Monday, April 18, 2011

Presenter - Chester Zoo

Temporary (until 4th September 2011)

Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s leading Zoological collections, has an active and award winning Education Division, now seeking a Presenter on a temporary contract running to 4th September 2011.

Our Presenter team are a vital part of enhancing the visitors’ experience and work includes delivering public talks anf guided tours, interpretation and exhibition supervision. School holiday activities may include story telling. Audiences vary from 2 to 500 or more, and there is lots of public interaction requiring a confident and outgoing personality.

The successful candidate will have a Zoo Biology or Conservation related degree, and have good communication skills. They will have experience of Zoo Education and of public speaking or delivering guided tours and will have a good working knowledge of Zoo education techniques and experience in delivering this. The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of conservation issues and a wide-ranging and in depth knowledge of the natural world. They will be able to work as part of a team and individually and have the ability to provide excellent customer care.

The successful candidate will ideally have a good knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection, our conservation work and be computer literate (in particular working knowledge of Microsoft Office).

This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Work is 5 days in 7, including bank holidays, every weekend and occasional evenings. Rate of pay is £6.81 per hour (subject to Job Evaluation).

For further details about this role please see the Application Pack. To apply please download our application form from or contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 27 April 2011


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