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Fri Feb 5 11:10:26 PST 2010

Position opening: HARBOUR SEAL NURSE (seasonal/5-6 months)

Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre is a nonprofit society dedicated to the 
rescue and rehabilitation of regional wildlife, with an emphasis on Harbour 
Seals and avian species. We are seeking a candidate for the seasonal 
position of Harbour Seal Nurse.

IWNCC is located in the Pacific Northwest, on Salt Spring Island, in the 
Canadian Gulf Islands. We are a small but very busy centre, situated in an 
outdoor setting on a forested 4-acre property. We treat about 500 avian and 
terrestrial animals per year and rescue and rehabilitate an average of 80-100 
Harbour Seal pups each summer. Seasonal work hours are long and the work is 
fast-paced and physically demanding.

The position reports to the Seal Team Leader, Marielle Bonnet, and will 
participate in coordinating rescues; hands-on daily animal husbandry and 
critical care; the leadership, training, supervision and scheduling of interns and 
volunteers; keeping accurate detailed records. 
This position runs from July 1 -   December. The successful candidate must 
have a minimum of 3 years hands-on marine mammal rehabilitation experience 
at a senior level. She/he must be experienced in all phases of the 
rehabilitation process including examinations, diagnosis, critical care and have 
proven supervisory and communications skills and be physically fit.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes on-site housing. 
Email your CV & references to Jeff Lederman   <iwncc at aol.com>

For more information regarding Island Wildlife visit our website at 

Internship applications are also still being accepted for this summer, 
deadline March 1st.

Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre
322 Langs Road, Salt Spring Island
BC   V8K1N3   Canada
iwncc at aol.com
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