Monday, May 10, 2010

Assistant Presenters

Assistant Presenters

Chester Zoo is one of the premier Zoos in the UK and a major tourist attraction for the
region. Our Assistant Presenters are responsible for improving the visitors’ experience to the Zoo.

We have three vacancies to join our Presenter Team. The contracts will run from 12th July to 5th September 2010.

The posts demand lots of public interaction, requiring a confident and outgoing personality. Acting as an information point you will be helping visitors to enjoy their day and be able to answer their questions. Duties include looking after visitors in animal exhibits (including Fruit Bat Forest) and in our visitor centre, and assisting / supervising the summer holiday events (which will include storytelling, touch-tables, chats and demonstrations). Work is both indoors and outdoors.

Applicants should have a good knowledge of plants and animals (including the Zoo’s animal collection), knowledge of current conservation issues, be empathetic to our mission and be a good team player. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience of working in Zoo Education.

Work is 5 days in 7, including bank holidays and every weekend. Hours are 9.30am to 5pm daily, rate of pay is £5.98 per hour.

For an application form ring the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or email

Closing date 28th May 2010.

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