Happy bear

Animal Caretaker (m/f/d)

Fulltime | 40 hours a week | BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz, Stuer, Germany 


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. The rescue center for bears is located right in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District in the North of Germany. Since 2006, the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz has provided mistreated and neglected bears with a safe and natural home. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on

You would like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team in BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz.

Your contribution will be

  • Taking care of rescued bears
  • Supporting during vet checks and transports as well as the implementation of quality standards
  • Creating and implementing enrichment programmes for all bears
  • Safe keeping of bear houses and enclosures
  • Carrying out integrations of new bears, weighing bears and positive reinforcement training
  • Guiding tours and taking part in events


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Education as zoological animal care taker
  • Experience in husbandry of large carnivores
  • Ability to work independently
  • Hands-on mentality and skilled craftmanship
  • People person who likes to interact with others including guests and staff
  • Cultural sensitivity, experience working with individuals from differing cultural backgrounds
  • Drivers licence category B


Our offer includes

The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare

  • A team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
  • Working within a team of international animal sanctuaries
  • An animal friendly workplace with a dynamic and pleasant job environment
  • A modern leadership culture
  • Many learning opportunities


We are dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and plurality.

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your cover letter and CV in German as well as your salary  and earliest entry date as one pdf file, to


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Tim Hamacher, Curator

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