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.
Our staff are one of our most important assets and everyone plays a part in ensuring that animals and visitors are well looked after. We are committed to equal opportunities and employing a diverse workforce. Please click here to see our 2018 and 2017 RZSS Gender Pay Reports.
Our Investors in People status shows our commitment to providing staff with a range of training and development opportunities and improving the way we work together.
With over 1,000 animals, 82 acres of parkland and over 600,000 visitors a year to look after, the task of running the Zoo can be complex and challenging.
The Zoo employs over 200 members of staff, plus approximately 100 additional seasonal staff every year, with skills ranging from animal welfare and management, to teaching, presenting, gardening, design, joinery, painting, finance, IT, HR, marketing, fundraising, catering, visitor services and retail.
Highland Wildlife Park
The Highland Wildlife Park is located in the Cairngorms National Park, 7 miles south of Aviemore. 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.