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Animal Caregiver

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:

Position Description:
ANIMAL CAREGIVER - 2 Positions Available

Open: 1/11/2018 Closed: When position filled

Job Classification
Shift: Full time Entry-Level Position. Normal work day requires rotating shift.
FLSA: Non-exempt
Risk Level: 3

Job Summary
The primary function of this position is to provide daily cleaning; provide fresh bedding; and prepare and distribute chimpanzee diets. This position reports directly to the Chimpanzee Care Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities
Working with a team, the chimpanzee caregiver will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing chimpanzee housing and support areas (kitchen, equipment, produce cooler, break room, storage areas, feed/bedding storage, and related areas); preparing and providing chimpanzee diets; reporting unusual behavior or injuries; and maintaining pertinent records. There may be opportunities for individual projects based on level of education, time worked and experience as well as other opportunities for growth and development. This individual will be expected to work closely with other departments, including behavioral and veterinary staff, to ensure the overall health and welfare of the chimps

Education & Experience
Entry level position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to work in a team environment, read and follow written and verbal instructions, and write legibly and accurately. No prior animal experience required, but must have aptitude for the care and wellbeing of animals. Must have a valid driver?s license and meet motor vehicle operating standards.

Bachelor?s Degree in science field and experience with animals, including nonhuman primates, preferred.

Term of Appointment:
permanent, full-time position

Application Deadline:
position open until filled

Send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to: or fax resume to Human Resources Department @ 318-925-5600; or apply online at

Contact Information:
Debbie Hayes
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047

Telephone Number:
(318) 925-9575

Fax Number:
(318) 925-5600


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