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The Naturalist – Nature Center assists with the daily husbandry and care of the Conservancy’s wildlife ambassadors and educates visitors at the Conservancy Nature Center. This position reports to the Animal Care Coordinator and supports the daily care of the Conservancy’s wildlife ambassador collection including animal husbandry; maintenance of LSS (life support systems), aquaria, and vivaria; and medical care in partnership with the staff veterinarian. The Naturalist – Nature Center also plans and delivers visitor education programs and special education events at the Nature Center to educate audiences of all ages about Southwest Florida’s environment, conservation, and the mission of the Conservancy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
PHYSICAL, DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this Job the employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee is frequently required to walk, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Special vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision, peripheral and depth perception.
Work Environment: The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places, is exposed to fumes or airborne particle; toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) with a risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
How to Apply
To Apply: Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and identify that you are interested in applying for the Naturalist- Nature Center position. You will then receive the application and other materials to submit upon completion.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102