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

 

Facilities Manager

Reports to RSCF Director. Full-time, salaried position. 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.

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.

  • Must be willing to work extended hours, weekends, holidays, and on-call as needed

  • Married/partner couples with appropriately related or complementary experience may be considered as a joint hire

Being part of this team requires a strong understanding of water/irrigation systems, engine repair, and troubleshooting, expert knowledge of power equipment including professional-grade lawnmowers/equipment, tractors, ATVs, enclosure design, construction, and maintenance. 

Education/Experience

  • Degree in relevant field plus two years’ full-time 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 

  • Supervisory and leadership experience strongly preferred

 

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

 

Compensation/Benefits:  Competitive salary, paid vacation and days off, potential for on-site housing.

 

Send inquiry including cover letter, references, and CV to info@rarespecies.org, attention Dr. Paul Reillo

Resident Animal Care Specialist

Reports to General Curator. Full-time, salaried position. Seeking experienced wildlife professional to live and work at RSCF's Florida breeding and research center. Housing provided within RSCF's 30+ acre facility.

 

  • Must have extensive experience working with wildlife/exotics

  • Willingness to work in a tropical climate

  • Ability to work independently and with a team

  • Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 - 75 lbs and work outdoors in all weather 

  • Must be willing to maintain residence and surrounding property to a high standard

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays

Education/Experience

 

  • Degree in relevant field plus two years’ full-time 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 daily diet prep/feeding of endangered psittacines, primates and ungulates, basic property management, and security.  

Compensation/Benefits: Fully furnished housing including utilities and Internet, competitive salary, paid vacation and days off, further incentives commensurate with education and experience.

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

 

Keeper I/Animal Care

Reports to General Curator. Part-Time (20-30 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 

 

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

Telephone : ​561-790-5864   Email : info@rarespecies.org

 

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The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all contributions are fully tax-deductible. RSCF's State of Florida, Solicitation of Contributions Registration Number is CH5595. As required by the State of Florida: "A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."

 

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