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The Tracy Aviary is now hiring for an Aviculture Internship position with an immediate start date. This internship is designed to provide training in preparation for an entry level zoo keeping position or similar animal husbandry position.
Under direct supervision of the bird keepers, intern job duties will include:
Learning basic husbandry procedures including daily cleaning, feeding, and preparing diets
Providing scheduled enrichment
Following specific breeding protocols
Learning to work safely around all birds
Demonstrating proper capture and restraint techniques
Observing or participating in basic husbandry training
Assisting with medical procedures
Providing medical care and treatments
Participating in guest interaction through keeper talks, sun conure feedings and pelican feedings
In addition to the hands-on training received on a daily basis, all interns will attend intern classes taught by our skilled staff. Classes include avian anatomy and physiology, exhibit preparation, medical procedures, artificial incubation, record keeping, training, and public speaking.
Aviculture Internships are 6 months long with 40 hour work weeks. Work days are from 7:30am - 4:00pm with two days off in a row. Tracy Aviary provides off-site housing and a small monthly stipend.
If you are an inviting, optimistic person with a strong desire to learn and can stand with the Tracy Aviary’s mission to inspire curiosity and caring of birds then we would love to see your application! To apply please email cover letter, resume and three references.
Bachelor’s degree in zoology or related field from an accredited college or university.
Three months experience working with animals in a captive or research setting (zoological institutions, wildlife rehabilitation, veterinary clinics, conservation field work)
$200/month + housing
To apply please email cover letter, resume and three references to:
Tracy AviarySalt Lake City, UT 84105
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