Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Deputy Team Leader: Orang-utans

Deputy Team Leader: Orang-utans


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
May 2016

Job description
Monkey World is looking for an experienced primate keeper to support the team leader on our orang-utan section. Monkey World is currently home to 17 orang-utans living in three mixed-sex groups. The deputy team leader will support the team leader in managing these groups which are made up of orang-utans rescued from all over the world. Monkey World is also home to the European Orang-utan Crèche where orphaned youngsters are reared and socialised with others of their own kind. 

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 4 years’ experience. A minimum of 2 year’s experience of working with orang-utans is also essential.

Applicants will need to demonstrate good communication skills, be physically fit, self-motivated and able to lead and work as part of a team.

Full driving licence
Shotgun certificate
Experience of public speaking
Experience of operant conditioning
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:-

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

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th May 2016 

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