Employment Opportunities

Paid Positions

Communications Coordinator. The outreach communications coordinator plays a significant role in promoting the Wildlife Center’s mission of teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment.  Working within the outreach & education department, the communications coordinator is responsible for sharing stories, with an emphasis on digital communication, by using 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.

Development Officer.  The Wildlife Center of Virginia is hiring a full-time Development Officer to assume day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the Development Department.  This individual will help lead the development staff in the planning and implementation of a multi-faceted fundraising program.  Applicant materials, including samples of development work products and/or writing samples, may be sent to rhuwa@wildlifecenter.org

Front-desk Coordinator.  As part of the Outreach and Education Department, this position serves as the voice of the Center to the public by answering calls, greeting lobby visitors, and admitting patients.  The front-desk coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities and is integral to communicating appropriate advice to callers for injured or orphaned wildlife as well as using creative solutions to resolve human and wildlife conflicts. The Wildlife Center is open from 9am until 5pm seven days a week. Weekend work is required.

General Maintenance Worker. The Wildlife Center of Virginia 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 is a full-time, year-round position and will report directly to Vice President for Administration. Applicant materials can be sent to lkegley@wildlifecenter.org

Wildlife Rehabilitator. The Wildlife Center of Virginia is currently accepting applications for a full-time wildlife rehabilitator. The Center is looking to fill the position immediately; however, the position will remain open until the right candidate is hired. As part of the rehabilitation team, wildlife rehabilitators are responsible for a variety of tasks, including animal care, husbandry, nutrition, and, most importantly, training. This position reports to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor and is a member of the Veterinary Department.

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


Training Positions [with financial aid]

None at this time. 


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.