Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@savethechimps.org. Please be aware that due to the volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Save the Chimps provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To submit an application or for any questions about open positions, please email hr@savethechimps.org.

Chimpanzee Behavior Manager

Location: Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

The Chimpanzee Behavior Manager works alongside the direct care staff to ensure proper implementation and operations of the following critical programs at the sanctuary: operant conditioning, enrichment, and care and welfare monitoring. The Chimpanzee Behavior Manager takes an active role in assisting the Director of Chimpanzee Behavior and Care, Chimpanzee Care Manager, and Curators in collaborating with the veterinary staff to create individual and group care plans.

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Assistant to the Department of Chimpanzee Behavior & Care

Location: Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

The Departmental Assistant is an administrative role that coordinates much of the daily activity within the Department of Chimpanzee Behavior & Care. This includes staff scheduling, assisting with meeting preparation and planning, organizing documentation, and assisting the Curators, Chimpanzee Care Manager, and Director of Chimpanzee Behavior & Care with their administrative needs. The Departmental Assistant maintains expense reports, receipts, and helps to keep track of the department budget.
The Assistant to the Department of Chimpanzee Behavior & Care must be onsite at least 3 days per week, but may work 2 days remotely

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Care Technician III

Location: Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

The Care Technician III (CT3) position is responsible for performing highly skilled physical and mentally intensive tasks in the care and well-being of the chimpanzees. This is a full-time, non-exempt position (40 hours per week). A CT3 is assigned to one of five sections within the sanctuary, and works under the direct supervision of the Section Curator. A CT3 is responsible for the safe, compassionate, and efficient operation of the care needs for the chimpanzee groups. Additionally, a CT3 directly assists the Section Curator in ensuring that all of the section’s needs are met. This includes assisting with building inspections, ensuring Care and Welfare compliance, monitoring side-work at each building, assisting with the enrichment planning. A CT3 serves on the recapture team and also participates in the operant conditioning program at an advanced level. As with a CT2, a CT3 operates a building and is responsible for feeding, medicating, and observing the chimpanzees in their assigned sections. A CT3 is also responsible for other husbandry duties such as cleaning, shifting, island access, and enrichment.

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Human Resources (HR) Manager

Location: Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

The HR Manager is responsible for implementing all day-to-day HR operations across the Sanctuary including employee relations, recruitment, benefits, performance reviews, and compensation. This position will be based onsite at the Sanctuary and working hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, although some HR issues may arise after hours and on weekends that need immediate attention.

A key function of the role is to act as a collaborative and supportive member of the STC Management Team who is tactically strong in developing and implementing policies, procedures, and programs that foster a culture where employees feel valued and supported. The HR Manager also ensures legal compliance with wage and hour regulations, as well other federal, state, and local labor laws.

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Care Technician II

Location: Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

The Care Technician II (CT2) position is responsible for performing highly skilled physical and mentally intensive tasks in the care and well-being of the chimpanzees. A CT2 is assigned to one of five sections within the sanctuary, and works under the direct supervision of the Section Curator. A CT2 is responsible for the safe, compassionate, and efficient operation of the care needs for the chimpanzee groups. A CT2 is responsible for feeding, medicating, and observing the chimpanzees in their assigned sections. A CT2 is also responsible for other husbandry duties such as cleaning, shifting, island access, and enrichment. A CT2 must perform regular observations of the chimpanzees in their section – both while the chimpanzees are inside the building and outside on the island.

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Care Technician I

Location: Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

The Care Technician 1 (CT1) position is responsible for performing moderately skilled labor –intensive tasks in the care and well-being of the chimpanzees. This is a full-time, non-exempt position (40 hours per week). A CT1 is assigned to one of five sections within the sanctuary, and provides direct assistance to the CT2s and the Section Curator in their section. A CT1 cleans indoor and outdoor areas of the chimpanzee buildings, washes and hangs laundry, cleans toys, distributes enrichment, and checks locks. A CT1 observes the daily behaviors and interactions of the chimpanzees in their section. A CT1 also assists with monitoring the chimpanzees’ health and wellbeing, preparing meals and enrichment, and cleaning food preparation and storage areas.

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Volunteer

Location: Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Save the Chimps. Due to our current Covid-19 protocol, we are not allowing guests, including volunteers, onsite and have therefore postponed the volunteer program until it is safe to do so. Please feel free to apply, and we will review your application once our volunteer program re-opens. We hope you understand that this is in the best interest of our chimpanzee residents who could be affected if exposed to the virus.

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