Work at the Zoo


This role is a full-time permanent position working a five day week including weekends and Bank Holidays. 

Candidates should have at least two years previous experience of working with Apes and Small Primates in a senior role, and a Zoo Animal Management qualification or equivalent is desirable. 

You will be responsible for maintaining high standards of animal care and welfare, assisting in all aspects of management and husbandry, whilst ensuring safety standards are adhered to.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, flexible and committed, with a good knowledge of the conservation and educational roles within zoos, and excellent communication skills to interact with visitors, which will include meet and greets and keeper experiences.

A current driving licence will be an added advantage.

Shared accommodation may be available if required.

To apply for this position please send your full CV and covering letter to :


Mandy Lloyd
Office Manager
Dudley Zoo & Castle
Castle Hill
Dudley DY1 4QF

Closing date for applications : Tuesday 18th  June 2024

*Please note only successful applicants will be contacted


We are looking to recruit Apprentices within the Animal Welfare Department.

Candidates must be educated to Level C or above in Maths and English and must not hold a level 2 or above in animal related qualifications.  However, previous experience keeping animals or volunteering within an animal related environment would be advantageous.

The role is a full time position for a period of 15 months, and will include a level 2 Diploma in work based animal care.

Hours of work will be based on a five day working week including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Please apply by email, including your CV to:

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th May, 2024

*Due to the high level of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted