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.

Join our vibrant organisation named 13 out of 100 in the Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for List. The Best Companies list is an annual ranking of the UK’s happiest and most motivated workforces.

Working at Marwell

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!

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/tattoo policy before applying. 


Current Vacancies






Guest Services Assistants 

Animal Keeper- Hoofstock Team 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Keeper to join our Hoofstock team on a full time basis. For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide range of Hoofstock species from Dorcas Gazelle to White Rhino and contribute to captive breeding programmes with species such as Okapi, Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Wild Ass and Rothschild Giraffe. 

Animal Keepers are responsible for carrying out all aspects of animal care, including husbandry routines, environmental enrichment and supporting veterinary intervention as required. 

The successful candidate will have a background in the keeping of a variety of Hoofstock species. You will be able to work well as part of a team, have the ability to use your initiative, display an interest in and commitment to animal welfare and conservation, and must possess strong communication skills. 

In return we will offer you support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment! You can also expect free entry to the park. 

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation to become a part of the Marwell Family, please view the full candidate brief and send a completed application form to

Previous applicants need not apply. 

Closing Date: 20 February 2020

Potential Interview Dates: 9 & 10 March 2020 

Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer. 

Seasonal roles

Environmental Services Assistants

Public Engagement Assistant – Casual Opportunities

Marwell Wildlife delivers a broad portfolio of public engagement activities and nature education programmes for half a million visitors to our zoological park. To ensure our premium animal experiences and encounters are of the highest quality we are seeking experienced and knowledgeable hosts to support our team as Public Engagement Assistants. This support is required during our busy periods and therefore applicants will need to be available to work weekends and Bank Holidays. Occasional evening work may also be required. 

Our ideal candidates will bring a passion for nature with previous experience of delivering public engagement or related activities. Highly proficient communications skills are a must for this role as is an aptitude for engaging people of all ages and backgrounds. 

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please view the candidate brief and submit your CV and covering letter. 

Closing Date: 3 March 2020   

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


Work Experience

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

All work experience positions within the animal department for 2020 are now filled. Placements for 2021 will be considered during November 2020.

Applications for 2021 should be submitted no earlier than 1 November 2020.   For further information please contact our Registrar

Marwell runs an unpaid work experience keeper scheme from the beginning of March to 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 (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.

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

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.