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On Call Certified Animal Safety Representative

Blackpool, Auckland

Overview American Humane, a U.S. – based non-profit, is seeking an independent contractor to work part time as an On-Call Certified Animal Safety Representative representing the organization's No Animals Were Harmed® program on motion picture, tv, commercial and new media locations in Auckland, New Zealand and the surrounding region to ensure the humane treatment of animal actors. We are seeking individuals with a Bachelor's in Veterinary Science (BVSc), Bachelor's of Veterinary Technology (BVet Tech), Bachelor's of Veterinary Nursing (BVN), Large Animal Veterinary Technician (LAVT), or BSc. in Animal Science or related position. The position starts in October 2019.Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are 1st to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans. We are 1st to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our "No Animals Were Harmed®" program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation. Position summary Responsible for representing American Humane Hollywood's "No Animals Were Harmed®" program, on motion picture, tv, commercial, and new media locations, to assure the humane treatment of animal performers, to document how the animals are housed and cared for, how various scenes and /or stunts using animal performers are accomplished. To advise regarding animal safety issues and uphold AH's Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media. Work includes critical and sensitive contacts with animal trainers, production executives, crew members and occasionally the media. Responsibilities and Duties ​ Monitoring Animal Action in Filmed Media Educate film personnel in humane matters, assist in any manner that pertains to the animals that are performing in the film, and ensure the safety and welfare of the animal(s) involved. Report Writing Timely and accurate report writing is critical; the report must be detailed in a manner that gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of the animal action, how it was achieved, and all safety precautions that were set in place to achieve the safety and welfare of all animals involved. Reports enable post production staff to determine whether a production will receive the AH end credit certification, "No Animals Were Harmed®", provide info for the written review and determine a rating. Reports also serve as an accountability record regarding the treatment of the animal(s). Communication and Diplomacy: Effective communication and people skills are essential, along with diplomacy to work efficiently with Hollywood program staff and production personnel, including: producers, directors, assistant directors, special effects personnel, pyrotechnics personnel, firefighters, wranglers, trainers, veterinarians, and local enforcement agencies, if an incident requires adjudication. May need to act as liaison to local agencies that have jurisdiction over animal welfare issues. Location of Work Assignments: NAWH CASRs are needed to work in their local and larger geographic regions as noted above as well as be available for travel to various international locations as needed Work assignments are often given on short notice and are subject to change. Production assignments vary greatly in length, from 1 hour to several months at a time on location. Production days may be 10-12 hours. CASRs must be equipped with various types of gear to adapt to extreme and changeable weather conditions that may occur during the filming of a production. Research: The Hollywood program will make every attempt to schedule a CASR that has experience and knowledge of the type of animal/animals that are scheduled to perform. At times the CASR may need to research a species to perform effectively on an assignment.If there are questions, requests for further info regarding an assignment, the CASR is expected to contact the Hollywood program's scheduling department to assist with any details i.e. species specific requirements for humane care and treatment, housing, safety precautions and filming specifics with which the CASR may not have adequate experience. Dangerous animal action, i.e. explosives, stunts, pyrotechnics or any type of animal action that has the potential for serious injury requires the CASR to contact the Hollywood program office for instruction and/or experienced advice. The general process is as follows: The script will be read to determine the animal action that is being filmed. Time permitting, the trainer and/or production will be called to determine how the scripted animal action will be achieved. The pre-production details will be logged in the Hollywood program database. The Hollywood program's scheduling department will contact an CASR that is capable and available. The available info will be given to the CASR assigned to the production. The scheduling department/production will arrange for housing and transportation when necessary. The CASR will be instructed with all the available, necessary info re: production contacts, geographical locations, potentially dangerous animal action, wrangler / trainer details, prior problems (good or bad) with the company/trainer/animal species/etc. as the info applies to their work with American Humane. All the necessary paper work will be given to the CASR. The CASR will be asked to sign confidentiality papers regarding the production, but these should be vetted through AH's legal department. The Hollywood program's goal is to educate film personnel in humane matters, assist in any manner that pertains to the animal / animals that are performing in the film, and most of all to ensure the safety and welfare of the animal(s) involved. All reports must be turned in on time and complete per the Report Writing policy. Essential experience, knowledge, skills and abilities: Must have 1 or more of the following requirements: Bachelor of Veterinary Surgery (BVSc) Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (BVet Tech) Bachelor's of Veterinary Nursing (BVN) Large Animal Veterinary Techncian (LAVT) BSc Animal Science or related position from an licensed school, or equivalent combination of experience and education Diversity of experience in animal health and behavior preferred Commitment to animal welfare Equine knowledge and experience desired Broad knowledge and familiarity with range of animals, from horses to snakes and spiders, fish, dogs, birds, goats and cats Strong verbal and written correspondence abilities; active listening Adept at building collaborative relationships and demonstrating diplomacy Knowledge of special effects and stunts involving animals preferred Work efficiently without direct supervision in the field Detail-oriented and organized Excellent judgment Must be able to analyze situations and make recommendations within a short period Adept at using computer for email and writing reports Successful completion of the American Humane Certified Animal Safety Representative Training Course is required Direct reports: None Physical requirements and work environment: To become a CASR, all selected applicants must complete and pass the CASR training during their probationary period of employment. This training lasts approx five weeks and consists of approx one week of classroom training and four weeks of on-set training. The work environment principally consists of motion picture production sound stages and off-lot motion picture production interior and exterior location sets in various types of buildings and/or outdoor locations. Requires the expertise to work outdoors in rough terrain, and the expertise to work in a variety of climatic conditions. The physical workplace environment is primarily outdoors and may require working in extreme cold, extreme heat, wet and/or humid weather conditions. Walking, climbing, balancing and standing while on location during the production of motion photos, lifting on occasion ten kg or more. Reaching, handling, stooping and bending when observing and recording related duties. Excellent vision from six meters or more. Valid driver's license required and expertise to provide own transportation to production location. Local, national and/or international travel will be required on-call, sometimes on short notice. Monitoring of production work can occur at any time of day or night and is subject to change; starting and ending times vary based on production schedule. A production day may be ten to 12 hours. Materials and Equipment Used: Required uniform Computer Paperwork/Guidelines Proper Identification Automobile Digital camera Binoculars Cell phone Flashlight Batteries Proper weather equipment Change of clothes 1st aid kit - (personal) Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane's core values: C ompassion A ccountability R espect for all L oyalty to mission S ustainability H onesty, integrity, trust American Humane is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diverse applicants to apply
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