Position Title: Nursery Coordinator
Location: Scarborough (Rouge Park), possibly Toronto (Downsview Park) for training
Status: Seasonal, Full time, five 8-hour days
Salary: Starting at $15.50 per hour
Start Date: Early Spring 2023
Commitment: 6 month contract
Reports to: Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager
About Toronto Wildlife Centre
Toronto Wildlife Centre is the only wildlife centre in the Greater Toronto Area and the busiest in Canada. Dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, and to educating the public on wildlife-related issues; TWC is the only wildlife centre in Canada with highly-trained wildlife veterinarians on staff, a dedicated Wildlife Rescue Program, and the only wildlife centre in Ontario with an Oil Spill Response Program. More than 30,000 phone calls from the public are handled each year through TWC’s Wildlife Hotline; this service is the busiest of its kind in North America and is considered to be a model internationally. Approximately 5,000 wild animals are admitted each year representing over 270 different species of wildlife. TWC works closely with other organizations to ensure the well-being of wildlife and our shared environments. As a registered charity, TWC relies on donations from members of the public, foundations, and like-minded organizations. Volunteers work in all areas of the centre from wildlife care to IT support.
At Toronto Wildlife Centre, the wildlife nursery can be one of the busiest, most hectic, AND most rewarding areas of our hospital. In this critical role as Nursery Coordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing all of the daily tasks of the squirrel nursery while ensuring that our amazing team of volunteers receive the support and assistance they need to help our wild patients. Although you will be mostly assisting volunteers with organization, feedings and other daily care of our patients, you will get the opportunity to perform some higher level tasks like medicating and providing fluid therapy. If you are passionate about wildlife and enjoy sharing and teaching your passion to others, this is the role for you!
The role is heavily focused on caring for our orphan squirrels but will also include the opportunity to work with other orphan species such as Virginia Opossums, Eastern Cottontails, Striped Skunks, Racoons, etc.
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