Animal Care Specialist-Montana

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Red Lodge, MT
Job Category
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
Implementing daily animal care procedures as delegated by the Lead Animal Caretaker.  This will include but is not limited to food preparation, food delivery, habitat cleaning/maintenance, general facility cleaning/maintenance, and enrichment/training. • Record notes and observations about each animal every day.  At a minimum, notes will include what the animal has eaten, information about training and enrichment sessions, medical issues, and/or other observations. • Assist Education Director as necessary so the residents are managed properly during educational programming. • Participate in education programming by guiding tours, engaging in keeper talks, and interacting with visitors. • Assist in any animal related emergencies.  Maintain knowledge of all emergency procedures. • Assist with fundraising events as necessary. • Work with volunteers and interns. • Other duties include hauling water/supplies, snow removal, grounds maintenance, organizing storage facilities.
• Must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time in all weather conditions, particularly in extreme cold and deep snow. • Must be able to regularly lift at least 50 pounds. • Must easily and for prolonged periods of time, be able to stand, walk, bend, reach, and stoop. • Required: Outstanding written and oral communication skills • Required: Strong organizational skills, reliable, and must have the ability to work independently as well as a team • Required: Ability to pay close attention to detail and react accordingly to sudden changes or situations • Required: No criminal record (verified by criminal background check) • Required: A valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.  • Required: Associate’s degree or higher in wildlife biology, wildlife management, zoology, animal husbandry, or related field. • Preferred: At least six months experience caring for wild animals in captivity • Preferred: Drive a standard transmission. • Preferred: Experience working in a non-profit setting Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to
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Nigel Murphy
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