Employment Opportunities

Wildlife Care Technician

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Contract Term:
Application Deadline:
Hourly Commitment:
May 1 - August 14, 2022
April 15, 2022
40 hours/week
Kawartha Wildlife Centre, 470 Robinson Road, Ennismore, Ontario, K0L 1T0
As a key member of the Wildlife Care Team, the successful applicant will assist with wildlife care, regular maintenance and operations of the Kawartha Wildlife Centre. The Kawartha Wildlife Centre works to rehabilitate and release sick, orphaned and injured native wildlife, and to provide education on wildlife conservation, awareness, and co-existence. Located in Ennismore, Ontario, we serve the people and wildlife of Peterborough and the Kawartha region.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to conservation, professionalism, punctuality, self-motivation, and will have an ability to follow strict direction.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

This position is dependent on approval of third-party funding.

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.

In accordance with funding conditions, the successful applicant must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this position:

  • be between 15 and 30 years at the start of employment

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by 5pm on April 15, 2022.

Documents should be saved as a single PDF and emailed to info@kawarthawildlifecentre.ca, using the subject line ‘Wildlife Care Technician 2022.’

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