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The National Aviary Commissary Assistant is part of a dynamic and energetic animal programs department performing all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects the National Aviary’s mission to inspire a respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. The Commissary Assistant prepares diets for a variety of species of ambassador animals including parrots, birds of prey, and mammals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Undergraduate degree in Zoological Sciences, Environmental Education, or similar field or 2 years relevant professional experience in a zoo, nature center, museum, or other informal learning center preferred.
• Experience in food handling and diet preparation preferred.
• Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Satisfactory Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Certification
• Satisfactory FBI Criminal Record Check
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly uses utensils and tools including knives, scissors, scales, and food processors. The employee regularly lifts bags of dry goods or meat up to 50 pounds.
Work environments will include climate-controlled office spaces, public areas where the noise level may be loud, and outdoors where work may need to be done in inclement weather conditions, including extremes of temperature and precipitation. The employee is regularly exposed to various disinfecting agents and common allergens such as latex, nuts, and seafood.
POSITION TYPE/ EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
This is a part-time position. The candidate must be able to work on weekdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally in the evening as job duties demand.
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National Aviary700 Arch StPittsburgh, PA 15212Phone: 4122589457Fax: www.aviary.org
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