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Seasonal Animal Keeper; Farm and Domestic

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

South West Closing date for applications is: 18th Feb 2020
Contact: Emily Burgin ([email protected])
Sector: Animal Care
Type: Paid
Contract type: Full-time

Seasonal Animal Keeper – Farm and Domestic

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm has an opening to join our committed team of animal keepers for a part-time seasonal contract.  Working days will be Saturday, Sundays and Mondays from early April through to mid of November 2020.

This role will play an active role in the daily running of the section across all species so prior experience is preferred.  We expect applicants to have knowledge and practical experience of at least some of the species concerned, a strong work ethic, a ‘can do’ attitude to problem solving, good team working and communication skills, as well as the ability to maintain high standards of hygiene.

Species held on Section: Bison, Water Buffalo, Yak, Red deer, Reindeer, Cattle, Sheep (including hand reared lambs), Goats, Pigs, Equines, Llama, Alpaca, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Ferrets, Mice, Gerbils

This is a part-time position working a 3 day week from 8am – 5pm.

Applicants must:

  • Be familiar with the care required for a variety of species on section.
  • Be highly motivated.
  • Have high standards of hygiene when working.
  • Have a full driving licence.
  • Be willing for a DBS check to be completed.

Key Aspects of the Role:

  • Assist in the daily management and care of all animals on any assigned section.
  • Deliver talks and experiences to the visiting guests.
  • Drive the company vehicle for the collection of resources, e.g. meat, veterinary supplies.
  • Delivering public talks, tours, and presentations.
  • Supervision and organisation of volunteers.

Other Job Holder Expectations:

  • Ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of the work and responsibilities.
  • Mindful of the visitor experience in all aspects of your work and in your contact with.
  • Demonstrate professionalism towards sensitive and confidential information.
  • Christian belief is not expected, but a willingness to work within the ethos of the business is necessary.
  • Comply with and promote Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when required.
  • Undertake such other duties as are relevant to the position including helping with other sections when required.


This position will be paid at the national minimum wage for age.

Closing date for applications: 18th February 2020

Apply for this job:

To apply:  Please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] subject of emails should read ‘Seasonal Animal Keeper – Farm’.

Your application must include: an accurate summary of your relevant experience and a complete list of your working history and comments on your compatibility with our must have’ list. If your experience is with other zoo species, please describe and explain why you would like to work at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.  Covering letters should be strictly no longer than 1 side of A4.