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Wildlife Care Associate - Seasonal Full Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Escondido
FULL TIME
Bachelor Degree

You can negotiate your salary with the employer based on the performance metrics and targets set for the role. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance has job openings with various types of work, including full time, so choose wisely. While the job is currently located in Escondido, the employer is open to discussing potential remote work arrangements for qualified candidates. To apply for this job, it is required that you have obtained Bachelor Degree as a minimum qualification. The Wildlife Care Associate - Seasonal Full Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park job opportunity has been available since April 3, 2024, and it will be inaccessible after May 1, 2024. The work location is Escondido , CA , Escondido , CA.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Wildlife Care Associate - Seasonal Full 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
Looking for a positive and enthusiastic candidate who supports our mission of savings species worldwide.
  • 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 Type: Hourly Full-Time Non-Exempt Seasonal Six-Month Union Position - If selected, there will be fees and dues to be paid to the union
  • Hourly Rate: $23.59

How to Apply

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

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