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.

If you’re interested in working in a fun, vibrant and totally different environment unlike any other then becoming part of our 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 on positive guest engagement, being respectful and welcoming, understanding and empathetic, and relies on you using your initiative to enhance their experience.

We want personalities who are fun and engaging with our guests and who are determined to deliver a wonderful experience to every guest, leaving them with memories that 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;

If you answered yes to all of the above, then you could be joining our team in the following areas:

Catering, Rides, Hosts, Stewards, Reception and Admission

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. At certain points in the year, there will also be a requirement for some evening work.


How to Apply

If you think that you are the ideal Safari 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: You will receive a pre-screening interview with Arc Hospitality Recruitment before being invited to our next interview day with us on site.

We are Knowsley Safari, and we are the leading paid for visitor attraction in the city region with over 600,000 guests visiting us each year. Our enthusiastic and expert team do amazing work to inspire and connect our communities with the natural world for the benefit of future generations. Our aim is to be an exemplar in the zoological industry and to other large visitor attractions, we want to be the best!

To achieve that goal, we want to have the very best people working with us and as such our Animal Team is growing! If you share our passion for caring for animals, conservation, research, education, and providing our guests with the best day out ever, connecting them to the natural world, then please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.


Available Roles

Senior Carnivore Keeper

To download the Job Description click here.

How to Apply

The Keeper application form can be downloaded here and must be submitted along with your CV.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 07 August 2022.


Carnivore Keeper

To download the Job Description click here.

How to Apply

The Keeper application form can be downloaded here and must be submitted along with your CV.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 07 August 2022.





Keeper Grading Criteria

We have provided the criteria for all Keeping roles below so you can read through and see how they compare to each other. Though not all roles will be available at all times (see above for available roles) we think it’s important that you know what we expect at each grade at Knowsley.

Trainee Keeper

Grade 1 Keeper

Grade 2 Keeper

Grade 3 Keeper

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.

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