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Center for Great Apes

Director of Ape Care

Great Ape Sanctuary Management Position Open.  The only fully- accredited great ape sanctuary in North America for both orangutans and chimpanzees is seeking an experienced team leader to fill the position of our retiring Director of Ape Care. 

Solid knowledge of both chimpanzee and orangutan behavior and captive care standards as well as experience in caring for them is essential.   Supervisory experience in managing a team for positive outcome is required.   The Director of Ape Care oversees a team of caregivers and nutrition center staff in order to provide the best care for our 70+ great ape residents.  This position works closely with the veterinary staff in monitoring health care and reports to the executive director.
The Center for Great Apes is a 28-year sanctuary located in a rural area amidst orange groves and pastureland.  Some of the 34-member staff live nearby on grounds while others commute 15 to 40 minutes from nearby towns in Wauchula, Avon Park, Sebring, and Lake Wales.

How to Apply

If you have the qualifications and are interested, please send your resume to:  

Center for Great Apes
Wauchula, FL

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