Colchester Zoo Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working at Colchester Zoo!

We are home to over to over 260 species of animal set in 60 acres of parklands and lakes. Colchester Zoo currently employs over 380 members of staff made up of our animal care team, grounds care team, our retail staff, gardeners, catering and office teams to name just a few! All of our teams work extremely hard to provide a fantastic day out for our visitors.

If you’re interested in joining the Colchester Zoo team then please click on details of each vacancy below for more information on the current positions we have available.

Current Vacancies

Job Role: Closing Date: Job Information: Contact email:
Christmas Temp Play Area
31st October 2018 DETAILS kalahari@colchesterzoo.org
Catering assistants 10th October 2018 DETAILS lynn@colchesterzoo.org
Guest Services advisor 10th October 2018 DETAILS georgina@colchesterzoo.org
Cleaner 19th October 2018 DETAILS lynspurgeon@colchesterzoo.org
Labourer  15th October 2018 DETAILS lynspurgeon@colchesterzoo.org


How to apply:

If you are interested in any of the above positions please follow the steps below to apply: 

- Download and complete the electronic Colchester Zoo Employment Application Form. Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed, do not enter ‘Refer to CV’. If you would prefer to complete a printable version of the Colchester Zoo Employment Application Form please click here.

- Send your completed application form and CV via email, or in hard copy to the contact details next to the post you are applying for.

Please be aware that we will only process applications that include a completed application form and CV.

We do have a lot of interest in our vacancies, if you have not heard from us after four weeks since submitting your application you should assume you have not been successful on the occasion.

We also offer a range of volunteering opportunities, for more information please click here or alternatively if you are looking for work experience please click here for details.


1st October - 2nd November 2018  
5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

(Except for Fright Nights)

Click here for further closing times


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