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On this page you will be able to find any information on current work experience placements. If you would like to discuss any of the information on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.


Zoo Keeping:

Have you ever thought of a career in a zoo or animal park? We offer you a chance to experience the key roles and what they entail.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park offers a unique opportunity for upcoming students who wish to work in the world of zoo keeping and want to have more avian experience. Whatever your intended position at any employment level within a zoo or park, there is no doubt you will come into contact with parrots at some point. So, by working with the largest collection of parrots in the UK, all manners of parrot keeping will be covered such as Housing, Enrichment, Health, Nutrition and General Husbandry.

What do we look for?

Someone who can demonstrate a genuine interest in animals and their welfare with an open mind for enrichment techniques. Someone who is fit and healthy and not afraid of hard physical work and prepared to work most weekends and statutory holidays. Someone who is self-disciplined and can fit into a team environment. Also someone who is happy to talk to visitors and answer questions they may have.

What your experience will involve:

Parrot handling, cleaning out aviaries, preparing food and feeding parrots, observing parrots, learning about keeping records and updating our sophisticated parrot database, working with hospital staff if animals become ill.


Volunteering:

Within Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is The National Parrot Sanctuary, a dedicated charity for the rescue and rehoming of animals and birds. So we rely heavily on donations and voluntary work provides an amazing experience for you as an individual and helps our charity keep going efficiently. Volunteering is a perfect way for young people to get involved into a working environment, further their knowledge and gain valuable experience for their C.V’s. It is also a wonderful opportunity for more mature individuals who would like a hobby, change of career or have a keen interest in Parrots and animals.

We also offer volunteering for people who have an interest in landscape gardening to help with our grounds-keeping or construction if you would like to join our maintenance team with building work.

What do we look for?

A hard working individual, preferably with previous experience but this is not necessary. You will need to be conscientious, have good time-keeping and social skills to be able to interact with our staff members. We can be very busy and jobs can be physically demanding, so you will need to be fit and healthy with a positive attitude towards work and able to work weekends & bank holidays.

What your experience will involve:

General maintenance of the park including cleaning, feeding, food preparation & general day-to-day park checks; with the opportunity for some gardening or animal interaction. You will mainly be dealing with Parrots, so confidence or experience around flying birds is preferable as you may need to enter flight aviaries.