Employment - Animal Park at Conservators Center

Employment at the Animal Park

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies heavily on a dedicated staff of employees and permanent volunteers. The Animal Park does not often have open positions for employment, but will post these positions as they become available here. Please check back regularly to find news and updates on employment opportunities.


Current Open Positions

Animal keepers are responsible for supporting all the operations associated with the husbandry of the animals.
Under the direction of the Husbandry Manager
KEY DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Carrying out all aspects of the daily care of assigned animals, including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, exhibit maintenance, and general upkeep of support facilities.
  • Maintaining clean and organized exhibits, service areas, and equipment.
  • Preparing and feeding diets as per established feeding practices and diet sheets.
  • Administering prescribed medications, supplements, or treatments under the guidance of the Husbandry Manager.
  • Maintaining daily reports, logs, and records as appropriate and according to established guidelines.
  • Understanding and applying a practical understanding of operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management of species on grounds.
  • Assist in a variety of pest and plant control throughout the park.
  • Identifying potential maintenance or safety issues and reporting them appropriately.
  • Participating in keeper chats, tours, animal presentations or demonstrations, and/or other public interactions as requested by the Husbandry Manager.
  • May oversee work activities and/or provide training for interns, seasonal workers, or volunteers.
  • Working weekends and/or holidays.
    MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors or Associates degree in Animal Science, Biology, or other related Science
  • Experience working with exotic animals.
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office and Excel software applications.
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in North Carolina, or the ability to obtain a license.
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs.
    PREFFERED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 1-2 years of experience working with exotic animals; as a paid employee not in a volunteer capacity.
  • Construction and maintenance experience.
  • Experience with operant conditioning, developing and completion of an animal training project.
  • Public speaking and education skills developed.
    COMPENSATION:
  • The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
  • Shared housing opportunities may be available.
    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
  • Please include 2 references with your resume. There will be a 2-step selection process from this point. First, there will be a round of traditional interviews. These can be done over the phone for individuals who are not local. The final step in the selection process will be a working interview.
  • Please contact applications@animalparknc.org if you experience any issues with the application process or have further questions regarding the position.

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  • RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
  • Knowledge and performance of carpentry
  • Basic use/maintenance of equipment such as golf carts, gator and all-terrain vehicles
  • Perform facility maintenance including minor painting, electrical work and lock repair
  • Follow preventative maintenance schedules
  • Keep records including service, fuel and equipment logs
  • Order and pick up supplies
  • Maintain cleanliness of the facilities shop and associated areas
  • Operate equipment including power tools and stationary tools and safety equipment
  • Assist in setup and operation of Park’s special events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of experience working in facilities maintenance or similar environment
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm for learning and speaking about the Animal Park’s message

    This position must be filled as soon as possible, and this webpage will be updated and/or removed when the position is filled. Please contact applications@animalparknc.org if you experience any issues with the application process or have further questions regarding the position.

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  • PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    The Donor Relations Associate will need to provide excellent customer service in person, via phone, email, and mail, with a focus on retaining existing donors and accurately representing the Animal Park’s mission, goals, message, brand, and policies. While also being responsible for the fulfillment and customer service aspect of the Lifetime Adoption Program.

    KEY DUTIES
  • Receive and respond to donor inquiries and complaints over the phone in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Review and refer all non-donor calls and emails to the appropriate parties.
  • Monitor all related email inboxes and respond in timely manner to a variety of different emails.
  • Update donor contact and biographical information in our databases in accordance with Donor Services policies.
  • Maintain all Program-related files
  • Execute Program-related adjustments, cancellations, and new adoption creation in database.
  • Recording payments and donations in the appropriate databases.
  • Locate and research specific donations in fundraising database, and relay information to donors and/or financial managers by phone and/or email.
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience working in customer service, preferably answering phone calls and responding to emails
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365 and other similarly adaptable software platforms.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and speaking about our message
  • Ability to multitask and assist with difficult situations in customer service related scenarios.

    Please contact applications@animalparknc.org if you experience any issues with the application process or have further questions regarding the position.

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  • We are currently looking for potential part-time candidates to join our Visitor Service team for our upcoming busy season to work weekend shifts. As a Visitor Service Associate, you would help our guests get checked in for their tour, help maintain the Gift Shop/Visitors Center, and be a resource for potential donors.
    Qualifications:
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office and Excel software applications
  • Writing and penmanship skills
  • Ability to maintain a neat and organized work environment
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in North Carolina
  • Ability to self-motivate and work in self-directed projects and tasks
  • Ability to work actively (on your feet) as necessary
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.

    Key Roles:
  • Greeting and checking in Guests for their tour/visit
  • Appointing donors and/or potential donors to the right personnel
  • Handling any tour related phone calls/emails
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the Visitors Center, surrounding public areas, and the upkeep of the Gift Shop
  • Overseeing volunteers or interns assisting with day to day tasks
  • Make a positive and welcoming experience for every guest
  • Maintaining a professional and positive attitude with other staff, guests, and community
  • Assisting as needed in public facing roles such as driving the golf cart for visitors needing mobility assistance
    Please contact applications@animalparknc.org if you experience any issues with the application process or have further questions regarding the position.

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  • If you would like to submit your resume and credentials to the Animal Park at the Conservators Center under a General Application for consideration, please feel free to do so. While we may not be hiring for your preferred position or area of expertise, we will hold your application on file should any availabilities or opportunities arise that are relevant to your experience.

    Please Note that all positions at the Animal Park hold the following MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work weekends and/or holidays
  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office and Excel software applications
  • Writing and penmanship skills
  • Ability to maintain a neat and organized work environment
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in North Carolina
  • Ability to self-motivate and work in self-directed projects and tasks
  • Ability to work actively (on your feet) as necessary
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.

    Apply Now
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    The Animal Park is open under LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
    Learn more about our COVID-19 Response here.

    Currently, available tours are limited to

    Small Group Adventures and Private Tours.

     

    Please consider helping to support our animal residents during this stressful time by donating to the Animal Park.

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