Wildlife Care Technician – Seasonal
Do you have a passion for the environment, wildlife care, and aspire to work with wildlife? Anderson Humane is now accepting applications for our 2023 summer seasonal positions!
Seasonals work 40 hours a week during the summer months (anytime April/May-August/September).
- Reports to: Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager
- Job Type: Seasonal, 40 hours/week
- Pay: $13/hour
Duties and Responsibilities include (but not limited to);
- Feeding wildlife animals (babies to adults)
- Daily maintenance that includes cleaning, dishes and laundry
- Speaking with the public when performing intake administration and managing wildlife hotline
- Being trained to work with and handle wild animals (this includes contact with animal urine and feces)
- Assisting with cases of severe illness or trauma
- Performing medical tasks such as fluid therapy, wound care, and injections
- Supervision of volunteers/interns performing animal care tasks
- Other duties as assigned
- Required orientation and mandatory training sessions
- 18+ years of age
- Ability to type, and enter data into database
- Feel comfortable handling wildlife of all species (training will be provided)
- Effective time management skills; can multi-task and redirect efforts when priorities change.
- Communicates clearly verbally and in written form; superior interpersonal communication skills exuding warmth and inclusion.
- Models professional behavior; remains calm and pleasant to diffuse stressful or high-emotion situations; asks appropriate questions in an effort to gather pertinent information.
- Previous experience with wildlife preferred.
Willingness and ability to work with domestic and wild animals of all temperaments and species, and to accommodate animals in the workplace. Exposure to high noise levels; potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites and scratches.
Ability to stand, crouch, bend at the waist, kneel, squat, walk, crawl, climb and talk for up to ten hours a day; lift at least fifty pounds from floor to table height and vice-versa; engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms and hands, and to hear and see at levels where the movement of animals and objects is not physically limited; input data, read computer screens and printed material; communicate effectively in-person, on a phone, while video conferencing and in email.