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Sanctuary Manager

Hiring Organization:
Kids Saving the Rainforest

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Kids Saving the Rainforest is a Non-profit organization located in Quepos, Costa Rica. Our mission is to protect the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast by rehabilitating wildlife, conducting original scientific research, training volunteers, and promoting conservation.
We are looking for a passionated, compromised and experienced Sanctuary Manager to join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities

? Ensure the smooth operation of the sanctuary area and the wellbeing of the animals within
? Develop diets, coordinate or carry out daily feedings of sanctuary area.
? Incorporate Wild foods into diets. Search, forage, and gather constantly wild foods (flowers, fruits, leaves) for ALL animals.
? Coordinate or carry out cleaning and enrichment in sanctuary are enclosures with the zookeeper
? Train Volunteers and Interns in Sanctuary work.
? Update and maintain the intake list of all the animals
? Monitor and maintain the health of all animals in the sanctuary area with vet
? Do Educational Tours.
? Help restore habitat for specific projects.
? Keep Mice and Worm Farm.
? Help in clinic if /when needed.
? Daily visual Health check and counting animals in enclosures
? Monitor the infrastructure (enclosures, visitor's bathrooms,trails, animal kitchen) alongside with the zookeeper to look for issues that would need maintenance (walls, doors, roof, floor, locks, drains, etc) before they become a safety or animal welfare issue.
? Collection of field data for control (snake sightings, wild animals in the sanctuary, etc).
? Develop a collection plan (which species are we able to keep).
? Keep animal behavior records
? Behavior & Enrichment Program. This means observing animals in the Sanctuary daily, taking notes, doing ethograms, analizing them, doing enrichments accordingly, getting results and conclusions. All of this is based on the 5 freedoms of animal welfare and the animals natural and individual history. This work should be constantly and rotate animal enclosures according to their needs.
? Operant Conditioning. Come up with a structured plan with objectives and how to reach them tasks.
? Ensure privacy and limit human contact for the animals
? Coordinate or carry out the movement of unreleasable animals into the sanctuary with vet
? Coordinate or carry out observations of animal integrations, or animals in potential turmoil with vet
? Monitor and maintain the sanctuary inventory and acquisition of supplies, including food for the animals

- Biologist, Zoologist, qualified Zookeeper or other related field with proven experience.
- Experience in animal husbandry and rehabilitation
- Good command of English (spoken and written), Spanish is an asset
- Excellent organisational and communication skills and ability to multi-task
- Physically fit and able to work in a hot and humid climate

For qualified persons that can commit to 1 year a U$ 500 montly stipend will be provided.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Room and board (3 meals per day) will be provided by KSTR.
Flights/transfers must be covered by the candidate.

Term of Appointment:
Minimum 1 year commitment needed from February 2017

Please write on the email subject Sanctuary Manager position

Contact Information:
Erick Alvarado, none
Costa Rica


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