Friday, May 20, 2011

Assistant Presenters - Chester Zoo

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 posts demand lots of public interaction, requiring a confident and outgoing personality and work is both indoors and outdoors.

Acting as an information point the successful candidate will be helping visitors to enjoy their day and be able to answer their questions. They will look after visitors in the Dinosaurs at Large! Exhibition, animal exhibits (including Fruit Bat Forest) and in our visitor centre (this may include running activities like storytelling, touch-tables, chats and demonstrations),

The successful candidates will have a wide-ranging and in-depth knowledge of the natural world (including dinosaurs) and good communication skills. They will have good working knowledge and experience of delivering Zoo Education. 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 have good knowledge of conservation issues.

The successful candidate will ideally have a good knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection and conservation work and they will ideally have experience of public speaking or guided tours.

This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Work is 5 days in 7, including bank holidays and every weekend. Hours are 9.30am to 5pm daily. The rate of pay is £6.05 per hour (Subject to Job Evaluation), with a probationary period. The contracts will run from 11th July to 4th September 2011.

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Closing date is 30 May 2011


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