Vacancies

Are you considering a career in a safari park or zoo?

Our range of current vacancies are listed below for you to explore.

2017 Seasonal Cast Members

If you’re interested in working in a fun, vibrant and totally different environment unlike any other then becoming part of our 2017 seasonal team may be for you. We’re looking for ‘people who love people’ as we hope that each and every guest who visits Knowsley Safari experiences “The Best Day Out Ever”. This centres around positive guest engagement, being respectful and welcoming, understanding and empathetic and relies on you using your initiative to enhance their experience.

If you think that you’d be an asset to our team then ask yourself these questions:

Can you?

  1. Smile
  2. Display enthusiasm and initiative
  3. Engage with children and adults

Are you?

  1. Confident
  2. Energetic and hard working
  3. Fun

If you answered yes to all these talents then you could be joining our team in the following areas:

Ride staff, Restaurant staff, Hosts & Stewards, and Reception team

If you are successful with your application, you must be willing to work on a flexible basis. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the business and time of the year. Working days will include weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.

How to Apply

If you think that you are the ideal Cast Member then submit your recent CV including full contact details (name, mobile number and email address) along with a short message detailing why you believe you are suited to the role to: admin@archospitality.co.uk

Please note that our next Assessment Centres will be held in January for the 2017 season.

Internships/Work Experience

For individuals who are planning a career within the zoological community, Knowsley Safari’s Internships are a fantastic opportunity to learn from our experienced staff within an outstanding Safari Park environment.

We currently offer 3 different Work Experience / Internship Programmes:

Programme Days Per Week Commitment Application Period More Information
Animal Team Internship

Student Keepers

5 (Full-Time) 1 Year 2017 – 2018

OPEN

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Learning & Discovery Weekend Internship 1 (Part-Time) 10 Weeks Opens January 2017 Click Here
Learning & Discovery Summer Internship 3 (Part-Time) 10 Weeks Opens February 2017 Click Here

To be eligible to apply for our internships you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be 18 years old or above.
  • You must be able to commit to the full duration of the placement on the dates agreed.

For Animal Team Internships:

  • You must be undertaking an animal related course which requires work experience or placement; or
  • You intend to take a ‘sandwich year’ within your degree in order to gain experience within a zoological collection.
  • Working with animals can be routine and very physically demanding, you should have a reasonable level of fitness to carry out the placement and will be required to complete a medical questionnaire.

Animal Division Internship – Student Keepers

If you are working towards an animal based degree, our Student Keeper placement is designed to offer you an education in the practical aspects of an Animal Keeper role within an outstanding Safari Park surrounded by experienced keepers who are more than happy to pass on their skills and knowledge. We offer you first-hand experience within the Park/Zoo community with plenty of support, training and development of you as an individual. Following our placement you will develop skills in animal management & husbandry, organisation & planning, and teamwork & communication, and gain a realistic idea of the intense physical demands of the role.

Learning & Discovery Internships

The Learning & Discovery Internship positions are ideal for those looking to gain valuable experience in zoo / science education, and are also applicable for trainee teachers looking to broaden their experience and work in and out of classroom setting. Those with an interest in developing their engagement or theatrical skills, or who are looking towards animal or conservation based careers are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that all placements are voluntary and unpaid. Accommodation is not provided. Places available are limited for each opportunity and are subject to application and interview.

Animal Division Administrative Assistant

Hours: 3 days over 7, working 21 hours per week

Salary: £7.85 per hour

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 25 September 2016

Interview Date: Friday 30 September 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administrative Assistant to the Animal Division. You will be required to provide administration support in an effective and efficient manner to the Head of the Animal Division and Animal Managers, as well as the Animal Division as a whole including Team Leaders and Animal Keepers.

We are looking for someone who has strong computer skills with good knowledge of Microsoft Office. The successful individual will need to be methodical, organised with good communication and interpersonal skills.

For further information about the role and the type of person we are looking for, click here to view the job description & person specification.

To apply, please complete our Application form and send it along with your CV to  recruitment@knowsley.com, or alternatively please post to: Human Resources, Knowsley Safari, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN.

Click here to download our application form.

The closing date for application is Sunday 25 September 2016 with interviews being held on Friday 30 September 2016.

Please note that due to the expected number of applications for this post we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted for interview.

 

BIAZA has put together a great guide of information for those who are considering a career within the zoological community which you can find here!

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