In-Person position for someone living in Gainesville or willing to relocate

A deep love of all animals and commitment to the organization’s mission will create success in the position. Monkeys care is #1 priority.



Jungle Friends is hiring full-time caretakers for the monkeys. These are rescued monkeys living on our 44-acre sanctuary property. This is a wonderful job for someone to be with monkeys.

Duties include general husbandry for nearly 300 New World monkeys divided into sections for species.

Preparing and serving diets

Clean and repair any landscape habitat and indoor buildings

Monitor the monkeys’ physical and emotional well-being


Temperatures will sometimes drop below freezing, so you must be able to handle the cold. In the summer, you must be able to work in heat and humidity. Only vegan food is allowed while on the property, and most staff is vegan or vegetarian. No alcohol or cigarettes. Background checks are done.


No experience is needed but must be a quick learner. Pay increases for those experienced.


Please submit your resume here or email Debra @ info@junglefriends.org We are interviewing this week. Living on-site is not required for employees.

-We also have a kitchen staff job open.-


$10-15 per hour.  There is some flexibility with your schedule and being able to go out with the monkeys.

To Apply:

Please complete as much of our application as possible here: https://www.junglefriends.org/about/internships/how-to-apply.html

You can also send your resume on that page. Read about working for us there. If you can’t fill in the application before you come, we can fill it out in person. A background check will be done on all new hires. Email Debra at info@junglefriends.com

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About Jungle Friends

We are a large monkey sanctuary in a 41-acre vegan community in Gainesville.

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary provides permanent high-quality sanctuary care for New World monkeys being retired from laboratory research, ex-pets, or monkeys who have been confiscated by the authorities.

Jungle Friends is also committed to advocacy and education on behalf of all captive non-human primates, and to provide assistance to improve the circumstances of captive primates wherever possible.

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