Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort (AWPR)
This position is required to supervise assigned primates collection at zoo and ensure that all Primate related standard operating procedures and work plans are implemented effectively.
Key Tasks and Duties:
Supervise staff at the level designated by senior management.
Develop and mentor progress of UAE National staff.
Supervises assigned staff
Assures feeding schedules and dietary requirements are met
Oversees and coordinates reproduction, hatching, and neonate care programs
Participates in developing, administering, and monitoring assigned budgets
Participates in establishing and updating procedures
Oversees pest control operations
Assist managers as required
Provides support and guidance to senior keepers
Generates work requests and coordinates completion
Ensures accurate and complete records of animal activities are maintained
Participates in planning for the developing and modifying of exhibits
Conducts special tours as required
Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests
Effectively coordinate activities
Adheres to the organizations policies and practices
Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics
Supervises assigned staff, safely providing a high standard of care for designated animals in the AlAin zoos collection.
Monitors compliance with related regulations and coordinates with regulatory agency representatives.
Prepares purchase requisitions for equipment and supplies.
Oversees/coordinates animal introductions, moves, restraints, and shipments.
Accompanies veterinary staff on medical rounds and assures procedures are followed.
Discusses morbidity and mortality with veterinary staff.
Regularly inspects and observes assigned collection for overall health and welfare.
Trains and coaches staff regarding media contact, conflict resolution, and appropriate guest and customer relations.
Assists with research projects as required.
Provide on job training for senior keepers and keepers
Support AWPR in career development programs designed for UAE nationals.
Ensure effective implementation of the health and safety policies and regulations.
Prepare reports on daily, monthly basis and as required by the line manager.
Prepare annual work plans for the assigned area.
Any other relevant duties assigned by the line manager and or ACD manager.
mUndertakes similar or related duties where appropriate.
Follow all AWPR EHS policies and procedures.
A Bachelors degree in Zoology, Animal Science, or a related field is desirable.
Experience working with represented labour is desirable.
Minimum of 8 years working experience with exotic animals(mammals, birds and reptiles) and out of these minimum of 2 years working experience with primatesas supervisor.
Knowledge of Animal management and husbandry
Animal capture and translocation
Management of birds in captivity
Exhibit design and enrichment
Health and safety
Good leadership and management skills.
Excellent computer skill
Project management skills.
Interpersonal communication and team work
Communicate effectively in English (verbal and written)
About the Company
About the Company
In a unique desert setting on the edge of Al Ain, a historic oasis settlement in the United Arab Emirates, the Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort is a place for people to come and learn about arid land wildlife and conservation through vivid, first hand experience.
The aim is to evolve the resort AWPR into a showcase for sustainable living in harmony with nature and wildlife that will be known all over the world. As well as creating a highly attractive destination, we are also committed to the increasingly important and never ending scientific challenge of conserving desert and plant life.