Part-time Wildlife Care Technician I

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Drumlin Farm

Assist with the feeding, care, and enrichment of program and exhibit native wildlife. Two positions available: 1) The work schedule for the first position is Fridays and Saturdays (full days, 16 hours/week); 2) The work schedule for the second position is Sundays and Mondays (full days, 16 hours/week)

Responsibilities

                               

  • Clean and maintain animal enclosures. 
  • Prepare and feed animal diets. 
  • Assist in training and supervising volunteers and interns. 
  • Participate in monitoring health, welfare, and enrichment of all wildlife. 
  • Assist in socializing and conditioning animals for use on education programs. 
  • Support education efforts by interacting with the public during wildlife chores and care, keeper talks, or visitor education activities. 
  • Perform various building, exhibit, and grounds maintenance projects required to support the wildlife care unit. 
  • Assist with response to medical emergencies of wildlife. 
  • Cover for holidays and vacations. 
  • Perform additional related duties as requested.

Qualifications

 

  • High school diploma minimum, preferred college degree in Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Veterinary Technician, Wildlife biology, or a related field. 
  • Two years of experience as a technician in an animal care field preferred, at least some exposure to wildlife care, or related field.
  • A current rabies vaccination is required.
  • 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.

 Physical Demands

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to perform the essential functions of the position successfully. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit, stand, and walk. The employee is required to bend/stoop, crawl/kneel, carry, reach, push/pull, walk over uneven terrain, and lift up to 50 lbs. The employee should be able to work in a physically demanding and fast-paced environment. The employee is required to apply manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination, such as basic keyboarding, basic hand tools and instruments, filing, operating office equipment, and operating a motor vehicle. The employee must have good vision to read documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes.  Occasionally the employee is required to review non-written materials for general observation purposes and for analytical, detailed purposes.  Occasionally it is necessary for the employee to differentiate between colors.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Routine work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to weather/temperature extremes and extended periods of traversing uneven terrain.  Work may require performing responsibilities on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Tools and Equipment Used

The employee is required to use basic hand tools (e.g., drill, hammer, hand saw, loppers, etc.) and cleaning equipment (e.g., hand scrubbers, broom, mop, etc.). The employee is also required to use two-way radios for communication with field staff and occasionally a personal computer and general office equipment. Requires a valid driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits

$13.50/hour

Additional Comments

Two positions/schedules available:

The work schedule for the first position is Fridays and Saturdays (full days, 16 hours/week)

The work schedule for the second position is Sundays and Mondays (full days, 16 hours/week)

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Flavio Sutti
Job# 3283

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