DEPUTY TEAM LEADER:
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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 Small Monkey section. This section currently cares for over 50 monkeys of 7 different species managed in various group setups. This is a diverse section which cares for monkeys from many different back-grounds. Monkey World works closely with the RSPCA to help primates caught up in the UK pet trade and offers a valuable opportunity to help rehabilitate these animals into a natural environment at Monkey World. 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 4 years primate experience - including a minimum of 2 years callitrichid 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 callitrichid (particularly common marmosets), squirrel monkey, stump-tailed macaque, ring-tailed lemur, saki monkey, patas monkey, cotton-topped tamarin.
Experience of operant conditioning
Full driving licence
Experience of public speaking
Familiarity with rescue and rehabilitation of primates
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 :-
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
Closing date for applications: Monday 4th April 2016