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Natural Encounters, Inc., has immediate Seasonal Keeper positions available for motivated individuals who want to grow their skills and become a part of a world renown animal training and educational facility.
A temporary position as an interim replacement to supplement the workforce. This position is of a limited duration. The seasonal employee may not work more than 39.5 hours per week and cannot exceed more than 1000 hours per year. Seasonal keepers are responsible for the day to day husbandry and assisting in the management of the animal collection. They support, uphold, and promote the goals, purpose and growth of Natural Encounters, Inc. and its affiliates. Applicants must have a strong team work ethic, and a positive attitude in the work environment and are responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of animals in Natural Encounters, Inc. collection.
Job Duties include:
Ensuring animal welfare is of highest priority
Husbandry-cleaning, scrubbing/disinfecting enclosures
Create and implement approved enrichment
Notifying Senior Staff of any inconsistencies in the health or behavior of animals in the collection
Assist in Data Entry
May be asked to assist in baby bird feeding
May be asked to observe and/or assist full time trainers in training projects.
Being a team player – works well in a team environment
Ability to maintain a positive attitude in sometimes stressful situations
Should have excellent observational skills and sensitivity to animal behavior
Should be coachable – receive and act on feedback to improve
Must have the ability to learn and follow all the facility’s protocols (safety, medical, etc.)
Highschool diploma or GED
Previous experience in an animal facility is helpful but not required
Ability to adapt to changes in routines
Ability to prioritize tasks and complete on schedule
Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and Holidays
Work in a warm, humid climate - 90+ degrees
Work in a noisy and sometimes hectic environment
Lift up to 50lbs
Stand/walk up to 8+ hours per day
If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Natural Encounters, Inc.127 Conservation WayWinter Haven, FL 33884Phone: 407-938-0847Fax: 407-938-0849
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