Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Located in Maitland, Florida, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey cares for more than 800 patients annually. The Center is part of the Audubon Florida statewide conservation program and is focused on the conservation of Florida's birds of prey (Raptors) and their habitats. The Raptor Care Assistant position is seasonal full-time position from January 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019. It is designed to assist Center staff in all areas of bird care. This individual will participate in the day-to-day operations of the raptor clinic, rehabilitation and/or husbandry of the Center’s resident raptors and be expected to maintain good communications within other departments of the Center, Audubon staff and volunteers in addition to the general public to actively help promote the Center’s programs and mission of caring for Florida’s raptors.
Must be able to lift and carry at least 25 lbs, able to climb ladders and stairs, among other physical duties.