Jobs at Dartmoor Zoo

Are you looking to join the Dartmoor Zoo team? Please see below for current opportunities.



Finance Assistant Tiger

Hours: Part Time - 18 hrs per week

Salary: £15,000 per annum, pro rata plus additional benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and enthusiastic Finance Assistant. 

Together with the Financial Controller you will use your skills to support the activities of Dartmoor Zoo by delivering a strong finance function.

If you believe you are the perfect person for the role then download the job description and application form below.  The closing date for receipt of applications is 7th July 17.


Catering, Retail & Events Assistant

Seasonal/Variable Hours

The Jaguar Restaurant is located in Dartmoor Zoo, overlooking the African Paddock. This is the hub of most of our major events and activities hosted at the Zoo and can get very busy indeed. In summer we can cater for up to 900 people per day, with no two days the same. Successful applicants who display a strong work ethic have the potential to be kept on as permanent.

Set Up

The role of Restaurant Staff at Dartmoor Zoo will, among other things, consist of the following tasks:

  • Preparing food and drinks
  • Bartending
  • Working on the Admissions Desk
  • Supervising the car park
  • Hosting children’s parties
  • Cleaning the restaurant, toilets and other facilities
  • Waitressing/Waitering
  • Hosting Events
  • Potwashing
  • Till Operation

Please see attached Job Description for further details. 

Applicants should have a confident, outgoing personality and a good nature with children. You should be well organised and self-motivated.  Due to the fast paced aspect of this job, an ability to cope well to change and pressure is essential. 

A background in the hospitality and catering industry is advantageous but not essential. Full on the job training will be provided.

Due to the location of the position and the variable hours including evening shifts, a full clean drivers license is preferred. As you will be required to work during the peak seasons, including school holidays, availability during these periods is essential. If you are interested in applying for the position please email your CV to Closing date has been extended to 18th April 2017 with immediate starts.



Check out our Volunteer page for roles we can offer. Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding experience, developing new skills, spending your day along side animals and getting to share it all with a few new friends.  At Dartmoor Zoo we offer a range of different roles, allowing you to get truly stuck in with the day to day of Zoo life!

There are opportunities available within the following teams:



Dartmoor Pony

Maintenance and Grounds Keeping


Conservation and Research

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