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Belfast Zoo has a core team of about 45 staff working across varied career opportunities including animal care and management, gardening, marketing, visitor services, maintenance, records and education. We also employ seasonal and casual team members.


Our jobs are advertised in local press and on (link opens in new window).

Work experience

We are currently unable to accept work experience or university placement requests. We will update our website should our situation change.

Student research

Researching animal behaviour is important as it helps us to understand our animals and provide them with the best care possible. It is also important to research rare or under-researched species so we can learn more about them.

If you would like to carry out research at Belfast Zoo as part of your college or university course, please submit a research proposal by emailing or call 028 9077 6277 (extension 204).

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