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Turtle Conservancy - Posted 9/10/2022

Ojai, CA 

Turtle Conservancy Education Coordinator Job Description
Part-time, Hourly.

$20/hr

Job Description:
The Education Coordinator acts as team member for the Turtle Conservancy (TC) through a variety of on-site and off-site educational programs. Duties include designing and leading curriculum-based programs, participating in offsite outreaches, supporting daily education and interpretive programs and engaging with guests. This position works in the Education Department with animal husbandry team members, volunteers, and interns. Responsibilities We have an opportunity for a creative thinker to take TC resources and share them with our local students. You will work with a team passionate about the natural world and sharing it with our students and guests. We welcome fresh ideas and independent workers that can create meaningful experiences for learners.

● Ensure development and delivery of high-quality school programs including working closely with The Thacher School, local schools, field trips, and outreach programs that meet the mission of the TC.
● Helps to ensure that the Education Department functions smoothly and productively; tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing, organizing, cleaning, inventory, and maintaining equipment, facilities, and supplies.
● Serve as an instructor and present educational content to school groups both on- and off-site.
● Build relationships with school districts and other area cultural institutions throughout the region.
● Research, develop, and present educational programs to school classes, camps and other groups (live, in person, on air, virtually, or pre-recorded).
● Provide unique, interactive, and educational experiences for students.
● Ensure safety of guests, animals, and staff through practicing professional classroom, camp, tour, informal programming, and nature exploration management.
● Provides excellent service to guests, program participants, and team members/volunteers. ● Develops and maintains professional relationships with personnel from outside organizations and facilities.
● Assists with tours, events, promotional activities, etc. as needed.
● Maintain laboratory safety and compliance while performing hands-on research projects. ● Handle animals and facilitate educational animal encounters.

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Applicants can send their cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@turtleconservancy.org. Turtle Conservancy Phone: (212) 353-5060

San Francisco Animal Care and Control - Posted 9/10/2022

San Francisco, CA 

Animal Control Officer
Part-time

Fill Type: Temporary Exempt
$30.80-39.30 Hourly

Job Description:

  • Conducts routine patrols throughout the city, humanely confining dogs at large and other stray animals and transporting them to the shelter for impoundment; maintains close contact with the shelter and other field staff via radio in conformance with FCC regulations.
  • Responds to requests for emergency rescue services, including injured, sick or stray animals in distress; humanely and safely handles all animals, domestic and wild.
  • Administers basic first aid and transports sick or injured animals for emergency treatment; observes animals for signs of illness or unusual behavior and reports problems to the Animal Care Division and/or Veterinary Medical Services staff; picks up dead animals; euthanizes animals and performs decapitation for rabies testing as required.
  • Processes impounded animals; administers vaccinations; prepares cages/kennels for new animal residents; and participates in the care and feeding of shelter animals.
  • Responds to complaints about the care, treatment and control of animals and other problem situations, including those which involve hostile, irate or distressed members of the public, in a tactful, professional and effective manner; mediates animal issues between neighbors; educates members of the public about laws and regulations on animal care and control.
  • Investigates allegations of animal abuse and neglect; takes immediate action if necessary; gathers evidence and information for further investigation as indicated; documents information; consults with supervisors and/or management staff regarding cases of a complex or unusual nature; works with local law enforcement agencies, including the Offices of the City Attorney and the District Attorney, for the prosecution of responsible parties and resolution of animal-related issues; may provide testimony on investigations and findings.
  • Issues warnings and citations and/or takes appropriate action when violations of animal care and control laws are observed; incumbents have powers of arrest and participate in executing arrest and search warrants.
  • Provides information on laws and regulations governing the treatment, licensing, care and control of animals to the public in the field; participates in outreach services; educates the public about animal issues and responsible pet ownership and promotes a humane and caring attitude towards animals.
  • Maintains assigned vehicles, work areas and other equipment in good order and in a safe and sanitary condition.
  • Produces and maintains accurate and legible case files, work records and forms, and reports, including accounts of investigative findings and other information; uses a computer to access, input and retrieve work-related information, maintain case files and records and produce written reports.
  • Answers the telephone and performs radio dispatch duties.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Human Resources analyst,
Anne Bingham
Anne.bingham@sfgov.org
628-652-8813

John Ball Zoo - Posted 8/13/2022

Grand Rapids, MI

Zookeeper
$15.82-$17.88

Job Description:

Be part of the adventure and come Work Wild with us! Have an enhanced experience taking care of our wide range of animals, and enjoy your work day! We are looking for someone passionate about animal care and working with others to join our energetic and fast-paced team to provide the best care as possible to our animals. Come be a part of our growing zoo while helping make a difference!MISSIONWe inspire our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment.BENEFITS AT JBZWe offer incredibly competitive benefits. This includes FREE:Medical plan optionShort-term disabilityLong-term disabilityLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramDental & vision for employee & family12 full weeks of parental leaveADDITIONAL BENEFITSWe offer 6 days of personal time, generous vacation time, and 10 paid Holidays each year. We offer a 7% employer contribution to your 401K, zoo discounts, employee-only zoo experiences, tuition reimbursement, additional medical benefits to meet you and your family's needs, and a FREE Premium Zoo membership for you and your family. This is a union position and the salary will be $15.82hr -$17.88hr.GRAND RAPIDSCome live in the beautiful Grand Rapids where you can find live music, art festivals, outdoor recreation, and nationally ranked food and craft beverages. You can drive 20 minutes and be by the beautiful Lake Michigan, hike and kayaking by the Grand River, or stay downtown and enjoy a variety of food and drinks. Grand Rapids is known as Americas’ best beer city, nations craft beverage capital and a top 20 U.S. Foodie city. There is a little bit of everything here in Grand Rapids to attract everyone including our growing zoo!A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ZOOKEEPERThe Zookeeper performs technical animal management work in accordance with established procedures and protocols, required for proper care and maintenance of animals under human care at the John Ball Zoo. This includes the care and feeding of exotic and domestic animals; the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, exhibits, and yards; and observation and reporting on the physical and behavioral condition of the animals.THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD BE:Three- Five years professional animal care experience.Three years Bird, Small Mammal, and/or Domestic animal care experienceAssociate’s degree in Life Sciences related field; equivalent experience considered.Experience writing training plans and shaping behaviors when training exotic animalsAbility to provide guidance to other animal care staff members and volunteers to support departmental objectives.Knowledgeable of and experienced with modern principles of animal care and welfare, including behavioral enrichment, medical treatments, exhibitory, nutrition, disease, transport, and positive reinforcement based training techniques.Capable of demonstrating professionalism and maturity at all timesSkilled in proper interpretive techniques to relay information to visiting publicA positive, energetic, and supportive co-worker.A strong and effective communicator and a strong team player.Innovative and willing to look for solutions.Capable of following all zoo and industry safety guidelines.Be a self-starter and enjoy a neat and organized workspace.Experienced with or interested in working with amphibians, reptiles, and fish.Willing to work holidays, weekends and a shift adjustment in the summer months.TECHNICAL SKILLSTechnical Leadership SkillsManage ProjectsPrioritize TimeLead TeamsTrain OthersExperience developing and writing SOPs and/or protocols.Animal training SkillsBird, Small Mammal, and/or Domestic Animal care experienceAble to recognize and solve animal health and welfare issues.John Ball Zoo is a drug-free facility under federal regulations.Apply herehttps://jobapply.page.link/tBvKx

Conservation Earth/Wildmind  - Posted 8/5/2022

Half Moon Bay, CA

Educator/Handler

Job Description:

We are looking for a motivated, skilled, adaptable and energetic individual. This person must have strong and positive interpersonal skills, be motivated plus have the desire and capacity to work as part of our dedicated team. The candidate must be able to take and follow directions as well as demonstrate initiative and responsibility. Proven public speaking, communication and teaching ability are essential. This person does not have to be funny but definitely has to be fun!

For this position, a minimum of two years of full-time previous handling experience with outreach ambassadors as well as presentation experience- to both large and small audiences- is needed. Experience teaching in formal or informal education settings is also valued.

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Send cover letter and resume with three (3) verifiable references to: michele@wildmindscience.org

The Preserve      Posted 7/10/2022

Fredericksburg, TX

Animal Attendant
Compensation: $19-$21/hr depending on experience

Job Description:
Seeking a reliable, responsible  worker.  Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting with care and management of exotic animals.  Working around a variety of animals, both small and large. Tasks can include:
●       Clean and sanitize enclosures and animal areas●       Animal grooming and basic health care●       Prepare diets, feed and water animals●       Maintain facility tools and equipment●       Maintain adequate records for all animals●       Interaction with the publicMust be physically fit and able to work outside year round. Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have flexible hours.  Public speaking experience is a plus.Benefits include:Medical benefits after 6 monthsFree admission for friends and familyLive in the beautiful hill country of Texas, live music, art festivials, wineries along with many restaurants.

Call or Email for more information or to apply - 830-992-0373  kari@visitthepreserve.com

John Ball Zoo       Posted 7/3/2022

Grand Rapids, MI 

Job Type: Zookeeper I – Amphibians & Reptiles
Compensation: $15.28/hr

Be part of the adventure and come Work Wild with us! Have an enhanced experience taking care of our wide range of animals, and enjoy your work day! We are looking for someone passionate about animal care and working with others to join our energetic and fast-paced team to provide the best care as possible to our animals. Come be a part of our growing zoo while helping make a difference!MISSIONWe inspire our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment.BENEFITS AT JBZWe offer incredibly competitive benefits. This includes FREE:Medical plan optionShort-term disabilityLong-term disabilityLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramDental & vision for employee & family12 full weeks of parental leave

ADDITIONAL BENEFITSWe offer 6 days of personal time, generous vacation time, and 10 paid Holidays each year. We offer a 7% employer contribution to your 401K, zoo discounts, employee-only zoo experiences, tuition reimbursement, additional medical benefits to meet you and your family's needs, and a FREE Premium Zoo membership for you and your family. This is a union position and the salary will be $15.82hr -$17.34hr.GRAND RAPIDSCome live in the beautiful Grand Rapids where you can find live music, art festivals, outdoor recreation, and nationally ranked food and craft beverages. You can drive 20 minutes and be by the beautiful Lake Michigan, hike and kayaking by the Grand River, or stay downtown and enjoy a variety of food and drinks. Grand Rapids is known as Americas’ best beer city, nations craft beverage capital and a top 20 U.S. Foodie city. There is a little bit of everything here in Grand Rapids to attract everyone including our growing zoo!A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ZOOKEEPER IThe Zookeeper I performs technical animal management work in accordance with established procedures and protocols, required for proper care and maintenance of animals under human care at the John Ball Zoo. This includes the care and feeding of exotic and domestic animals; the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, exhibits, and yards; and observation and reporting on the physical and behavioral condition of the animals.THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD BE:- Knowledgeable of and experienced with modern principles of animal care and welfare, including behavioral enrichment, medical treatments, exhibitory, nutrition, disease, transport, and positive reinforcement based training techniques.- Capable of demonstrating professionalism and maturity at all times- Skilled in proper interpretive techniques to relay information to visiting public- A positive, energetic, and supportive co-worker.- A strong and effective communicator and a strong team player.- Innovative and willing to look for solutions.- Capable of following all zoo and industry safety guidelines.- Be a self-starter and enjoy a neat and organized workspace.- Experienced with or interested in working with amphibians, reptiles, and fish.- Willing to work holidays, weekends and a shift adjustment in the summer months.John Ball Zoo is a drug-free facility under federal regulations.ARE YOU READY TO WORK WILD? Apply here: https://jobapply.page.link/2TJb6

Guide Dogs for the Blind        Posted 5/22/2022

San Rafael, CA 

Job Type: Neonatal Puppy Kennel Technician

At GDB, our puppies need your TLC.

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), our mission starts with the breeding and care of puppies who are on a journey to potentially become guide dogs for the blind or visually impaired. As a Neonatal Puppy Kennel Technician at our San Rafael campus, you’ll have the crucial role of keeping them (and their mothers) healthy. It requires teamwork, attention to detail, and a lot of physical activity. We’re a more complex, state of the art facility than you might have experienced, but the rewards of working with our dogs are endless. We also offer a generous pay rate, with room to grow and build a career with our neonatal team!

What you’ll do:

  • Feeding, bathing, medicating, and maintaining a clean kennel environment 
  • Providing specialized care for newborn puppies, whelping mothers, and our breeding colony
  • Handling data entry and duties related to socialization and enrichment to support the success of our dogs

What you’ll love:

  • Our 3-month training and mentorship program 
  • Our 28,000-square-foot Puppy Center and nursery 
  • The camaraderie of our incredible team
  • Opportunities to learn about neonatal care and early canine development
  • A campus with extras like yoga, circuit training, and an onsite gym

The qualifications you’ll need:

  • Desire for knowledge
  • Flexibility
  • Experience caring for dogs in a kennel, veterinary or training environment preferred
  • Ability to follow treatment plans and administer medications 
  • Knowledge of kennel procedures and strict disease control
  • Physical stamina to be on your feet bending, lifting, scooping, and hosing
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, overnights, and holidays 

Guide Dogs for the Blind

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently – to live the life they want to live. As the largest guide dog school in North America, we have graduated more than 16,000 guide dog teams from across the U.S. and Canada since our founding in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion. Join our team of more than 300 employees and share your passion for our mission.

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Guide Dogs for the Blind     Posted 5/22/2022

Boring, OR 

Job Type: Training Kennel Technician
Wage:$17/hour

Job Description:
Give your best for dogs who give their all.At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we’re devoted to providing our dogs with a healthy, safe and enriching environment. As a Training Kennel Technician on our Boring, OR campus, you’ll play an important role in providing enrichment for the physical and mental well-being of our dogs and making sure their kennels are clean and well-maintained. Individuals with a willingness to learn, a desire for being physically active at work, and an appreciation for working as part of a team to achieve a greater goal with thrive here.  We are a leader in the guide-dog industry with facilities functioning at a high level.   In addition to the rewards of working with our dogs, we also offer a generous starting rate with room to grow and build a career in canine welfare or possibly even in training guide dogs!What you’ll love:• Our mentorship training program including opportunities for continued education• A supportive work environment with opportunities to form long lasting friendships• Opportunities to assist with training exercises for dogs in training as well as dogs preparing for a career change• Being a part of a meaningful mission and creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs and communitiesWhat you’ll do:• Feed, bathe, medicate, exercise, groom, and monitor the health of dogs in your care• Maintain a clean kennel environment• Interact with constituents including co-workers, the public and volunteers• Update digital records and document accurate informationThe qualifications you’ll need:• Physical stamina to be on your feet most of the day, bending, lifting, scooping, and hosing• Experience caring for dogs in a kennel, veterinarian’s office, or training environment preferred• Ability to work full-time, including weekends, 1 evening per week, and some holidays (*multiple shifts available)Highlights of your rewards:•       Health, dental, and vision insurance•       Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave•       On-site wellness programs: cross training, yoga, massage, workout room, ergonomics, injury prevention, and more•       Short-term and long-term disability•       403(b) retirement savings plan with discretionary employer match•       Life insurance and AD&D (100% employer-paid)•       Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses•       Employee Assistance Program•       Pre-tax commuter check program (California campus only)•       Dog-friendly workplace•       Dog and cat food discounts•       Employee Referral Program•       Employee Lunch Program•       Tuition reimbursementGuide Dogs for the BlindAt Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently – to live the life they want to live. As the largest guide dog school in North America, we have graduated more than 16,000 guide dog teams from across the U.S. and Canada since our founding in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion. Join our team of more than 300 employees and share your passion for our mission.Apply Now

Hillcrest Park Zoo      Posted 5/22/2022

Clovis, NM 

Job Type: Full Time Zookeeper
Wage: $12.59 - $18.89 Hourly

Job Description:
Under close supervision this position is responsible for the care of Zoo animals, and the maintenance and operation of Zoo grounds and facilities.

Typical Duties

  • Writes orders and takes delivery of food for Zoo animals. Prepares feed and water for Zoo animals. Observes animals and reports signs of illness or injury, treats minor injuries or ailments, and reports serious illnesses or injuries. Maintains written records on Zoo animals, maintenance, and operations. Bathes and grooms Zoo animals. Care for and feed infant animals according to specific requirements. Responds to visitor inquiries to inform the public about Zoo regulations, facilities and animals. Performs general maintenance, repair and construction of Zoo grounds and improvements. Ensures medical facility and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained. Gathers and disposes of animal waste and litter on Zoo grounds.
  • Assists in the attainment of department goals and objectives related to Master, Strategic and Comprehensive Plans. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly with City Administration, department directors, consultants, vendors, staff, and the public to provide quality services. Participates various projects. Keeps immediate supervisor fully and accurately informed on issues. Identifies areas of concern for management for review and potential action.
  • Assists and participates in the execution of short and long-range plans.
  • Ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to a high school diploma, plus one (1) year experience caring for animals, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certificates:
Valid driver’s license equivalent to a New Mexico Class D.

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Guide Dogs of America  Posted 5/17/2022

Sylmar, CA 

Job Type: Puppy Program Coordinator 

Job Purpose: Manage the volunteer Puppy Raiser population, including Puppy Raiser recruitment, orientation and support, puppy placement, communication with program departments, increasing public awareness, and supporting Area Leaders.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain adequate supply of carefully screened Puppy Raisers who will maximize the success of puppies in the program.  This includes continual recruitment of Puppy Raisers, handling inquiries from potential Puppy Raisers, reviewing incoming applications, and conducting or delegating interviews, assessments and home screenings to determine suitability as a Puppy Raiser.
  • Develop and hold orientations for all Puppy Raisers prior to receiving their puppy
  • Onboarding new volunteer Puppy Raisers, placing puppies and coordination of puppy pick up day.
  • Provide Puppy Raisers with follow-up and supplemental information via newsletters, emails, social media and/or phone calls to ensure they have adequate information and understanding of GDA Puppy Raiser responsibilities and GDA Puppy Raising guidelines
  • Re-home dogs to appropriate homes as needed in collaboration with Canine Development Manager
  • Coordination and training of Area Leaders, including plan and conduct a yearly Area Leader training
  • Attend monthly Puppy Raiser meetings on a regular rotation
  • Coordinate, schedule, and attend regular fundraising, public speaking events and community outreach
  • Maintain accurate up to date records of Puppy Raisers in database management programs including Salesforce and Cornerstone
  • Manage and handle puppy sitting requests in emergency situations
  • Handle and plan the IFTs including catering, certificates, and notices regarding which career track the dog will be selected for
  • Attend graduations, notify Puppy Raisers of dogs graduating in a timely manner, hold a meeting prior to graduation with Puppy Raisers with dogs graduating, prepare certificates
  • Notify Puppy Raisers of dogs being career change, track change, retired and deceased 
  • Manage inventory of supplies for department
  • Travel, nights and weekends required
  • Other duties as assigned

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Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to: kdwallace@guidedogsofamerica.org

The Wildlife World Zoo  Posted 5/3/2022

Litchfield Park, AZ 

Job Type: Full-time Position - $15/hr

Job Descriptions:

Come work with the amazing animal ambassadors at The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park! Located in Litchfield Park, AZ, just outside Phoenix. We have an immediate opening for a full-time position, with a starting wage of $15.00. The ideal candidate will have experience in public speaking, animal handling, and operant conditioning. Also have a hard work ethic, positive attitude, and energetic personality.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Daily husbandry
- Public programs
- Animal training

Some of the species you’ll be working with are Asian Small-clawed Otters, Macaws, and Serval, as well as various reptile species.

Please send a resume and a short (2-3 minute) presentation video to outreach@wildlifeworld.com

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