Animal Care Technician

Winter Park, Florida
Dec 13, 2021
Feb 11, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

For the 13th consecutive year, Rollins College has been named a “Great College to Work For”. Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong. Ready to join us?

The Department of Psychology at Rollins College is seeking an Animal Care Technician to join their team!

Our Service Excellence Philosophy:


At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience.

Click here to learn more about our commitment to Service Excellence at Rollins College!

Total Rewards & Compensation:

  • 15 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 11 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 10 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Plus More!

The hourly rate is $12.13.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a breeding stock of animals and maintaining accurate records in order to prevent interbreeding.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of animals, laboratory/procedure rooms, and equipment.
  • Providing assistance to students in handling animals.
  • Procuring (orders and picks up) food and supplies for laboratory animals.
  • Transporting animals to veterinarian, administering medication to animals, and euthanizing animals as needed.
  • Maintaining accurate records of numbers and types of animals needed by Psychology and Biology Departments.
  • Performing other relevant departmental duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, and follow basic instructions.
  • Knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures in the care of animals.
  • Ability to handle and provide care to a variety of laboratory animals.
  • Ability to understand and interpret written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to maintain records with a high degree of accuracy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six months to one year of job related experience.

Work Schedule:

The Animal Care Technician role is a full-time 12-month appointment, scheduled to work 28 hours per week. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 2:30pm.*

*Overtime, afternoons, and weekends may be required as needed.

Work Environment:

  • Working in-person, on campus, in a laboratory environment.
  • Work requires physical strain (physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds).
  • Work requires exposure to noise and odors associated with animals

To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please  click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

Resume/Cover Letter (optional).

**Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022. Priority will be given those that apply by that date.**

About the Department of Psychology:

The Psychology Department uses the methods and content of psychological science to teach students to understand the reasons behind their own and others' behavior, become competent and critical decision-makers, respect human diversity, and fulfill their social responsibilities.

About Rollins College:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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