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Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants Consultant


In Defense of Animals is searching for a consultant to serve as a leader throughout the creation of our annual list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America.

Job Duties

  • Submit freedom of information act requests to zoos
  • Compile information utilizing medical records, credible news articles, peer-reviewed studies, and direct communication with zoos, organizations, and field experts
  • Choose the ten worst zoos based on existing research and best targets for rehoming to sanctuaries
  • Determine a common theme for the overall TWZ list
  • Brainstorm and create effective strategies to influence change for each zoo
  • Locate and obtain necessary permissions for use of elephant images
  • Create compelling and factual essays to emphasize the cruelty elephants endure at chosen facilities
  • Create a media release for the #1 worst zoo based on the #1 worst zoo entry
  • Delegate tasks to volunteers providing necessary information and instruction
  • Communicate information with the media via email, phone calls, and interviews in a professional and timely manner (primarily throughout launch week in January)
  • Work with colleagues to compile a list of incoming media inquiries and their status
  • Advanced knowledge of and ability to interpret scientific and medical reports, and other elephant literature
  • A bachelor's degree in zoology, biology, or a related field is preferred
  • Knowledge, and ideally experience, of elephant behavior in the wild, and medical husbandry in captivity
  • Strong desire to expose the cruelty captive elephants face throughout North America
  • Previous experience advocating for elephants
  • Ability to lead a complex project while collaborating with many team members and stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines
  • Persuasive writing and research skills
  • Solid verbal and written communicator
  • Strategic thinking

More information on the 10 Worst Zoos list and all previous lists: https://idausa.org/10worstzoos [1]

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter


  1. https://idausa.org/10worstzoos

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