Jobs at Drumlin Farm
Mass Audubon offers a work environment that is challenging, yet flexible. Our compensation and benefits program is competitive, including a 403(b) plan and generous paid time off. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. Mass Audubon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Wildlife Care Technician II - Drumlin Farm
The Wildlife Care Technician is in charge of feeding and caring for outreach and display wildlife. He/she monitors the health, welfare, and enrichment schedule of all wildlife and assists in the training of educators, interns, and volunteers working at the Wildlife Care Center. This is a full time position that requires weekends and some holiday work.
Care for wildlife including:
- feed approved diets;
- clean and disinfect cages and enclosures;
- administer vaccines, medication and maintain health records;
- consult with veterinarians as needed;
- assist in Veterinarian Care Standards;
- transport animals as needed;
- assist with monthly health checks including trimming beaks, talons, and nails of animals;
- respond to medical emergencies;
- perform lab work as needed;
- assist in socializing and conditioning animals for use on outreach programs.
- Collaborates in locating suppliers and in acquiring food and supplies.
- Perform additional related duties as requested.
- Support training and supervision of Interns and volunteers in daily animal care tasks
- Answer questions and educate the public about disabled, nuisance, and/or young animals and refer people to local licensed wildlife rehabilitators as appropriate.
- Perform various building, exhibit and grounds maintenance projects required to support the wildlife care unit.
- One year of experience as a technician in an animal care field.
- College degree in Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Veterinary Technician, Wildlife biology, or a related field preferred.
- Knowledge of wildlife biology and related natural history topics.
- Demonstrate a sincere passion for working with captive wildlife.
- Ability to communicate easily with staff and the public.
- Candidates must be driven and responsible self-starters, who work effectively both independently and as a team player.
- Ability to work in a physically demanding, fast-paced environment, on all types of terrain and in all weather conditions. i.e. the physical capability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, walk or run on the property.
- A current rabies vaccination is required.
- Previous experience in environmental/wildlife education is a plus.
- A valid MA driver's license.
- Successful candidates will also need to pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver's.)
Compensation and Benefits
$14 per hour and full benefits package.
How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to: