Wildlife Care Technician I – Part-time (Mon to Thur, 8 to 12 – 16 hours/week + occasional weekends)

Drumlin Farm    Lincoln, MA
Job Description

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.
  • 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.
  • A valid MA driver s license.
  • 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.
  • Successful candidates will also need to pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver s.)
  • Previous experience in environmental/wildlife education is a plus.
  • A current rabies vaccination is required.

Compensation and Benefits

Rate of pay: $12.00 - $14.00/hour depending on experience.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Flavio Sutti, Wildlife Care Program [email protected]

Mass Audubon

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

208 South Great Road, Lincoln MA 01773


Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:44:23 GMT

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