Zoo Keeper / Educator

Due to the current restrictions, we’ve decided to pause the selection process for this position. Please check back at a later date if you wish to apply.

We currently have a position available on our team for a Zoo Keeper/Educator. 

Duties will include advanced animal care, habitat maintenance and cleaning, digital record keeping, strategy planning, diet preparation and planning, general cleaning duties. The successful applicant will also be required to develop and give educational talks both in the zoo and as part of our outreach programs. All zoo employees are involved in our conservation, education and research work.

This position is suitable for a person with an outgoing personality who has a passion for wildlife and conservation. They must have the ability to work independently as well as being able to integrate their tasks into a bigger frame work and operate within the existing zoo keeper team. 

Weekend work is standard, including bank and seasonal holidays. This is a full time position – 37.5 hours per week.

All applicants must be over 23 years of age and hold a full drivers license. A third level qualification related to animal care or other science or education based area is desirable. Computer literacy is essential, including the ability to use spreadsheets and word processing software.

To apply, please email a current and detailed CV along with 2 references to

Any applications or inquiries via social media will not be replied to. 







Shopping Basket

Follow Us


Contact Us

The National Reptile Zoo

Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, R95 KF6V.

Tel: 056 77 61783
Make an Enquiry

Location Map

Latest News

  • We are moving!

    We are moving!

    WE ARE MOVING!!! So over the last year, we’ve been busy building much larger habitats …