Assistant Host

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary is looking for an assistant host for our Magical Monkey Experience.

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary is the largest New World primate sanctuary in the US. We are home to over 300 monkeys including capuchins, marmosets, tamarins, squirrel and spider monkeys. Most of the monkeys were released from laboratory research, others were former "pets”, some were in the entertainment industry and still others were confiscations by authorities.

During the 2-hour tour given by Kari, the founder, and/or  other hosts, your guests will meet the monkeys up-close and personal. They will learn about their past -- from rescue to recovery. First stop is a visit to "Munchkinland", home to our tamarins and marmosets, the smallest monkeys in the world. Next stop "Kansas" where your guests will meet many different species of capuchin and spider monkeys. Then on to "Emerald City" to meet our amazing squirrel monkeys...are you sensing a theme :-)?! We finish up with a trip around "Oz", our bachelor pad. On the way back, we will stop at Bob Barker's Magical Manor, our on-site veterinary clinic. During the tour, you may meet Bongo, who was in iron toxicity studies for two decades. He also suffered from paraplegia, but with the help of our "re-habitats" and the tender loving care of KC, Bongo's monkey friend, he can walk again! Puchi is another favorite, he was found running loose in Chicago and only has one eye, but will look deep into your soul. After the tour, you will serve a yummy vegan meal at the sanctuary to our guests. We will answer questions and give insights into the sanctuary world, the Jungle Friends culture and share amazing stories about the monkeys who call Jungle Friends home.

Must be personable, energetic, fit, able to cook and drive a golf cart.

Contact Kari at 386-462-7779

How to Apply 

Kari introducing her guests to Buddie
       Kari introduces her guests to Buddie!    

       Jen introduces her guests to the spider monkeys!     

            Sara’s guest gets acquainted with Buddie!