Behaviourist (m/f/d)


Fulltime | BELITSA, Bulgaria

DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa, which is operated by FOUR PAWS - the global animal welfare organisation for animals under human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them, in cooperation with the French Brigitte Bardot Foundation, is a safe and natural for previously mistreated and neglected bears, located in the Rila Mountains about 180 km south of Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more.

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.  

Your contribution will be

  • Studying, observing and evaluating the behaviour of brown bears, how they cope with the environment and the other bears in the park
  • Carrying out regular training session with the bears in the park
  • Organising training and educating of the bear keepers on how to train the bears
  • Identifying bear’s problematic behavior development
  • Studying and developing the enrichment process in the park
  • Preparing monthly plans for bear caring
  • Strictly following the procedures for working in the park


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Education in the areas of zoology, ecology, biology and veterinary medicine
  • Very good Bulgarian skills, written and spoken
  • Advanced English skills, written and spoken
  • Priority is a driver license
  • Well-structured, efficient way of working, having the ability to multitask
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS values and issues


Our offer includes

  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a professional and motivated team
  • A fully integrated and respectful partnership within an international organisation
  • Work experience in an international organisation
  • Local and international career development 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.


Contact Us

Carsten Hertwig, International Head of Competence Centre Bears 

Please send your application in Bulgarian or English, preferably via email.