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Elevate your career at Ireland’s Emerald Park, home to the BIAZA award-winning World of Raptors. We seek a passionate falconer to lead captivating demonstrations and oversee the care of our prestigious birds, including our acclaimed free-lofting eagles such as Steller’s Sea Eagles, Bald Eagles, and White-tailed Sea Eagles. Join our team, inspire through education, and engage with a community dedicated to excellence. Apply today and take flight in a remarkable role!

Reports to: Senior Falconer

Full-time permanent role 45 hours on average   

Zoo – World of Raptors   


Working conditions

  • Working 5 days Monday to Sunday.
  • 20 days annual leave.
  • Salary €31,400 per year.

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.

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.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.