Monday, December 30, 2013

Supervisor, Primates

Supervisor, Primates
Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort

Job Purpose:-

This position is required to supervise assigned primates collection at zoo and ensure that all Primate related standard operating procedures and work plans are implemented effectively.

Key Tasks and Duties:-

• Supervise staff at the level designated by senior management.

• Develop and mentor progress of UAE National staff.

• Supervises assigned staff

• Assures feeding schedules and dietary requirements are met

• Oversees and coordinates reproduction, hatching, and neonate care programs

• Participates in developing, administering, and monitoring assigned budgets

• Participates in establishing and updating procedures

• Oversees pest control operations

• Assist managers as required

• Provides support and guidance to senior keepers

• Generates work requests and coordinates completion

• Ensures accurate and complete records of animal activities are maintained

• Participates in planning for the developing and modifying of exhibits

• Conducts special tours as required

• Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests

• Effectively coordinate activities

• Adheres to the organization’s policies and practices

• Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics

• Supervises assigned staff, safely providing a high standard of care for designated animals in the AlAin zoo’s collection.

• Monitors compliance with related regulations and coordinates with regulatory agency representatives.

• Prepares purchase requisitions for equipment and supplies.

• Oversees/coordinates animal introductions, moves, restraints, and shipments.

• Accompanies veterinary staff on medical rounds and assures procedures are followed.

• Discusses morbidity and mortality with veterinary staff.

• Regularly inspects and observes assigned collection for overall health and welfare.

• Trains and coaches staff regarding media contact, conflict resolution, and appropriate guest and customer relations.

• Assists with research projects as required.

• Provide on job training for senior keepers and keepers

• Support AWPR in career development programs designed for UAE nationals.

• Ensure effective implementation of the health and safety policies and regulations.

• Prepare reports on daily, monthly basis and as required by the line manager.

• Prepare annual work plans for the assigned area.

• Any other relevant duties assigned by the line manager and or ACD manager.

• mUndertakes similar or related duties where appropriate.

• Follow all AWPR EHS policies and procedures.


• A Bachelor’s degree in zoology, animal science, or a related field is desirable.

• Experience working with represented labour is desirable.

• Minimum of 8 years working experience with exotic animals(mammals, birds and reptiles) and out of these minimum of 2 years working experience with primatesas supervisor.

• Knowledge of Animal management and husbandry

• Animal capture and translocation

• Management of birds in captivity

• Exhibit design and enrichment

• Bio-safety procedures

• Health and safety

• Good leadership and management skills.

• Excellent computer skill

• Presentation skills

• Project management skills.

• Reporting skills

• Interpersonal communication and team work

• Communicate effectively in English (verbal and written)

• Driving licence
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