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Assistant Behavior Technician

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Shift: Saturday ? Wednesday, 7a.m. ? 4 p.m. or 8 a.m. ? 5 p.m. Night/Weekend/holiday work may be required

Primary Function

Provide enrichment and training to chimpanzees and improve chimpanzee well-being via observational studies and evaluation of enrichment and training procedures. Reports to Director of Behavior and Research.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

? Prepare and distribute enrichment items for chimpanzees and/or to husbandry staff for distribution, according to approved schedule.

? Plan enrichment and training schedules according to goals and with senior staff approval.

? Carry out chimpanzee training objectives using positive reinforcement according to approved plans.

? Conduct behavioral observations according to approved schedule.

? May assist with behavioral studies and data entry and summarization.

? May assist with chimpanzee socialization procedures including introductions.

? Maintain and oversee enrichment records.

? May participate in and may lead education programs.

? May concentrate on enrichment, training or behavioral research responsibilities.

? May assist husbandry, veterinary or other departmental staff as directed.

? Assist in training animal care staff on enrichment and operant conditioning procedures.

? Assist other animal care staff in maintaining food preparation areas.

? Order supplies.

? Work with volunteers and visiting scientists.

Education and Experience Preferred

Entry Level: Minimum requirement of a H.S. diploma, GED, and coursework in a relevant field is required. Intern experience is allowed. One years? experience providing enrichment and/or training to primates or exotics is required. Primate experience is preferred.

Minimum Salary: $ 10.25

Maximum Salary: $ 13.25

Basis for unit of salary/pay: Hour

Typical Labor Market Rates: View Typical Labor Market Rates for Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Pay Comments: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Is Supplemental Compensation offered? No

Hours Per Week: Hours Vary

Shift: Other, see job description

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:
Jonathan Smith
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047

Telephone Number:
(318) 925-9575

Fax Number:
(318) 925-5600


E-mail Address:

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