Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator

Purpose: To assist the senior rehabilitation staff with the daily care of the patients at the wildlife center.

Duties and Responsibilities

To fulfill the daily tasks as assigned by the senior staff, including but not limited to the following:

·      Follow opening and closing procedures

·      Follow animal care plans, including appropriate diets and medication administration, animal husbandry needs, cleaning cages, hand-feeding patients (including tube feeding and gavage feeding), and assisting with ICU patients that cannot be handled by interns or volunteers (Please list all species you have experience working with in a rehabilitation setting.)

·      Ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of all areas, including corridors, pens, aviaries, pools, treatment room, kitchen, storage areas, and public spaces

·      Record progress, digress, and maintain appropriate patient charts with up-to-date and accurate details

·      Communicate with senior staff on patient progress, issues, supply needs, and other important details

·      Assist with training and supervising volunteers and interns, and ensure satisfactory completion of tasks

·      Accept and admit animal admissions from the public, communicate with the public and potential donors in a respectful manner in an effort to raise awareness and provide education regarding our mission (both in person and on the phone)

·      Work in a humane, responsible, and professional manner

Physical Demands: Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. Work is performed both inside and outside during all weather conditions, and requires lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, and other moderately strenuous activity. Standing for long periods of time, and walking on uneven terrain. 

Minimum Requirements

·      A minimum of two-years of college-level education, or the equivalent in experience, with a proven interest in wildlife rehabilitation 

·      A minimum of one year experience working at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, experience with both bird and mammal species, including raptors

·      Good communication and organization skills, able to multi-task and work independently, as well as part of a team 

·      Supervisory experience and ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing

·      Must possess a valid Washington state or out-of state driver’s license with no major or repeated traffic offenses 

Benefits/Salary

Sick leave in accordance with Washington State requirements. Hourly wage - $19.00 

Must be willing to work weekends and/or evenings. We are open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm during the spring and summer season. 

Start date flexible in April 2023 and will end in October 2023. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Suzanne West, Executive Director via email: Suzanne @ sarveywildlife.org