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Position: Conservation Programs Assistant
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)
Project: BC Projects: Oregon spotted frog, western painted turtle, Taylor's checkerspot butterfly
Location: Greater Vancouver Zoo, Aldergrove BC
Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada
Type of Position: Full-time (37.5hr/wk), temporary (4 months, May to August)
Rate of Pay: $19, plus 4% vacation pay
Anticipated Start: May 1, 2023
Hours of Work: Standard 5 day weekly schedule with some flexibility. Regularly scheduled days off one of which is a weekend day.
This position is funded in part by government youth employment initiatives which require candidates to be:
Wildlife Preservation Canada is seeking staff to assist with its ex-situ rearing programs run out of the facilities at Greater Vancouver Zoo. Staff will assist with all aspects of ex-situ rearing of the three focus species including caring for all life stages of frogs, incubating and rearing young turtles and breeding and rearing larva of butterflies. The resulting individuals produced by the ex-situ breeding programs are released as part of the overarching recovery strategy for each of these listed species. Staff will be able to assist with releases of the species that occur during the course of their contract. Staff will also have the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills while engaging with the public both on-site and at events throughout the community.
Under the supervision of the Lead Biologist for BC Projects, staff will be responsible for a diverse set of responsibilities including daily care of the focus species including feeding, cleaning, animal care observations, weighing, assisting with health checks and medicating as needed.
Specific duties will include:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
ASSET SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Andrea Gielens, Lead Biologist BC Projects, email@example.com Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email subject heading “Conservation Programs Assistant”. Applications will be assessed as they are submitted, and the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. Applications will not be considered after midnight (EST) March 31, 2023.
Saving endangered species requires contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, heritage, knowledge, experiences, and identities, though many of these voices have been excluded from conservation. WPC is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our organization, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage those from historically marginalized groups—including racialized, Indigenous, and 2SLGBTQIA+ people, those with differing abilities, and other equity-deserving groups—to self-identify in their cover letter, if they feel comfortable, so we may consider their application accordingly.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 9 2023 ID: 67359