(US TX) Job opportunity: Sanctuary Animal Caregiver/Maintenance July 31, 2005 4:24 PM
Here is a wonderful opportunity for animal lovers in Texas.
Job available immediately
Position: Sanctuary Animal Caregiver/Maintenance
Role: Primarily to provide animal care to over 400 non-human primates,
including Japanese snow monkeys, baboons and vervets, at the Animal
Protection Institute's Primate Sanctuary in Southwest Texas. Grounds and
enclosure maintenance work is also expected.
Compensation: $12,000-14,000 per year; on-site accommodation may be
available; insurance and other ancillary benefits after probationary period.
Closing date: 15th August 2005 or when suitable candidate is found.
We require a committed, reliable, and hard-working individual who is
willing to work outdoors under all weather conditions. Although the work
is physically demanding, it is spiritually rewarding. This is an
exciting opportunity for anyone who has a strong interest in working
directly with non-human primates. Our Sanctuary is unique in that most
of our residents live freely in large, natural enclosures. For those
primates who have been rescued from appalling conditions, watching their
rehabilitation and re-socialization, although a challenge, is
* A responsible, conscientious person committed to the well-being of
* Experience working with nonhuman animals is preferred.
* Experience with small engine machinery (such as mowers, trimmers),
basic carpentry or similar work requiring manual dexterity and skills is
* An ability to work on own initiative as well as being part of a team.
* The individual must have a US driving license or must obtain one, in
order to drive Sanctuary vehicles for job-related functions.
The Sanctuary is located in a relatively remote part of Texas. The
individual must be self-reliant and prepared to work and live in a
fairly isolated location with high heat and humidity for much of the year.
How to apply:
Send the following:
2) Three references of people who can vouch for your experience, work
ethic and skills (one of whom should be your current or most recent
employer). Please include E-mail addresses and phone numbers, if available.
Where to send (E-mail is preferred):
Nedim C. Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
If you do not have access to E-mail:
Animal Protection Institute’s Primate Sanctuary
PO Box 25
Dilley TX 78017
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