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Wildlife animal keeper

Job opportunity - Wildlife animal keeper (with venomous snake experience) - Jaguar Rescue Center Foundation.

Puerto Viejo de Limon. Costa Rica

Jaguar Rescue Center (JRC) is a tropical wildlife rescue center located near Puerto Viejo, in the beautiful south caribbean side of Costa Rica. We take care of an average of 600-700 injured wild animals a year, mainly due to electrocutions, dog bites, car accidents, confiscations, orphans, etc. We work with all kind of central american animals (Primates, xenarthrans, procionids, birds, reptiles, etc). We focus our philosophy on the release of all the animals whenever is possible (over 250 releases a year), but also we have some permanent non releasable animals and an education collection of venomous snakes. We hare a complete state of the art wildlife hospital to give the best attention to all the animals with 24/7 veterinary attention. For more information visit

Animal Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release Center in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

JRC is recruiting a professional wildlife caretaker with professional zookeeping experience to join our team with specific attention on handling venomous snakes and preferably experienced with general capture and handling of wildlife in order to help with and perform animals rescues. The successful candidate will take care of the educational snake collection, perform some of the snake and other animal rescues and translocations, and help coordinate the tasks of the rest of rescue center as well as any other task needed.

We are a busy rescue center with staff and volunteers from all around the world. We look for an eager to learn, passionate person who will share our philosophy of rescuing and releasing wildlife and will use his/her professional experience not only handling and taking care of animals but joining and teaching our team and showing leadership, passion and team work.

This full-time position provides competitive salary commensurate with experience and adequate to the country we live in. We are next to the beach in one of the most beautiful places in the world, a place worth living and a job worth working, but we are also a little bit isolated and surrounded by jungle. Candidate must be able to adjust to these environmental conditions.

The application deadline is February 10 th, 2018.

Interested applications should write to with the CV and a cover letter showing your interest in the position. After that, we will do video conference interview to the selected candidates.
Hours / week0
React before10-02-2018
OrganisationJaguar Rescue Center
AddressPuerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica

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