Interested in a career working within a zoological collection?

Our careers hub provides you with more information about working within zoological education, animal husbandry and welfare and what it’s like to work at Knowsley Safari.

You’ll find information about our latest vacancies as well as answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive; and we also provide some tips and advice on the recruitment process and what we look for in an applicant. For more information on our applicant privacy notice here.

We hope that you find the careers hub to be a useful portal of information for those of you wishing to work within a zoological collection, and here, at Knowsley Safari.

Available Positions

If you are looking for a career where you would be part of an organization that actively tries to make a difference to the natural world by inspiring and connecting our communities to benefit all of those generations still to come, then Knowsley Safari could be the place you’ve been searching for.

This amazing feeling and call to action is something which our staff care so passionately about. We focus on making a positive impact on our guests, our animals, our community and our people.

We have an exciting opportunity available for an energetic and bubbly individual to join our Learning and Discovery Team as a Guest Engagement Presenter.  

The department is responsible for delivering a creative visitor program: giving our guests a positive, fun, memorable experience and importantly connecting them with the natural world. The Presenter will have a range of responsibilities to support the delivery of this program including delivering tiger presentations at our new tiger exhibit, running discovery stations to engage guests on the animals we have here at Knowsley Safari, whilst promoting the conservation work we do and delivering guided tours on our baboon bus.

We are looking for people who can come in, every day, full of enthusiasm, to talk to people of all ages, and bring with them a dynamic, theatrical personality.

The successful candidate will need to be engaging, inspiring and confident talking to large groups, have a positive attitude, have performance and engagement skills and be able to work as part of a team.

This post is subject to a successful DBS check.

For more information on the role, please download the job description here.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application form together with CV should be sent to recruitment@knowsley.com, please no postal applications

Please click here for application form.

 The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th September 2019

Interviews for this role will be held w/c Monday 16th September 2019

 

 

Please note that if you have been shortlisted, we will aim to communicate with you via your email address shortly after the closing date. Due to the expected number of applications for this position we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.

 

Seasonal Position

If you’re interested in working in a fun, vibrant and totally different environment unlike any other then becoming part of our 2019 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.

This isn’t just any normal interview, this is an audition.

We want personalities who are fun and engaging with our guests and who are determined to deliver each and every guest a wonderful experience, leaving them with memories which last forever.

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

Can you?

  1. Smile and be friendly and welcoming;
  2. Display enthusiasm and initiative;
  3. Proactively engage with children and adults

Are you?

  1. Confident and hardworking;
  2. Fun and engaging;
  3. Proactive

If you answered yes to all these talents, then you could be joining our guest engagement and customer services 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, school holidays and evenings.

How to Apply

If you think that you are the ideal Team 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

Our next recruitment day is yet to be confirmed, however you can still apply now to express your interest

Student Placements and 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.

At this time we only offer the advertised placements and are therefore unfortunately unable to accommodate any other requests that do not meet the criteria or commitment as outlined. Please read all information carefully before emailing or applying.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

 

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.

At this time we only offer the following two work experience / internship programmes and are therefore unfortunately unable to accommodate any other requests that do not meet the criteria or commitment as outlined below. Please read the following information carefully, along with the pages linked that provide more information about the internships below before emailing or applying.

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.

Find more information here.

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 assessment.

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