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Chimpanzee Caregiver

Hiring Organization:
Project Chimps

Date Posted:
2018-05-30

Position Description:
Job Opening: Full-time Chimpanzee Caregiver

Open: Immediately
Closed: When filled

Position Description:
Project Chimps is located on 236-acres of forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural northern Georgia. Project Chimps is seeking a full-time chimpanzee caregiver who is committed to our mission of providing the highest standard of lifetime sanctuary care to chimpanzees in need. The caregiver will be interacting with the chimpanzees daily and working in close proximity. This position reports directly to the Chimp Care Supervisor.

General Duties:
? Serve and prepare chimpanzees? meals
? Develop, create, and distribute enrichment
? Clean indoor and outdoor chimpanzee areas
? Distribute individual medications as directed by the veterinarian
? Regular behavioral observations of chimpanzees
? Record and evaluate chimpanzees? physical, social, and psychological wellness
? Implement behavioral training sessions when instructed
? Above job duties are not intended to be all-inclusive

Qualifications/Experience:
Required Qualifications/Experience:
? Degree in related field
? At least 2 years of experience caring for great apes in a captive setting
? Have a philosophy of care which complements Project Chimps? mission
? Ability to lift 50 lbs. and work in variable weather conditions as well as in physically demanding terrain
? Basic computer/tablet proficiency
? Good observational, organizational, and time management skills
? Strong communication skills and enjoy being part of a team
? Availability to work weekends and some holidays
? Willingness to meet all staff health standards and immunizations

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:
? Education in primate behavior, husbandry, or related field
? Professional experience in chimpanzee sanctuary care
? Animal training experience, preferably with chimpanzees
? Experience using ZIMS

Salary/funding:
Compensation:
? Hourly rate commensurate with education and experience
? Full insurance compensation for medical, dental, and vision
? Paid leave includes sick, vacation, and bereavement
? Tuberculosis testing and mandatory vaccinations will be covered by employer

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Contact Info:
To formally apply, please indicate the position for which you are applying and submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and list of three professional references (including one present or past supervisor and one co-worker peer reference) to hr@projectchimps.org with ?Attn: Manager of Chimpanzee Care ? Caregiver Application? in the subject line.
No phone calls please

Contact Information:
Human Resources - Project Chimps
Morganton, GA 30560
USA

Telephone Number:
706-374-3675

Website:
http://projectchimps.org

E-mail Address:
hr@projectchimps.org

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