[MARMAM] Seal Rescue Ireland Spring and Summer Internship/Manager Positions

Seal Rescue Ireland sealrescueireland at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 11:58:44 PST 2016

Seal Rescue Irelands is taking applications for the following positions:

1)     Assistant Manager (x2) 

2)     Marine Conservation and Education Internship 

3)     Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Education Internship positions 


Start Dates = April 1st, May 1st or June 1st (DEADLINE FEB 25th)

SRI is a very busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation facility located
in Courtown Co. Wexford Ireland. It is the only seal rehabilitation facility
in Ireland and responds to strandings along the entire coast of Ireland.
Most strandings are Grey and Common Seal pups who have been wounded,
orphaned or injured. The facility is currently accepting applications for
their spring and summer internships. This is a full time position for a
minimum of 12 weeks. Priority will be given to candidates who can stay a
longer period of time. 


Marine Rehabilitation and Education Internship

Job Summary: This position provides the intern with work experience in the
rescue and rehabilitation effort of stranded marine mammals.  The candidate
is responsible for assisting in the daily husbandry care and maintenance of
rehabilitation animals. Participation in the rescue groups educational
program and fundraising program are required. Each intern will be
responsible for planning one fundraiser or similar project. 

Requirements:  Applicants must have a background or interest in areas of
study such as Pre-Vet, Biology, Zoology, or any other animal related field.
Applicants must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral
instruction, and have effective communication skills.  Applicants should be
agile with a good sense of balance in order to maneuver around the exhibits
and holding areas, and must be able to lift 25 kilograms.  Applicants must
possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be
available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Public speaking skills are
highly encouraged. Previous animal care and handling skills are preferred. 

Duties Include:

.         Daily animal diet preparations, routine cleaning of enclosures and
work areas.

.         Assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.

.         Assist with the rescue hotline.

.         Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center's rehabilitation
animals.(feeding, restraining, medical treatment, daily care)

.         Participate in educational talks and tours.

.         Maintain and update medical records.

.         Help to ensure that the rehabilitation clinic and quarantine area
is stocked and prepared to receive animals.

.         Provide assistance to the Manager and rehabilitation staff as

.         Assisting with fundraisers and educational events

.         Assisting with clerical duties and office work as needed (it is a
small rehabilitation centre so you will gain experience in all aspects of
how a rehabilitation centre runs and operates)

.         Performs other duties relating to the Center's goals and mission
statement as required.


Assistant Manager Position

Seal Rescue Ireland is a small organization so the assistance managers must
be ready to take on a lot including animal care tasks as well as managerial
tasks in the office. You must be well organized, able to multitask, good
with computers (office products) and have experience with seal
rehabilitation. Some of the duties include but are not limited to:

.         Oversees daily care of marine animals in care. 

.         Managing animal treatment plans

.         Supervising and training interns and volunteers

.         Managing databases or different programs within the organization 

.         Assist director with clerical and business aspects to keep the
centre up and running

.         Organizing events

.         Taking on projects and helping them grow

.         Representing Seal Rescue Ireland at events

.         Public speaking and giving educational talks


All positions are unpaid position. For some applicants housing is available
at 85 Euro/Week (includes food) if desired. Interns and managers are
responsible for all travel expenses.

Send a resume and cover letter and available dates to:

sealrescueireland at gmail.com

Please put position of interest in the subject line

Telephone: 087 461 3798 www.sealrescueireland.org

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland




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