Animal Care Professional 1 Job at Assiniboine Park Conservancy in Winnipeg, MB
Ref: 2019-68-UIE Animal Care Professional 1
Flexible schedule depending on special and evening events.
Days, evenings and weekends including holidays.
About Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg’s most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) located at 55 Pavilion Crescent in Winnipeg is the not-for-profit organization that oversees Assiniboine Park’s operations and ensures its ongoing redevelopment and financial viability. Our team is inspired to create and deliver extraordinary experiences for the people who visit and use the Park and Zoo including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public.
We have a need for one (1) Animal Care Professional 1 who will report to a Curator within the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Animal Care Professional 1 will maintain high standards of maintenance and care for a diverse collection of animals in their performance of daily animal husbandry duties and respond to issues pertaining to wildlife across the Park following the quality standards of accredited zoological practices.
May participate in veterinary care, conservation, and research programs under the direction of zoo veterinarians, conservation staff and approved partners
Maintain accurate daily records on animal behaviour, health, and welfare according to zoo policies and procedures.
Provide visitor services such as delivering presentations and responding to general inquiries from the public while completing daily animal husbandry activities
Prepare and provide animal diets
Inspect enclosures Implementing prescribed animal enrichment programs
Must follow all health and safety legislation, regulations and policies
What we have to offer:
A great work environment
Beautiful park setting
Competitive salary and vacation package
Comprehensive benefit package
How to apply:
Please apply online on our career page at the following with your resume and cover letter.
What you need to have (Education & Experience):
A bachelor’s degree in zoological science, wildlife management or a related field
A minimum of two years zoo experience in an accredited zoological facility.
A combination of experience and education may be considered
Basic knowledge of and experience with computer programs including Microsoft Office software
A valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License
Candidates must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position
What you need to demonstrate to be successful in the role:
A good understanding of captive animal management and behaviours for a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals
Effective communication skills for maintaining effective, respectful working relationships with fellow employees and relating well with visitors
Ability to respond calmly and effectively to emergencies
Candidates must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (documentation of physical capacity may be required).
Deadline to apply: December 14, 2019
APC is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.
We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Successful candidates may be subject to a Criminal Record Check and Credit Check.
Company: Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Company Location: Winnipeg, MB