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At Foundation AAP we give shape to our ideal in a professional manner: to improve the welfare of abused or neglected exotic apes and small to medium-sized mammals from all over Europe. For one thing we do this by providing shelter for animals from the illegal trade, circuses, animal testing laboratories or simply private owners. For most animals we find suitable new homes in reserves, zoos or in our own permanent shelter in the south of Spain.
AAP also works to prevent welfare issues by actively exercising influence through both Dutch and European policy-makers and decision-makers in this area, and working work with domestic and foreign professional parties on an active and strategic level. Furthermore, AAP is an internationally authoritative knowledge centre.
There are about 70 people on our pay roll and we have an equal number of volunteers, established on a spacious and modern location in the middle of the green area near Almere. Nowhere else would you be able to see the result of your efforts so directly: each animal taken to our grounds and into our care, recuperates. You will be part of a tight, professional group of colleagues: from caretaker to fundraiser, all with the same ideal purpose.
For the department Quarantine of our Rescue and Rehabilitation Cluster we are looking for an enthusiastic
Experienced Caretaker m/f
(24 hours per week)
As an Experienced Caretaker, you are responsible for the daily care for the mammals, including primates or chimpanzees. In practice your work will largely include cleaning, feeding, observation, behavioural enrichment and assisting in the rehabilitation of the primates. You will be working in a team of experienced caretakers according to fixed procedures and a hands-off protocol. You will be giving directions and guidance to a number of trainees and (foreign) volunteers. Your job will also include a number of administrative tasks. You’re part of the team, you work well with others and you’re flexible enough to work Saturdays or Sundays. The department’s team leader will give you direction.
Feeling for the goals of AAP * A minimum of a 3 years MBO-opleiding dierenverzorging (Animal Care qualification) or minimal 3 years experience with exotics * experience with exotics, experience with primates is a preference * in good physical shape * prepared to work during the weekend * able to work independently, but also possessing the necessary team spirit * takes the initiative and is immune to stress * disciplined to work with protocols * prepared to share knowledge and information * good oral and written expressive ability in English * capable of working with relevant computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc).
We’re offering you a very challenging job with a lot of personal responsibility in an open, professional and international organisation with animals and people at its heart, located in a natural environment. Your commencing salary is € 1.004,- per month gross (based on 24 hrs), with annual growth possibilities.
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Term of Appointment:
Carrying out a practical assignment is part of the application procedure
Almere 1305 AH
0031 36 5238787
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