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Chief Animal Caretaker (Ukraine, m/f)


FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organisation with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in more than 10 other countries. Founded by Heli Dungler in 1988, the organisation strives for improvements in animal welfare through sustainable campaigns and projects. FOUR PAWS focuses on animals that are directly under human influence, for example stray dogs and stray cats, farm animals, wild animals and companion animals kept in inappropriate housing. FOUR PAWS aims to help animals in need directly and quickly.


We are searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as soon as possible:


Chief Animal Caretaker (m/f)

Fulltime / Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, Ukraine


Main duties:

  • Organising the animal care process at the sanctuary upon strict observance of the safety rules
  • Optimising and maintaining the sustainability of the sanctuary
  • Being responsible for contracting with local suppliers regarding animal related food and equipment
  • Organising and participating in the vet checks and trainings
  • Regular repairing and maintaining work of enclosures and buildings
  • Preparing enrichments for bears
  • Supporting visitors, organising the visitors’ flow and participation in raising awareness topics
  • Implementing the Quality Standards of FOUR PAWS in coordination with the Site Manager
  • Preparing the annual plans and monitoring their compliance



  • University degree, preferably in biology or a related field
  • Professional experience in animal welfare or construction issues for at least 2 years
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Driving License


What we offer:

  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
  • A fully integrated and respectful partnership within an international organisation
  • An attractive working place with technically advanced infrastructure located close to Lviv
  • Work experience in an international organisation
  • Local and international career development opportunities



We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.



Are you looking for such an opportunity?

We look forward to meeting you!


Please send your application in English via email, to