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The World of Raptors is an educational bird of prey display. Since opening in 2017, it has become one of Emerald Park’s most visited attractions, reaching up to 80,000 guests in peak season. Species flown in our free-flying demonstrations include Steller’s Sea Eagles, Bald Eagles, White-tailed Sea Eagles, and many other fascinating birds of prey. We are looking for someone who will enthusiastically share with the guests their knowledge on birds of prey and conservation.

Reports to: Senior Falconer

Permanent role 45 hours on average   

Zoo – World of Raptors   


Role & responsibilities

  • Daily routine husbandry and maintenance of aviaries.
  • Preparation and distribution of diets.
  • Routine husbandry tasks handling and training birds of prey.
  • Preparing and presenting daily demonstrations throughout different times of year.
  • Engaging with guests and promoting the conservation partners Emerald Park supports.

Working conditions

  • Working 5 days Monday to Sunday.
  • 20 days annual leave.
  • Salary €29,000 per year.

Minimum requirements – experience & education

  • 3+ years paid experience working in an accredited zoological collection, preferable with Aves.
  • Secondary education and / or, if successful, is willing to complete DMZAA within the first two years of working at Emerald Park.

Preferred requirements – experience & education

  • Experience working and training birds of prey, particularly the larger raptors.
  • Tertiary level education (has already completed DMZAA or, if successful, is willing to complete it within the first two years of working at Emerald Park).

Required skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Willing to accept constructive feedback.
  • Resiliency and proactivity.

Physical requirements

  • High levels of physical activity, strength, stamina, and / or endurance are required for this job.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

If you feel you have the qualities to succeed in this role then apply with your C.V and a cover letter in confidence to Emerald Park by email at jobs@emeraldpark.ie by 5pm on the 11th of February 2024.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.