Assistant Aviculturist – Connecticut

Agency
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Location
Litchfield, Connecticut
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Estimated Value of $50,000 including housing and utilities
Start Date
09/10/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/24/2017
Website
http://www.lrwc.net
Description
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director of Aviculture:
Avian Care

Diet selection and feeding
Medicating birds as needed

Avian propagation
• Design and maintenance of nesting structures
• Egg management (collection, candling and incubation)
• Breeding bird management (housing, pairing, monitoring)
• Pinioning, banding, sexing of offspring

Aviary maintenance
Routine cleaning
Landscaping and removal of debris/snow from summer/winter storms
Daily inspection of predator controls
Building, aviary and equipment upkeep
Aviary design
Aviary administration
• Maintain aviculture records (studbooks, breeder database and bird records)
• Ordering of food and supplies
• Supervision of volunteers and interns
• Assistance in compliance reporting in line with federal and state permit requirements
• Participation in studbook programs and collaborative breeding projects
Qualifications
Qualifications
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well with others.
• Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and database management
• High levels of initiative and a desire to excel
• College degree in environmental science, biology or similar
• Prior experience in bird husbandry and propagation, waterfowl experience preferred
• Strong work ethic
Contact Person
Cate Hogan
Contact eMail
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