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Experienced caretakers

Hiring Organization:
Stichting AAP

Date Posted:

Position Description:
As an Experienced Caretaker you are responsible for the daily care of the mammals, including primates or chimpanzees, in the quarantine area. The practical work for a large part will consist of cleaning, feeding, observing, providing behavioural enrichment and assisting in the rehabilitation of the primates. You will be in a team of experienced caretakers working according to standard procedures and a hands-off policy. You will direct and guide a number of trainees and (foreign) volunteers, undertake a number of administrative tasks and be flexible enough to work Saturdays or Sundays. The department’s team leader will direct you.

Affinity with the ideals and goals of AAP * minimum of a 3-year MBO-opleiding dierenverzorging (Animal Care qualification) or minimum 3 years’ experience working with exotic animals, preferably primates* in good physical shape and is immune to stress * prepared to work weekends * capable of working independently but also as a team player * takes the initiative * disciplined to work with protocols * prepared to share knowledge and information * competent in both oral and written English * capable of working with relevant computer programmes (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).

We are offering you 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 natural environment. The commencing salary ranges between € 1419,- and € 1568,- gross per month (bases on 32 hrs), with annual growth possibilities. The function is temporary till end 2014.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
is possible

Term of Appointment:
until the end of 2014

Application Deadline:

For further information call Eva Schippers, Head of the cluster Rescue and Rehabilitation, or Elly Koppers, Personnel Coordinator, phone number +31 (0)36 523 87 87. Check our website for further information about AAP:
Send your application letter and CV before 14th April, mentioning number 2013-03-OREDVQ, preferably by e-mail to, or by post to Stichting AAP, Kemphaanpad 1, Postbus 50313, 1305 AH Almere, Attn. Elly Koppers, Personnel Coordinator.

Carrying out a practical assignment is part of the application process.

Contact Information:
Elly Koppers
Kemphaanpad 1
Almere 1305 AH

Telephone Number:
0031 36 5238787


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