Seasonal Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 email@example.com Nature Center Hours VINS Nature Center 10am to 4pm Daily Wild Bird Rehab is Open Accepting Calls Only 802.359.5000 x212 8am to 4pm Get Directions Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is currently seeking a strong candidate to fill the position of Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator. The Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator works closely with the permanent animal care staff. The Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator understands and partakes in all aspects of animal care both for permanent resident animals at VINS and patients in the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. The Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator is skilled in performing physical examinations on birds, diagnosing injuries, administering medications and fluids to birds, feeding, cleaning and maintaining the animal enclosures; observing and reporting unusual changes in behavior to supervisors; assisting with rehabilitation procedures; keeping detailed records for internal and state purposes; and educating the general public on basic wildlife issues. The Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator understands the goals of VINS, its mission, and participates actively in the VINS community. The Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator also assumes an education and public relations role at VINS and should be comfortable in presenting details and concepts to the public. REPORTS TO: Director, Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont Prerequisites At least one season of wildlife rehabilitation experience, preferably avian wildlifeAt least one season of caring for and hand-feeding baby songbirds and other birdsA Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology or related field.Works well with the general publicAbility to work independently and is a self-starterStrong team relationsOrganized and handles multiple tasks simultaneouslyMust be flexible with schedule; weekends, early mornings, evenings and some holidays are expected Candidate should possess the skill sets needed to perform the responsibilities listed below: Performs avian wildlife rehabilitation care, including initial triage and assessment, wound care management, fracture immobilization, dosing and administering medications and fluids as needed Performs euthanasia as necessary along humane euthanasia guidelines Helps to train and coordinate interns and volunteers Helps in facility and enclosure maintenance and cleaning Performs husbandry care for permanent resident birds and reptiles Works collaboratively with the VINS Nature Center Education team in support of the outreach and onsite programs Fields phone calls from the public regarding injured wildlife and other wildlife questions Keeps detailed records on animal care Compensation & Work Schedule Commensurate upon experience. This is a full-time, temporary position lasting six months. This position consists of a five-day work week (days off primarily during the week) with some changes in schedule according to seasonal requirements. HOUSING IS NOT PROVIDED. Application Cover letter (must include dates of availability, and career goals)ResumeList of 3 references (must notify references when submitting application)Upon submission in subject line include Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator Please send your application to Director, Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation Grae O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position post date: September 2023 VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.