The National Aquarium is looking for an Aviculturist to provide excellent day-to-day husbandry to assigned birds while maintaining exhibits and back up areas and participating in the acquisition/disposition, transport and acclimation of specimens. This position also prepares daily diets, monitors the health of the bird collection and implements propagation programs of birds in assigned areas. Other functions of this job include delivering public presentations, back-up tours and assisting with departmental volunteer and intern programs.

Requirements of this job include a Bachelor’s degree in ornithology, biology or related field or equivalent experience along with a minimum of 1-year experience in a professional animal care facility or aviculture field and experience with bird keeping, breeding, capture and handling techniques.

RequirementsRecently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.

Today, the National Aquarium builds on a 35-year history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Welfare and Science teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels. Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.


Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website http://aqua.org/jobs. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing [email protected]

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