Employment

Tracy Aviary is now hiring for the following positions:

 


Maintenance Technician

Tracy Aviary's Visitors Center PlazaTracy Aviary seeks a professional with strong organizational skills along with stellar communication skills to be our Maintenance Technician. Responsibilities include maintenance of Aviary buildings and grounds in order to promote a clean, healthy, safe and pleasant environment for Tracy Aviary guests, staff and the birds. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in a fun and dynamic atmosphere. Join the rest of the Tracy Aviary staff by becoming a steward for the natural world while inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. Typical work week is Tuesday-Saturday. This is a benefited position offering 40 hours per week at $11.00 -13.50 per hour depending on experience.

Job Summary: Under the direction of Director of Horticulture and Facilities maintain Aviary, buildings, grounds, and facilities in order to promote a clean, healthy, safe and pleasant environment for Aviary birds, guests, and staff.

Essential functions:

  • 40% Perform work orders including repairs and fabrications as directed by Director of Horticulture and Facilities.
  • 10% Daily maintenance of public and staff walkways through hosing, blowing, or shoveling to provide a clean and tidy appearance.
  • 10% Quarterly inspections of Aviary facilities including documentation and commutation of identified problems to Director of Horticulture and Facilities.
  • 10% Support and coordinate with volunteers, Custodial Technician and Horticulture Technician and various contractors in performance of various Aviary projects.
  • 5% Communicate issues, problems, needs, and accomplishments to supervisor or senior staff as necessary
  • 10% Assist aviary staff in dealing with facilities problems or emergencies.
  • 10% Perform purchasing errands as directed by Director of Horticulture and Facilities.
  • 5% Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications: High School or Trade School graduate. Valid driver’s license required. Two years experience in grounds or facilities maintenance preferred. Specific experience in welding, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, electrical or small motor repair also preferred.

Comments: This position involves lifting heavy supplies, bending, cleaning and occasional carrying of items; use of various hand and electrical tools; working in all weather conditions.

Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.

To Apply: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Send an electronic application including cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three references to Matthew Utley, Director of Horticulture and Facilities, at matthewu@tracyaviary.org.

 


Horticulture Assistant

DSC_0180Tracy Aviary seeks a professional with strong organizational skills along with stellar communication skills to be one of our Horticulture Technicians. Responsibilities include maintenance and improvement of our grounds as a pleasant environment for Tracy Aviary guests, staff and the birds.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in a fun and dynamic atmosphere working with a variety of plants (native/water conserving/wildlife attracting), volunteers, and birds.  Join the rest of the Tracy Aviary staff by becoming a steward for the natural world while inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation.  Typical work week is Sunday – Thursday.  This is a benefited position offering 40 hours per week at $10.00 -12.00 per hour depending on experience.

Job Summary: Under the direction of Director of Horticulture and Facilities maintain and improve The Aviary grounds, buildings and facilities in order to promote a clean, healthy, safe, pleasant and botanically interesting environment for Aviary guests and staff.

Essential functions:

  • 15% Maintain Aviary plants, trees, shrubs, and gardens as through appropriate pruning, planting, transplanting, propagation and IPM.
  • 15% Maintain Aviary lawns through mowing, edging, watering, fertilizing, seeding, or aeration
  • 15% Irrigate grounds, and maintain irrigation systems, to provide healthy plants and minimize water use
  • 15% Organize and coordinate staff, community service, and volunteer workers
  • 10% Perform maintenance and custodial work including; hosing, blowing, or shoveling to provide a clean and tidy appearance to pathways. Clean public and service building restrooms. Monitor garbage and recycling bins; as needed rotate empty bins to public area, prep for city pick-up. Clean and perform setups for special events in The Mill.
  • 5% Assist aviary staff in dealing with facilities problems or emergencies.
  • 5% Perform purchasing errands as directed by Director of Horticulture and Facilities.
  • 5% Perform work requests as directed by Director of Horticulture and Facilities.
  • 5% Communicate issues, problems, needs, and accomplishments to supervisor and senior staff as necessary
  • 5% Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications: High school or trade school graduate. Valid driver’s license required. Bachelors degree in Horticulture or related field preferred. Two years experience in grounds or facilities maintenance preferred.

Comments: This position involves lifting heavy supplies, bending, cleaning and occasional carrying of items; use of various hand and electrical tools; working in all weather conditions.

Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.

To Apply: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Send an electronic application including cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three references to Matthew Utley, Director of Horticulture and Facilities, at matthewu@tracyaviary.org.

 


Bird Trainer

safe_imageWhile we are not currently seeking new Bird Trainers, we are always accepting applications for future openings.

To apply send cover letter and resume to Helen Dishaw, Curator of Bird Training and Education Programs – helend@tracyaviary.org.