Monday, June 6, 2011

Team Leader: Orang-utans

Team Leader: Orang-utans
Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World assists governments around the world to rescue primates that have been smuggled from the wild. At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into social groups.

Date Posted

Job description
The orang-utan section comprises three mixed-sex groups and is currently the largest group of orang-utans outside Southeast Asia. The Team Leader would be responsible for managing these groups which are made up of orang-utans rescued from all over the world. The candidate would also be responsible for the European Orang-utan Crèche where orphaned youngsters are reared and socialised with others of their own kind.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the section including animal husbandry, diets, operant conditioning, enrichment and health checks. They will also be responsible for staff training and monitoring.

This role requires a primate keeper with at least 3 years experience. A minimum of 1 year’s experience of working with orang-utans is also essential.

Applicants will need to demonstrate good communication skills, be physically fit, self motivated and able to lead and work as part of a team.

  • Full driving licence
  • Shotgun certificate
  • Experience of public speaking
  • Experience of operant conditioning
  • Familiarity with rescue and rehabilitation of primates

Dependant on experience

Condition of appointment
This position will be subject to a six-month probationary period

Please send covering letter and current CV to :-

Sue Wheatley
HR Manager
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
BH20 6HH


Closing date for applications 22nd June 2011


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