Seasonal Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 email@example.com Nature Center Hours VINS Nature Center 10am to 4pm Daily Accepting Injured Birds 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily 802.359.5000 x212 Get Directions Seasonal Avian Rehabilitator The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, Vermont, 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 assists in training and overseeing the work performed by interns and volunteers related to the care of the wild animals entrusted to VINS. 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 neededPerforms euthanasia as necessary along humane euthanasia guidelines.Helps to train and coordinate interns and volunteersHelps in facility and enclosure maintenance and cleaningPerforms husbandry care for permanent resident birds and reptilesWorks collaboratively with the VINS Nature Center Education team in support of the outreach and onsite programsFields phone calls from the public regarding injured wildlife and other wildlife questionsKeeps detailed records on animal care Compensation & Work Schedule Compensation is hourly, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, temporary position lasting six months. This position consists of a five-day work week with some changes in schedule according to seasonal requirements. APPLY ONLINE Position post date: January 2021 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.