Seasonal Education Officers
(Salary £13,520pa pro rata)
Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, in conjunction with the Aspinall Foundation, are a charity based organisation committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction programmes.
Currently we are seeking 2 self-motivated, enthusiastic and confident people to help undertake our educational commitments. These full-time temporary positions, are 40 hours a week including all weekends and public holidays from March-September 2015. One post will be based at Howletts and one at Port Lympne.
Duties of the role include presenting scheduled educational talks to our visitors, writing and presenting educational talks to school and bespoke groups, to man the education centre, to provide guided tours with small groups, to run our Junior Ranger and Keeper Academy sessions on weekends and to create relevant education activities linked to our themed events.
A good knowledge of exotic wildlife and global animal conservation issues is a prerequisite. An ability to communicate this knowledge to both the general public and more informed audiences is essential.The ideal candidate will have previous experience of teaching or working in an educator’s role, as experience in presenting talks to the public is needed. You will be working alongside a full time permanent Education Officer and helping to supervise a small team of volunteers.
We are looking for proactive, organised self-motivated people with good proven people skills who is a confident and accomplished public speaker. At interview this must be demonstrated through a prepared talk. One role will be based at Howletts and one at Port Lympne but the successful candidates may be required to work at either park as required. Therefore, your own transport is required.
Closing date: Friday 6th February 2015, 12noon.
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
To apply: email a CV along with a covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4PD.
Visit our website at www.aspinallfoundation.org for further information.
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