Program, and the Specialist will support the design, implementation, and evaluation of research and habitat restoration activities; engage with landowners about applying restoration interventions across the Mora watershed; help build the capacity of the next generation of conservation leaders; and represent Denver Zoo to diverse stakeholders including governmental agencies, NGOs, universities, tribes, RMNWR visitors and local landowners. This position requires a multi-faceted skill set in ecological research, restoration, and community engagement. We do not expect applicants to have significant experience in all areas at the time of application; those with experience in the majority of these facets, and with an openness to learning the remainder, are encouraged to apply.

This position is based at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge (RMNWR) in rural northern New Mexico.

Our staff is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals committed to providing quality care to our animals while creating moments of awe for guests. If you are a like-minded individual and thrive in a dynamic, fast paced, and innovative culture, Denver Zoo is the place for you!

Completed applications must be submitted by December 11, 2019

Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to the above date.

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer