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Volunteer Keeper 



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Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, Cambodia The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) was established in 2003 by the Allwetterzoo Münster and the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP). It is the first nature conservation centre in Cambodia, located on 25 ha of land in the Phnom Kulen National Park, ca. 40 km north of Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor Wat. The goals of the ACCB are the rehabilitation of confiscated, mainly globally threatened wildlife and the conservation breeding of selected species, in combination with environmental education and capacity building of local communities as well as in-situ conservation and research.

The ACCB is currently looking to fill the position of Volunteer Keeper to join our team of four Cambodian keepers and one expatriate Head Keeper. This is a challenging position in a demanding environment suitable for a highly dedicated and motivated individual.

Main duties and responsibilities:

1. Carry out all aspects of animal husbandry (e.g. daily routines, appropriate rehabilitation and release) related to the current stock of c. 200 mammals, birds and reptiles.
2. Carry out building and maintenance work.
3. Co-supervise and train Cambodian animal keepers and site support staff.
4. Assist with education work and field research as required. 5. Assist with the general daily operation of the centre.


1. Good command of English.
2. Excellent organisational and communication skills and ability to multi-task.
3. Experience in animal husbandry, ideally with a special interest in reptiles.
4. Good practical skills.
5. Full clean driving licence (ideally including small motorbike).
6. Physically fit and able to work in a hot and humid climate. 7. Ability to live under simple conditions in a remote, rural and isolated area.

Conditions / remuneration:

Travel expenses at the beginning and the end of the contract will be covered. Free shared accommodation at ACCB and a small allowance to cover living expenses will be provided. On-site transport and satellite internet are available, also for reasonable personal use. Preference will be given to candidates indicating that they are prepared to stay for longer periods. The work agreement is on a volunteer basis (not as staff of Münster Zoo or ZGAP), thus health or social insurance contributions will not be covered.


Phnom Kulen National Park 




Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity 

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Application Instructions

Please apply via email including covering letter, CV and the contact details of two referees to:

Markus Handschuh, Project Manager, Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), Siem Reap, Cambodia. Email:

and copy your application to:

Dr. Martina Raffel, Allwetterzoo Münster, Sentruper Straße 315, D-48161 Münster, Germany. Email:

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Created at 18/02/2010 15:51  by Fleur Kist 
Last modified at 18/02/2010 15:54  by Fleur Kist 

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