TEAM LEADER WOOLLY MONKEYS
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 manage our Woolly Monkey section. We currently have 16 woolly monkeys managed in three groups. Monkey World is part of the woolly monkey EEP and has a very successful breeding record. Unlike most of our other primates, many of the woolly monkeys were born at the park or transferred here from other collections. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the section including animal husbandry, diets, operant conditioning, enrichment and health checks. You will also be responsible for staff training and monitoring.
This role requires a primate keeper with at least 4 years new world monkey 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 woolly monkeys
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