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Animal Caretaker (m/f/d) 

Full-time | 40 hours per week | TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary, Maßweiler, Germany


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on www.four-paws.org.

Would you 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.

Your contribution will be

  • Implementing the daily care, husbandry practices and creating species-appropriate enrichments for all the animals in your care, while strictly adhering to all safety protocols and quality standards
  • Giving interesting and memorable tours to create an emotional bond between visitors and specific animals and TIERART in general
  • Supporting veterinary measures and procedures, as needed
  • Participating in and supporting the safe transfer of animals to and from the sanctuary
  • Maintaining the enclosures, buildings, and outdoor areas of the site
  • Supporting with the coordination and organisation of daily visitors in the sanctuary as well as with guided tours and special events


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • A relevant degree as a zookeeper and knowledge of biology, animal behavior, etc. required
  • Experience in working with big cats is required
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations when dealing with wild animals
  • A keen interest in animal welfare and wildlife topics
  • Excellent German skills both written and verbal, English language skills are a plus
  • Practical, adaptable, creative, hardworking and problem-solver attitude
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
  • A modern leadership culture and promotion of training measures 

FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact bewerbungen.tierart@vier-pfoten.org if you require assistance applying for this position. 

All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment. 

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your CV in German to: 


Contact Us

Florian Eiserlo 
anctuary Manager 


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