Job opening: 2/15/2024
Position: Part Time Animal Care Assistant
Reports to: Avian Care Manager; Director
Wage: $18-20/hr, DOE
Hours: 20-28 per week
We are looking for a local part time animal care assistant to join our team. This position will be helping clean and feed a variety of birds and will include our goats, chickens, horses, and pigs. It will also include tending to our fruit trees on a growing permaculture farm, planting new vegetable beds, fruit vines, and looking after honeybees. General grounds work and manual labor required on a professional 20 acre ranch in the Escondido-Valley Center area.
This is an entry level position for someone looking for direct experience with animals and looking to build and grow their skills in animal care and behavior, educational programs, and team work. Assistance with education programs and growth to more hours possible. Will be required to keep up to date with our digital records in accordance with state and federal permits.
The ideal candidate is solution-oriented, projecting a positive attitude to help to solve problems, a robust communicator, and loves working with animal loving people as well. It is preferable to have some animal and ranch work experience and be able to work independently. Dependability and reliability a must.
Hours are a morning-oriented shift 20-28 hours a week, five days a week. Holidays and weekends required. Applicants must be 18 years old and able to pass a background check. Additional responsibilities and qualities include:
Send resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Opening 2/7/2024
Position: Summer Avian Care and Trainer Intern
Reports to: Avian Care Manager
Monthly Stipend: $350
Housing, laundry, and Utilities included
Must provide own transportation
Work Hours: 40 hours, 5 days/week including weekends and some holidays and evenings.
Organization summary: Avian Behavior International fosters connections with birds, people and the environment through progressive behavior management and training techniques. We specialize in free flighted avian programs and uplifting our professional community through supportive teaching practices. We are located on 20 acres of natural space in San Diego County, and exist in the virtual space through our teaching, as well as travel on outreach programs throughout Southern California and occasionally travel across the US and internationally. Through our commitment to transparency, accountability, and growth, we support our team members in growing our skills and providing the highest standard of husbandry, enrichment and training for the birds in our care.
General Description of the Position
Avian Behavior International offers seasonal internship positions in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Interns work have the unique opportunity to get hands-on training and husbandry experience with a wide variety of free-flighted birds. The position is generally 8-12 weeks and is full-time, with a small stipend, and provides housing. The intern will participate in animal care and husbandry with a focus on a diverse collection of avian species. The position will also have opportunities for growth and participation in bird training including free-flight and presentations for our education programs and training sessions.
The successful intern should possess a high level of motivation for positive reinforcement, progressive training methods and working with birds. Current students or recent graduates with course work in animal behavior, animal care, wildlife education, or related studies are encouraged.
Applicants must be 18 years old and able to pass a background check. Additional responsibilities and qualities include:
Applicants send in a resume and references to Katie Pnewski at email@example.com with the subject of the email including the season of internship they are interested in and the year. ABI announces the opening of the positions on its social media pages.