Work at the Zoo


Dudley Zoological Gardens, a leading Black Country visitor attraction, is looking to recruit a General Operative to join our stores team.

This is a varied role which will include both stores and maintenance tasks.  As part of this team you will be collecting goods from suppliers, delivering animal food across site and assisting with the smooth running of the animal stores department.

Other duties will include general maintenance of the site; consequently previous experience of working within a maintenance environment would be an advantage.

Key attributes will include good organisational skills, self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised.  Candidates must also be prepared to undertake a degree of physical work, often in adverse weather conditions.

A full driving licence is essential.

Working hours are 5 days out of 7 including 1 weekend day and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications to include a full CV and current remuneration package to be sent to:

or by post to:

Lynne Grove
Office Manager
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Castle Hill
Dudley, DY1 4QF

Closing date:  Tuesday 9th October 2018


SANTA CLAUS (Seasonal Contract)

Dudley Zoological Gardens is looking for Santa Claus to work in our very popular and busy grotto during December.

Previous experience in a customer service capacity or similar will be an advantage.

Successful candidates will have plenty of Christmas cheer and Ho! Ho! Ho!

Duties will include meeting and greeting children and adults, ensuring they all have a positive experience.

Relevant induction and training will be given where required.

It is necessary that you are available to work weekends and weekdays on a rota basis, starting from 1st December through to 24th December.

Applications via e-mail or in writing, including CV, should be made to :

Dudley Zoological Gardens
Castle Hill
West Midlands DY1 4QF


Closing date for applications : 30TH September 2018.