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Position Filled

Position/Title: PERMANENT PART-TIME WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR
(up to 32 hours per week)

Reports to: WILD CARE’s Animal Care Coordinator

Salary: $12.75 per hour. This position does not offer benefits, housing or transportation.

WILD CARE Job Description: Posted 02/19/20

Purpose: The Wildlife Rehabilitator is responsible for supporting Wild Care Clinic Staff with animal patient care, including husbandry and medical care. The Wildlife Rehabilitator will work with a wide variety of animals, including but not limited to: songbirds, seabirds, small mammals (non-rabies vector species), turtles and other native Cape Cod species. The Wildlife Rehabilitator also assists with public education through Wild Care’s Wildlife Helpline.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Cage cleaning and animal husbandry
  • Food preparation
  • Orphaned bird and mammal care (non-rabies vector species)
  • Prepare and administer medications
  • Assist staff and consulting veterinarians with animal restraint
  • Admit animals and direct public to complete patient intake records
  • Assist with volunteer and intern training
  • Retrieve and respond to Helpline messages as directed
  • Secure and deploy volunteers for rescues
  • Participate in rescues and releases
  • Inventory food and supplies
  • Ensure that animal records are properly recorded and filed
  • Conduct daily animal-related data entry

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must hold a current Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Permit through MassWildlife, or be scheduled to apply for a permit within 3 months of hire date. (Requirement may be waived for extremely qualified candidates with animal husbandry or wildlife experience.)
  • Must pay close attention to detail.
  • Must take direction well.
  • Must work well independently and within groups.
  • An enthusiastic, detail oriented, creative, and upbeat personality is highly desired.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must have a current Tetanus vaccine. Rabies vaccinated is a plus.

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter, to Stephanie Ellis,
Wild Care Executive Director, at [email protected].

Application deadline: March 31, 2020. Only serious applicants need apply.

~ Position Filled ~

If you find an animal in
distress, please call us at:

508-240-2255

Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We are located at the
Orleans rotary (on the Eastham side).

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