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Employment Opportunities

Wildlife Care Technician

Number of Positions:


Hourly Commitment:
40 hours/week
Kawartha Wildlife Centre, 470 Robinson Road, Ennismore, Ontario, K0L 1T0

Key Tasks

  • Provides direct care to sick, injured and orphaned native Ontario wildlife, following under direction and supervision of the Executive Director.

  • Maintains detailed records of wildlife care according to Wildlife Centre policy and procedure.

  • Works with and assists volunteer members of the Wildlife Care Team as required.

  • Interacts and communicates with members of the public both in person and by phone, responding to inquiries and when receiving patients.

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

  • Helps to maintain cleanliness and sanitation of the Centre. Cleans patient enclosures, floors, surfaces, and equipment as required to ensure the health and safety of patients, staff, and guests.

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

Required Skills and Experience

  • 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 and wildlife care.

  • Familiarity with native Ontario wildlife and a strong interest in conservation biology and/or veterinary medicine.

  • Ability and willingness to safely handle a variety of native Ontario wildlife species, primarily birds and mammals.

  • Ability to work effectively in difficult or emotional situations, such as during instances of urgent wildlife care or patient loss.

  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by 5pm on Friday March 3. Documents should be saved as a single PDF and emailed to, using the subject line ‘Wildlife Care Technician 2023.’

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

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