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Job Title: Avian Keeper Intern
Work Location: This position is located at the Carolina Raptor Center Hospital building, located at 6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. It requires reliable transportation to commute.
Purpose of Position: The purpose of our Avian Keeper Intern is to work closely with resident bird care staff to learn about husbandry, training, and education. Interns will help care for our avian ambassadors by preparing diets, distributing food, and cleaning enclosures. They will also learn positive reinforcement training techniques and present keeper chats to our visitors to connect the public to the natural world.
Responsibilities and Duties:
This position best suits individual with the following:
Commitment Expectations: This is an unpaid position. Interns are required to work at least five days per week and able to work any day of the week. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
Training: New interns will receive general volunteer onboarding training with our Volunteer Manager, including a scavenger hunt and on-site onboarding training. In addition, there will be hospital specific training on the day of onboarding training where you will learn the following skills:
Additional hands-on training will begin on your first day and continue throughout your first two weeks. Throughout the internship you will also be provided the following classes:
Other Requirements: You will need to pass a background check before starting, provided through Priority Background Information Solutions. A tetanus shot is highly recommended.
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