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Job Title: Animal Care Program Supervisor
Hourly Rate: $8.00 per hour
Since 1979, TWRC Wildlife Center has been committed to providing quality emergency care and rehabilitation for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife brought to us by the public. TWRC has several seasonal openings for Supervisors in our Animal Care Program (ACP). Animals in the program include, but are not limited to - squirrels, opossums, doves and songbirds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Animal husbandry including feeding and weighing animals, cleaning enclosures, monitoring behavior and enrichment activities.
- Learn and implement patient protocols by species.
- Medical work including stabilizing patients, tube feeding, fluid administration, medicating, bandaging, and record keeping.
- Make sure animal feeding schedules are adhered to.
- Assess animals for release criteria.
- General cleaning duties including dishes, laundry, bathrooms, sweeping and mopping.
- Oversee the training and task assignments of volunteers and interns.
- Effectively communicate with TWRC staff members and volunteers.
- Maintain a safe and professional working environment.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- High school diploma/GED.
- Ability to work independently and as a team.
- Responsible, trustworthy, and motivated multitasker.
- Respectful and calm demeanor with a positive attitude.
- Must be able to work efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions.
- Ability to face urgent life or death situations almost daily including handling the emotional aspects of euthanasia.
- Must be able to perform basic mathematical computations including fractions and percentages.
- Work may require: standing, bending, stooping, lifting (must be able to lift 30lbs), climbing ladders, and reading small text.
- Capable of rigorous indoor and outdoor work.
- Leadership and people skills to motivate volunteers to complete tasks.
- Comfortable preparing and working with insects and carcasses.
- Experience in this field is not required, but some animal related experience is helpful. We are willing to train qualified and committed candidates.
- Have a degree in or be working towards a degree in biology, zoology, wildlife & fisheries, or related.
- Ability to administer subcutaneous injections.
- Knowledge of Office 365 and WRMD.
- Position is seasonal and typically lasts from February to October.
- Must be available to work 30-40 hours per week.
- Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
- Must be available to work a flexible schedule to accommodate influx of animals during certain times of the year. Shifts may start as early as 4:45 am and end as late as 12 AM.
- Must complete all Supervisor trainings and attend any scheduled meetings.
- No number of hours per week guaranteed.
Send additional documents including resumes and cover letters to [email protected]