Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BEAR MANAGER - China Bear Rescue Centre


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 or Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre.

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 Veterinary Director and the resident Vet team plus our Animal Conditioning Consultant to manage various daily operations. Bear Managers report directly to the centre Senior Bear Manager.

Both formal qualifications and proven practical experience are essential for this position.

Accommodation is provided, along with a competitive salary and the opportunity to help these most stoic and beautiful animals.


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.

Qualifications and experience:

 Formal qualification (ideally a university degree) in zoology, biology, conservation, animal behaviour or related field
 Three to five years work experience in a zoo or similar working environment
 Excellent communication, organisational 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

Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.
Applicants must be able to commit for a minimum of one (1) year. Two (2) year contracts are also offered.

The following items are included in your full-time contract:
On-site accommodation Subsidised meals
Relocation Assistance Medical Insurance
For more information please visit our website http://www.animalsasia.org/

To apply please forward cover letter and CV (stating position you are applying for) and completed Job Application form with expected salary to: hrhkg@animalsasia.org

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