Job Opportunities

Veterinary Technician

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) invites applications for the Veterinary Technician position. ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds and flyways on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems. World headquarters for ICF is located near Baraboo, Wisconsin. ICF has 45 full-time staff, and a network of hundreds of specialists working in over 50 countries on five continents.

This Veterinary Technician position is half-time (20 hours a week) with possible benefits and flexible scheduling. Responsibilities include providing medical care for the captive flock of cranes under supervision of the veterinarian. Candidates will assist with anesthesia, radiology, animal restraint, basic laboratory procedures, data entry, and inventory management.

Preferred candidates will have a veterinary technical degree and certificate, and/or experience in zoo, wildlife or avian health care and husbandry. We are looking for a self-motivated person to help our efforts for the conservation of endangered cranes.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to, International Crane Foundation, Attn: Dr. Barry Hartup, E-11376 Shady Lane Road, Box 447, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447; or fax 608-356-9465, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. ICF is an equal opportunity employer.

Yangtze Basin Program Officer

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is hiring for a new position -  Yangtze Basin Program Officer. The Program Officer will coordinate the implementation of ICF's diverse activities at Poyang Lake, China and, as appropriate, their expansion into other parts of the mid-Yangtze River Basin (for details, please see Position Description). For those who are interested, please send (1) a CV; (2) letter of interest; and (3) contact information for three references. ICF is accepting applications until October 1, 2014 or until the position is filled. Please contact Li Fengshan, Ph.D., ICF China Program Coordinator - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel: 608-356-9462, ext 158 (USA) or 13641026560 (China).



国际鹤类基金会拟招聘一名长江项目官员,主要协调和实施国际鹤类基金会在鄱阳湖以及今后长江中下游其他地区的保护和研究工作。长江项目官员的申请资格和职责描述见附件。有兴趣者,并提交如下英文信息和材料:(1)简历;(2)申请信;(3)三名推荐人联系信息。申请截至日期为2014年10月1日。 联系人:李凤山 博士 国际鹤类基金会中国项目协调人 电子邮箱:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  或者 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 电    话:608-356-9462, ext 158 (美国); 13641026560 (中国)


The International Crane Foundation invites applications for the position of Aviculturist.

The Aviculturist will be part of a team of five full-time aviculturists and reports directly to the Curator of Birds. S/he will work closely with aviculture staff and interns to insure the proper care and breeding of ICF's captive population of cranes, and assist with the implementation of genetic and demographic management goals through AZA and other regional or global management programs. The position will work closely with Veterinary Services to coordinate preventative medicine programs and clinical care of birds.

A current focus of our collection is to provide birds to support reintroduction of endangered species of cranes into the wild, especially Whooping Cranes. The Aviculturist will participate in all aspects of breeding and rearing cranes for release, including isolation rearing techniques. This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary and benefits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of the daily care and management of the captive flock.
  • Daily cleaning of crane pens, provision of clean water and fresh feed.
  • Daily observation and recording/reporting of crane behaviors as they relate to health and management of the flock.
  • Facilitate communication through updates of databases related to aviculture activities and participate in regular departmental meetings and daily planning sessions.
  • Participate in the captive propagation program through: observations of breeding behavior, practicing artificial insemination, regulating diet, managing various incubator room equipment, pair socializations, rearing chicks, and behavioral modification.
  • Assist in the management of public display birds to support site visitor program and meet avicultural goals.
  • Participate in the training of interns or visiting colleagues on aviculture techniques, small population management, and related issues.