Bear Manager




Organization: Animals Asia Foundation - Moon Bear Rescue Center
Location: Chengdu, China, us
Job or Internship: Job

Highly motivated, experienced and dedicated animal professional is required to work with rescued Asiatic black bears at our Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

The position will work as part of a team of Bear Managers 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 Manager will report directly to the Bear & Vet team Director.  

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

Responsibilities

  • Co-coordinating various daily operations:
    • Animal care and management
    • Maintenance and adjustment of existing enrichment programs
    • Bear food and stock ordering system
    • Maintaining bear behavior records & databases
  • Operant conditioning and formal bear training programmes for a variety of medical, behavioural and management requirements.

Requirements

  • Formal qualification (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 managementskills and the ability to work in a team or independently
  • Patience and willingness to work within a different cultureare essential
  • Fluent in English language
  • Must be able to commit for two years

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

Benefits

  • On site accommodation and subsidized meals
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Holidays

How to Apply

Interested parties please send your application letter, full resume and completed Job Application Form (in Word format) to hrhkg@animalsasia.org. Please quote the position applied for on the email subject. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants not hearing from us within six weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closing date for applications is 12th April 2013.  

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