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Jobs in Zoos you can apply for in November

From Marketing Manager to Retail Manager, Operations Team Leader to Conservation Education Manager, and Food and Beverage Operations Manager to Security Officer, read this blog to find out more about some of the most exciting job opportunities you can apply for in Zoos today.


East Midland Zoological Society has been running Twycross Zoo, an award-winning conservation and science-led zoo, for almost 60 years. The zoo is rapidly growing, and pre-Covid, was welcoming over 60,000 people every year to the 100-acre rural site near Atherstone.

Twycross house 500 animals which include the largest chimpanzee family in the UK and the biggest primate collection in the world. They are the only zoo in Europe to house all 4 great apes – Gorilla, Orangutan, Bonobo and Chimpanzee, and care for some of the most endangered and precious lives to the highest welfare standards, including Sumatran Tigers, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards.

In 2014, the zoo launched a 20-year, £55million Masterplan. Since this time, new habitats which have opened to the public include Giraffe Savannah, Gibbon Forest and a £3.5 million world-class chimpanzee habitat - Chimpanzee Eden, with Twycross looking to build on this continued growth and success.

Deputy Team Leader (Great Apes)

Managing all four species of great ape, take a hands-on approach to ensuring that animal keeping is carried out to the zoo’s required standards on a day-to-day basis, and actively support the Team Leader.

Conservation Education Manager and Conservation and Research Coordinator

Twycross have recently been awards £20m grant funding to develop the National Science and Conservation Centre (NSCC) onsite. The NSCC will support vital work around species conservation, bringing together experts in conservation science and training the next generation of conservationists, whilst offering researchers from around the world the opportunity to study the four great apes as well as 100 endangered species.

As Conservation Education Manager, you will recruit, develop, and lead a small Conservation Education Team, while the Conservation and Research Coordinator role will involve helping develop partnerships with Higher Education institutions and non-Governmental organisations.

Retail Manager

Helping play a key role in helping the zoo achieve their exciting plans for 2022, you will lead the day-to-day retail operations and effectively manage team members, stock and waste.

Retail Deputy Team Leader

Reporting to the Retail Team Leader and Retail Manager, you’ll assist with the day-to-day operations in our retail outlets, including stock, merchandising, staffing and health and safety.

Seasonal Visitor Experience Assistant

If you’re enthusiastic, reliable and love helping people there is an opportunity to provide engaging and informative experience for all visitors, ensuring they always receive a high standard of customer service.

Operations Team Leader and Operations Deputy Team Leader

Rewarding opportunities to assist in managing the day-to-day operations across the whole zoo site, including guest services, car parks, memberships, soft play and waste management.

Click here to read more and apply.


Chester Zoo is not just an amazing award-winning visitor attraction that’s home to 20,000 incredible animals inside 128 acres of stunning gardens. Chester is not just the UK’s most popular zoo, but a major wildlife charity that’s committed to the global recovery of endangered species.

And as the world faces an extinction crisis, they are making a hugely significant contribution to conservation at a time when it’s needed most.

Head of Sustainability

There’s a rewarding opportunity to lead a programme to embed environmental sustainability throughout the organisation.

Marketing Manager

You will play a key role in developing informed, innovative, and consistent campaigns which connect the audience to the Chester Zoo brand.

Fundraising Manager

A fantastic opening to be a vital component in the planning and successful delivery of individual and corporate fundraising objectives.

Commercial IT Systems Project Manager

Undertake a key role in delivering strategic transformations of commercial systems and business efficiencies, drive improvements in the customer journey, and allowing scope for significant growth of revenue.

IT Support Assistant

Provide effective and efficient systems and user desktop support, as well as taking ownership of IT jobs within the IT helpdesk, amongst other things. 

Food and Beverage Operations Manager

Part of a broader team of Operations Managers, you will have shared responsibility for up to 200 employees at the zoo’s busiest times of the year, displaying a positive ‘can do attitude’ and providing innovative ideas to generate the best results as well as fantastic customer service.

Events and Hospitality Operations Manager

Taking responsibility for the Food and Beverage service primarily in award-winning pub and venue, Oakfield, and all event and meeting operations, you will be an integral part of implementing world class standards in the journey to becoming a world class venue.

Security Officer

Working alongside the Operations Team, you will take responsibility for the security of the zoo, providing a safe and secure environment for both employees, visitors and the collection to ensure the delivery of a world class experience.

Click here to read more and apply.

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