[MARMAM] Seal Rescue Ireland Assistant Animal Care Manager

Intern Coordinator intern at sealrescueireland.org
Tue Jan 9 02:43:08 PST 2018

Seal Rescue Ireland is a very busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation
facility located in
Courtown, Co. Wexford. It is the only seal rehabilitation facility in the
Republic of Ireland and responds
to strandings nationwide. Most distressed seal calls are Grey and Common
Seal pups which have
been wounded, orphaned or sick. The facility is currently accepting
applications for starting in the
Autumn or Winter. This is a full time position that is unpaid for a minimum
of 6 months. There is the
option of getting room and board provided based upon taking on extra
Reports to: Animal Care Manager and Hospital Operations Manager

Job Summary:
This management position will be a responsible individual who will assist in
supervising programs, interns/volunteers, daily husbandry of animals in
care, and take on necessary
office duties to keep the centre running when the Animal Care Manager is
off duty. He or she will also
work closely with the Hospital Operations Manager in all aspects involved
in running a wildlife
hospital. This position is split between working with the animals and
working on administrative tasks in
the office. Additionally, assistance in collaborating and coordinating
various educational and
fundraising programs is required. If interested, selected assistant
managers will be responsible for
overseeing the intern accommodation in exchange for free room and board.

Applicants must have a background or interest in areas of study such as
Biology, Zoology, or other applicable animal field. Previous work with
marine mammal rehabilitation is
required. Applicants MUST be comfortable operating Microsoft office
programs, public speaking,
giving direction/teaching, being organized and self-motivated. 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 long hours, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be
25 or older and possess
a driver’s license that is valid in Ireland.

Duties Include:
• Supervise, recruit, and train interns and volunteer
• Coordinate releases and other conservation events
• Management of Seal Records Database
• Responsible for managing specific programs within the organization
• Responsible for hospital inventory and stock checks
• Supervising and participating in daily animal diet preparations, routine
cleaning of enclosures,
giving medical treatments, tube feeding, and maintenance of the grounds
• Overseeing medical treatment plans and upgrading animals and diets with
other managers
• Assist and coordinate rescue of stranded animals including assisting with
the rescue hotline.
• Participate in educational talks and tours.
• Supervise, maintain, and update seal records. Applying for rehab licenses
as needed.
• Provide assistance to the Director and rehabilitation staff as needed.
• Assisting with fundraisers, educational events, clerical duties and
office work as needed
• Representing Seal Rescue Ireland at networking events
This is an unpaid position. Housing is available at 85 Euro/Week (includes
food) if desired and there
may be possibilities of getting free housing if willing to additionally
take on the house manager role.

Managers are responsible for all travel expenses.

Send a resume and cover letter and available dates to: Attention: Animal
Care Manager
Position info at sealrescueireland.org Telephone: 053 942 4980
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