Job Postings

Big Cat Keeper


WildCat Ridge Sanctuary

Closing Date
August 27, 2019

WildCat Ridge Sanctuary has an immediate opening for a full-time Animal Care Keeper. WCR is located in Scotts Mills Oregon. (40 miles south of Portland) WCR is a member of the American Sanctuary Association, Tigers in America, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, American Association of Zoo Keepers and Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance. WCR is home to over 50 wildcats and Hybrids.

Job Description: observe all animals on a daily basis, reporting any changes in behavior or physical appearance; perform routine husbandry and environmental maintenance; feed prescribed diets, perform assigned and approved enrichment activities, assist in the restraint and treatment of animals; participate in routine animal transports to and from the vet clinic as needed; and be prepared to respond to emergency situations. Keepers will work with volunteers and other staff, collaborating as well as train and manage any Interns that may be working. Prior sanctuary experience is a plus. (WCR is a non-smoking facility) This position is for someone who currently lives in the area or has friends or family they can stay with. Be sure to check the rental prices if you expect to move, it is expensive.

Education and Pre-requisites

* Must be 21 years of age

* Must be in good physical condition

* Must be able to consistently lift 30 pounds

* Must be able to work in all weather conditions

* Must be fluent in English (both written and verbal)

* Must provide your own housing and vehicle.
* Candidates should have a least two years of undergraduate program studies in zoology, biology, or other animal-related fields.

Compensation and benefits

Starting wage is $13 an hour. After a 90 day probationary period there is a possibility of a raise and also the opportunity for health care coverage.

Application instructions

Please send resume, cover letter, transcripts, and a copy of Driver’s License along with three reference contacts (including phone numbers) to:

WildCat Ridge Keeper

PO. Box 280

Scotts Mills, Oregon 97375

Or email to:
Must provide all of the above to be considered.