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IT Technician

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The IT Technician is the go-to-person for day-to-day departmental operations regarding computer software and hardware.  They will also manage passwords, and provide limited training regarding the use of hardware and software. They will provide on-site administration for software users in a variety of work environments, including professional offices, workgroups or departments, and corporate information systems.  This job requires working weekends and Mondays. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or G.E.D. Must be familiar with PC hardware, Microsoft networks, Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Office 365, and Windows server. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned) […]

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Grant Writer

THE LIVING DESERT Job Title:             Grant Writer Division:              Development Level:                    6 Exemption:        Non-exempt; hourly; part-time (Position could work into full time) Level of Authority: Reports to Director of Development Position Summary: Identify, develop and cultivate funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate and implement the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third-party public and private sources. Reports directly to the Director of Development and works closely with TLD leadership. Specific Tasks: Grant Writing Completes and submits existing grants […]

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Senior Animal Keeper

Position Summary: The Area Senior Keeper is a supervisory position responsible for assisting the Area Animal Care Manager in managing Americas area staff and the Americas area animal collection. This area primarily includes a variety of North American bird, arthropod, and reptile species (including venomous), some mammals, a native species rehab center, as well as the Desert Carnivore Conservation Center, which is dedicated to breeding small African carnivore SSP species. This position also performs the functions of Animal Keeper and is able to follow instructions from Animal management. Senior Animal Keeper must demonstrate significant knowledge of husbandry practices, be able to lead and mentor staff in the performances of these […]

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Senior Animal Keeper

Position Summary: The Area Senior Keeper is a supervisory position responsible for assisting the Area Animal Care Manager in managing Africa area staff and the African area animal collection. This position also performs the functions of Animal Keeper and is able to follow instructions from Animal management. Senior Animal Keeper must demonstrate significant knowledge of husbandry practices, be able to lead and mentor staff in the performances of these practices. Must demonstrate strong leadership skills which include being a role model and an example to others while working towards an improved future and shared vision within TLD and the Animal team. This person must have the ability to make good […]

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Staff Head Veterinarian

The Living Desert is seeking well-qualified candidates for the position of Staff Head Veterinarian as part of the animal leadership team. This is a department manager position responsible for the veterinary medical care of over 400, primarily desert, animals. This position works closely with the animal management team to provide the highest quality of care and well-being for the animals, and is a key leadership position, requiring a motivated and dedicated team player willing to make a significant commitment to the organization. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic individual who is highly organized, is a strong decision maker, and demonstrates the ability to work and lead effectively with all levels […]

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Safety Manager

Summary The Safety Manager is focused on designing, implementing and maintaining the safety management processes for the organization. This includes policy and program development, a risk management plan, employee training programs, process review, inspections, and compliance issues for the organization. This individual is responsible to promote safety in every department throughout the organization and must work in a positive, productive manner with department managers to this end. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical and leadership skills to maximize safety and minimize loss for the organization. Duties and Responsibilities: · Creates and administers all safety compliance programs and required policies and procedures for the organization and keeps the organization in […]

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Seasonal Part-Time Membership Admissions Clerk

The clerk is to be accountable for all funds and transactions that are transacted during their shift in the admissions booth and special exhibits. Also assist in the daily operations of the membership office. Assist guests with park questions and be responsible for their own bank float. The candidate will also assist with coverage for lunch hours, PTO and sick days. Qualifications: Must have the ability interact with a wide variety of people and to multi-task. Must be energetic with good communication skills, who can work with others as a team; strong problem solving skills and strong cash handling ability, details and numbers. The candidate will be required to work […]

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DINOSAUR PERFORMER

DINOSAUR PERFORMER  The Living Desert is seeking motivated, outgoing and personable individuals for The Wildlife Wonders Show featuring our 10-foot-tall interactive dinosaur puppets beginning Fall 2017. The Dinosaur Performer performs on stage as a dinosaur in the show cast. This individual will be working closely with our program animal collection as a prehistoric creature both on grounds in our outdoor amphitheater as well as other venues at special events. Essential duties include performing as a Dinosaur; memorizing and delivering scripts and dialogues; improvising with the public when applicable; and ability to use/operate I-Pad and sound system equipment. During down time from shows additional tasks/projects will be assigned. High energy, excellent […]

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