Team Leader Job Description:
The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a fast-paced, busy primate sanctuary. We are seeking a Small Primate Caregiver Team Leaders to perform daily animal care and provide training and supervision to volunteers who assist with animal care on all shifts. Specific responsibilities include: feeding, administering medications, custodial care, cleaning of enclosures and any related equipment, and overseeing such duties performed by small primate caregiver volunteers as well as community service workers. The Small Primate Caregiver Team Leader will also ensure the sanctuary is presentable to the public prior to open hours, as well as ensuring that all sanctuary, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and The United States Department of Agriculture laws and rules are being abided by.
The ideal Team Leader should have experience in sanctuary operations as well as some supervisory skills. Supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Must be comfortable working with primates of all sizes and temperaments. Candidates will be reliable self-starters and be able to courteously instruct and supervise up to about 8 volunteers, of all different ages and experience levels, per shift. The successful candidate will possess good leadership, time management, organizational, communication and conflict resolution skills, and be able to adjust quickly to changing priorities and stressful, challenging situations. Must be able to periodically lift up to 50 lbs. in weight, be able to stand unaided for possibly several hours at a time, be able to bend over and work on lower parts of enclosures and be able to walk several miles unaided. Valid drivers’ license and reliable vehicle required.
This position is a permanent, part-time position requiring at least 8 hours of volunteer time per week, every week. Punctuality and reliability is of the utmost importance. The Small Primate Caregiver Team Leader will report to the Outreach Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and The Facilities Manager. Schedule will include holidays and will periodically require attending after-hours meetings and events.
When you volunteer at The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, you are part of a team, and a family. If something comes up where someone need their shift covered Team Leader and Volunteers must be relied upon to step up and cover the weakness in that shift. After all, we are all working for the care of the animals and they are relying on us.