Husbandry AmeriCorps Member at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center – Georgia

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Jekyll Island Georgia
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Salary and benefits: Stipend($12,530), island amenities, education award($5,815) at completion of service term. Housing available. Housing: On-site shared house with utilities will be available for $200 per month, including basic utilities. $100 ($50 refundable) security deposit required upon arrival. Houses are air-conditioned and equipped with basic furniture, kitchen and bathroom supplies. You must provide your own linens, towels, & food. Not provided but available: telephone and cable.. JI parking pass will be supplied. Please note, pets are not allowed in housing. *Travel and transportation costs will not be covered by GSTC or Jekyll Island Authority. *Essential functions need to be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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Husbandry AmeriCorps Member at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

This position is supported through the federally-funded AmeriCorps program and therefore is considered a term of service.

Duration of Program: September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 (4 positions are available)

To Apply: Applicants must submit their Resume AND Cover Letter with their application online .

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Additionally, applicants MUST have 3 references email separate letters of recommendation to Michelle Kaylor, Rehabilitation Coordinator at

Candidates who fail to submit required documents or supplemental materials will not be considered.
The GSTC is a state-of-the-art facility providing medical care to sick and injured sea turtles and many other species of native coastal wildlife (birds, snakes, alligators and all chelonians). The center rehabilitates threatened and endangered sea turtles with a variety of conditions including but not limited to boat strike trauma, cold stunning, fisheries interaction and disease (debilitated turtle syndrome, fibropapilomatosis, etc.). Through wildlife rehabilitation, research and education programs, the GSTC increases awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promotes responsibility for ecosystem health and empowers individuals to act locally, regionally and globally to protect the environment.

Position Description and Essential Functions: The GSTC Husbandry Member responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

I. Conduct all aspects of turtle husbandry Tank and filtration maintenance, diet preparation, feeding and behavioral observation, laundry, facility maintenance, and other projects as needed
Complete feeding logs and daily husbandry reports and report any behavioral abnormalities or changes in daily routine to veterinary staff.

II. Assist full time staff with turtle treatments and diagnostic evaluations as needed.
Animal restraint for bandage changes, blood draws, tube feeding, radiographs etc. (wearing waders and entering tanks may be required)
Preparing treatment supplies
Record data and notes as needed, during entrance exams and treatments
Regularly weigh patients based on their treatment schedule.
Participate in diamondback terrapin road mortality project.

III. Public Education and Awareness
Work alongside husbandry volunteers throughout the day.
Interaction with the public - answering questions from public on walkway while performing daily tasks.
Conduct veterinary education programs
Participate in behind the scenes tours

IV. Assist with various research projects
Debilitated sea turtle study
Diamondback Terrapin Patrols and population assessment
Loggerhead nutrition study.
DBT egg incubation and hatchery study
Other projects as coordinated

V. Assist with other departments at the GSTC as needed and as time allows (exhibits, outreach programs).
Potentially participate in outreach events or school groups.
Participate in monthly focus classes

VI. Member project:
Each member will be required to complete an individual project that will demonstrate what they have learned throughout their experience with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Specifics: Service conditions include long hours, including holidays and weekends. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40lbs, and withstand extreme heat/cold working environments. Service will include cleaning the tanks, laundry, food prep, feedings, and assisting with treatments as needed. Also will need to be available to come in during evening hours and perform various medical tasks (i.e. feeding, checking vital signs, administering medications, etc)

General Requirements:
Excellent communication and writing skills
Strong public speaking skills
Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team
Basic computer skills
A desire to learn
Flexible daily schedule
Positive attitude

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
18+ yrs of age
Current undergraduate student or recent graduate
Authorized to work in the United States
Ability to obtain a U.S. driver’s license
Ability to pass Georgia State and FBI Fingerprint background check
Preferred (but not required): B.S. in Education, Environmental or Marine Science (experience may supplement for degree); knowledge of curriculum standards and current teaching methodology.
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Jeannie Miller
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