ANIMAL CARE AND TRAINING SEASONAL POSITIONS
Gulf World is now seeking applicants for seasonal positions in the Animal Care and Training Department. Seasonal staff will be exposed to animal care and training techniques and will work directly with animal training staff to support the daily care of our collection. Selected applicants will work in animal show settings as well as guest encounter and interaction programs. Once selected, seasonal staff will be placed in one of our four animal care and training departments: The Dolphin Area, which cares for our collection of bottlenose dolphins; The Sea Lion Area, which cares for our collection of sea lions, seals, penguins, and rough-toothed dolphins; or The Multi-Species Area, which cares for our collection of birds, small mammals, and reptiles.
Specific responsibilities will vary based on area and will include but are not limited to:
- Diet Preparation
- Food Prep Kitchen cleaning and bucket scrubbing
- Habitat cleaning, maintenance, and upkeep
- Water quality testing and filtration
- Education portions of guest interactions
- Monitor guest interactions
- Operate show sound
- Narration of presentations
- Animal observations
- Assisting with animal training, husbandry, and handling
All applicants should be at least 18 years of age, have proof of US citizenship, and either pursuing or have a completed bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to those with at least 2 previous animal care experiences (internships, previous employment). Applicants should be comfortable standing and working on their feet for long periods of time in all outdoor conditions. Depending on the season, Florida weather will range between extreme heat and sunshine and cold temperatures and storms. Daily heavy lifting is required, so candidates should be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. For our marine mammal departments, a scuba certification and strong swimming skills are also required.
May-Aug Application Deadlines: March 1st
To apply, please submit a completed application (below), cover letter indicating which department you are pursuing, and resume. Due to high number of applicants, incomplete application will not be considered.
Contact: [email protected]
EDUCATION SUMMER INTERN
In the months of June and July, Gulf World will be offering education internships to interested college students. During this unique, hands-on program, interns will participate in experiential learning through both formal and informal environmental education.
As an intern in our Education Department, you will be given the chance to transform our facility’s educational vision into a tangible guest experience for our visitors. You will act as a camp counselor for our Dolphin Day Camps, present informal public presentations, assist in coordinating field trip groups, and work on various special projects to benefit your future teaching career.
The education internship is a paid position and requires at least a 30 hour work week which includes weekends and holidays. If you are interested in applying for an education internship position, please complete an education internship application and return it to us with your cover letter and resume.
Summer: June & July- Application Deadlines: April 15th
Contact: [email protected]