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

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 2 different Work Experience / Internship Programmes:

Programme Days Per Week Commitment Application Period More Information
Animal Team Internship (Student Keepers) 5 (Full-Time) 1 Year 2018 – 2019 Opens June 2017 Click Here
Learning & Discovery Summer Internship 3 (Part-Time) 10 Weeks Closed 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.

‘The Adventurers’ Performers (Closes Thursday 27th April 2017)

If you’re interested in performing in a fun, vibrant and totally different environment unlike any other then becoming an ‘Adventurer’ may be for you.

‘The Adventurers’ are our new guest engagement characters who will be present at each of our events, entertaining and educating our guests and enhancing their experience at Knowsley Safari to ensure that every guest has “The Best Day Out Ever”!

We’re looking for actors and actresses who are able to deliver strong character performances, positive guest engagement, and have quick-thinking wit to enhance their experience during our events.

You don’t need bucket loads of experience to apply, just the enthusiasm and drive to want to entertain our guests!

 

If you think that you’re the perfect ‘Adventurer’ then ask yourself these questions:

Can you?

  • Learn a script
  • Deliver a fun and interactive character
  • Engage with children and adults

Are you?

  • Confident
  • Energetic and hard working
  • Imaginative

If you answered yes to all these talents then the life of an ‘Adventurer’ could be for you.

 

Casting Workshops

We are holding 2 casting workshops on Friday 5th May at 11:30am & 2:30pm, each lasting approximately 90 minutes.

 

How to Apply

If you think that you are the ‘Adventurer’ we are looking for then send in your CV, a recent head shot/photograph with your preferred casting workshop time recruitment@knowsley.com by Thursday 27th April 2017.

If you are successful with your application, you must be willing to work on a flexible basis to suit our events schedule. 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.

 

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check.

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