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Animal Care Coordinator

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:
2018-08-30

Position Description:
Job Classification
Shift: position requires work on weekends and holidays as needed for a 7 day week operation. Position may also be exclusively for the 4 p.m.-1 a.m. shift.
FLSA: Non-exempt
Risk Level: 3

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
Chimp Haven serves as the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary and is located on 200 forested acres in Northwest Louisiana just outside Shreveport. Chimp Haven provides excellent care for over 200 chimpanzees retired from research or no longer used in the entertainment industry or as pets. As more retired chimpanzees make their way from research institutions to sanctuary, our population continues to grow. Chimp Haven has a well-designed facility to support the physical and emotional well-being of all animals, experienced staff and high standards for operational excellence. The organization is accredited by AALAC and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, USDA inspected and a member of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Provide excellent care for the chimpanzees and their housing areas and improve well-being by close observation of chimpanzee behavior and cleaning procedures. This position reports to the Animal Care Supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities
Animal checks
Prepare and provide diets
May prepare/implement enrichment
Sanitize enrichment items in accordance with USDA regulations and AAALAC standards.
Clean and/or sanitize chimpanzee bedroom housing and support areas (kitchen, fruit cooler, break room, storage, feed/bedding storage and related areas)
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
May assist behavioral or veterinary staff as directed
May maintain inventory of feed, bedding and cleaning supplies
May assist in planning and implementing special projects
May be designated as group leader and assist other animal caregivers as directed
Perform related duties as required

Qualifications/Experience:
Education and Experience Required
High school diploma or GED required
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, and must have a valid driver's license and meet Chimp Haven?s motor vehicle operating standards

Education and Experience Preferred
Bachelor of Science degree in related field
Experience with animals, experience w/ nonhuman primates, experience with chimpanzees

Other requirements and working conditions
This work will require bending, carrying, kneeling, lifting, listening, pulling, pushing, reading, speaking, squatting, standing, stooping, stretching, walking, watching and writing.
Must be able to routinely lift and carry 50 lbs for short distances. Must be able to assist in lifting chimpanzees (up to 75 lbs.).
Duties may require driving Chimp Haven vehicles, and must have a valid driver's license and meet Chimp Haven's motor vehicle operating standards including a good driving record.
Work may involve considerable outdoor work in various weather conditions.
Potential exists for animal bites and scratches.
Potential exposure to unpleasant odors, animal wastes, animal tissues and body fluids, toxic chemicals, zoonotic diseases (tuberculosis, shigella etc.), infectious agents (Hepatitis B,C, HIV, etc.).
Weekend, holiday and night work may be necessary.
Participation in a medical monitoring and surveillance program that includes hepatitis B and other inoculations is required.
Safety training, equipment, clothing and supplies will be provided.
Random drug testing will be requested


Visit our website at www.chimphaven.org to apply online or send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to: careers@chimphaven.org or fax resume to Human Resources Department @ 318-925-5600.

Comments:
Visit our website at www.chimphaven.org to apply online or send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to: careers@chimphaven.org or fax resume to Human Resources Department @ 318-925-5600.

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:
dhayes@chimphaven.org

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