Thursday, January 8, 2015

Zoo Presenter

Zoo Presenter 
(part-time, seasonal)

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Presenter, to deliver high-quality, positive and engaging communications on conservation and biodiversity issues for all ages - to enable audiences to understand why biodiversity matters, improve their understanding of the role of environmental parks in conservation and to motivate and empower them to take action to conserve biodiversity.

The successful candidate will deliver presentations to all visitors, adjusting to specific audience needs;  initiate and run short activities with visitors and educational groups; assist delivery of out of school hours activities e.g. clubs and summer schools; and evaluate and modify presentations and activities.

Applicants should possess GCSE Science and/or Geography and have worked in a conservation- or education-based environment.  You will also have demonstrable enthusiasm for communicating conservation and biodiversity issues and experience of engaging face-to-face with children and adults of all ages and levels of interest.

This is a part-time seasonal post, for between 20 hrs per week, spread across 4-5 days, including weekends and Bank Holidays.    Contracted hours during 2015 run from Monday 16th March until Sunday 6th September.  Rate of pay is £7.20/hr.

For further details, full job description and specification please contact:
Michelle Youd, Education Office Supervisor, Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU.
Email:  quoting EDU10
Telephone: 0844 474 2224

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 29th January 2015 and interviews will be held on the mornings of Thursday 13th and Friday 14th February 2015.

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