Monday, June 23, 2008



The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), a charity founded in1909, owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park.The Zoo is the 2nd most popular paying visitor attraction in Scotland, offering an excellent day out to more than 600,000 visitors annually, and has an international reputation for its very active conservation and education programmes. The Highland Wildlife Park is a premier visitor attraction based at Kincraig outside Aviemore and features species from mountain and tundra including Scotland.

The Zoo is modernizing and expanding in the context of its MasterPlan to meet and exceed the demands of visitors for the best facilities and services, while maintaining its excellent standards of animal welfare and enhancing its conservation and education activities. The Animal, Education & Conservation Department plays a central, dynamic part in this process.
A vacancy has arisen for an Interpretation Officer working within the Animal, Education, and Conservation team. This key role is to assist in the development and implementation of the interpretation strategy for the Society and requires an innovative, creative person who can draw on their experience of a variety of interpretation techniques.The successful candidate will need to work in close collaboration with others and take responsibility for delivery of high quality interpretation within budget and timescale. The post may require some flexible working, and is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week.The successful candidate will preferably have a degree or equivalent in interpretation planning, or graphic design/arts or other relevant qualification and at least 1 year's practical experience working in interpretation in a relevant environment. Knowledge of zoos, wildlife and conservation desirable. Salary for this post will be in the region of £19-22k depending on experience.This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Applications should be received by 5pm on 1st August. Invitation to interview will be by email/phone by 8th August with interviews tofollow. Start date by mutual arrangement. To apply please send your CV with a completed RZSS application form (available from (work at the zoo), marked `Interpretation Officer' to Stephen Woollard, Education & Interpretation Manager, RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS. If you require further information contact Angela Collins, Administration Assistant on 0131 314 0324 email:

Our mission is to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats.

The RZSS strives to be an equal opportunities employer. RegisteredCharity SC004064

Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should youapply for this post

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