New Mexico Wildlife Center – Espanola, NM 87532
$16 an hour
New Mexico Wildlife Center works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. We are located only 20 minutes from beautiful Santa Fe, NM.
Overview of Position:
We rehabilitate all New Mexico wildlife, working closely with NM Department of Game and Fish, veterinarians, and other local agencies. We are currently seeking to fill a full-time position in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital, 32-40 hours per week, varying with the season. We have an x-ray machine and surgery suite onsite, as well as large exercise enclosures and a well-equipped treatment area.
Wildlife Rehabilitators at New Mexico Wildlife Center oversee the care, rehabilitation, and release of approximately 750 animals annually, manages volunteers, and work to advance the Center’s mission.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience rehabilitating many native species of mammals and birds, and will hold a four-year degree in Biology or a related field (or have equivalent experience). We expect the Wildlife Rehabilitator to be able to draw blood, take x-rays, and perform euthanasia in consultation with our veterinarians; vet tech experience is valuable. The Wildlife Rehabilitator also will be expected to possess or obtain CWR certification (through the IWRC) within one year of hire date. We expect our Rehabilitators to keep accurate records through WRMD, provide the highest quality of animal care and safety, and maintain excellent relationships with governing agencies. We also would like to grow our volunteer and intern programs, so successful work and comfort with these groups is a must, as is a desire to be part of the larger wildlife rehabilitation community.
At New Mexico Wildlife Center we have a dedicated group of volunteers and a relatively small staff, including three education staff, an Executive Director, and an Office Manager. During the slower season, we ask our Wildlife Rehabilitators to assist in other areas of our mission, so experience and/or interest in grant-writing, wildlife research, facility maintenance, event planning, volunteer management, or education is desired. A keen interest in conservation is critical, as is a passion for our mission.
Schedule includes weekend and holiday work. Paid time off and other benefits available. Contact us for a detailed job description.
To apply, include cover letter, resume and three professional references. Preference given to applications received by November 10, 2017. Please include ” WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR position ” in the subject line of your email application.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $16.00 /hour
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