We’re Hiring – Come Work at AWCC

We’re Hiring – Come work at AWCC in beautiful Portage, Alaska! No matter the department, you’ll be joining a dedicated team of hard-working individuals that strive to uphold our mission of preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is hiring for positions in our Admissions, Retail,…

We are hiring!

Join our team! EDUCATION: Educational Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator: Assists with supervising seasonal education interns and volunteers. Will assist in supervising other animal care while they are performing educational duties. Please read the full job description here: Educational Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator Job Description. To apply please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Lily@alaskawildlife.org. ANIMAL CARE:…

Meet Our Interns!

Tierney Gannon, Animal Care Intern Favorite Animal? AWCC: Hugo the Grizzly Bear or Snickers the Porcupine Overall: Toads Where are you from? Lockport, Illinois Education? Ohio State University; Major: Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology Minor: Spanish Aspirations? I want to travel and work in multiple locations and countries and to find a career that includes working with wildlife, education and traveling. How do you…

Meet Our Animal Care Staff!

Cameron Ward, Hoofstock Keeper Favorite Animal? AWCC: Canadian Lynx Overall: Pangolin, an animal related to the armadillo  Where are you from? Originally I’m from Columbia, Missouri, but I grew up in East Lansing, Michigan.  Education? Majored in Health Sciences and minored in Biology at Truman State University  What has AWCC done for you? AWCC has given me the opportunity to live…

Meet Our Animal Care Staff!

David Rehak Suma, Educational Animal Keeper Favorite Animal? For the past two summers, I have been fortunate enough to raise our Black-Tailed Sitka Deer fawns. This experience has shown me how playful the fawns can be and how the proper upbringing can influence the behavior of the deer. They are also the cutest animals on the planet.  …

Meet Our Animal Care Staff!

Hanna Sundstrom, Lead Animal Keeper Favorite Animal? AWCC: It’s hard for me to choose a favorite animal, but I have always been interested in bears, so they’re at the top of my list. I also gained a huge appreciation for muskox and moose while I’ve been here – they have a much larger personality than people realize. Overall:…

Meet Our Animal Care Staff!

Katie Middlebrook, Lead Animal Keeper Favorite Animal? AWCC: Red Foxes, Sitka Black-Tailed Deer, Canadian Lynx Overall: Great White Shark after doing conservation research in Mosselbaai, South Africa Where are you from? I grew up in Glendale, AZ but lived in Alamogordo, NM for 4 years and in Anchorage, AK for the past 3. My husband is in the military,…
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