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WildCare Staff

WildCare is run by a dedicated staff of less than 30 part- and full-time employees supported by very dedicated volunteer corps.


WildCare envisions a future in which humans are committed stewards of the natural world and transform conflict with wildlife into coexistence.

Core Values

  • Dedication to Wildlife and the Environment
  • Care, Compassion and Inclusion
  • Pursuit of Learning
  • Sustainability

Open Positions

Summer Nature Camp Teacher's Aide
(Seasonal, $16/hour with end of summer bonus)

Position Summary
WildCare offers Summer Wildlife Camp sessions from June 26 through August 11, 2023. Each session runs Monday-Friday with a different theme each week geared towards various age groups. Wildlife Camps serve 3.5 through 11-year olds with 14 to 16 campers per session. The Summer Camp Teacher's Aide will work five days per week (Mon. through Fri.) and reports to the Summer Camp Teacher and Education Director.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
1. Assist Camp Teacher with conducting Wildlife Camp classes
2. Assist Camp Teacher in supervising individual campers, small groups, or the whole class as needed
3. Prepare and organize materials as needed for projects in classes
4. Assist with the supervision of volunteer teen camp assistants
5. Assist in keeping camp materials and camp room in good order
6. Assist with the set up and clean up of the museum before and after camp each day
7. Will act as a back-up leader to support the Camp Teacher as needed.
8. Other duties may be assigned

Teacher’s Aide is required to attend a four-hour training on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

To be considered for an interview, applicants must meet all qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, enjoys working with children and being outside and who also has some knowledge of or interest in California natural history and wildlife. Candidate must have reliable transportation to travel to WildCare as well as off-site hike locations in Marin.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma required
Some college work preferred
Must enjoy working with children and teaching
Previous experience working with children
Ability to perform work without direct supervision
Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs on occasion
Must feel comfortable standing for extended periods of time
Must be able to hike up to 3 miles
Must be 18 or older

This is an hourly, non-exempt, seasonal position without benefits. A typical work day is 8:30 am - 3:30 pm with an average of 35 hours per week. Dates of employment are June 26 - August 11, 2023. There is a one week break during the week of July 3-7.
Pay rate is $16/hour with $1.50/hour bonus at the end of the summer for each hour worked when commitment is completed.

Application Process
Submit cover letter and resume by fax, mail or email. Deadline for applications: March 31, 2023. Please note that a background check is required prior to employment.

Attn: Eileen Jones
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 456-0594 FAX

Bilingual Wildlife Educator

Department: Education
Supervisor: Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Compensation: $30/hour
Part Time: 24 hours per week – three 8-hours shifts, Wednesdays-Fridays
Date: January 5, 2023

Position Description
The Bilingual Wildlife Educator’s primary responsibility is delivering wildlife programs to all ages in both English and Spanish.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support WildCare’s Education Department in the delivery of all its programs, including Nature
    Van, Center Tours, Wildlife Ambassador, Nature Hikes, Wildlife Camp, and Event Tabling. The
    programs of focus for this position are the Nature Van and Ambassador programs.
  • Present wildlife education programs for students in Pre-K through 12 th grade, with most
    programs being delivered to elementary age students. Programs take place at schools, camps,
    our center, and other special events as necessary. WildCare’s education programs serve eight
    counties within the San Francisco Bay Area. This position requires driving WildCare’s Nature Van
    (cargo van) to and from Nature Van programs.
  • Inventory and purchase camp and Nature Van teaching materials and supplies.
  • Develop and update curriculum and educational materials for all of WildCare's education
    programs, including incorporation of Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Support WildCare Education staff and volunteers with other functions and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for an interview, applicants must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
The ideal candidate is someone who loves nature, enjoys teaching, has a rapport with children, and is
flexible and organized.

  • Bilingual (fluent in both English and Spanish)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience developing and delivering programs for students in Pre-K through 6th grade in a related field
  • Strong class management skills
  • General knowledge of wildlife ecology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform work without direct supervision
  • Excellent driving record
  • Competent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Calendar
  • Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and bend to move teaching tools and interact with children.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience handling and/or presenting live animals in an educational setting
  • Completed relevant college course work in Animal Sciences, Environmental Studies, Teaching, or a related field
  • Experience teaching Middle School, High School, and adults
  • Working knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards

Conditions of Employment

Hiring is contingent upon receipt of a DMV driving record and an FBI/California Department of Justice background check. The Bilingual Nature Educator will drive the Nature Van (cargo van) on a regular basis to deliver off site programs. Shift times vary day-to-day, beginning as early as 7:00am and ending as late as 6:00pm, with occasional evening/weekend/holiday work required.

Compensation, Benefits and Preferred Start Date

This is a part time hourly non-exempt position, which includes prorated vacation, sick and holiday pay. The ideal candidate will start in early February.

To Apply

Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 professional references via email to Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

Job Title: Hungry Owl Project Field Technician 

Department: Hungry Owl Project (HOP)

Supervisor: Assistant Director of Hospital Programs

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Compensation: $17/hour

Hours: 20 hours per week:
Tuesdays 9am - 1pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am - 5pm

Date: November 29, 2022

Job Overview

The Hungry Owl Project Field Technician will:

  • Conduct field related work (i.e. consults, installs, maintenance and monitoring) on scheduled field days.
  • Document field work and client relations as needed.
  • Oversee production of boxes and manage volunteers who are assisting the program.

Physical requirements: The Hungry Owl Project Field Technician must be able to:

  • Work outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Climb a ladder, and lift and carry objects of 50 lbs.,
  • Dig holes for Barn Owl boxes with post hole digger or assist staff or volunteer with these tasks.
  • Have in depth knowledge of HOP protocol and best practices.
  • Complete field paperwork according to HOP protocols.

Knowledge Requirements: The Hungry Owl Project Field Technician must also be able to:

  • Identify proper Barn Owl habitat and appropriate box locations.
  • Identify potential areas of concern for Barn Owls.
  • Evaluate box conditions and areas of needed maintenance.
  • Note: Training is provided, but a working knowledge of wildlife is preferred.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Assist HOP Manager with writing and emailing Maintenance and Monitoring reports
  • Locate ideal nesting box locations and assist in owl box installations. This includes:
    - Safely strapping down ladder on SUV
    - Loading and unloading installation supplies in SUV
    - Loading and unloading box cleaning supplies
    - Locating ideal box locations and assisting in installations
    - Practicing ladder safety in the field
    - Wearing proper PPE while cleaning and installing boxes
    - Digging 32 inches by hand
    - Mounting pole to box
    - Pouring cement to secure pole
  • Safely perform box maintenance and monitoring

Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume by fax, mail or email.

Attn: Jacqueline Lewis
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 456-0594 FAX

Job Title: Wildlife Assistant
Department: Wildlife Hospital
Supervisors: Assistant Director of Animal Care & Hospital Manager


The Wildlife Assistant (WA) reports to the Assistant Director of Animal Care and the
Hospital Manager, and assists with animal treatment and volunteer management in both
the songbird and clinic branches of the hospital. The primary goal is to ensure the highest
quality and consistency of patient care through direct, hands-on care, supervision of
volunteers and interns in the clinic and birdroom and enforcement of existing protocols.

The WA must be able to work collaboratively with equal sensitivity to the care of the
animals and the needs and requirements of the volunteers and staff in order to build and
maintain a respectful and professional culture within rehabilitation functions and
throughout WildCare.


It is understood that all of the responsibilities listed here are performed with the supervision of the staff Veterinarian, Director of Animal Care and Managers:

  • Maintain smoothly operating shifts so that all of the tasks required to ensure excellent patient care and husbandry are completed by the end of each day for both songbird hospital and clinic animals.
  • Duties include but are not limited to: orchestrating the flow of volunteers, daily feeding, and cleaning of all patients in your charge, administering medications, intake and physical exams of patients, maintaining adequate supplies and ensuring that preparation for the following day’s operations are complete by the end of the day.
  • Must be able to calculate and administer medications and fluids.
  • In collaboration with senior medical staff, develop and execute diagnoses and treatment plans for wildlife accepted under WildCare’s permits.
  • Euthanize animals, with senior staff approval, according to WildCare policy and AVMA standards.
  • Assist with selection of release sites and coordination of patient releases.
  • Must have hands-on experience working with wild mammals, songbirds, waterfowl, raptors and ideally reptiles as well.

Willing to train the right candidate if they have less experience with some species than others but an overall competence in handling mammals and aves is required.


  • Managing each shift so that all daily tasks are completed as required.
  • Training and managing volunteers and interns on your shift to ensure that protocols and procedures are being followed, and to enhance the volunteer and intern experience.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Work to maintain a collaborative, respectful and professional culture within the Hospital, across all of WildCare’s departments, and with our partner organizations.


  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years (“baby seasons”) providing hands-on medical and husbandry care in a wildlife hospital setting.
  • Due to the nature of responsibilities with controlled substances, must pass state and federal background check and have no pertinent criminal history.
  • Ability to work flexible, constantly changing days and hours including varying nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Computer literate, comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) and other basic programs.
  • Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds, endure long workdays in a physically and emotionally demanding setting while maintaining focus, accuracy and physical activities required by the job.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and vehicle insurance.


  • Ability and desire to facilitate communication between all levels of hospital staff and volunteers by promoting a positive work environment and practicing professional conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent team building and encouragement skills with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
  • Great organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to prioritize well and work well under pressure
  • Experience teaching or mentoring, either in group or individual settings
  • Ability to work independently with the willingness to follow directions and ask for assistance when needed


This position is a temporary, part-time seasonal position, roughly April 1- August 31, 2023.

Shifts worked are 10 hour shifts

$17.00 per hour

Hours available are 10-30 hours a week depending on candidate’s availability. Some weeks there is a possibility of up to 40 hours in the event emergency staff coverage is needed.

Flexibility to work opening shifts, closing shifts, weekend shifts, and holiday shifts.

No benefits other than sick pay earned

WildCare does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or mental or physical handicap.


Send resume and cover letter, including 2 professional reference contacts (at least one of whom should be able to speak to your wildlife-specific medical experience) to:

Melanie Piazza, Director of Animal Care
Subject Line: Wildlife Assistant Application