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Chimpanzee Caregiver

Hiring Organization:
Fauna Foundation

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Animal Caregiver position is responsible for providing support in care of chimpanzees. This is a full time 37.5 hour a week position with a variable schedule that includes some weekends. The Caregiver will clean indoor and outdoor areas of chimpanzee residential building, wash and dry laundry, cleans toys, dishes, and other objects, distribute enrichment, preparing meals and enrichment, and cleaning other work areas. The Caregivers is responsible for assisting other Chimpanzee Caregivers and Leads and other staff in ensuring the security of all resident living areas. The Caregiver is expected to be able to identify all of the chimpanzees by sight, have a strong understanding of chimpanzee behavior, and utilize all radio calls. Caregivers are expected to act as positive ambassadors for chimpanzees to the public, volunteers, interns, and other individuals at the sanctuary. Caregivers must have high level of observational skills, judgment and intuition, a compassionate approach to serving others, be cheerful, optimistic, and a problem solver and demonstrate written and spoken English fluency.

The following is a list of the essential functions of this position. This list is intended to be representative of the tasks performed with the position description but is not limited to it.
- Cleaning nonhuman primate enclosures
- Housekeeping
- Preparing and serve meals and enrichment
- Serve meals and medication
- Positive reinforcement training
- Ability to work safely around nonhuman primates including chimpanzees and monkeys
- Observational skills
- Becoming part of the sanctuary team, willing to help other care staff and departments as needed.
- Monitoring the safety of co-workers, residents, volunteer, interns and immediately alerting others to unsafe situations or condition.
- Familiarity with Emergency Response codes and protocols
- Participating in teams meetings, staff meetings, staff training and educational sessions, and emergency response drills.
- Other duties as assigned.

Fauna Foundation is a sanctuary for chimpanzees, monkeys, and farm animals. Fauna Foundation is the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada. Fauna?s mission includes sanctuary, education, and conservation. The sanctuary is located on about 200 acres about 20 minutes south of Montreal in Carignan, Quebec, Canada.

- A Bachelors degree in Primatology or a related field is required.
- Experience working with nonhuman animals is preferred.

$16.00 hr Canadian Dollars

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

Contact Information:
Mary Lee Jensvold
3802 Ch. Bellerive
Carignan, PQ J3L 3P9

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