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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

COVID-19 NOTICE as of August 2020

RSCF is dedicated to keeping the animals in our care and the people we work with safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. While we are seeking to hire enthusiastic animal care professionals, we are also enforcing strict safety protocols. At this time, all out-of-state applicants will be considered when documented public viral positivity numbers decline in Florida. In the meantime, we will be scheduling virtual interviews (Zoom) for qualified applicants.

 

We thank you for your interest and understanding at this time!  

At RSCF, we are always eager to meet individuals ready to explore or continue a career in wildlife conservation. From day-to-day animal management, to program development, to fieldwork, we are continually expanding our dedicated team. Job listings are consistently updated, so check this page often! We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Current Job Openings

 

Animal Care Specialist - Bongo Antelope

Reports to RSCF Director. Seeking an energetic, motivated individual who loves physically demanding, outside work and exacting animal care for critical species including large hoofstock in a dynamic, non-profit, wildlife-conservation setting. This position is part-time initially (30 hrs/week), full-time potential for qualified applicant.

Requirements

  • Maturity and demonstrated, practical experience at a wildlife/animal-care facility

  • Must be experienced using and maintaining commercial farm equipment including mowers, tractors, ATVs, chainsaws, Etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a positive outlook

  • Ability to work productively, both independently and with a conservation team with minimal supervision

  • Desire to work in a rural setting and prioritize life-support systems for captive wildlife

  • Applicants must have a love for wildlife, be physically fit, able to work outdoors in all weather (in South Florida), able to lift 50-75lbs 

  • Willingness to help meet all facility needs, including facility maintenance, landscaping, enclosure/building design, etc.

Being part of this team requires knowledge of power equipment including professional-grade lawnmowers/equipment, tractors, ATVs, enclosure design, construction, and maintenance. 

Education/Experience

  • Two years’ experience at an AZA/ZAA-accredited institution or similar/related facility or a combination of related education, training and experience that meets or exceeds the required job skills preferred

  • Must have experience working in a zoological/farm setting 

 

Duties include but are not limited to all aspects of animal care and support of a 40-acre facility housing endangered parrots, primates and large hoofstock in south Florida. Florida resident preferred. 

 

Compensation/Benefits:  $15/hr to start with opportunity for further advancement.

Send inquiry including cover letter and CV to info@rarespecies.org

Keeper I/Animal Care

Reports to General Curator. Part-Time (25-30 hrs/week).

 

  • Daily care and management of animals at RSCF's FL facility

  • Must have exotic animal experience

  • Duties include daily diet preparation/feeding of psittacines, primates and ungulates

  • Enclosure/property maintenance and design

  • Must be able to work well with others, be physically fit (able to lift 75 lbs), operate an ATV, and work outdoors in all weather conditions 

  • Must be available weekends and holidays 

Compensation/Benefits:  $15/hr to start with opportunity for further advancement.

Florida resident only. Send current resume and letter of inquiry to info@rarespecies.org