|Salary Details||Pay based on Experience|
|Deadline||Oct 12, 2023|
|Required Experience||2 - 6 years|
At Raptor Hallow, we care for a wide variety of wildlife ranging from birds of prey, parrots, reptiles, and a few small mammals. We have a free-flight bird show in our summer season which features various hawk species, vulture species, parrots, owl species, sacred ibis, kookaburra, and many more. We also do a ton of outreach programs year-round along with onsite field trips, encounters, and camps.
Husbandry responsibilities and daily duties include:
- Daily assessment, observation, and monitoring of avian health, behavior and condition
- Daily enclosure cleaning and maintenance
- Daily diet preparation
- Daily cleaning and maintenance of off-habitat areas (Animal Building and Commissary)
- Provide species-appropriate environmental enrichment to enhance animals’ mental and physical well being
- Create behavior-driven enrichment items that encourage species- appropriate behaviors
- Monitor and record daily enrichment use
- Implement positive reinforcement operant conditioning as the primary tool for animal training
- Train behaviors for cooperative participation in daily husbandry care and for mental and physical stimulation
- Build trust-based relationships and allow for animal choice and control
- Develop training plans
- Update digital records for avian weights, daily food consumption, training notes, enrichment use, and avian health/ behavior.
- Provide training and coaching to interns and volunteers
Public education responsibilities and daily duties include:
- Engage guests on-site by presenting professional and informational keeper chats
- Provide private animal encounters to guests
- Assist with field trips by giving tours of the sanctuary and assisting in free-flight demonstration in our on-site amphitheater
- Assist in performing educational free-flight shows in our on-site amphitheater (Runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day)
- Present high quality conservation messaging at off-site educational outreach programs to inspire people of all ages to take action for wildlife conservation
- Assist with a variety of on-site and off-site events and fundraisers
- Answer phone calls and emails to assist guests in scheduling animal encounters, field trips, and off-site educational programs
- Complete appropriate paperwork for each encounter/program booked
- Update physical and digital encounter/program calendars
- Record revenue gained from encounters/programs
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- 8 hour shift, 40 hours a week
- Day shift
- Sunday to Thursday (will change depending on the season)
- On call as needed
- Weekends as needed
Paid experience in a zoo or sanctuary setting: 1 year (Required)
We do not currently offer health benefits. Pay is based on experience.
Please email a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Josh Kuszmaul, at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.