Temporary Part Time Position
(2 days per week / Thurs & Fri / ending August 2019)
DUBLIN ZOO holds the prestigious position of being ‘Ireland’s Number One Fee Paying Family Attraction’, welcoming in excess of 1.1 million visitors each year.
We are currently seeking a temporary part time enthusiastic General Assistant Grade 2 to work within our Horticultural Team at Dublin Zoo.
The position involves being responsible for looking after the plants of Dublin Zoo, ensuring that the Zoo has a wide variety of plants in good condition and involves regular activities such as planting, pruning and weed killing.
The successful General Assistant will prove to have a great work ethic and a passion for plants.
S/he will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of general gardening techniques, will have a minimum of one year experience working in a medium to large size garden or recognised horticultural organisation and will also have a horticultural qualification in a recognised educational establishment.
Application Closing Date: No later than 5pm, 29th May 2018.
Apply below or alternatively via email to Amy Vickers, Human Resources Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin Zoo is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Dublin Zoo opened its doors on September 1, 1831. Founded as a private society by anatomists and physicists and supported by wealthy subscribers.
In 1840, featuring 46 mammals and 72 birds donated by London Zoo, the radical decision was to throw its gates open to the public for a penny on Sundays. This gesture, remarkable for that time, established the affectionate relationship that still exists between Dubliners and the ‘ah-Zoo’ in the Phoenix Park.
Now, utterly transformed, Dublin Zoo’s 28 hectares is attracting over 1 million visitors a year. Officially Ireland’s biggest family attraction, not only offers a great day out for all, but also a journey of learning and discovery about the world’s precious wildlife.
Animals at Dublin Zoo live enriched lives in natural social groups, they are fit and healthy, able to breed and raise their own young. They can be observed in naturalistic spaces with vegetation, substrate and water features that reflects their native habitat.
Dublin Zoo is managed by caring zoo professionals who devote their lives to the welfare and care of animals and to understanding their needs. They are knowledgeable about the natural habitat of the animals, diet, genetics, animal health and social grouping.
Modern Zoos, like Dublin, adhere to strict codes of practice in animal welfare laid down by European and Global Associations. Through such organisations, partnerships among Zoo’s and other kindred institutions, agencies and individuals are encouraged. This in turn leads to opportunities for co-operative research in conservation, biological and veterinary sciences.
By supporting specific research staff, collaborative partnerships with universities and regular publications, symposia and workshops they constantly develop knowledge, understanding and expertise.
Dublin Zoo financially supports a variety of conservation projects of which great apes, tigers, rhinos, golden lion tamarins, African wild dogs, eagles and amphibians have been recipients.
Dublin Zoo is a registered charity and works in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of bio-diversity on earth.