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Belfast Zoo has a core team of approximately 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

Work experience

Belfast Zoo offers a limited number of work placements each year. We can only accept work experience requests if you are aged 18 or over and are studying an animal-related course at college or university.

Please contact Belfast City Council to request a placement by calling 028 9032 0202 (extension 3238) or email

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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