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Rare Species Conservatory Foundation

  • 1222 E Road, Loxahatchee, FL
  • www.rarespecies.org
  • ccorporations
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Resident Animal Care Specialist

RSCF's team of biologists and animal care staff work hands-on, every day with species hovering on the edge of extinction. From day-to-day care and management, our staff are also involved in the design and development of every project and program on site. Our partnership with Florida International University offers staff opportunities in continuing education and career development from graduate to masters to Ph. D. programs--all focused on saving wildlife and wild places.

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min experience

salary range

$32k - $37k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

Reports to Director. Full-time, salaried position.

​At RSCF, we’re passionate about caring for wildlife. As a principal partner in Florida International University’s Tropical Conservation Institute, RSCF provides the real-time, hands-on conservation platform to develop and execute long-term recovery projects for critically endangered species.. We’re seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working, career-seeking individual to help lead our animal-care team.

As a Resident Senior Animal Care Specialist:

  • Live on-site at RSCF’s 30-acre South Florida conservation and research center
  • Responsible for providing excellent animal care and management every day
  • Work in a consistent, professional and positive manner displaying consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability
  • Follow all husbandry, training, and safety protocols
  • Safely and efficiently work with a diverse collection of animals including endangered small primates, parrots and African hoofstock.
  • Maintain safe and sanitary animal habitats and working areas
  • Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly records
  • Create and provide animal enrichment
  • Have a demonstrated ability to evaluate animal wellness
  • Understand the natural and life histories of animals on-site
  • Deliver instructional seminars as needed
  • Be engaged in, and contribute to, RSCF conservation and recovery programs
  • Other duties as assigned

What it takes to succeed:

  • Must have 3 full time years of zoological/exotic species paid animal experience
  • Be a self-starter, highly motivated to learn and apply new skills
  • Have a demonstrated attention to detail
  • High School diploma; 4-year college degree in relevant field preferred
  • Must have a clean driving record and own a reliable vehicle for personal use
  • Must be physically fit and comfortable working outdoors in south Florida weather conditions
  • Able to frequently lift/move 50 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 100 pounds stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Commit to a flexible schedule that may include weekends, holidays, early mornings, and late evenings
  • Possess strong written/verbal communication skills; ability to speak effectively before groups
  • Commitment to learn and grow with a dynamic conservation team

The perks of the position:
As part of the RSCF team, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:

  • Full-time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Paid time off
  • Clean, comfortable on-site housing provided

If you’re looking for the opportunity to become involved in impactful, real-time, global conservation programs we’d like to hear from you!

Send letter of inquiry, resume, and references to [email protected]

Special Benefits

The perks of the position:
As part of the RSCF team, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:

  • Full-time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Paid time off
  • Clean, comfortable on-site housing provided

If you’re looking for the opportunity to become involved in impactful, real-time, global conservation programs we'd like to hear from you!

Send letter of inquiry, resume, and references to [email protected]

Minimum Requirements

What it takes to succeed:

  • Must have 3 full time years of zoological/exotic species paid animal experience
  • Be a self-starter, highly motivated to learn and apply new skills
  • Have a demonstrated attention to detail
  • High School diploma; 4-year college degree in relevant field preferred
  • Must have a clean driving record and own a reliable vehicle for personal use
  • Must be physically fit and comfortable working outdoors in south Florida weather conditions
  • Able to frequently lift/move 50 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 100 pounds stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Commit to a flexible schedule that may include weekends, holidays, early mornings, and late evenings
  • Possess strong written/verbal communication skills; ability to speak effectively before groups
  • Commitment to learn and grow with a dynamic conservation team

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