Thursday, August 28, 2014

Primate Care Staff



Primate Care Staff

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
Dorset


2014 FULL TIME PERMANENT PRIMATE CARE STAFF
Hiring Organisation
Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World is currently home to over 250 primates of 20 different species. The majority of our primates are rescue animals from a variety of different backgrounds. Many have suffered years of abuse or neglect. On arrival at Monkey World these primates are rehabilitated into appropriate social groupings and provided with an environment which encourages them to express natural behaviours. 

Job Description
The Primate Care Team is divided into six sections: Chimpanzees, Orang-utans, Gibbons, Capuchins, Woolly monkeys and a varied ‘small monkey’ section. Our primates enjoy large enclosures, varied enrichment and a comprehensive operant conditioning programme. We are looking to recruit experienced, motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individuals to join our dedicated team of Primate Care Staff.

Ideal candidates will possess:
• At least 2 years relevant experience working with primates
• Must be physically fit
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team
• Experience of public speaking
• Full clean driving licence essential due to location
• A flexible friendly attitude

Desirable
A qualification in an animal related discipline
Experience of operant conditioning

Salary
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
Longthorns
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 6HH
Or


Closing Date for Applications 5th September 2014








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