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Seasonal Zoo Show Naturalist

Company: World Bird Sanctuary
Location: Valley Park
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Our Mission: We protect and preserve birds and their habitats through conservation, rehabilitation, education, and advocacy. Position: World Bird Sanctuary (WBS) produces and presents educational and entertaining, live bird shows at zoos, theme parks and aquariums around the nation. We hire full time, seasonal employees to staff these programs. On average these jobs start in early April and end in mid-September, but particular shows may be considerably longer, starting as early as mid-January through mid-November. For naturalist/trainer positions, WBS hires individuals with biology backgrounds with commitment toward saving birds/animals and their habitat. Public speaking/performing in public skills and animal handling skills are encouraged. You will work as part of a team, yet be required to perform certain parts of the job (frozen, whole animal food prep, theater prep, bird prop prep, bird enrichment, cleaning, other husbandry) independently. All training is on the job. If hired you are required to provide long/short khaki pants, pants belt, and proper shoes for the show uniform (WBS provides the show shirt). You are required to have a current tetanus shot before starting the job and to be fully COVID vaccinated/boosted. Salary: varies depending on zoo show location Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Zoo Show Supervisor, responsibilities include: Assisting with the daily preparation and feeding of bird diets. Assisting with the behavior training and enrichment of the birds. Assisting with general show preparations. Daily handling of raptors. Leading educational programs with our animal ambassadors. Maintaining a positive work environment. Other duties as assigned. Experience Preferred: Prior experience with wildlife; raptor experience is preferable. Must be able to lift 40lbs with relative ease. Must be willing to work primarily outdoors in both cold and hot weather. Must work well in a team-oriented environment To Apply For those interested please send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references Employment Type: Temp/Seasonal Years Experience: Less than 1 year Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: World Bird Sanctuary, Springfield , Seasonal Zoo Show Naturalist, Other , Valley Park, Illinois

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