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Barn Hill Preserve Inc
11342 Hwy 955 E
Posted: April 26 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionAbout Barn Hill Preserve
Education, Preservation, Conservation.
Barn Hill Preserve is a USDA licensed mobile education program and free-flying Macaw rescue. Our goal is to educate the public about science with the use of live animal ambassadors.
Our enthusiastic public speakers tailor the presentation to the age of their audience and regularly present to students preK - 12th grade. Barn Hill Preserve's exotic animal education program is 100% FREE to both your students and school. We fund our free program by providing students the opportunity to purchase pictures with our live animal ambassadors.
Barn Hill Preserve is also committed to offering a home to free-flying Macaws that can no longer be cared for by their owners. Macaws can make difficult pets, and these birds can live up to 80 years with proper care and diet. Barn Hill Preserve is unique in our Macaw initiative in that we provide a forever home that allows the birds to free-fly throughout our preserve.
Responsibilities- Animal feeding
- Enclosure maintenance
- Giving guided tours to the public
- Assisting in enclosure construction/modification
- Socialization/observation of resident animals
- Animal enrichment
- Assisting in basic on site veterinary care
- Basic cleaning/maintenance of the facility
- Assisting mobile programs if needed
- Attending community events as a BHP representative
*Housing can be provided on site.
You must be 18 years or older to apply. You must intern with us for a minimum of 12 weeks (applications are accepted year round).
WE ARE ACCEPTING FULL TIME & PART TIME APPLICATIONS
RequirementsMust have animal care experience.
Must be comfortable and confident handling exotic animals (including reptiles).
SkillsRequired - Cleaning, Animal Care, Animal Handling, Animal Feed
Preferred - Animal Husbandry, Animal Nutrition, Animal Care, Maintainance, Animal Feed