Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Intern Position - Fortress of the Bear

Intern Position - Fortress of the Bear

Fortress of the Bear is a non-profit bear education and rescue facility for problem orphaned brown bear cubs. We are located in Sitka, Alaska in beautiful southeast Alaska. We are looking for highly energetic individuals that are interested in acquiring experience working with brown bears in a zoological setting.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: Daily feeding, enrichment, and exhibit and night holding cleaning for bear collection; aiding the Bear Manager in training of the bear collection; daily animal cleaning, feeding, and enrichment for petting zoo animals; provide guided tours and other guest assistance; assist with educational programs and other special events; and create and implement a program for use at Fortress of the Bear under one of the suggested topics: Enrichment, Training, Habitat, OR Education.

Qualifications to include: Graduate from High School acquiring a Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences or Biology Or college graduate with a degree in Life Sciences or Biology; prior experience working with animals in a zoological atmosphere, experience with carnivores preferred; experience working with programs or education departments preferred; strong interpersonal and public speaking skills; able to lift 50 pounds; work in a variety of weather conditions; able to work weekends and holidays; positive attitude; possession of a valid driver license.

Fortress of the Bear will provide housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

For more information or to apply please submit cover letter and resume to Fortress of the Bear, c/o Christine Stevenson, PO Box 2337, Sitka, AK 99835. Or via e-mail to Contact Number: 907-747-7434.

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Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

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