Marwell Wildlife is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources. We employ a talented team who are passionate about conservation, education, research, welfare and sustainability.

What does it feel like to work as part of the Marwell family? Well, pretty unique! Our brand values of being warm, wise, welcoming and contemporary flow through everything we do and support our brand promise of connecting people with nature. Couple that with our genuine enthusiasm for wildlife conservation and you have an organisation which is making a positive and sustained impact on people’s lives.

If you feel that you have what it takes to join our mission then we’d welcome your application!

Whilst each application will be considered on a case by case basis, Marwell Wildlife’s usual policy is not to re employ former employees.

Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife may be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check as a condition of employment.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We welcome your application against any of our current vacancies, however, please be aware that our roles are very popular and our HR team is very small so if we haven’t contacted you within 28 days your application has unfortunately not been successful on this occasion. Sadly we will also be unable to respond to any speculative enquires.

A Marwell Wildlife application form must be completed to be considered for all vacancies. Please contact us if you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

Please read our dress code policy before applying. 


Vacancy Files

Candidate Privacy Disclosure

Disclosure and Barring Service

Eligibility to work in the UK

Dress Code

Guest Experience Host  

We have some exciting opportunities for Guest Experience Hosts to join our Guest Experience Team. We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:

  • 40 hours per week, working over 5 days out of 7
  • 32 hours per week, working over 4 days out of 7

Shift patterns will include weekends and Bank Holidays. If you have a preference, please state which position you wish to apply for when sending your application.

The Guest Experience Host will be responsible for supporting the Guest Experience Manager to ensure a ‘first class’ guest experience for all our Guests and to ensure a prompt and efficient service onboard Marwell’s train. This role will include driving Marwell’s  road train.

You will actively engage with guests during their visit, by starting conversations, answering questions and offering help and advice about all aspects of the zoo. You will add additional support to our guests by providing on site First Aid, car parking during peak times, supporting the Retail & Admissions Team in providing a warm and genuine exit/farewell experience and assisting in emergency situations.

A proven track record in delivering exceptional customer service and previous cash handling experience are a must for this role as is previous First Aid experience or a willingness to be trained to an enhanced standard. Experience of driving in a professional capacity would also be advantageous.

Due to the safety critical nature of driving our road train applicants must be over 21 years of age, have a full driving licence valid for the UK and a minimum of 2 years driving experience. Successful candidates will also be required to undertake and fulfil the requirements of a medical and driving assessment.

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please view the full Candidate Brief and complete our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.

Closing Date: 5 December 2021

Interview Dates: 09 & 16 December

Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife may be required to have a DBS check as a condition of employment. 

Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.



 We do not currently have any vacancies, please check back again soon. 

Important information:

If you are interested in keeper work experience, please read the following carefully before contacting us.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Applications for 2023 should be submitted no earlier than November 2022. For further information please contact our Registrar. We do not hold applications on file.

Marwell runs an unpaid work experience keeper scheme between March and August each year, for a period of two weeks only.

Placements are limited to students over the age of 17 years and who are already studying an animal related course such as the Diploma in The Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA).

For Sparsholt College & University Centre (Winchester) students – applications should be made to your tutor direct at the beginning of November of the year prior to the period of work experience required.

To be considered for a position please complete the application form, attach a copy of your CV and send to our Registrar.

We do not offer internships

All work experience students must fulfil all of the above criteria and be able to produce a letter from their tutor confirming their appropriate course and be able to attend an interview before being considered for a placement .

Veterinary student applications

COVID-19 update – Outside our planned elective schedule we are currently unable to accommodate any veterinary placements on-site due to on-going restrictions imposed by the current situation. This will be reviewed in January 2022.

We currently have limited availability for veterinary student placements, and can only provide clinical EMS. Priority is given to vet students enrolled with the University of Surrey. However, where possible, the vet team will consider 4th and final year vet students, from other Universities. Earlier years cannot be accommodated at present. Contact us via email for more information.


We do not offer internships at this time.

We regret that we are unable to take students from school for keeper work experience.

Work experience in our education department

We regret that we are unable to offer work experience at this time.

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