Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bear Manager - China Bear Rescue Centre

Bear Manager


Highly motivated and experienced animal professionals are required to work with rescued Asiatic Black Bears at our China Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

This position is responsible for overseeing teams of local bear keeping staff involved in the daily care and management of the bears housed within the rescue centre. It will also involve working alongside and liaising with the resident Vet team plus our Animal Conditioning Consultant to manage various daily operations. The Bear Managers will report directly to the centre Senior Bear Manager.

 Co-coordinating various daily operations:
o Animal care and management
o Maintenance and adjustment of existing enrichment programs
o Bear food and stock ordering system

 Operant conditioning and formal bear training programmes for a variety of medical, behavioural and management requirements

 Formal qualification (ideally a university degree) in zoology, biology, conservation, animal behaviour or related field.
 3 to 5 years work experience in a zoo or similar working environment, with proven practical experience is a must.
 Excellent communication, organizational and practical skills.
 Strong management skills and the ability to work in a team or independently.
 Patience and willingness to work within a different culture are essential.
 Right candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 1 year. 2 year contracts are also offered.

 Accommodation and meals
 Relocation Assistance
 Medical Insurance
 Paid Holidays

Appointment is full-time, 5 days a week with some weekend work applicable.

How to Apply
Interested parties please forward your Cover Letter (stating the applied position), CV with your current and expected salary and completed Job Application form to:  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
For more information please visit our website

Closing date for applications is extended to 30th November 2010.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose.

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