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Primate Care Manager

Posted: January 29, 2024 Expired: February 26, 2024
Black Beauty Ranch
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Black Beauty Ranch

Primate Care Manager

The general range for this position is $23.30 – 27.30 per hour, plus full benefits. Salary offers will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, skills, training and education.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking an Animal Care Manager - Primate for our Black Beauty Ranch (BBR) in Murchison, Texas. In this position you will provide care to the 25 animals within the Primate department and oversee staff, grounds, and equipment.
  • Provides care to animals within the Primate department at Black Beauty Ranch. Observes and evaluates status of animals, responds to seasonally changing needs, manages animal behavior and enrichment, and administers medicine as directed;
  • Prepares and distributes feed for animals, assists Veterinarian in researching and setting diets, and trains staff in feeding procedure;
  • Inspects and upkeeps enclosures and habitats, assisting the Facilities team in the repair, renovation, design, and construction of facilities as needed;
  • Cleans, organizes, and maintains grounds, enclosures, office areas, food supplies, medical supplies, laundry, and other equipment including purchasing and upkeep of inventory within budget;
  • Oversees staff, interns, and volunteers in assigned department, including developing and implementing protocol, scheduling, leading meetings, reporting, and handling concerns, and providing training and mentorship;
  • Represents the ranch in engagement with the public via animal intake, tours, interviews, fundraisers, and social media. Represents the ranch to colleagues in the animal care field through conferences, research, and representation on committees as needed and applicable;
  • Assists with chemical capture and animal movements and release;
  • Maintains logs and documentation for animal safety, staff safety, enclosures, and equipment and ensures that conditions adhere to relevant regulations and standards;
  • Performs other duties or responsibilities, as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in animal sciences, Biology, or another related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in animal care required. Five (5) years of experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry and operant conditioning in a positive reinforcement and protected contact system;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer and TB testing;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain certification in CPR and first aid;
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, travel as needed, and be on call for center emergencies;
  • A valid driver’s license is required, and a clean driving record is strongly preferred, with the ability to demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record while employed;
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook);
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • Strong interpersonal skills are necessary;
  • Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.
This is a full time position located in Murchison, TX. Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, and more!
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status. EOE

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Black Beauty Ranch
Murchison, TX

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