Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Senior Education Officer - Edinburgh Zoo

Senior Education Officer - Edinburgh Zoo
Based @ Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), a charity founded in
1909, 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 Scottish and other species, some now extinct in the wild.

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Education Officer working within
the Animal, Education, Conservation team. This role is to assist in
the management and delivery of the Society's public education
activities, including the role of volunteer coordination, and to be
part of the Society's Education team communicating to a variety of
audiences. This role requires good communication skills and ability
to relate to different age and ability groups.

The successful candidate will need to work in close collaboration
with others and the post requires flexible working – including
weekends, and is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week.

The successful candidate will preferably have a degree in zoology/biology or related subject, experience of education delivery/teaching and giving presentations/public speaking, working with diverse age groups and/or working in a visitor attraction, and have a good level of animal / environmental knowledge and excellent customer care, and a clean driving licence.

Salary for this post will be in the region of £19,000 - £22,000
depending on experience.

This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Applications should be received by 5pm on 10th November. Invitation
to interview will be by email/phone by 21st November with interviews
to follow. Start date by mutual arrangement. For further
information please email or phone 0131 314

To apply please send your CV with a completed RZSS application form (available from under `work at the zoo'), marked `Senior Education Officer' to Stephen Woollard, Education & Interpretation Manager, RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS.

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. Registered
Charity SC004064

For full details please go to

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

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