Employment Opportunities

Paid Positions

Outreach Department positions. The Wildlife Center is currently hiring for two positions within the outreach and education team. The Wildlife Center of Virginia’s mission is teaching the world to care about, and care for, wildlife and the environment. The outreach and education department uses the unique experience of a wildlife hospital to educate the public to promote change in the actions of individuals and institutions related to wildlife and the environment, and increase the public’s awareness of, interaction with, and support for the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

Areas of responsibility currently include video content creation, television series production, digital communications, Wildlife Care Academy project management and course development, and education/outreach programming. Since many qualified candidates may have a unique mix of skills and interests, please read the Center’s departmental needs and let us know your areas of interest and qualifications in your application materials. A variety of job responsibilities and structures may be considered, including part-time and full-time. There is the opportunity for some remote work.  

General Maintenance Worker. The Wildlife Center is hiring a full-time, year-round Maintenance Worker to join our team. This position is responsible for a variety of maintenance tasks, including animal enclosure repairs, upkeep of enclosures and facilities, identifying needs for repairs, and responding to specific maintenance requests. This position reports directly to the Director of Administration. Applicant materials can be sent to aconrad@wildlifecenter.org

No phone calls, please! We want to keep the lines open for wildlife emergencies. 


Training Positions [with financial aid]

Veterinary Technician Internship. The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) currently has an opening for a 13-month veterinary technician intern with a start date May or June 2022 (flexible start date for the right candidate). The intern will be involved in all aspects of wildlife medicine, including hematology, parasitology, cytology, radiography, anesthesia, medical treatments (restraint, medicating, IV catheter placement, venipuncture, wound care, bandaging, etc.), necropsy, husbandry, nutrition, rehabilitation, record maintenance, telephone consultations, and presentations at rounds.  This internship places a special emphasis on veterinary diagnostics, and a significant amount of time is be spent performing CBC’s, cytology, fecal examinations, and wildlife parasitology. The intern also helps train senior veterinary and technician students performing externships at the Center.


Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, the Wildlife Center relies on hundreds of volunteers and students to help us help wildlife return to the wild. Please visit our volunteer opportunities or training opportunities pages to learn more. The rehabilitation and outreach staff are currently accepting applications for externship positions. 

Join us in making a real difference in wildlife conservation and the environment.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.