Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant – 2019

Position/Title: SEASONAL PART-TIME WILDIFE REHABILITATION ASSISTANT (up to 20 hours per week, Summer/Fall 2019)

Reports to: WILD CARE Animal Care Coordinator

Salary: $12.00 per hour. This position does not offer benefits.

WILD CARE Job Description: Posted 05/24/19

Purpose:The Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant is responsible for supporting Wild Care Clinic Staff with animal patient care, including husbandry and medical care. The Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant 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 Rehabilitation Assistant 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 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

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Must hold a current MA Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Permit, or scheduled to apply for a permit within 3 months of hire date. (Requirement may be waived for extremely qualified candidates with animal husbandry, wildlife experience and/or extreme enthusiasm for working with wildlife.)
  • 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.

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter, to Jennifer Taylor, Wild Care Animal Care Coordinator, at [email protected].


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We are located at the
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