An opportunity has arisen for an Education Officer/Zoo Keeper to join Amazonia, Scotland’s Indoor Tropical Rainforest, North Lanarkshire.

Amazonia is a tropical house collection, exhibiting various species of taxa including primates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

Amazonia is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to implement an interesting and exciting education programme aimed at improving public understanding of the natural world.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Continue with our current education strategy, addressing all forms of education, including development ofnew programs
  • Organise and deliver education activities, seasonal activities and presentations for zoo visitors
  • Deliver national curriculum-linked teaching to a range of age groups
  • Make educational outreach visits to schools and other institutions
  • Assist in the organisation of zoo events
  • Develop and organise the team of volunteers
  • Prepare and develop educational resources
  • Develop Amazonia’s interpretation and signage
  • Carry out general keeper duties, including the care of various primates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates and the tropical gardens.


  • Experience of working with a range of exotic species, including primates, birds and reptiles.
  • Motivated individual who can work alone and as part of a team
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. biology, zoology, conservation, environmental science, science education)
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working within a zoological collection
  • Experience of teaching at a range of levels
  • Awareness of the role of zoos in environmental education and biodiversity conservation
  • Excellent presentation, communication and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent written English
  • Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Flexible approach to work and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High understanding of health and safety within the work place
  • Full clean driving license

This is a full time permanent position, working 40 hours a week, with 28 days annual holiday. Applicant must be willing to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends as required.

Salary: Dependant on experience.

To apply for this position please e-mail your covering letter and CV to Amandag@scotlandsthemepark.com

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 2nd December 2020. Interviews will be held within the week commencing Monday 7th December 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, interviews may be held via phone and video call.