International Primate Rescue
Position available: Long term primate carer
You will be responsible for all aspects of primate care as outlined below.
Food preparation and feeding
Distributing supplements, primate pellets and conducting checks on the primates
Cleaning and maintaining the enclosures
Observations and monitoring
Recording behaviours and concerns in the daily observation book
Rescues (collections etc)
Introductions of arriving primates
Hand rearing, when necessary
Transporting primates to the vet, when necessary
Attend daily morning meetings when on duty.
Prepare for volunteer arrivals (arrange for the bed to be made, plus welcome package)
Show around (on arrival of a new volunteer, to introduce him/her to the primates, explain procedures etc)
Supervising short term volunteers and day volunteers including holding weekly meetings with the volunteers on a rota basis.
All long term volunteers are required to do morning feeds and evening wash up on a rota basis.
No qualifications are required but the suitable candidate will be hard-working, motivated, driven and will have an interest in primates or animal care. A minimum age of 23 is desirable, but we can be flexible based on previous experience.
Voluntary with food and accomodation included
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
1000 rand per month food allowance with the successful completion of a months trial and accomodation included. Airport transfers also included.
Term of Appointment:
1 year with 1 month probabtionary period and 5 weeks holiday
January 2014 - a successful candidate may be appointed earlier.
Plot 20, Boundary Road
Kromdraai PO BOX 0120
+2779 479 3712
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