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Position: Reptile Educator and Keeper
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Oro-Medonte, near Orillia/Barrie, Ontario (travel across Ontario may be required)

Scales Nature Park is a 21 hectare conservation area located just south of Orillia, Ontario. The focus of this facility is the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and the habitats that these animals require.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • perform outreach and on-site educational programs about reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other topics, to a variety of audiences
  • assist with the maintenance of a large captive collection of reptiles, amphibians and fish, plus nature trail and facilities maintenance
  • assist with the operations and development of a nature centre and related programs including educational resources, nature trails, etc.

Duration: Varies with position, approximately 16 weeks with extension up to one year internship possible

Salary: Varies depending on the position ($14/hr). Shared accommodations may be available.

Strong oral communications skills required. Positions require speaking to the public, answering questions, and supervising the handling of animals. Positive attitude and willingness to help people get over their fears are essential. Some positions require presentations to large crowds. Animal care tasks will be routine. Valid G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record required. Flexibility regarding scheduling is important. Accommodation may be available on-site.

Candidates should enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of settings. The ability to thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations and a live/work environment is important, especially for travel positions.

To apply: Please complete the Google Form found here: https://tinyurl.com/2019SNPAPP. At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. If you can’t upload this way, you may send it to workforscales@gmail.com with “Reptile Educator/Keeper” in the subject line. Cover letters should be addressed to Jeff Hathaway.

Please apply by February 24, however late applications may be accepted.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 28 2019    ID: 50194