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Avian Propagation Center Wildlife Care Associate - San Diego Zoo

Employer
Aza
Location
San Diego, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Sector
Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Avian/Ornithology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Avian Propagation Center Wildlife Care Associate - San Diego Zoo

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION

The Wildlife Care Associate will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's mission of saving species worldwide by handling trained wildlife used in visitor presentations, public contact, and educational programs. This position reports to a Wildlife Care Supervisor/Manager.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

* Handles trained wildlife

* Reinforces trained behavior

* Transports wildlife from compound areas to show areas

* Provides public with information and answers questions regarding wildlife

* Feeds and cares for assigned wildlife

* Cleans and maintains animal compound areas

* Exercises wildlife

* Provides general grooming of wildlife

* Prepares and feeds wildlife

* Keeps feeding records

* Administers prescribed medication and nutritional supplements

* Maintains logs and records concerning animal health and care

* Observes wildlife

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

One to two years of work experience in a Zoo or similar environment where appropriate knowledge and skills in and around animal food preparation for wildlife care could be acquired.

* JOB EXPERIENCE
* One to two years of work experience in a Zoo or similar environment where appropriate knowledge and skills in wildlife care could be acquired.

* EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's Degree in Zoology, Animal Science, Animal Management, or other related field preferred.

* Current valid California Driver's License in good standing.

* SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
* Wildlife behavior

* Care, feeding and handling of wildlife

* Safety practices around wildlife

* Animal biology; zoology

* Learn the handling and control of a variety of trained wildlife

* Discriminate differences in animal vocalizations

* Deal tactfully and courteously with the public

* Keep simple records

* Effectively communicate (verbal and written)

* Operate motorized equipment and vehicles

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

* Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

* Family Passes

* Complimentary Tickets

* Local and In-House Discounts

* Employee Assistance Program

* Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

* Location: San Diego, CA

* Position Type: Hourly Full-Time Non-Exempt Union Position - If selected, there will be fees and dues to be paid to the union

* Hourly Rate: $23.59

How to Apply

Avian Propagation Center Wildlife Care Associate - San Diego Zoo - Career Portal (dayforcehcm.com)

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

2920 Zoo Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

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