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Animal Caregiver to Animal Caregiver Specialist

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:
2018-01-22

Position Description:
Primary Function
Provide excellent care for the chimpanzees and their housing areas and improve wellbeing by close observation of chimpanzee behavior and careful cleaning procedures.
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.
? Wash produce, prepare diets, and provide diets to the chimpanzees.
? Clean and sanitize chimpanzee enrichment, housing and support areas.
? Transport food, bedding or supplies from storage areas to animal areas and remove and replace bedding.
? Observe chimpanzee behavior and appearance and report unusual behavior or injuries.
? Perform incremental animal checks (every 4-6 hours).
? Maintain records of health, behavior, cleaning, etc.
? Provide enrichment to chimpanzees as directed.
? Participate in chimpanzee positive reinforcement training.
? Participate in educational programs as directed.
? May assist other departments (veterinary, behavior, education) as directed.
? May maintain inventory of feed, bedding and cleaning supplies.
? May administer medications and treatment as directed.
? May assist in planning and implementing special projects.
? May participate in the staff training program and assist in training new staff members or interns as directed.
? May serve as a team leader; and/or may supervise others, including volunteers and interns.

Qualifications/Experience:
Education and Experience Required
A demonstration of effective leadership required.
Entry Level: Associates? Degree in a relevant field is required. Bachelor?s degree preferred. At least 4 years (paid experience) working with chimpanzees. A combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
Mid-Level: Associates? Degree in a relevant field is required. Bachelor?s degree preferred. At least 6 years working (paid experience) with chimpanzees. A combination of 10 years relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement.
Max Level: Bachelor?s degree in a related field required. At least 8 years working (paid experience) with chimpanzees. A combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

Salary/funding:
$11-$15.50 per hour based on experience

Application Deadline:
2/15/2018

Contact Information:
Jonathan Smith
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047
USA

Telephone Number:
(318) 925-9575

Fax Number:
(318) 925-5600

Website:
http://www.chimphaven.org

E-mail Address:
jsmith@chimphaven.org

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