DEPUTY TEAM LEADER - CAPUCHINS
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.
Monkey World is looking for an experienced primate keeper to support the team leader on our Capuchin section. We currently have 81 capuchin monkeys managed in four mixed sexed groups. Many of these monkeys were rescued from a laboratory in 2008 and were singly housed, prior to their arrival and subsequent rehabilitation at Monkey World and the others were rescued from the pet trade. The successful candidate will help to oversee all aspects of the section including animal husbandry, diets, operant conditioning, enrichment and health checks. You will also be responsible, in the absence of the team leader, for staff training and monitoring.
This role requires a primate keeper with at least 3 years new world primate experience.
Applicants will need to demonstrate good communication skills, be physically fit, self motivated and able to lead and work as part of a team.
Experience of working with capuchins
Full driving licence
Experience of public speaking
Experience of operant conditioning
Familiarity with rescue and rehabilitation of primates
Salary & Benefits
Dependant on experience.
Short/long haul travel grants
Condition of appointment
This position will be subject to a six-month probationary period
Please send covering letter and current CV to :-
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
Closing date for applications 21ST November 2014