Wildlife Care Supervisor – Massachusetts

Agency
Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Location
Lincoln, MA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Salary $30,000 - $34,000 with full benefits package
Last Date to Apply
08/31/2017
Website
http://www.massaudubon.org/jobs/wildlife-care-supervisor
Description
The Wildlife Care Supervisor is primarily responsible for the the health and overall care of resident wildlife. S/he supports the Wildlife Program Coordinator by designing and conducting teacher naturalist training as it pertains to the use of wildlife, training of program animals, and other aspects of the operations of the Wildlife Care Unit. The Wildlife Care Supervisor co-supervises the assistants and volunteers in the department. Responsibilities # Supervises and participates in the care of wildlife including feeding, cleaning cages and enclosures, enrichment, maintaining USDA requirements and standards, administering medications, addressing health issues in cooperation with the veterinarian, and other standard and emergency measures # Trains and co-supervises Wildlife Care Assistants and volunteers in carrying out their responsibilities # Procures food and other supplies # Assists with animal acquisitions and the training of newly acquired wildlife # Assists with tracking of annual budget # Conducts training for teachers on wildlife handling # Works with the Wildlife Program Coordinator and key education staff to develop wildlife programming # Performs various building, exhibit and grounds maintenance projects required to support the wildlife care unit # Must be able to cover for all wildlife care staff, including emergencies and snow days # Must be able to work weekends and holidays
Qualifications
Qualifications # A college degree in a related field and 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician or equivalent in an animal care field # Proven supervisory and organizational skills # Strong knowledge of wildlife biology and related natural history topics. Ability to communicate easily with the staff and the public # Prior environmental education experience preferred # Ability to work independently and as part of a team # Requires First Aid and CPR certification upon hire # Rabies vaccination required # Ability to lift 50 lbs. and traverse uneven terrain # Valid MA driver‘s license # Successful candidates must pass a background record check (CORI and SORI and driver's) Qualifications # A college degree in a related field and 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician or equivalent in an animal care field # Proven supervisory and organizational skills # Strong knowledge of wildlife biology and related natural history topics. Ability to communicate easily with the staff and the public # Prior environmental education experience preferred # Ability to work independently and as part of a team # Requires First Aid and CPR certification upon hire # Rabies vaccination required # Ability to lift 50 lbs. and traverse uneven terrain # Valid MA driver‘s license # Successful candidates must pass a background record check (CORI and SORI and driver's) How to Apply Please email or send your resume and cover letter to: Flavio Sutti dfwildlifecare@massaudubon.org
Contact Person
Flavio Sutti
Contact eMail
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