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Position: Wild Bird Caregiver
Organization: Le Nichoir
Location: Hudson, Greater Montreal, Quebec

Dates: May – September 2019 
Salary: $12/hr.
Type: summer contract (graduates as well as current students are welcome to apply, see below)

About Le Nichoir

Celebrating 20 years of commitment to Canada’s wild birds. Le Nichoir provides proper care and treatment for injured or orphaned wild birds and releases them back into their natural habitat. Le Nichoir also provides advice and information about wild birds and their environment through educational programs and annual public events.

Wild Bird Caregiver



  • Offer care to individual bird’s based on their species, natural history, life stages, diet and housing requirements
  • Ensure information input into admissions’ database is complete and accurate
  • Understand and participate in the process and stages of wildlife rehabilitation including rescues and releases
  • Carry out demanding and substantial animal husbandry duties consisting of feeding, cleaning and maintaining enclosures, and enrichment activities while maintaining exceptional standards of care
  • Undertake basic medical work including examinations, administration of prescribed medications and treatments
  • Basic understanding for the use of medical equipment (scales, microscope, etc)
  • Demonstrate proper understanding and practice of established safety procedures and protocols
  • Keep track of calls for follow-ups
  • Maintain equipment and facilities as needed
  • Display an understanding of safety protocols and correct use of personal protective equipment; maintain high safety standards


  • Coordinate and distribute bird care related tasks to volunteers
  • Participate in volunteer appreciation events
  • Organize ambulance drivers and volunteers when Operations Coordinator is not on-site, especially finding replacements for cancellations


  • Participate in public events as needed
  • Offer tours to both visitors and the public when available
  • Provide accurate and informative solution-based advice to the public via phone, e-mail and in-person
  • Offer sales assistance in LPV and process purchases


  • Exhibit a positive and supportive attitude in work environments
  • Understand both the Federal and Provincial regulations pertaining to wildlife rehabilitation
  • Show excellent time management and organizational skills are a must
  • College or University degree in biology, veterinary science or similar field (students accepted as well)
  • Ability to work independently and take a leadership role


  • Past work in a wildlife rehabilitation or animal care
  • Experience capturing, handling and restraining non-domestic animals
  • Taken wildlife rehabilitation courses such as IWRC’s Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation


  • Shifts include all weekends, and some week days and evenings
  • Position runs from May – September
  • Limited public transportation, vehicle required
  • Ability to work in indoor and outdoor conditions, including extreme weather conditions


Please email your resume and a cover letter to:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 14 2019    ID: 52109