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Animal Care Assistant

United Kingdom (UK)

SEA LIFE Gweek – Gweek

Gweek

£17,737 a year

SEA LIFE Gweek, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Gweek, CORNWALL, TR12 6UG

United Kingdom

We are the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and we are part of the SEA LIFE Trust!

Right now, we are on the lookout for an Animal Care Assistant to support with the daily management of our resident and rescue animals, ensuring consistently high standards of animal care and husbandry.

About the role

You will assist in the daily husbandry and enrichment training programmes of the resident animals and will be responsible for the daily cleaning and maintenance of the resident enclosures and their surroundings. This will also include the maintenance of all exhibit plant and filtration systems and to maintain daily husbandry records for outdoor pools and exhibits, including animal feeding, behaviour, condition and treatment. Carrying out stock checks of animal foods, disposable items and medication, and report findings to the Animal Care Supervisor.

During pup rescue season your duties will also include maintaining the seal hospital and its surroundings to the highest possible standards, including cleaning and disinfecting of pools, pens and work areas both on and off view to the public. Assisting with the rescue and release of seal pups as and when required and with any care and husbandry of seal pups in the hospital, ensuring that animals receive proper veterinary treatments, food and supplements, as requested by the Animal Care Supervisor.

This is a Full Time, permanent role. As holiday periods are our busiest time this will include doing your fair share of weekends and bank holidays on a roster basis.

About you

As an animal care assistant every day is different so you will need to have the ability to ‘think on your feet’ and take ownership of issues that may rise. A good understanding of animal health, husbandry, animal training and behaviour to ensure each animal receives individual care is essential for this role as is being comfortable with the preparation of feeds for all resident and rescued animals, and the maintenance of the fish preparation room.

Responsible for the daily delivery of informative and entertaining talks and demonstrations to the public, you will need to be a confident communicator, giving our guests an inspirational and educational experience.

You will have knowledge gained through significant work experience from within a similar role and through advanced studies/education.

You will also have the practical ability to participate in conservation projects and environmental impact reduction that assist in underpinning the Sanctuaries brand.

Salary

Join us and you could be enjoying a salary of £17,737.00 per annum.

About us

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Our seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Patagonian & Californian Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and Ponies. Occasionally the Sanctuary’s facilities and expertise are called upon to aid in the rescue of other marine creatures such as Dolphins and Turtles.

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Animal Care Supervisor

SEA LIFE Gweek – Gweek

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Gweek

£12,368 a year

SEA LIFE Gweek, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Gweek, CORNWALL, TR12 6UG

United Kingdom

We are the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and we are part of the SEA LIFE Trust!

Right now, we are on the lookout for an Animal Care Supervisor ensuring consistently high standards of the team and their animal husbandry.

About the role

You’ll ensure that all Animal Care staff are always being productive and assist the Curator with the training and development of existing and new staff. In addition to this you will make sure all demonstrations and feeding displays are delivered on time, in an informative, fun and interactive manner and are audited on a regular basis.

You will assist in the daily husbandry and enrichment training programmes of the resident animals and will be responsible for the daily cleaning and maintenance of the resident enclosures and their surroundings. This will also include the maintenance of all exhibit plant and filtration systems and to maintain daily husbandry records for outdoor pools and exhibits, including animal feeding, behaviour, condition and treatment.

During pup rescue season your duties will also include leading the team to maintain the seal hospital and its surroundings to the highest possible standards, including cleaning and disinfecting of pools, pens and work areas both on and off view to the public. Assisting with the rescue and release of seal pups as and when required and with any care and husbandry of seal pups in the hospital, ensuring that animals receive proper veterinary treatments, food and supplements.

This role is Part Time working 3 days out of 7 a week, which will vary and will also include working a regular, fair share of weekends and bank holidays as required as well as providing emergency call out cover on a roster basis.

About you

As an animal care Supervisor every day is different so you will need to have the ability to ‘think on your feet’ and take ownership of issues that may rise. A good understanding of animal health, husbandry, animal training and behaviour to ensure each animal receives individual care is essential for this role as is being a proven leader, that’s managed and lead operational teams and can show us how you can inspire and encourage others to deliver great results.

Responsible for the daily delivery of informative and entertaining talks and demonstrations to the public, you will need to be a confident communicator, giving our guests an inspirational and educational experience.

You will have knowledge gained through significant work experience and ideally have a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Marine Biology or a relevant field.

You will also have the practical ability to participate in conservation projects and environmental impact reduction that assist in underpinning the Sanctuaries brand.

Salary

Join us and you could be enjoying a salary of £12,368.00 per annum.

About us

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Our seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Patagonian & Californian Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and Ponies. Occasionally the Sanctuary’s facilities and expertise are called upon to aid in the rescue of other marine creatures such as Dolphins and Turtles.

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Marine Mammal Training (Sea Otters) Intern (Aquarium)

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is looking for a motivated, hardworking individual to participate in our Marine Mammal Training Internship.

Internship Overview:

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is looking for a motivated, hardworking individual to participate in our Marine Mammal Training Internship. We are looking for candidates who are interested in gaining experience working in the marine mammal training field. The intern will work directly with the animal training staff and are exposed to all aspects of the daily care and training of our collection of 0.2 Southern sea otters, Enhydra lutris nereis. Heavy emphasis is placed on essential daily tasks such as food preparation, daily cleaning/facility maintenance, enrichment, and gaining a basic understanding of the principles of training. Interns shadow trainers and learn through observation about marine mammal husbandry and operant conditioning techniques. As interns gain experience, they may have the opportunity to assist with basic behavioral maintenance. (Please note: all contact with animals is contingent upon trainer approval and intern performance)

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to: food preparation, exhibit maintenance, daily and weekly cleaning tasks, public presentations, daily enrichment, and daily animal observations. Interns will also participate in required reading and coordinating worksheets.

Requirements:

Must commit to the 14 week internship semester

Must commit to a schedule of 24 hours per week, working 7:30am-3:30pm Thursdays – Sundays

Candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education in a Biology or Psychology related field

Able to lift 50 lbs and climb ladders/stairs without assistance

May be asked to work holidays

Must pass a background check and may be subject to random drug testing

Must have strong communication skills and be comfortable engaging a diverse audience.

This is a non-paid internship, interns are responsible for all housing, transportation and living expenses.

Salary

Unpaid

How to Apply

Kristine Grzenda

Curator, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Husbandry Department

1 Canal Street New Orleans, LA, 70130

or email to kgrzenda@auduboninstitute.org with the subject “Sea Otter Internship”

Dates of Position:

Spring: February- May

Summer: May- August

Fall: August- November

Winter: November- February

Application due dates:

For Spring 2020 session- Dec 1, 2019

For Summer 2020 session- March 1, 2020

For Fall 2020 session- June 1, 2020

For Winter 2020 session- Sept 1, 2020

In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.

Audubon Nature Institute

6500 Magazine St.

New Orleans, LA 70118

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Audubon Nature Institute

Advanced Marine Mammal Training (Sea Lions) Intern (Zoo)

Internship Overview:

The Advanced Sea Lion Internship at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana is designed for college students or recent college graduates who are interested in a career in marine mammal training. Our interns work side-by-side with experienced marine mammal trainers and educators. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care and training of California sea lions. An advanced intern will spend the first half of their internship completing the duties of the basic internship. Once the intern has successfully completed all the requirements of the basic internship, they will then move into their role as an advanced intern. The advanced internship focuses on the intern first understanding the concepts of operant conditioning and then working to successfully apply those concepts in the hands-on training of California sea lions.

Responsibilities:

Assist in diet preparation, exhibit maintenance, cleaning, water quality testing, and other section responsibilities.

Assist trainers in training and husbandry sessions.

Implement enrichment for sea lions and design original enrichment.

Complete weekly study guides and quizzes.

Participate in lecture series given by the training staff.

Speak on microphone during daily educational presentations in the Sea Lion Theater.

Work alongside an experienced trainer to train a new behavior

Assist in the training of basic interns and act as a leader

Complete a research project of  your own choosing

Construct original enrichment items

Learn to ask animal behaviors in a presentation setting

Develop an original project that will be used in the education of basic interns in the future

Develop ability to properly keep training, enrichment, and diet records

Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old.

Must have successfully completed one semester of college.

Must have one previous animal internship focused on operant conditioning.

Must be able to afford housing, food, and transportation to and from the zoo as this is a full time (40 hours per week) unpaid internship.

Must be available for the full 28 week internship period.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather environments (extreme heat and humidity, rain, and freezing temperatures).

Must provide a current negative TB test prior to start date.

Must be able to acquire housing on own.

Must be a self-motivated, upbeat, and hardworking individual.

Salary

Unpaid

How to Apply

Send cover letter and one-page resume, and two references via e-mail to sealions@auduboninstitute.org. Please write “Advanced Internship” in the subject line and please indicate which internship term you are applying for.

Applications deadlines are as follows:

Spring 2020 (Feb/Mar – May/June)           December 1, 2019

Summer 2020 (May/June – Aug/Sept)        March 1, 2020

Fall 2020 (Aug/Sept – Nov/Dec)                June 1, 2020

Winter 2020/2021 (Nov/Dec – Feb/Mar)    September 1, 2020

In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.

Audubon Nature Institute

6500 Magazine St.

New Orleans, LA 70118

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Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response

Alaska SeaLife Center – Marine Mammal Husbandry Internship

Marine Mammal Husbandry Internship

Internship dates: May 1, 2020- August 8, 2020

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Marine Mammal section of the Husbandry Department is responsible for the daily management, care, and achievement of research goals associated with the mammal collection. Animals under the section’s care include: Steller sea lions, spotted seals, ringed seals, and Northern sea otters. Several of these Alaskan species are exclusively housed at a few, select facilities in North America.

As the successful candidate for this unpaid internship, you will learn and gain experience at a world-class, AZA accredited facility in basic animal care and husbandry techniques. The individual will assist in the daily care and maintenance of the Center’s mammal collection and mammal exhibits. Under guidance of mammal husbandry professionals, the intern will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

Cleaning of animal exhibits, back areas, kitchens, and work areas

Making daily observations and note the health and condition of the mammal collection

Participating in daily educational talks and/or tours

Preparing daily animal diets

Maintaining written and computerized records

Developing and maintaining good communication skills

Learning proper techniques in pool cleaning and water quality testing

Assisting the mammal staff during current research projects and data collection

Unloading deliveries of frozen food and maintaining USDA standards

Did we mention cleaning?

Learning and applying general animal husbandry techniques and protocols

Gaining knowledge and experience in techniques and application of animal training

Working in an outdoor area with moderate to strenuous physical activity

Lifting up to 50 lbs. and being able to walk, stand, stoop, and crouch

Handling extreme cold and wet weather.

Assisting with front-of-house operations

Other duties as assigned

Please note: General husbandry and cleaning are a large portion of this internship

Successful interns will build a solid foundation of knowledge and experience with animal husbandry and positive reinforcement training. Limited hands-on opportunities may be presented to exceptional candidates.

Please include the following as an attachment to your online application; 1-page cover letter, resume and at least 1 reference.

For any questions regarding this position, please contact Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercoordinator@alaskasealife.org.

Open until: January 19, 2020        

                                                  EO/AA Employer

Administrative Info

Experience Required

Applicants must be college graduates or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with a background or coursework in a related field.

Further Comments

Upload the required additional information to your application

Cover Letter(s)

Resume

1 Letter of Reference

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Perks

On hands training at a world class AZA facility and Living in Seward, AK on Resurrection Bay with many adventures awaiting you!

Salary

Unpaid internship but housing is provided.

How to Apply

http://www.alaskasealife.org

Alaska SeaLife Center

P.O. Box 1329 301 Railway Avenue

Seward, AK 99664

Phone: 9072246327

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Lover and enthusiast of all things nature and animal related. Professional Dolphin Trainer from the Caribbean. Adviser and mentor in the Marine Mammal field.

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