Archives for November 2007

Unusual Animal Career Opportunity: Raptor Handlers/Bird Trainers Needed in Japan

Here is an unusual animal career opportunity in Japan for anyone with show performance, or raptor training and handling experience:

The Kamo group has several bird/flower parks based throughout Japan. Each park has several huge greenhouses which hold a huge variety of plants and birds. The first park opened around 20 years ago and the
group has been expanding ever since. We now have a total of 5 parks
spread throughout Japan with plans to open more.

We are looking to recruit one member of staff at each park to conduct
daily flying demonstrations (of Raptors) to the public. The
successful applicants will have experience training a variety of
Raptors including Owls, Hawks and Falcons. Some experience with
Eagles would also be useful although not essential.

A very reasonable package is available, it will include all travel to
and from Japan as well as accommodation throughout the duration of
the contract. Salary will depend on experience.

Please apply by sending CV and covering letter to Gary Dyer at
dyergary(insert at symbol) or via post at Gary Dyer, Kakegawa Kachoen, 1517 Minami Saigo, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka-ken, 436-0024, Japan

Please mention Ark Animals should you apply for this post.

Unusual Animal Career Opportunity: Peruvian Jungle

I haven’t posted any animal career info in a while. Blogging is a hobby but in 2008 this blog will include animal career posts and some of the other regular content updates. It will also be moved to the index page.

Anyway, for those of you who are dreaming of cool opportunities, these two just came across my desk:

Call for volunteers to work in the Peruvian Amazon

The project “Disease rates of wild and domestic animals of the
Peruvian Amazon” is looking for volunteers (veterinarians,
biologists, etc.) interested in participating in field activities in
remote communities of southeastern Peru, supervising the collection
of biological material from wild and domestic animals. The selected
candidate will work with previously trained hunters and will be in
charge of maintaining biological samples and sending them to a local

The selected candidate must speak Spanish, be comfortable working
independently in remote and rustic conditions, have good
communication skills with people from different levels, from hunters
to scientists, and cover all travel, food, and lodging costs, which
are very low locally.

The project offers the possibility to use part of the data for a
thesis or publication, in a topic that should be previously discussed
with the project coordinators (themes related with diseases, hunting,
or others).

If you qualify, please contact Renata Leite Pitman and Pedro Mayor
until the end of November 2007 for more details:
renata.leite (insert at) and
mayorpedro (insert at)