There are no vacancies for keeping staff to work with the animals either now or in the foreseeable future.

Lemur walkthrough ‘Madagascar’ Volunteers

We have several exciting opportunities for those wishing to join our amazing team of volunteers. The role is based in our Lemur walkthrough ‘Madagascar’. Volunteers help the keepers to clean and maintain the exhibit prior to opening and then spend time talking to our visitors about our animals and conservation efforts in Madagascar to protect and conserve these fascinating animals, whilst creating a safe and educational environment for all. Please refer to the ‘Your role as a volunteer’ document for further details.

We have several opportunities available as follows:

  • 1 x Monday volunteer
  • 1 x Thursday volunteer
  • 2 x Saturday volunteers
  • 3 x Sunday volunteers

To apply please download the documents below:

We expect a lot of interest in these positions so please complete the application form and return it to Nat Horner on no later than Friday 9th March.

Interviews will be arranged to discuss the role further.

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Grounds Person

We have a vacancy for a full-time position in our Grounds department.

We require an energetic self motivated person to join our grounds team, to help in maintaining the Park to a consistently high standard. The varied and interesting work includes the up keep of:

  • Various grass areas, trees, paths – including mowing, strimming etc
  • Playground & Sky Maze;
  •  Signs, outdoor furniture, fences;
  • Green waste & compost management.

You will:

  • Be a team player.
  • Take pride in your work.
  • Be physically fit.
  • Have the ability/aptitude to operate and care for machinery.
  • Hold a current driving licence.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Be happy to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Be comfortable working at height particularly on the Sky Maze.

A methodical approach is required; however flexibility and the ability to use one’s own initiative are important as routines can sometimes be disrupted.

This is a full time position of 40 hours per week over 5 days, including a regular Sunday. Start time is 7am – or later when daylight length dictates. Holiday entitlement is 28 days per year including public holidays. The company operates a non-contributory pension scheme of 6% your salary.

Please send your CV to, with Grounds Job as the subject. Or by post to: Grounds Job, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JP

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens