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Butterfly Jungle Wildlife Care Associate - Temporary Part Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted: January 17, 2024 Expired: February 14, 2024
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Escondido
PART TIME
Bachelor Degree

San Diego zoo Wildlife Alliance

Butterfly Jungle Wildlife Care Associate - Temporary Part Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Wildlife Care Associate will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by handling trained wildlife used in visitor presentations, public contact, and educational programs. This position reports to a Wildlife Care Supervisor/Manager. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Handles trained wildlife
  • Reinforces trained behavior
  • Transports wildlife from compound areas to show areas
  • Provides public with information and answers questions regarding wildlife
  • Feeds and cares for assigned wildlife
  • Cleans and maintains animal compound areas
  • Exercises wildlife
  • Provides general grooming of wildlife
  • Prepares and feeds wildlife
  • Keeps feeding records
  • Administers prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
  • Maintains logs and records concerning animal health and care
  • Observes wildlife
 
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Hiring Event:
Saturday, February 10th from 8:00am – 2:00pm
15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
 
We encourage you to apply to any current openings but if you are not sure which one is the right fit then join us for our onsite hiring event. You will be able to interview with our teams and if selected, hired on the spot. Please click on the apply button to RSVP and hopefully join our team!

Important Details:
  • We ask that your RSVP so that we may schedule you for an interview. This will ensure that you have your day planned.
  • In order to move forward with the hire if you are selected, we ask that you bring key documents for your Form I-9 processing. If you are unsure of which to bring with you click here https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents for a detailed list directly from the USCIS site.
  • All positions require a drug screen which will be completed on site if you are selected for hire. It is important to not eat or drink anything within 15 minutes of your drug screen.
  • Minors will require parental/guardian consent for the drug screen and will also need to obtain an approved work permit which will be provided onsite at the event if selected for hire.
  • Don’t forget to share the event with your friends!
Candidates must be able to handle butterflies and pupae.  We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude who are able to interact successfully with guests of all ages.  Will require working in a hot and humid environment. Hours range from 12 - 30 hrs/wk.  Position will run from approximately Feb 26th through May 12th. 
 
  • JOB EXPERIENCE
    • One to two years of work experience in a Zoo or similar environment where appropriate knowledge and skills in wildlife care could be acquired.
  • EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Animal Science, Animal Management, or other related field preferred.
    • Current valid California Driver’s License in good standing. 
   
  • SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Wildlife behavior
    • Care, feeding and handling of wildlife
    • Safety practices around wildlife
    • Animal biology; zoology
    • Learn the handling and control of a variety of trained wildlife
    • Discriminate differences in animal vocalizations
    • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
    • Keep simple records
    • Effectively communicate (verbal and written)
    • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles 
SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER
  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
IMPORTANT DETAILS
  • Location: Escondido, CA
  • Position: Hourly Part-Time Non-Exempt Union Temporary Position - If selected there will be union fees and dues to be paid to the Union
  • Hourly wage: $23.59

How to Apply

https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Site/SafariParkCareersExternal/Posting/View/15882

San Diego zoo Wildlife Alliance
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027

Useful link(s) for this job

  • https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents
  • https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Site/SafariParkCareersExternal/Posting/View/15882
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