‘Where else can you see lions on your lunch break?’ – More than 100 jobs on offer at Chester Zoo

More than 500 people have already registered their interest

There are more than 100 seasonal jobs available at Chester Zoo as job seekers are encouraged to pop into the zoo at any time before 8pm today (April 27) to speak to staff. The zoo is hosting its first jobs fair and more than 500 people have already registered their interest online there is something for everyone.

Jobs include meeting and greeting, checking in visitors and operating some of the attractions. Food staff are required to serve customers, handle cash, prepare food and drink, unit cleaning and replenishing stock in the fast-food restaurants and the gastro pub.

Retail Assistants are needed, to work in one of the gift shops, in the warehouse or fulfilling online shop orders for the zoo. They also need “Retail Artists” who are creative, or have some artistic flair, including face painting, and enjoy interacting with children.

Chester Zoo is offering flexible work ranging from eight to 40 hours per week, relaxed and informal sessions will take place in Bembe Coffee Shop at the zoo’s main entrance.

Gemma Bamford, Admissions & Membership Manager at the zoo, said: “If you’re interested in a career at the zoo, or are looking to enjoy a flexible role around your current lifestyle, then pop along to our open day for a cuppa and a chat with our teams and we’ll take you through all of the exciting positions we have to offer.

“There’re not many places in the world where can you explore a 128 acre zoo and be surrounded by 20,000 incredible animals every day. Where else can you see giraffes, lions and penguins on your lunch break?”

Successful candidates will get a free staff pass and, once they have completed their seasonal contract, will receive a raft of free tickets friends and family to enjoy. Chester Zoo is a registered conservation and education charity, it’s home to more than 20,000 animals made up from nearly 600 different species, many of which are endangered in the wild

For people who can’t pop in to the open day there is also the chance to register online at the zoo’s website https://www.chesterzoo.org/work-with-us/

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