Current vacancies at Colchester Zoo
To apply, please complete the Colchester Zoo Application Form attached to the job description and email it to us along with your CV and covering letter.
Please note: Some of our Zoo Keeper vacancies are also placed on the BIAZA and Zoo Biology websites.
See our list below for all the current positions available:
|Job Role:||Closing Date:||Job Info:||Contact Email:|
|Commercial Services Team (Retail, Catering, Admissions, Play Area)||10th June 2022||CLICK HEREemail@example.com|
|Construction / Maintenance Labourer||30th May 2022||CLICK HEREfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Painter||24th June 2022||CLICK HEREemail@example.com|
|Handyperson||24th June 2022||CLICK HEREfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact all of those not reaching the interview stage.
Animal based careers and work experience at Colchester Zoo
Here at Colchester Zoo we want to be able to assist in providing opportunities to gain and develop experience in zoo animal care, and provide real world learning for people who are passionate about working with animals. Please click on the link below for more information on our work experience offer.
Volunteering at Colchester Zoo
Become and Animal Ambassador
Do you love the natural world? Do you want to contribute to saving species and habitats? Do you like talking to people about wildlife? Have you got one day a week to spare? Then why not register your interest in becoming an Animal Ambassador, a new voluntary role at Colchester Zoo! This role is based around sharing the amazing world of animals and Colchester Zoo with our visitors, other volunteer roles may be found on this page in the future.
Become a Zoo Host
Our mission at Colchester Zoo is to give guests a great visitor experience. If you love our zoo and want to be a part of it and you have time to offer, becoming a Zoo Host could be just the thing for you. Our commitment to excellent customer service is at the heart of this role, we are proud of our zoo and the conservation work we do and you will be at the forefront of sharing that enthusiasm with our guests.
Future staff requirements
If your ultimate goal is to work at Colchester Zoo, please email us at email@example.com with your relevant details or fill in the Colchester Zoo Employment Application Form, whatever your skill or profession, so we can keep your application on file until the day we will be able to hold interviews.
Important Information for Applicants
Under the immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 we are required to check that anyone taking up employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK.
All applicants invited to attend an interview will be asked to provide documentary evidence of this, and we will need to take a copy of these documents before work commences.
Please note that if you are a non EU citizen and you do not have the relevant Visa to work in the UK, we would only be able to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from the UK Border Agency if we can prove that we have met the Resident Labour Market Test, and that you meet the required points needed under the new points based system. For more information please see the UK Border Agency website www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.