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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.


Current Vacancies...

Experienced Zoo Keeper

We are seeking a confident, outgoing, experienced, full time zoo keeper with a minimum of two years experience working for a zoo or in a similar animal environment. You must possess a good work history and be determined to make zoo keeping your career. An outgoing personality and the ability to communicate effectively with the general public (including undertaking keeper talks) are essential. A full driving license and car is essential and it is advantageous to hold, or be studying for, the City & Guilds Certificate in Animal Management. For information about the animals at Drusillas please see our Animal Gallery website page. We offer a competitive annual salary, subsidised lunches and provide a sensible relocation package.  For an application form please contact Sue Woodgate Zoo Manager 01323 874110.


Marketing Assistant wanted for Maternity Cover

Drusillas marketing team wants to recruit someone for 2 or 3 days per week to work as a marketing assistant to cover a maternity leave starting in August 2015, for about 9 months. Candidates must possess some experience of working with social media and websites as well as having the ability to assist in more traditional forms of marketing such as brochures, posters, outdoor advertising, mailshots, magazine advertising and PR. In the first instance please send a CV and brief covering letter to   



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. We also require volunteers to assist with the preparation of animal feeds and also in our gardens. 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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