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.
Experienced Zoo Keeper
We are seeking a confident, outgoing, full time zoo keeper with a minimum of three year’s 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 [email protected] 01323 874110.
Assistant Cook/Front of House
We are currently looking to recruit a cook for our Explorers Café to assist and provide cover for the Chef on their days off and to serve visitors front of house. This position offers a great opportunity to work in a fun and friendly environment with competitive rates of pay and perks. Full details of the vacancy can be found in this Job Description.
If you would like to apply for this position then please complete this Application Form by hand and return it by post or email to [email protected]. 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.
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 [email protected].
Investors in People
Drusillas believes in the training and development of all our staff and we are proud to be an ‘Investor in People’.