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Employment Opportunity – Animal Care Team – Internship

The deadline to apply is July 14, 2022.
June 21, 2022

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane

Employment Opportunity - Animal Care Team - Internship
Posting Details
Job Title
Animal Care Team – Internship
Department
Community Services
Location
1 Drury Park Road, Cochrane, Ontario
Immediate Supervisor
Manager, Polar Bear Habitat
Rate of Pay
$17/hr
Benefits
Hours of Work
40 hours per week, including holidays and weekends
Position Status
Internship
Application Deadline
July 14, 2022
Job Description

The Town of Cochrane is currently accepting applications for an intern to join the Animal Care Team at The Polar Bear Habitat (PBH). PBH is a rescue and conservation facility for polar bears, offering the highest standard of care in an environment as close to natural as we can provide. The facility also encompasses a unique Heritage Village depicting Cochrane in early settlement.

Reporting to the Manager of the Polar Bear Habitat, the position is responsible for providing exceptional day-to-day care for the animals in the collection, presenting interpretive and educational public presentations and answering questions from visitors.

Minimum Qualifications

This position is supported by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. The ideal candidate must have graduated within the last three years from an accredited College or University. This position must be the first full-time employment opportunity in the candidate’s field of study. An appropriate field of study could include biological/ecological/environmental sciences, zoology, animal care, wildlife management, fisheries, forestry or equivalent. Must be able and willing to work all assigned shifts including weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Bilingualism (English/French) would also be considered an asset but is not a requirement; English is required.

Requirements & Responsibilities

A six-month performance evaluation will be conducted to evaluate the outcomes and expectations of the role, and skills developed.

Additional Details

Candidates wishing to apply are to do so in writing, addressed to Manager, Human Resources, by email at hr@cochraneontario.com before July 14, 2022. The above represents only a brief description of the general requirements for the position. Those wishing to apply are encouraged to read the Animal Care Team – Internship – Detailed Job Description.

 

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