Open 9:30am - 5pm, 7 days a week


Working for Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is a unique career available nowhere else in Europe. Working closely with nearly 2000 parrots is a unique experience. Taking a part in the rehabilitation work and being involved with leading edge research programs are just some of the things we can offer.

Sorry but there are no current vacancies

Please check our volunteering opportunities if you’d like to gain some practical experience.

Job Vacancies

POSITION FILLED – Part-time ARRC Assistant

Parrots are at the forefront of all that we do, so we are looking for a keeper that is confident in working with Psittacines, for immediate start. This position is based within ARRC (The Animal Rehabilitation and Reception Centre) at the park. It will mainly involve the husbandry and cleanliness of sick or new parrots to the sanctuary.

Hours of work: Minimum of 3 days per week

Rate of pay: National Living Wage

What is involved?

Working in ARRC will involve all aspects of animal keeping and husbandry, within mainly a Parrot collective. This specialist environment within the park provides care and protection to the animals within our sanctuary. Working with animals can be very physically demanding and will involve a high volume of cleanliness & manual labour when clearing, re-bedding and maintaining cages and incubation units. You will be expected to perform health and safety checks, maintain a high level of hygiene, provide enrichment and nutrition to the animals & work as part of a team. 

What is expected of you?

We are looking for a candidate with a special interest and passion for parrots and birds. We are The Parrot Zoo Trust, so confidence around bird species is a must. It is beneficial to have gained a qualification in Animal Care or Husbandry & provide evidence of any academic achievements relating to this role, but all applicants will be considered. Part of this role will be to work closely with work experience students and volunteers of the charity, as well as the general public bringing their parrot(s) to be rehomed with us. We expect our staff to conduct themselves in a timely & professional manner at all times while representing our charity.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter to


Application closes on 15th September 2023

If successfully shortlisted, an application form & job description will be sent by 18th September 2023, for completion by 22nd September 2023

Interviews dates TBC. Immediate start where possible.

POSITION FILLED – Part-time Receptionist

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident individual that has an aptitude for working with the general public, in an office-based environment. We are The Parrot Zoo Trust, a charity for the rehoming and rehabilitation of parrots and exotic species; currently holding the largest collection of parrots and Bengal Tigers in the UK and one of the fastest growing animal attractions in Lincolnshire. We have a busy, seasonal attraction near Skegness that invites both local residents and holiday makers.

Hours of work: Mon & Fri weekly (possible Thurs weekly and annual leave cover). 9am – 5pm desired but negotiable to assist with childcare hours.

Rate of pay: National Living Wage

What is involved?

The main roles will include greeting visitors at reception, using the till system to book them in, answering the telephone to book experiences and answer general questions about the park. The role is based within the parks reception and admin offices, where there will be administrative tasks such as filing and printing. There will also be a certain amount of cleaning duties around the office and when opening and closing the entrance area. 

What is expected of you?

We are looking for a candidate with a confident and polite manner, who would be enthusiastic about answering the telephone and helping with other general tasks around the admin offices. The role will include helping the charity to raise funds through Gift Aid, so the candidate will be expected to speak confidently with visitors about Gift Aid (training provided). The candidate will be handling money on a daily basis. The candidate may be requested to work weekends and special event days to help the charity.   

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter to


Application closes on Friday 19th May 2023

If successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted for an interview during the week of 22nd – 26th May 2023

Immediate start where possible.


Volunteering/Work Experience

At Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, we do often have vacancies for Volunteers to come and work alongside our current Zoo Keepers in maintaining the enclosures to gain valuable experience working with animals. If you are studying for a career within the animal management, care or veterinary sector and would like some practical experience, then we may be able to offer a positive start for you.

What is Involved?

Working with animals can be very physically demanding and will involve a high volume of cleanliness & manual labour when clearing, re-bedding and maintaining enclosures. You will be expected to assist our keepers with enclosure & aviary cleaning, general park duties, food preparation & occasional interaction with sick or injured birds or animals. Work experience at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park will mainly include working within The Parrot Zoo Trust charity, assisting with the husbandry of birds and parrots.

What is expected from you?

As mentioned, working with birds and animals is very physically demanding, therefore you will need to be fit and active with a positive mental attitude towards work. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn & confident with public interaction. This is important as we are an attraction for visitors and you may be required to speak with them, especially when maintaining our Walk-Through aviary environment. You will not be handling and cuddling animals on a daily basis, this position is to gain practical day-to-day experience; and you will be expected to respect the animals and current staff members at all times. Individuals must be confident with animals and birds alike, we house over 1000 parrots, therefore you will need to confidently enter aviaries during your time with us.

Please email: for any volunteering, internship or work experience enquiries, and include any course information and desired dates/time scale for us to be able to check availability. You will be required to attend an interview with our animal manager before being accepted for a placement.

Important Information for Applicants:

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, we are required to check that anyone taking employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will therefore be asked to provide documentary proof of this during the interview process and we will be required to take a copy of the successful candidates’ documents before the employment commences.