Monday, June 29, 2015




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.

Date Posted: 29th June 2015

Job Description
Monkey World is looking for an experienced primate keeper to manage our large capuchin section. We currently have 80 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. The remaining individuals were rescued from the pet trade.  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 is an extremely busy section so the successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent delegation and organisational skills.

This role requires a primate keeper with at least 4 years new world primate experience.

Experience of operant conditioning

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
Shotgun certificate
Experience of public speaking
Familiarity with rescue and rehabilitation of primates

Salary & Benefits
Dependent on experience.
Accommodation available
Short/long haul travel grants
Study/education grants
Condition of appointment
This position will be subject to a six-month probationary period

Please send covering letter and current CV to :-

Sophie Sparrow
HR Administrator
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
BH20 6HH

Closing date for applications: Monday 13th July 2015

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