Employment

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Tracy Aviary is now hiring for the following positions:

 


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.

 


Custodial Technician

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Tracy Aviary seeks a professional to assist in the cleaning of our LEED Certified facilities.  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.

Responsibilities include general cleaning and waste removal in restrooms, education spaces, offices, and our grounds in preparation for Tracy Aviary visitors; setup for special events, and some minor related maintenance activities. Must possess effective problem solving skills and use of sound judgment. This person should have the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emergency or sensitive situations along with the ability to carry out work according to policy and procedures. This is a full-time position with benefits. 40 hours per week at $9.50-$10.50 per hour, depending on experience.

Essential functions:

  • 30%  Clean public facilities and restrooms daily
  • 20%  Deep clean according to weekly and monthly schedules.
  • 10%   Daily maintenance of public and staff walkways through hosing, blowing, or shoveling to provide a clean and tidy appearance
  • 15%  Clean picnic tables, benches, signs, and handrails on grounds, affect needed repairs.
  • 10%  Monitor garbage and recycling bins daily; as needed rotate empty bins to public area, prep for waste pick-up
  • 5%   Communicate issues, problems, needs, and accomplishments to supervisor as necessary
  • 5%  Assist aviary staff in dealing with facilities maintenance, problems, or emergencies
  • 5%  Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications: This job requires a person who has attention to detail, is a self-starter, and is willing to reduce overall waste. This position requires you to be flexible and able to prioritize and juggle several projects at once. You should be able to communicate clearly and follow oral and written instructions. Cleaning experience preferred. Substantial knowledge of custodial equipment and cleaning materials and experience determining appropriate and safe use of supplies is preferred. Experience and understanding of “green” cleaning products, and policies and procedures used for LEED certified facilities preferred. This person should have the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emergency or sensitive situations along with the ability to carry out work according to policy and procedures. Experience in standard computer systems and applications such as Internet and Microsoft Office is preferred.

Comments: This position involves lifting heavy supplies, bending, cleaning, and occasional carrying of items; working in all weather conditions.  The typical shift for this position is 6:30am – 3pm; typical work week is Sunday through Thursday with Friday and Saturday off.

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.

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and phone numbers for three references to: Matthew Utley, Director of Horticulture and Facilities, at matthewu@tracyaviary.org

 


Gift Store Manager/Buyer

GS items for the holidays (22)Tracy Aviary is looking for an energetic individual to run our beautiful, boutique-feeling Nature Store and manage the Guest Services team. This individual has the opportunity to take big retail experience and help grow a three year-old gift shop that has shown tremendous potential. All applicants should have retail experience, managerial experience. and working knowledge of good customer service.

 

Job Summary:

  • Buying/Merchandising
    • Identify and study trends, review market research, meet with vendors to select marketable gifts appropriate to buying audience
    • Negotiate best costs and delivery of product
    • Maintain product quantity levels
    • Organize store layout, oversee displays of merchandise, change displays regularly in accordance with the buying audience.
  • Sales
    • Build an online store presence
    • Consistently monitor team members, sales activities and productivity
    • Plan and communicate daily with staff regarding vital topics, metrics and quotas
    • Meet and exceed all store sales quotas and service metrics
    • Oversee all membership sales
    • Manage bi-annual full store inventory
    • Management
  • Staff
    • Recruit, interview, select and train guest service/gift store personnel
    • Train personnel to provide exemplary service welcoming customers as guests
    • Train personnel to respond to customers inquiries and complaints in a professional and timely manner
    • Prepare staff schedules
    • Recognize performance issues in a timely manner and partner with Deputy Director to develop plans for resolution.
    • Oversee loss prevention systems
  • Events
    • Oversee booking and scheduling all birthdays parties and fieldtrips
    • Schedule staff to work birthdays and evening rental events

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years retail experience
  • Customer focused approach to retail
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a balanced and innovative portfolio of store inventory while building relationships with vendors and customers
  • Work within budget constraints and manage staff effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a collaborative work environment, communicate effectively.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to guide, develop and manage customer service-oriented staff
  • Experience with point-of-sale systems, tracking inventory, and other retail reporting tools.

Comments: This position involves lifting heavy supplies, bending, cleaning and occasional carrying of items.  It also requires a minimal amount of time working with/feeding the birds of the Amazon Adventure exhibit.  Must be able to work flexible hours, holidays, early and late hours, promotional events and other necessary times as needed according to visitor services schedule.

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.

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and phone numbers for three references to: Scott Lyttle, Deputy Director, at scottl@tracyaviary.org.