Apply to be a nursemaid for Giant Panda cubs in China (it’s a paid job)

This comes from a May 20, 2014 article by Eve Nagy for Fast Company,

It pays less than most starting teachers’ salaries and has tougher odds than a position at Google, but don’t let that deter you from applying for this best of all the jobs: the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China’s Sichuan province has launched a worldwide search for panda cub caretakers.

You can get more details in a May 12, 2014 news item on ChinaDaily.com,

“Your work has only one mission: spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows,” organizers said.

Applicants should be at least 22 years old and have some basic knowledge of pandas. They should also have good writing skills and the ability to take pictures, according to the recruiters’ requirements.

The campaign will also recruit eight panda observers for a free three-day trip to the Bifengxia base.

People can apply for the job at fun.sohu.com. Recruiting drives will also be held in Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou and will last until July 15 [2014].

You will need to be able to read Chinese or get very lucky when applying at fun.sohu.com.

4 thoughts on “Apply to be a nursemaid for Giant Panda cubs in China (it’s a paid job)

  1. Shantanaya Guillory

    Do you really have to be 22 ?
    I’m 20 and really love panda and will like to help out. Will I still be able to apply ?

  2. Maryse de la Giroday Post author

    Dear Ms. Guillory, I can’t say for certain whether you really do have to be 22 years old to apply. You can always apply anyway and you might want to try contacting the organizers yourself. You could also try contacting the organizers at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center directly to make your case. I wish you good luck. Best regards, Maryse

  3. Lama Mazen Ajawi

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I am a panda lover and would appreciate if you can let me know whether there are available vacancies similar as the job posted above. And you are kindly requested to provide a contact in which I can reach the organizers at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center.

    I highly appreciate your kindness in replying my comment.

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