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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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Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat      Posted 5/22/2022

Las Vegas, NV 

Job Type: Full Time Big Cat Handler - Wage discussed upon interview

Job Description:

This is a rare opportunity to work with Lions, Leopards, and Tigers in a free-contact setting. Position is required to be comfortable working up to handling all workable cats in a safe manner and prioritizing Animal Welfare and Safety. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with big cats and learning about their behavior and individual personalities. This is a very hands-on position, with opportunity to work with almost all Big Cats at the facility.

Benefits include Health coverage, Dental insurance, and Paid Time Off, and accessible use to other Mirage Facilities including free lunches provided by Cafeteria and a 24 hour gym. We are expecting to fill this position very soon.Duties include, but are not limited to:- Performing basic husbandry practices like, cleaning, feeding, handling, and nutrition.- Must be comfortable handling raw meat.- Helping push loaded transport boxes for putting cats on exhibits daily.- Reading medication dosage and filling medication cups correctly and administering routine medication to cats.- Hand feeding diets to certain cats when needed.- Checking and cleaning outdoor garden exhibits every morning, half time, and end of night for leftover fecal matter, enrichment, or obscure items.- Sanitizing large surface areas that build up debris and daily spraying of scent marking.- Assisting handlers as a safety back up.- Assisting in kennel repair projects.- Collecting monthly weights.- Conducting Daily water test to monitor pH balance in tiger pools.- Occasional overtime to staff garden parties during the late evenings.- Help maintain routine behaviors.- Must abide by company policies and procedures and USDA guidelines.Requirements:- The facility is mostly sheltered but must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather when needed.- Must be able to work independently among daily tasks.- Must be able to receive directions and communicate clearly.- Must be able to work with others in varying situations and working styles.- Must be comfortable working 10 hour daily shifts and some holidays or cover when needed.- Must be able to notice unusual behavior, illness, or injury.- Must be reliable and safety orientated with dangerous animals.

Please send Resume and Cover letter to: E-Mail: mcatsmirage@aol.com 

Guide Dogs for the Blind        Posted 5/17/2022

San Rafael, CA 

Job Type: Puppy Socializing Program Supervisor

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we are passionately committed to breeding, raising, and socializing puppies who can thrive on their journey toward becoming a potential guide dog.

We’re looking for an experienced individual who is good with both puppies and people to join us at our San Rafael, California campus as Puppy Socializing Program Supervisor. You’ll be responsible for developing innovative strategies for managing the mental and physical health of our puppies while also directing staff and volunteers.

What you’ll do:

  • Expand existing programs and implement state-of-the-art socialization-related practices, ensuring the highest caliber of husbandry, healthcare, environmental enrichment, and behavior modification for puppies on site
  • Monitor puppy health and social development tools for neonates (birth to 6 weeks) and puppies (6 weeks to 10 weeks)
  • Identify puppies with specific temperament or physical needs, or those with delayed departure dates, and implement a specialized socialization/handling process to ensure effective development
  • Incorporate the use of computer technology to streamline tasks and record-keeping and to effectively analyze aspects of the program for further refinement or improvement
  • Effectively supervise, teach, recognize, guide, and monitor the performance of a large network of volunteers and staff who participate in the Puppy Socializing program

Full Job Description

Apply Now: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o4avhfwK&s=Moorpark

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

Bob Dunn's Animal Services  Posted 5/14/2022

Sylmar, CA 

Job Type: Full-time Cleaner with possibility of moving into Trainer Position. $16/hr

Job Descriptions:

We have a large variety of animals, everything from rats to birds to a giraffe. We are looking for someone to clean, feed, help with medications, make enrichment, be reliable, overall gain experience working around animals.There are opportunities to move up to becoming a studio trainer!Looking for someone to fulfill 5 days a week.Please email if interested.

bob@animalservices.com

The OC Zoo  Posted 5/9/2022

Orange, CA 

Job Type: Full-time Permanent Position 

Job Descriptions:

THE OPPORTUNITY
OC Zoo has a current vacancy for a Parks Animal Keeper.  The Parks Animal Keeper will work under general direction of the Zoo Director, Zoo Curator and Senior Parks Animal Keepers. This is a professional position, requiring experience and working knowledge of exotic animals and how to take care of them.  The Parks Animal Keeper must complete the daily tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision, keep detailed daily records, and be proficient in observing animals and their behaviors. The OC Zoo staff members are committed to providing a high-quality operation of animal care and a pleasant visitor experience.  The Parks Animal Keeper duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Observing and carrying out all basic aspects of the daily care of animals. 
  • Reporting any observed health or behavioral abnormalities to Zoo Curator and Veterinarian. 
  • Following all approved operation procedures listed in string duty assignments. 
  • Maintaining behavioral enrichment programs for assigned animals. 
  • Participating and developing programs focused on enhancing the guest experience. 
  • Giving presentations to the general public and engage with park visitors by discussing animal natural history, natural habitats, status of animals in the wild, care and feeding of animals and other topics of interest.
  • Preparing accurate and detailed records and logs and maintaining monthly reports. 
  • Cleaning, maintaining and conducting minor repairs to assigned animal habitats.  
  • Inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining public walks, paths, zoo grounds, plants and animal enclosures. 
  • Maintaining manuals regarding duties/care of assigned animals. 
  • Training employees and/or volunteers on proper care of animals, as well as, delegating task as needed. 
  • Utilizing hand tools, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, and minor power tools to fix, enhance, clean, and maintain animal habitats and enclosures.  
  • Assisting veterinarian during visits and administering medications, monitoring injuries and healing when needed.  

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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

Wildlife Learning Center  Updated  5/11/2022

Sylmar, CA 

Job Type: Full-time Animal Care and Educator - $16/hr

Job Descriptions:

Wildlife Learning Center is seeking to fill a full-time animal care and educator position. 
The animal care and educator position is responsible for cleaning and maintaining enclosures, feeding, providing enrichment, monitoring animal health, providing public education, and performing other duties as assigned by supervisors.  Employees give onsite and outreach education for schools, scout groups, libraries, birthday parties, and other organizations. Moderate to heavy lifting is required.  Employees will work, hands-on, with multiple species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods.

Mandatory Requirements:•       Experience handling and training restricted species•       Experience working with children•       Strong public speaking skills•       Strong work ethic•       Exceptionally good attitude and professionalism•       Excellent communication and organizational skills•       Effectively work in a team environment•       Commitment to a flexible work schedule•       Must have full weekend availabilityApplicants must have a professional appearance and demeanor.  Tattoos or body piercings must be coverable.  

Applicants must have a valid California Driver’s License, clean driving record, social security number, and proof of personal auto insurance.  All applicants are subject to a thorough background check. New hires are required to show a negative TB test, at own expense, within one month of employment.

 Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to:Info@WildlifeLearningCenter.com

Free Flight Bird Sanctuary  Posted 5/3/2022

Del Mar, CA

Job Type: 1- 2  full time paid interns with possibility of being hired

Job Descriptions:

Free Flight Bird Sanctuary is a place that takes in Parrots that people can not keep as pets any more. They currently have about 40 birds. The internship would be cleaning , feeding, grooming and working sometimes with birds that require vet care. Additionally, interacting with and educating the public.

 

Please Contact: freeflightbirds@live.com or Camille Rosefeld

 

Benay's Birds and Animals   Posted 5/3/2022

Los Angeles, Ca 

Job Type:  Feeder/cleaner/Enrichment creator/animal socialization and training

 Part Time person (with potential to lead into FT). 

***Also accepting applications for potential Full Time position for the right person 

Job Descriptions:

Requirements- Hands on experience caring for/working with animals- No physical limits. Must be able to carry at least 50# - A desire to work in the Entertainment Industry, training animals or behind the scenes in the care, socialization & enrichment of our birds and animals
- Able to handle the stress and pressure working on shows
- Responsible and reliable
- Can follow directions- Team player
- Positive attitude and outlook
- NO Drama Queens 

Looking for a long term commitment Ability to take animals (babies, sick, injured, or being trained) home with you

Starting with a 'guarantee' of $15/hr with rapid advancement for the right person-but we also have volunteer positions open as well

We have a large collection of animals including: skunks, opossum, prairie dogs, raccoons, ground hogs, chipmunks, dogs, cats, and a huge collection of birds (Crows, hawks, owls, storks, jays, song birds, cranes, parrots and more).

NO PHONE CALLSPlease respond with a COVER LETTER describing yourself, and why you are interested in the position, and a RESUME 

 

Turtle Conservancy   Posted 4/25/2022

Ojai, California 

Job Type: Several Available
TURTLE KEEPER
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR POSITION
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR AND CONTENT CREATOR

Job Descriptions:About the Turtle ConservancyThe Turtle Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the most endangered turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide. Established in 2005, the TC’s Conservation Center, located in Ojai CA, is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) certified institution housing over 500 chelonians representing more than 30 taxa.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Chelonian Husbandry Assistant- Provide high standards of care to a diverse group of critically endangered chelonians- Assist in feeding, watering, raising, and moving animals according to protocols or as directed.- Perform cleaning and sanitation of animal exhibits, enclosures, food preparation areas, and utensils according to protocols as scheduled and as directed.- Record daily activities in area logbooks, diet notebooks, daily reports, animal records, veterinary records, etc.- Perform routine maintenance of buildings, exhibits, grounds, and equipment.- Assist with cleaning and maintaining buildings and grounds according to protocols as scheduled or as directed by supervisors.- Assist in ensuring all work areas are safe, clean, and well-maintained every day.- Assist in construction, modification, and maintenance of displays, exhibits, and enclosures according to established protocols or as directed by supervisors.- Report concerns about animal areas regarding security and safety of animals, staff, and visitors.- Conduct occasional scheduled tours to visitors to the TC.

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Assistant Registrar- Maintain documents related to animal accessions, transitions, and transactions (e.g. loan agreements, contracts, permits,etc.)- Update animal records and photos as needed for identification purposes- Provide institution data for studbook reports, questionnaires, surveys and Species Survival - - Plan (SSP) updates, or direct to appropriate staff members- Develop and implement internal and external quality control measures to ensure the quality of institutional records data; serve as liaison to Species360 (ZIMS)- Compose and process animal loan agreements with administrative, curatorial and legal staff, and monitor the status of loaned animals- Assist in the Center's participation in Species Survival Plans by maintaining correspondence, generating computer analysis using population genetics software, and by attending master planning sessions; monitor SSP, and various national as well as international programs to assist in the long-term management and development of captive management programs, and the preservation of endangered species- Provide data analysis and reports for various departments regarding the animal collection 

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Social Media Coordinator & Content Creator

The Turtle Conservancy is looking for a social media and creative content superstar to join our team! The successful candidate will have a love and respect for all things turtle and be able to take our existing program to the next level. The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for social media from day-to-day tasks to big-picture strategic planning and analysis. We expect the Social Media Coordinator to be up-to-date with the latest social media platforms and trends.

Our Social Media Coordinator will have a mastery level of Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube in addition to having the ability and capacity to expand our presence to other platforms such as TikTok. Ultimately the Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for handling our social media presence providing high levels of traffic, and customer engagement which will result in increased membership.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and CV to jobs@turtleconservancy.org

Rodriguez Chelonians  Posted 3/31/2022

Santa Clarita, CA 

Job Description:
We are a reptile breeding ranch in the Santa Clarita, CA area; and are looking for help with husbandry and maintenance one day a week as well as a house sitter for when we are away. The house sitter position requires overnight stays and daily basic chores around the ranch while we are away. Applicants must be reliable, able to lift 60lbs, work in all weather conditions and have good communication skills. This is a reptile position so confidence handling tortoises from hatchlings to adult Galapagos required as well as comfort with large snakes.Please contact Amber Rodriguez at rodriguezchelonians@gmail.com with the position being applied for, resume and cover letter.

Studio Animal Services   Posted 3/31/2022

Castaic, CA 

Job Type: Paid PT cleaner, with the option of an (unpaid) internship which could lead to a studio training position in the future. 

Hourly Rate: $15/hr possible housing for the right candidate 

Job Description:
Looking for a highly motivated individual, this is a great opportunity to learn about training for the film industry and starting a great career.

Flexible shifts include 6:00am - 12:00pm or 2:30pm - 6:30pm. We are looking for someone who can work either shift, weekends and most holidays.

The perfect candidate will be a self-starter with their own vehicle. Job duties include working with and near animals, lots of cleaning and spending much time outdoors. Applicants should be in good physical condition and able to tolerate heavy lifting, bending and kneeling. **If you have handyman skills, other paid projects might come up**

You must have a hearty attitude to deal with hot weather and rain! Dependability is a must! Located off the 126 in Castaic.

Please email a resume with contact information for inquiries:
studioanimals@gmail.com

Elephant Aid International    Posted 3/31/2022

Attapulgus, Georgia

Job Type: Full-Time Elephant Caregiver

Hourly Rate: $15/hr

Job Responsibilities:Maintain Asian elephants in a multi-hundred acre habitatCleaning the barn and habitatFood preparationRecord KeepingBehavior conditioningConstructionFacility maintenanceSkills and KnowledgePhysically fit and able to lift 65 lbsPossess a strong work ethicHave a progressive attitude toward captive elephant welfareMust be self-motivated and have the ability to work unassistedMust be mechanically inclinedEnergetic and excited to work for a unique, mission-driven organization

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Mail resume and 3 references (name and phone number) to:Elephant Aid InternationalP.O. Box 283Attapulgus, GA 39815or e-mail:Suzanne Carrsuzanne@elephantaidinternational.orgApplication Deadline is: OpenNO PHONE CALLS OR VISITS PLEASE.

Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary    Posted 3/8/2022

Montgomery, TX

Full-time Keeper Position

Job Type: Full Time / Hourly

Hourly Rate: $14.00 per hour

Job Duties: This position involves working with our current collection of 13 wolves and wolf dogs and any future rescues that align with our mission. Under the general direction of the Lead Keeper, this position will be responsible for the daily care, feeding, enrichment, and training of animals in assigned areas, alongside two other Keepers. Duties will include, but are not limited to, maintaining cleanliness of animal habitats, assisting with veterinary procedures, implementing training and enrichment plans, and keeping records according to SFWS policies and protocols. The Keeper position will also require guest interaction through scheduled tours, Howl Night overnights, and possible media events. Keepers regularly work as part of an animal care team, as well as independently. Knowledge and understanding of wolf specific behaviors is a plus.

Keepers are required to work in extreme weather conditions typical of Texas and have the physical ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds, operate landscaping equipment (mower, string trimmer, etc.) and simple power tools, work on varied uneven terrain, and climb ladders.

Experience Required: Experience preferred with similar species as well as operant conditioning/positive reinforcement training. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an animal or science related field, is required. Candidates must be able to work weekends, weekdays, and occasionally holidays.

Perks: Competitive hourly rate, health insurance, 20 days paid time off per year, strong team culture.

How to Apply Please send your resume and cover letter to Nicole@wolvesofsaintfrancis.org.

Good Dog Animal Productions    Posted 2/12/2022

Palmdale, CA

We are looking for a new intern at an animal movie compound to volunteer and move into becoming a 399 union trainer in the film industry.

We need a new member for our team!

Looking for someone that is self driven, wants to be creative with their animal partners with tons of patience.

Really enjoys the connection with animals through training and feels working with animals is a lifestyle not a job.

Things that can be offered;
Room and board
Paid husbandry for a few days a week

If have any interest please contact Guin at 661-435-2925

California Falconry    Posted 2/12/2022

Palm Desert, CA 

Currently hiring for positions at their Palm Desert, Highland, and Los Angeles locations.
For more information or if interested contact Ken at 714-261-1778.

California Wildlife Center  Posted 1/27/2022

Calabasas, CA

Veterinary Volunteer Program. You will assist the veterinarian with any veterinary needs for ICU, OCU, and MM patients. During this
time, you will only help the veterinary department.
Duties-
• Vet check assistance
• Animal restraint
• Major and minor surgery assistance
• Monitoring anesthesia during procedures
• Cleaning the surgery trailer
• Autoclaving
• Care, maintenance, and wrapping of surgical packs
• Assist with animal x-rays
• Occasionally performing some treatments on your own
• Any other veterinary needs
Requirements-
• Must be able to perform physically demanding tasks such as cleaning, lifting, bending,
stooping, standing for long periods, etc
• Must be able to work quickly and efficiently while following directions and procedures
• Must be able to multitask and work in a very stressful environment
• Skills include being able to safely handle patients from the size of a hummingbird to a pelican
• Reliable and safety orientated with potentially dangerous animals
• Able to be around noxious fumes and materials
• Need to be okay around blood and death
• Previous experience required — volunteer and intern experience acceptable
• Rabies pre-exposure vaccination preferred but not required
Schedule-
• Volunteers would need to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months
• Volunteers will have a set schedule arranged by the volunteer and outreach manager.
• Potential Volunteer Days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday
• Approximately 4-hour shift
• Shifts start at 1 pm and go until daily animal care is complete
If interested-
• Please state your availability in your email
• Candidates need to have a recommendation from a staff member/teacher in an animal related
capacity
• Send your cover letter and resume to: kristilee@cawildlife.org
If qualified, the veterinarian will be contacting you for an interview.

Birds and Animals Unlimited  Posted 1/10/2022

Los Angeles, CA

Birds and Animals is looking to fill possibly one to two job openings at their Universal Hollywood location.  Pay, hours and position is dependent on experience. Please send resumes or inquiries to John McCormick at trainerjohn76@gmail.com or you can call 818.622.5966. 

All interested parties should apply regardless of experience,  we never know what tomorrow brings.

 

Tanganyika Wildlife Park  Posted 1/10/2022

Goddard, KS

Hiring for Interns and available positions available.

Check out site for open positions. 

 

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