Undergraduates eligible for Federal Work Study
1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
Paleontological Research Institution, a nonprofit organization, and its Cayuga Nature Center is seeking an Animal Care Assistant to work in the Live Animal Department. The Cayuga Nature Center has a collection of over 60 animal ambassadors of 36 species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. These animal ambassadors help educate the public about the natural world through up-close experiences.
The Animal Care Assistant would assist Animal Care Staff with the care of these animal ambassadors and have the opportunity to complete a research project which would directly impact the quality of life and care of these animals. Additional opportunities include presenting educational programs to the public or school groups, contributing to an online exhibit, and creating social media content.