Work Experience- General Information

Here at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm our work experience placements are very popular with students.

A work experience placement with Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is varied and involves some of the following:
  • Assisting with the daily husbandry of domestic and farm animals
  • opportunities to assist with the care of exotic animals- please note this is not guaranteed every day as part of your placement.
  • assisting zoo keepers with food preparation
  • helping feed and water the animals
  • assisting with food/substrate deliveries as required
  • cleaning out animal pens and enclosures
  • assisting with the maintenance of animal enclosures
  • dealing politely with visitor enquiries
  • assisting with any enrichment or animal encounters if necessary!

At the zoo you will be working with both the public and the animals in a busy environment.

As a student, you need to be:

  • must be Year 10 in secondary school or older
  • hardworking, polite, enthusiastic and ready to get stuck in!
  • have an interest in animals (no specialist knowledge required)
  • able to follow instructions effectively
  • have good communication skills
  • able to work independently

The work is physically demanding, so work experience students will be expected to work hard whilst on a placement, whatever the weather. However, we want you to have fun too, and many activities are enjoyable and rewarding, getting you working closely with a variety of amazing animals.

Students need to be at the zoo at 9am and ready for work. Before applying you must consider how you will get to the zoo on time during your placement, particularly if you are relying on public transport. We retain the right to cancel a placement at any time.

We ask facial piercings to be removed before work for health and safety reasons. The program is voluntary and unpaid. The zoo is a no smoking area.

How to apply

To apply for a Work Experience place, please download and fill in and email to our Work Experience Co-ordinator, Paula Takle,

Application Downloads

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Work Experience Application Form