We are a relatively small organisation, employing a small visitor services team with seasonal staff in the cafe, shop and gate and just ten full time animal keepers. All our keepers are required to have, or to be training towards, an appropriate zoo animal management qualification. If you are interested in working in zoos you can download this PDF which may give you some useful websites.

About us

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park.  Both parks are premier visitor attractions, offering visitors an excellent day out.  The Highland Wildlife Park is located in the Cairngorms National Park, 7 miles south of Aviemore. 


Current Vacancies

Click here for the list of current vacancies at RZSS


Work placements and research at Highland Wildlife Park


Unfortunately we are not accepting any applications for work placements or research for the remainder of 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. In addition, we have not yet made a decision as to whether we will be offering work placements or research opportunities in 2021. Please keep an eye on this page from January 2021 onwards, where updates will be posted.


Associated Organisations

Conservation Organisations and Wildlife Trusts

What next?

Animal Adoption is a great way to support RZSS, treat yourself or buy as a gift for the animal lover in your life!

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