Friday, June 17, 2016



Monkey World is currently home to over 250 primates of 20 different species including 57 chimpanzees, 17 orang-utan, 5 different species of gibbon, and 3 troops of woolly monkeys. 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
June 2016

Job Description
The Primate Care Team is divided into six sections: chimpanzees, orang-utans, gibbons, capuchins, woolly monkeys, and a varied ‘small monkey’ section. Our primates enjoy large enclosures, varied enrichment, and a comprehensive operant conditioning programme.

Primate Care Staff are encouraged to assess and manage the care of the primates on their sections by assessing the health and welfare of the primates, modifying and developing the houses and enclosures, and overseeing the introductions and rehabilitation of new arrivals. This is a job for animal keepers who want to be involved in the care and rehabilitation of primates.

Primate Care Staff are offered local accommodation, sharing with other staff, as well as travel and study grants.

Ideal candidates will possess:
•        At least 2 years experience working with primates
•        Must be physically fit
•        Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team
•        Experience of public speaking
•        Full clean driving licence essential due to location
•        A flexible friendly attitude

A qualification in an animal related discipline and/or experience of operant conditioning would be desirable.
Salary Dependent 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 17th July 2016

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