Monday, November 28, 2016


12 month FTC

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.

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. We are looking to recruit an experienced, motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team.

Ideal candidates will possess:
•        At least 2 years relevant 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
Experience of operant conditioning

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:-

Elisa Atkins
HR Manager
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
BH20 6HH

Closing date for applications Friday 30th December 2016

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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