Memphis Zoo
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Full Time


Memphis Zoo is seeking to hire an exceptional nutritionist to oversee all aspects of the zoo's Animal Nutrition Center.

Under direction of the Senior Veterinarian, the Nutrition Manager will direct and guide the Nutrition Center staff ensuring accuracy, quality control, safe/proper work methods/techniques and compliance with all USDA and AZA standards.


Determines dietary/food supply needs based on the most current industry standards for the wide variety of species within the zoo. Always ordering/maintaining adequate quantities of all dietary items. Performs analysis on dietary items (eg. forage, fish, etc.) on a regular basis.

Creates and maintains the Nutrition Center's annual budget.

Responsible for soliciting vendors which includes negotiating prices, purchasing products and keeping accurate records.

Receive and inspect deliveries for highest product quality. Immediately address any issues with vendors and communicate issues as well as resolutions with appropriate staff.

Maintains a collaborative, transparent, and innovative rapport with nutrition team members, veterinary staff, animal care managers/staff, browse team manager, leadership team as well as other internal and external customers.

Conducts and participates in nutrition team meetings as well as cross departmental meetings.


Bachelor's degree in Animal Nutrition with an emphasis on wildlife and/or zoo animals.

Three years of experience in a Zoo Animal Nutrition Program or Commissary preferably at an AZA accredited institution. Managing/supervising preferred!


$70,000 - $75,000

Any skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential job duties.

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