TEMPORARY ZOO RANGER
Discovery and Learning Division
(6 month temporary contract starting October 2014)
Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s leading Zoological collections, has an active and award winning Discovery and Learning Division and is now recruiting a Zoo Ranger.
Our Zoo Ranger team are a vital part of enhancing the visitors’ experience and are involved in developing and delivering public education around the Zoo. This will include animal talks and tours, one to one engagement, exhibition supervision, interpretation and other educational activities. Audiences vary from 1 to 500 or more, and there is lots of public interaction requiring a confident and outgoing personality.
The successful applicant must have a Zoo Biology/Conservation degree or equivalent and have a wide ranging knowledge of natural world and animal behaviours.
They will have good working knowledge and experience of zoo or conservation education (including researching & delivering talks to public).
They will be able to provide excellent customer service, work on their own and organise time effectively, and have experience of working as part of a team. Good communication skills, both verbal & written are essential. The successful candidate will be computer literate with particular working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office packages.
The successful candidate will ideally have good knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection and conservation work. They will ideally have experience of dealing with the visitors/public in a visitor attraction setting.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Work is 10 days in 14, including Bank Holidays and every other weekend.
Salary is £18,711 per annum for a 35 hour week.
For an application form please contact the recruitment line on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01244 389477.
Closing date for applications is Monday 11th August 2014.
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