san jose, CA 95110
The Conservancy is currently looking for a Tuesday animal care intern! Our current educational animals: two snakes, two lizards (residing in bioactive enclosures), one toad, two turtles, several fish, several crayfish, and insects. Please note: our Visitor Center is operating on a hybrid model therefore staffing varies. The commitment to a set shift from our next intern is vital to ensure someone is there to open the building for volunteers. INTERESTED? ↓↓↓ READ MORE! ↓↓↓ DETAILS Little experience with animals is needed as there will be an orientation and on-going training with the Public Programs Coordinator. Time Frame: 1 - 5 day commitment during the week Long-term (at least 6 months required) The time of the shift depends on the individual, but can be any 1.5 - 2 hour shift from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (morning to early afternoon preferred). Specific shifts will be discussed with the supervisor. Example volunteer shift: Tuesday from 9 AM - 11 AM. Duties: Cleaning animal enclosures Feeding/giving fresh water to animals Animal enrichment & exercise (i.e. bringing animals outside for sunlight and exercise) Handling animals for socialization Filling in log books Active communication with the Public Program Coordinator pertaining to animal observations, replenishment of supplies, and other volunteer-related items Other duties as assigned Ideal intern is someone who is: Experienced in working with animals (not required) Passionate about animals and animal care Self-directed and proactive Interested in Natural History of animals Detail-oriented, and willing to take direction Enthusiastic and positive to complement our current volunteer and staff teams Who is a good fit? Those looking to broaden their experience with exotic animals and animal care Those who are passionate about native animal species Those who genuinely care about animals and are interested in providing optimal care Training: Little experience with animals is needed. A short orientation will be held. There will be an on-going training with the Public Programs Coordinator at Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, as well as the other animal care interns. Special Considerations: Interns must be 16 years of age or older May be needed to lift approximately 20 lbs. Must be able to stand up and reach down for extended periods of time (can take breaks to offset if needed) Volunteer may need to walk across the street (or drive; although no reimbursement for gas will be given) to retrieve animal food from pet food supplier Must be comfortable, or willing to become comfortable, with "exotic" animals (i.e. snakes, fish, arthropods, toads, lizards, insects, etc.) This is a long-term assignment (at least 6 months required) due to the training involved Must be able to work independently and with minimal direction ____________________________ Narrative Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals that are interested in doing animal care for our educational animal ambassadors! These animals include two snakes, two lizards, one toad, two turtles, several fish, several crayfish, and insects. You do not need experience with these animals, but this role is probably not the best fit for anyone with a serious phobia. This is a long-term (at least six month) commitment. Duties required include, but are not limited to: cleaning animal enclosures, feeding/providing water to animals, enrichment (exercise/time outside), filling in log books, and other duties as they are assigned. Special items to consider are that interns may need to lift 20 lbs occasionally, be able to stand up/reach down for extended periods of time, be able to walk across the street and back, be open to working with exotic animals, and be able to work independently and with minimal direction. The time commitment varies, but candidates must be able to commit to a regular shift during the week.
Date Posted: Apr 27, 2022