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Job Posting ID# 65092


Employer Information

Name:
Cayuga Nature Center - PRI
Address Line 1:
1420 Taughannock Blvd.
Address Line 2:
City:
Ithaca
State:
NY
Postal Code:
14850

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Robert Katz
Contact Title:
Telephone Number:
607-273-6260
Telephone Extension:
Email:
katz@priweb.org

Job Specifics

Term:
Academic
Worksite:
Cayuga Nature Center
1420 Taughannock Blvd.,
Ithaca, NY 14850
Region:
Ithaca/Tompkins County
Title:
Animal Care Assistant
Job Classification Level:
Level II
Employer Type:
Community Work Study Program Employer
Supervisor:
Shyia Magan
Job Description:
Paleontological Research Institution, a nonprofit organization, and its Cayuga Nature
Center is seeking an Animal Care Assistant to work in the Live Animal Department.
The Cayuga Nature Center has a collection of over 60 animal ambassadors of 36
species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. These
animal ambassadors help educate the public about the natural world through
up-close experiences. The Animal Care Assistant would assist Animal Care Staff with
the care of these animal ambassadors and have the opportunity to complete a
research project which would directly impact the quality of life and care of these
animals. Additional opportunities include presenting educational programs to the
public or school groups, contributing to an online exhibit, and creating social media
content.

General Responsibilities:
- Assist with daily care of live animal collection of 36 species including feeding,
cleaning, making enrichment, or other husbandry tasks.
- Research and complete a special project such as creating bioactive or
multi-species exhibits, training animals, or creating new educational programs.
- Complete tasks as assigned that directly benefit the Animal Dept. Such as:
picking ripe vegetables from the garden to feed to the animals, collecting
natural substrate for the animals, etc.

Additional Opportunities:
- Occasionally present educational animal programs to the public or participate
in special events at the Nature Center
- Contribute to an online animal exhibit such as videos, activities, or writing
content.
- Produce social media content about the live animal collection
Training to complete these tasks in a safe & effective manner will be provided with
this position.
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working with animals
- A major in a biology related field
- Excellent communication skills, especially when working with the general
public
- Detail oreinted
Work Schedule:
Necessary Skills:
- Can lift 50lbs
- Can spend most of work day standing up
Weekly Hours:
10-20
FWS Required:
Yes
Number of Positions Available:
1
How to Apply:
Email letter of interest and resume to Robert Katz at katz@priweb.org.
Paid:
Yes
Wage:
15.50
Employment Start Date:
10/03/2022
Employment End Date:
05/21/2023

Career Field Information

Career Field:
Animal Health/Sciences
Career Field:
Education
Career Field:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone