Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Birdworld vacancy: Education Officer / Team Lead

Birdworld vacancy: Education Officer / Team Lead

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Education Team at Birdworld Bird Park and Gardens, comprising Birdworld, Underwater World and the Jenny Wren Farm, in Farnham, Surrey.

The education team is responsible for the planning and delivery of educational sessions and presentations offered to the general public and to visiting schools and colleges. The team is specifically responsible for the training and husbandry of birds and animals used in presentations and are included in the aviculture team responsible for the husbandry and welfare of bird stock throughout the park. In addition to this the team produces content for park interpretation and species signs and delivers our outreach program to schools and care homes.

The education team works closely with the aviculture team, sharing responsibility for the provision of high quality animal husbandry and education throughout the park.

This role is for our education champion and the successful applicant will be expected to help drive our educational and learning opportunities whilst remaining part of our wider team and contributing across the park accordingly.

•        Motivated individual who can work alone and as part of a team
•        Confident in public speaking to audiences of all ages
•        Experience of keeping and training birds/animals
•        Excellent written English
•        Tertiary qualification in a biological science
•        Full driving license

•        Experience with delivering presentations in a captive animal collection
•        Experience in the education sector

Applications should include an up to date CV and covering letter to be sent to:  Recruitment, Human Resources Department,
Denys E. Head Limited, Holt Pound, Nr Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 4LD

Closing date for applications is: Monday 26th January 2015 and applicants should ideally be available for interview between 10th and 19th February and be available to start work no later than 16th March 2015.

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