Are you aged 14 – 18 and looking for something exciting and rewarding that will look great on your CV?

Why not join us as a DZP Cadet? Cadets will be at the forefront of our public engagement activities throughout our busy summer holiday periods, will learn a great deal about the animals living here at DZP, and will get an insight into the behind the scenes action around a zoo!


Activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Face painting
  • Posting blogs/vlogs about experiences
  • Manning visitor information points and sensory educational stalls
  • Close encounters
  • Public engagement around the zoo
  • Fundraising days



For more information or to request an application form, contact the Discovery and Learning department at Successful applicants will be invited to attend an informal chat here at Dartmoor Zoo, in order to determine the best fit for everyone.  After this, a training day will give us all a chance to get to know each other, and to learn all about Dartmoor Zoo!

The finer details

Cadets must be either at least 14 years old, or turning 14 throughout the summer they hope to join us at the zoo. The price of joining will be £100. This will cover the costs of training, a T-Shirt and an end of season BBQ.