Custodian - Facilities Laborer - Animal Care Assistant Job

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Custodian - Facilities Labourer - Animal Care Assistant (full-time)

The Organization:

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, a world-class wildlife rehabilitation centre, located in Errington, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, cares for ill, injured and orphaned wildlife, and educates the public on wildlife and environmental issues.

The Position:

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is accepting applications for one full-time Custodian - Facilities Labourer - Animal Care Assistant to join our team and support the maintenance and operation of the Centre.


The successful applicant should possess previous experience in custodial or maintenance work. The position works under the direction, support and supervision of the Operations Manager.


  • Clean and supply washrooms several times throughout each day

  • Disinfect all high touch-point areas on site

  • Clean Learning Centre, Museum of Nature and other areas as required

  • Replenish cleaning and maintenance supplies and maintain organized janitorial storage areas

  • Assist Yard Foreman with site maintenance duties as required

  • Learn Animal Care and Yard work duties and assist as required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements: 

This rewarding position requires a mature person that works well within a team and independently and can readily adapt to changing circumstances.  It is physically demanding and requires attention to detail.

  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s license with clean driving abstract (proof required) and reliable transportation

  • Must be able to fluently speak and write English

  • Must be willing to get a Police Information Check as a condition of employment

  • Must be in excellent physical health

  • Must have WHMIS or be willing to obtain certification as condition of employment

  • Excellent “people skills” and communication capabilities

  • Must be able to follow direction well

  • Excellent time management

  • Willingness to learn and grow into roles with more responsibilities

  • Willingness to follow strict protocols and procedures

  • Excellent teamwork skills and good work ethic.

  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the organization.

Full Time

Hours: 40 hours per week - working weekends

Wage: $17.00 per hour

To apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and 2 references (at least one from a workplace) to  Attention Joyce Lee. Please write Custodian Position in the subject line.


We appreciate all applications, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We reserve the right to close the vacancies early depending on the number of applications received, so encourage you to submit your details as soon as possible if you are interested.