Be part of the Drusillas Park team and work in a varied, fun and friendly environment!


In early January we start our main recruitment campaign to employ staff on a casual basis to work throughout our busy periods; primarily weekends, bank holidays and school holidays with the possibility of some additional work mid-week through the summer months. We look to take on Team Assistants to help out in retail, catering, admissions and attractions operation. None of these roles have any involvement with the animals.

Our recruitment campaign begins at the very start of each year to enable us to be fully staffed and ready for our first two busy periods, the February and Easter holidays.

Permanent roles and other casual roles that may become vacant throughout the year will be listed below.

Catering Assistants

We currently have vacancies for staff to work in our Catering department from now until the end of the season.  We have a limited number of fixed term contracts available which will finish on 3 September 2017 and offer a minimum of 30 hrs/wk over 4 days with the potential to work more.  We are also looking for casual staff who are available to work variable hours during weekends and school holidays when we are at our busiest.  These positions offer a great opportunity to work in a fun and friendly environment with competitive rates of pay and perks.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, be able to start straight away and all must be available to work at weekends and during school holidays.   The joining rates of pay per hour are £5 for 16-17 year olds, £5.60 for 18-20 year olds, £7.05 for 21-24 year olds and £7.50 for those 25 years and over.

If you would like to apply for these positions then please complete this Application Form by hand and return it by post or email to  If posting the form please take care to use the correct postage stamps for the size and weight of the envelope to ensure that it will be delivered.

Experienced Zoo Keeper

We are seeking a confident, outgoing, full time zoo keeper with a minimum of three years' experience working for a zoo or in a similar animal environment.  An outgoing personality and the ability to communicate effectively with the general public (including undertaking keeper talks) are essential.  Applicants must have a full driving license and a car, and also hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or similar.  For information about the animals at Drusillas please see our Animal Gallery website page. We offer a competitive annual salary, subsidised lunches and a sensible relocation package.  For an application form please contact Sue Woodgate, Zoo Manager 01323 874110.


We are currently looking for volunteers to supervise our walk-through enclosures; Lemurland, Lory Landing and our bats and sloths as well as our touch tables of animal artefacts.  Minimum age 16, must be confident at speaking to the public. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please email


Investors in People

Drusillas believes in the training and development of all our staff and we are proud to be an ‘Investor in People’.









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