Thursday, December 5, 2013

Assistant Zoo Keepers


Unpaid x 3 – Assistant Zoo Keeper’s

This is an exciting new project that the Five Sister’s Zoo is offering, internal training shall be provided.

We are ideally looking for you to be able to volunteer 4 days out of 7 - (hours are from 8am-4.30pm)

We are seeking x 3 bubbly, bright, conscientious, enthusiastic & flexible individuals, who are passionate about their work, polite, who can communicate effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers & members of the general public.

  • The ideal candidate should be proactive and able to use their own initiative

Assist animal keepers with feeding, cleaning, exhibit preparation and renovation, plant care, and observing animals

Provide formal and informal interpretive educational programs for visitors

Help implement animal enrichment programs

Learn and follow animal/keeper safety guidelines, operations and polices


  • Preference will be given to graduate students pursuing a career in a related field
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment with staff, other interns and volunteers
  • Must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions, be physically fit and be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • A trial working day is required prior to applicant acceptance into the program. This assures that the internship activities are understood by the selectee and will meet their educational goals

The Five Sister’s Zoo is looking to appoint ASAP.   We are hoping to interview before the end of the year.  However, positions shall stay open until they are filled.  If you think you have what it takes to be a volunteer at the Five Sister’s Zoo, please send your CV with covering letter to

Five Sister’s Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, West Lothian EH55 8PT, Tel: 01506-870000
            Fax: 01506-871961
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