mardi 11 janvier 2011

Howler monkey Rehabilitator

Hiring Organization:
Wildtracks Primate Rehabilitation Programme, Belize
Date Posted:
Position Description:
This is a successful, long-term project (12 yrs) involving the rehabilitation, release, and monitoring of confiscated black howler monkeys, in collaboration with the Government of Belize. Position is available immediately.

Responsibilities and work:
Involves daily husbandry, diet preparation and feeding, collection of natural diet items, cage maintenance, record-keeping, report-writing, behavioral observations, enrichment, and possible fieldwork. Strict health and behavioral protocols and policies are to be followed.
Previous relevant experience:
Experience in zoo work, veterinaryu, wildlife rehabilitation, fieldwork, and/or similar field. Preference given for undergraduate or graduate-level students studying in the field of biological sciences who are looking to pursue a career in zoology/conservation.

Physical requirements:
A non-smoker with excellent physical health, proof of a recent negative TB test. Minimum 23 uears of age, females preferred, and average size and weight due to the nature of rehabilitation and ease of access to cage infrastructure. Capable of lifting and carrying 50 lb.

Good written and verbal communication.
Keen observation skills.
Must be comfortable working outside in extreme conditions of insects, heat and humidity, mud, uneven terrain and tropical rain.
No funding is available.
Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Basic accomodation is provided on-site, however, as Wildtracks has limited funding, interns are required to contribute US$65.00 per week towards food/living costs. Communal meals, help out with meal prep and clean-up. Must provide own transportation to and from Belize.
Term of Appointment:
Available immediately - 3 month minimum commitment with preference given to longer availability.
Application Deadline:
When filled.
For consideration, please submit:
Letter of interest including dates of availability.
2 professional references.
E-mailed directly to:
Contact Information:
Zoe Walker