Friday, April 24, 2015

Bear Manager - Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Bear Manager - Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Highly motivated, experienced, and dedicated animal professional is required to work with rescued Asiatic black bears and Malayan sun bears at our Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao, Vietnam.

The position holder will work as part of our Bear & Vet Team responsible for overseeing teams of local bear care staff involved in the daily husbandry and management of the bears housed within the rescue centre. Furthermore, the bear manager would oversee a team of horticultural staff who are responsible for maintaining the bear enclosures and the plants and foliage around the centre. The position involves working closely with Bear Team Supervisors and liaising with the veterinary team to manage various daily operations. The Bear Manager will report directly to the Bear & Vet Team Director.

  • Co-coordinating various daily operations:
    • Animal care and management;
    • Maintenance and adjustment of existing enrichment programs;
    • Ordering stock as required;
    • Maintaining bear behavior records & databases.
  • Operant conditioning and formal bear training programmes for a variety of medical, behavioural and management requirements.
  • Report writing.
  • Human resources:
    • Staff evaluations;
    • Ensuring morale is maintained within bear care staff;
    • Identifying and addressing HR issues with the Bear & Vet Team Director as they arise.

§  University degree in zoology, biology, conservation, animal behaviour or related field
§  Three to five years work experience in a captive wild animal facility or similar working environment
§  Computer literacy, including Excel
§  Strong management skills and the ability to work in a team or independently
§  Fluent in English
§  A good sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff in a rural area of Northern Vietnam.
§  Patience and willingness to work within a different culture are essential
§  Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.

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

The following items are included in your full-time contract
On-site accommodation           
Relocation assistance                           
Emergency medical insurance
Paid holidays

How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV and completed Job Application form to: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information please visit our website

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 purposes.

Closing date: May 22, 2015

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