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Animal Care- Primate Intern

Hiring Organization:
Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Date Posted:
2017-09-21

Position Description:
To assist the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch (CABBR) ranch hands in the daily operation of the sanctuary. The animal care internship primarily involves animal husbandry responsibilities, but also incorporates administrative duties as well. Duties include but are not limited to feeding, cleaning, enriching, and performing maintenance tasks. The interns will perform various animal care duties alongside the staff while gaining valuable primate care experience and knowledge about The HSUSâ??s philosophies.

- Knowledge of CABBR and how the program area fits into the larger picture of animal protection
- Learn the care and husbandry challenges of the animals in our care
- Exposure to the operations of an animal care center
- Learn how to properly care for various species of primates
- Develop a structured mentor/mentee relationship
- Knowledge of animal protection issues, specifically those affecting primates
- Knowledge of primatesâ?? habitats
- Gain valuable hands on animal care experience and knowledge of proper diet, operant conditioning with primates, and enrichment
- Opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals in a sanctuary setting
- Learn basic primate medical care procedures and documentation

Qualifications/Experience:
Requirements:
- Able to meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Capabilities document with or without reasonable accommodation
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain professionalism in attitude and appearance on the telephone and in person with staff and members of the public
- Able to work closely with the CABBR staff and to think strategically in order to meet the programs needs
- Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
- Able to work well independently and use good judgment
- Must have a basic working understanding of the primate department
- Capable of working as a team, ability to learn, follow directions, and make appropriate suggestions
- Must be organized and tidy, as interns are responsible for keeping housing and the surrounding grounds clean and trash-free
- Possess a strong personal work ethic, demonstrate flexibility, and an eagerness take initiative on a variety of responsibilities
- Able to learn and demonstrate a familiarity with CABBR's programs
- Able to understand The HSUS' and CABBR's policies and positions regarding animal protection issues and able and willing to appropriately and accurately represent those policies when interacting with the public or otherwise representing The HSUS
- Must have a thorough understanding of HSUS' mission and major campaigns
- Volunteer experience or previous internship working with equine, farmed animals, or wildlife is preferred
Knowledge of animal husbandry and/or animal handling skills highly valued

Restrictions
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have reliable transportation and arrive on time for shifts
- Must be able to show proof of negative tuberculosis (TB) test
- Must have a driver's license and an excellent driving record
- Must wear closed-toed, rubber-soled shoes
- Must be able to learn and follow guidelines and policies of The HSUS and CABBR, and follow directions given by staff
- Must submit the required paperwork and pass a background check before being assigned
- Should have a phone for easy communication, access to a computer and ability to login into an online volunteer communication site to receive updates
- Tetanus & pre-exposure rabies vaccinations recommended but not required

Salary/funding:
unpaid

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
free housing provided

Application Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Comments:
Apply by emailing resume and cover letter to kbirk@fundforanimals.org

Contact Information:
Katie Birk
12526 CR 3806
Murchison, TX 75778
USA

Telephone Number:
9034693811

Fax Number:
9034693811

Website:
http://www.fundforanimals.org/blackbeauty/

E-mail Address:
kbirk@fundforanimals.org

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