Friday, February 1, 2013


Salary £13,435 per annum
32.5 hours per week, fixed term

And Lead DinoRanger
Salary £15,595 per annum
35 hours per week, fixed term

Could this be the most unusual job in Bristol…?
Dinosaur keeper wanted at Bristol Zoo
OK, our maintenance team will do the ‘keeping’ –the dinosaurs are not real after all. But we do need some DinoRangers. There are three positions available: A Lead DinoRanger at 35 hours per week, and two DinoRangers at 32.5 hours per week, all 18th March to 4th September 2013.
We are after energetic, fun-loving, theatrically-minded people to enhance our guests’ enjoyment of our Dinozoo2 exhibition. You will be on hand to entertain and engage Zoo guests with 12 huge animatronic dinosaurs, and also with the history and science of dinosaur discovery, with special reference to Thecodontosaurus. You may be in costume (an explorer, palaeontologist or quarryman), leading tours, answering questions, running impromptu games. You may also supervise guests on an interactive fossil dig, give dinosaur talks and contribute to dinosaur-themed birthday parties. The Lead DinoRanger will coordinate the team on a daily basis, and will also lead DinoSafari sessions for pre-booked groups.
The team will be working in shifts to cover seven days a week, and there will also be booked evening tours and events, so we are looking for people able to commit to some unsociable working hours – but you will have a lot of fun.
Full details including job descriptions, person specifications and an application form are available at
If you would like to apply, please send a full CV, covering letter and completed application form to Sarah Eason, Payroll/HR Administrator, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA to reach us no later than 3pm, Wednesday, 13th February. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 19th February 2013. Please clearly mark you envelope ‘Dino Ranger application’. Email applications will not be accepted. Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.
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