€ 1.515,- and € 1.832,- gross per month (based on 32 hrs)
Hours per week
Temporary for 32 hours per week
The goal and ideal of AAP is to improve the welfare of abused or neglected exotic mammals from all over Europe in a professional manner. This is achieved by providing shelter to exotic animals that were illegally traded, or that were housed at circuses, laboratories, or private owners. For most animals we will find suitable homes in zoos, reserves or in our own sanctuary, after rehabilitation in our centres.
AAP is also actively and strategically involved in animal welfare issues by influencing both Dutch and European policy- and decision-makers in this field and working together with professional groups at home and abroad. Furthermore, AAP is an international authoritative knowledge centre.
AAP operates from their two locations in Almere (The Netherlands) and Villena (Alicante, Spain). In total, we employ about 115 paid staff and more than 200 volunteers.
AAP is situated in the middle of a green area near Almere. There is nowhere else you would directly see the result of your efforts – each animal taken into our care makes a recovery. AAP distinguishes itself by having an enormous passion and a professional, open culture. Our core values, accessibility, dedication and inventiveness form important guidelines.
For the Mammal Department and the Quarantine, both in Almere, we are looking for
2 Experienced Animal Caretakers
(Temporary for 32 hours per week)
As an Experienced Animal Caretaker, you are responsible for the daily care of exotic mammals, including primates. In practice your work will largely include cleaning, feeding, doing observations, providing behavioural enrichment and assisting in the rehabilitation of the animals. You will be working in a small team of experienced caretakers according to standard (safety) procedures, protocols and a hands-off protocol. You will be giving directions and guidance to a number of trainees and (foreign) volunteers. The team is self-directing and we therefore expect you to be a good team player as well as being able to work independently. For veterinary and behavioral issues you will work closely with our specialist teams. You are hierarchically managed by the team leader of the department. You are independent enough to take charge of the department in absence of your team leader.
Affinity with the goals of AAP * minimum MBO level 3 (NLQF3 / EQF 3) * proven work experience with exotic mammals in a zoo, rescue centre or similar work environment * knowledge of primates is a plus * good physical condition and ability to work under stress * prepared to work weekends and public holidays * capable of working independently as well as a team player * taking initiative * disciplined to work with protocols * prepared to share knowledge and information * competent in both spoken and written English * capable of working with relevant computer software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
It is a very challenging job with a lot of responsibility in an open, professional and international organisation with animals and people at its heart, located in a green environment. We are offering you a temporary position of 12 months with possibility of extension. The start date for the Mammal Department is 1st of November and for the Quarantine 1st of January. The salary ranges between € 1.515,- and € 1.832,- gross per month (based on 32 hrs) depending on relevant work experience.
Want to know more or apply right away?
For further information call Iris van der Eerden, Team leader Mammal Department or Frank Vugts, Team leader Quarantine; phone number +31 (0)36 523 87 87. Send your application letter and CV before the 10th of October using the red application button on our site or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning number 2018-10-RRACMQ, attn. Elly Koppers, Team manager HR.
A practical assignment is part of the application process.
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