Education Officer (Temporary and likely to last 6 months)
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Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society Limited, is the World Primate Centre. The Zoo has a comprehensive collection of primate species, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles. With over 850 animals, the Zoo has exciting plans to further its work in the conservation of endangered species and is striving to achieve the best in animal welfare, research, conservation and education.
We currently have two vacancies for Education Officers within our Education Department. These roles are offered on a temporary basis for a period of 6 months, to support the Education Department during its peak time. Reporting to our Senior Education Officer, the key purpose of this role is to prepare and deliver talks for groups of students from the age of 5 up to undergraduate level and produce educational material for the Zoo. You will also attend exhibitions, market the Zoo’s educational services and deal with enquiries and queries from the public and visitors.
The successful applicant will have a degree in a Zoo-related subject and, ideally, will hold a teaching qualification or have significant teaching experience. Excellent presentation skills are essential along with an outgoing and confident personality. Experience in handling small animals (mammals and exotics) would be preferred.
This is a full time position, 5 days out of 7, including weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.
Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing your salary expectations and notice period.
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