Position opening: Harbour Seal Nurse
Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre is a nonprofit society dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of regional wildlife, with an emphasis on Harbour Seals and avian species. We are seeking a candidate for the full time position of Harbour Seal Nurse.
IWNCC is located in the Pacific Northwest, on Salt Spring Island, in the Canadian Gulf Islands. We are a small but very busy centre, situated in an outdoor setting on a forested 4-acre property. We treat about 500 avian and terrestrial animals per year and rescue and rehabilitate an average of 90-120 Harbour Seal pups each summer.
Seasonal work hours are long and the work is fast-paced and physically demanding. The position reports to the Director of Animal Care and will participate in coordinating rescues; hands-on daily animal husbandry and critical care; the leadership, training, supervision and scheduling of interns and volunteers; maintaining the day-to-day running of the seal clinic such as procuring and managing inventory of supplies, equipment and medications, keeping accurate detailed records and liaising with industry professionals.
This position starts May 2007. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years hands-on marine mammal rehabilitation experience at a senior level. She/he must be experienced in examinations, diagnosis and treatment plus have proven supervisory and communications skills and be physically fit.
Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with experience. IWNCC will facilitate required work permits however priority will be given to qualified Canadian applicants.
Please send your CV & references to Jackie Ballerone,
Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre,
322 Langs Road,
Salt Spring Island,
BC V8K 1N3 Canada.
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