Employment Opportunities

1 Position

Start Date: As soon as possible

End Date: March 21, 2022 (possibility of extension)
Compensation: $15/hour
Hourly commitment: 8 hours/week.
Location: Kawartha Wildlife Centre, 470 Robinson Road, Ennismore, Ontario, K0L 1T0

As an Operations Assistant, the successful applicant will provide direct support to the Executive Director as required. Tasks will include administrative duties as required for day-to-day operations of the Centre, including directed wildlife care, as appointed. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to conservation, professionalism, punctuality, self-motivation, and will have an ability to follow strict direction.

The Kawartha Wildlife Centre is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply, including Indigenous youth, women, LGBTQ2 youth, and visible minorities.


  • Assists with purchases, inventory, and stocking of Kawartha Wildlife Centre merchandise in the KWC Store.

  • Assists with financial record-keeping, obtaining quotes and organizing purchase records as directed.

  • Maintains inventory and assists with purchasing of wildlife care supplies, including medical supplies and food for a variety of native Ontario wildlife.

  • Interacts and communicates with members of the public both in person and our various communication channels, as required.

  • Assist with directed Wildlife Care operations, at the discretion of the Executive Director.

  • Helps to maintain cleanliness and sanitation of the Centre.

  • Assist with fundraising initiatives, and other Kawartha Wildlife Centre initiatives as required, at the discretion of the Executive Director and the Board.


  • Ability and willingness to complete tasks independently, maintain records, and to seek clarification when unclear.

  • Ability to work well as a member of a team, communicating clearly and effectively and helping to maintain a positive workplace atmosphere.

  • Ability to follow precise direction as required for health and safety.

  • Familiarity with native Ontario wildlife, wildlife care, and wildlife rehabilitation is considered an asset.

  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills.


Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by 5pm on September 30, 2021.


Documents should be saved as a single PDF and emailed to info@kawarthawildlifecentre.ca, using the subject line ‘Operations Assistant 2021.’


We appreciate your time and interest and will be in touch with those selected for interviews.