Friday, June 12, 2009

Experienced Animal Carer for Primates

Experienced Animal Carer for Primates

At Stichting AAP, we give shape to our ideals in a professional way: improve the well being of abused or turned down exotic monkeys and small to medium mammals from Europe. We do this by taking care of animals that come from illegal trade, circuses, laboratories or private individuals. For most animals we worldwide look for the right replacement address in reserves, zoos or in our own permanent sanctuary in the South of Spain.

On the other hand, AAP works on avoiding well being problems by active influence through
policymakers and deciders on this subject, as well as in the Netherlands as in Europe. We take an
active role and on a strategic level, in cooperation with professional organizations at home and
abroad. AAP is also an international authoritative knowledge centre.

We employ around 70 people and may count on the same number of volunteers. We have our seat on a large and modern location, in the middle of a green area close to Almere. Nowhere else can you see the result of your work so directly: every animal under our care is recovering. You will have a close, professional group of colleagues: from animal carers to fund raisers, we all have the same idealistic ideas.
For the Rescue and Rehabilitaion Group we are looking for an Experienced Animal Carer for the Primate department m/f ( 24 hours)

Your role
As an experienced animal keeper, you will be responsible for the daily care of the primates on the department. In practice, your work will for mainly consist of cleaning, feeding, coaching trainees, teaching behavioural improvement and assisting the resocialisation of primates. You will work closely together with other animal carers, according to a fixed method and hands-off protocol. Furthermore, your job responsibilities will consist of administrative work. You will be a member of a team, must be able to work in a team and must be flexible enough to work on Saturdays and Sundays. The (assistant) Team Manager of the Primates department will be your manager.

Your baggage
Feeling for the goals of AAP and for the non-profit sector

* relevant 3 years vocational education animal care or minimal 3 years experience with exotes

* experience with exotics, experience with primates is a preference

* in good health and endurance

* willing to work in weekends

* can work indepently, but also has a necessary team spirit

* takes the initiative and is immune to stress

* disciplined to work with protocols

* can learn and apply new information and is willing to share knowledge and information

* is able to work with relevant computer software (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.).

Our offer
We offer a job with a lot of responsibilities in an open, international, professional organisation in a
natural environment where animals and humans are at the centre. Salary depending on age and
experience, minimal € 1.603,00 (before tax, based on 40 hours), with a yearly career development possibility. Check our website for further information and our terms of employment and atmosphere:

Learn more or apply directly

For further information, call Eva Schippers, head Rescue & Rehabilitation, tel. (036) 523 87 87. Send your application letter and CV before 29-06-2009 mentioning number 2009-05-OREDVPR, preferably by email to
or by mail to Stichting AAP, Kemphaanpad 1, Postbus 50313, 1305 AH Almere, the Netherlands, attn. Elly Koppers, human resources coordinator.

The interviews are planned in week 29 and 30.

A practically-oriented assignment is part of the selection procedure!

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