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    Guest stephen schabel
    • Employer: The Avian Conservation Center/ The Center for Birds of Prey
      Location: Charleston, SC
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/01/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Center for Birds of Prey in Charleston, SC (www.centerforbirdsofprey.org) is now accepting applications for the position of Bird Staff/Educator.  The successful applicant will join a small, highly dedicated team of educators in working with one of the most diverse collections of raptors in North America.   This is a full time position with benefits. Some weekend and holiday hours will be required.


    Under general supervision of the Director of Education, participate in the care, training and utilization of the resident educational birds and conduct educational programs in accordance with CBP standards and procedures.


    Responsibilities include:

    Assist in the coordination and performance of all aspects of basic husbandry and routine care for the Center’s collection of birds.

    Present or assist in the presentation of on-site and off-site educational programs.

    Perform all educational program duties in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and act as an Ambassador for the Center and its mission.

    Assist in the training of working birds for flying demonstrations and static educational programs.

    Assist in the development of educational presentations and materials.

    Assist in the coordination and supervision of volunteer activities and conduct training in the proper care, treatment, and utilization of birds for educational purposes.

    Oversee and advise on the use, control and maintenance of husbandry facilities, supplies and equipment. 



    Bachelor's degree in Education, Biology, or related field

    Strong written and verbal communications skills

    Strong Public Speaking skills

    Must be able to work outside during all seasons

    Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

    Weekend, evening and holiday work required


    Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the areas of environmental education and/or avian husbandry and/or training 

    If interested, please email a resume, a 1 page cover letter and a 1-2 minute video documenting your public speaking ability to:

    Stephen Schabel
    Director of Education
    The Center for Birds of Prey
    PO Box 1247 Charleston, SC 29402

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