Saturday , May 18 2024

Wcs Job Opportunities – Animal Associate

Website Wildlife Conservation Society

Job Description:

To assist in minimizing possible harmful risks to animals and the public during public exhibition by providing sufficient distance or barriers between the animals and the public and observing public interactions. Provide public interpretation of the barn area collection. Perform any authorized activity necessary for the safe, proper and humane management and maintenance of the Barn area animal collection, exhibits and associated service as directed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform safe, proper and humane care of assigned animals according to established protocols under the direction of the appropriate senior wild animal keeper and /or the supervisory/curatorial staff.
  • Aid the general public and provide information concerning the Prospect Park Zoo, visitor services, exhibits and the animal collection.
  • Provide supervision of animal contact areas, specifically Barn, during public hours to ensure safety of both collection animals and the public.
  • Perform safe and proper maintenance of assigned animal exhibits, holding facilities and associated service areas according to established protocols under the direction of the appropriate senior wild animal keeper and/or the supervisory/curatorial staff.
  • Prepare animal diets according to established protocols under the direction of the appropriate senior wild animal keeper and/or the supervisory/curatorial staff;

Job Requirements:

  • Must be available on weekends and holidays
  • Ability to frequently move objectives weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stay outdoors and maintain alertness in a variety of weather conditions
  • Current student or recent grad with a background and/or Interest in biology or a related field

Qualification & Experience:

  • Ability to climb, kneel, bend, and navigating uneven terrain.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to safely use tools (e.g. drill, wire cutters)
  • Current negative TB test (Proof must be shown upon onboarding)
  • Ability to represent WCS in a professional manner and to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with employees, colleagues, and the general public.

Job Details:

Company: Wildlife Conservation Society

Vacancy Type:  Temporary

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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