Europe 1 5:06 p.m., October 28, 2021

Hotels, catering outlets, shops… The areas of the zoological park which are recruiting people for the next year are varied, as the deputy director of the site, Delphine Delord, explains on Europe 1. On the other hand, no position has directly linked to the 35,000 animals of Beauval.

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"We are hiring hard, come and work with us, it's great": on Europe 1, Thursday, the deputy director of ZooParc de Beauval, Delphine Delord, "launched an appeal" to all people who would like to collaborate with the leading animal park in France in terms of attendance, in 2020, with 1.2 million visitors.

"We have 700 positions open for next season, which will start in February," she detailed in

La France bouge

about these seasonal job offers.

"A very good atmosphere among the Beauvaliens"

These positions concern "hotels, catering outlets, reception or even shops" on the site, said the manager, nevertheless stressing the absence of direct jobs with animals, the heart of Beauval's activity. .

"But you are in the middle of an extraordinary zoo and there is a very good atmosphere among the Beauvaliens", those who work on the site.

A need for manpower which is explained by the development of the zoo but also by the setting up of "nocturnes" this winter: the visitors "will be able to walk at night in the illuminations, to discover the dome at night and to dine. in Beauval during the Christmas holidays ", boasts Delphine Delord, who emphasizes that the site" has a very high hourly amplitude ".

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The possibility of accommodation on site

And to accommodate these seasonal workers in a rural area between Tours and Bourges, the ZooParc "has created a lot of housing around", especially in Saint-Aignan, a few kilometers north of the site.

"We are trying to accommodate them on site", assures the deputy director on Europe 1.

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