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Animal Caregiver - Entry Level

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:
2018-08-28

Position Description:
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: This job may include the following
? Animal checks
? Prepare and provide diets
? Prepare/implement enrichment
? Sanitize enrichment items in accordance with USDA regulations and AAALAC standards
? Clean and/or sanitize bedroom and support areas (kitchen, fruit cooler, break-room, storage, feed/bedding storage)
? Prepare/transport food, bedding and supplies
? Observe chimpanzee behavior and appearance
? Maintain records of health, behavior, cleaning, etc.
? Participate in educational programs as directed
? Participate in an intensive training program
? Provide training to chimpanzees
? Perform related duties as required

Qualifications/Experience:
Education
Entry level requires a high school diploma or equivalent. An Associates degree/Bachelors degree is preferred and/or coursework in a relevant field.

Experience and Skills
? Ability to work in a team environment, follow directions, and communicate effectively.
? Must have an aptitude for the care and well-being of animals
? Duties may require driving Chimp Haven vehicles, must have a valid drivers license and meet Chimp Haven motor vehicle operating standards.

Salary/funding:
TBD based on education and experience

Term of Appointment:
Permanent, full-time position

Application Deadline:
Position open until filled

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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