Wildlife Care Technician
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Kawartha Wildlife Centre, 470 Robinson Road, Ennismore, Ontario, K0L 1T0
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line ‘Wildlife Care Technician 2023.’
We appreciate your time and interest and will be in touch with those selected for interviews.