Wildlife Educator and Animal Keeper
Animal Wonders is seeking a new full time animal keeper and wildlife educator to join the organization's growing team. This position includes full care responsibilities with the animal residents and hosting educational presentations to the public. We are looking for an individual that will fit well with our current team. Our team culture is based in kindness, curiosity, dedication to the animals' wellbeing, and being life-long learners.

The right person for the job:

-Will be dedicated to quality work and attentive to details.
-Have excellent communication skills to effectively share important information about observed animal behavior.
-Strive to maintain quality care for the animals and make improvements when possible.
- Will understand the huge responsibility caring for animals in captivity requires.
-Will be able to accept instruction and correction readily for the goal of providing the animals with high quality care.
-Will thrive in a fast paced, multi tasking environment with many opportunities to gain new skills

The duties of the Animal Care Specialist include:

- Preparing diets and feeding the animal residents
- Creating enrichment for the animal residents
- Training animal ambassadors for husbandry needs and public presentations
- Cleaning habitats, enclosure furniture, and toys
- Giving educational presentations to audiences in-person and virtually
- Documenting animal behavior and updating animal records

Full time 32 hours, 4 days per week

Job Requirements:
18+ years old
Able to lift 50lbs
Stand and perform light physical activities for 8 hour shifts
Able to work with and around all animal species that create more than normal amounts of dust and dander
Able to multitask in a sometimes fast paced work environment
Reliable transportation

Bonus:
Previous animal care experience
Previous animal training experience
Experience with public speaking or education
Name + pronouns *
Email *
Link(s) to resume and cover letter *
Highest level of education *
Are you legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship? *
This position is in-person and located outside Missoula, MT. Do you live nearby or are you able to relocate to the area for this position? *
What is your background (if any) in animal care? *
What is your experience with public presentations or education? *
Describe your position/opinion on animals being cared for in captivity. *
Please give an example of an animal organization, business, or facility that you respect. Include why you respect them. *
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What made you apply for this position? *
What makes you the one we want on our team? *
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