Job Description : Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education. With the new ‘Islands’ site under construction, due to open in July, 2015 is set to be an exciting year! This unique and innovative project will provide an immersive experience; showcasing the animals and plants of South-east Asia and working towards a better understanding of the vital conservation work being undertaken in this region.
We are seeking to recruit an Interpretation Manager on a permanent basis within our award winning Discovery & Learning Division. The Interpretation Manager is responsible for ensuring all interpretation is produced to a high standard in line with the Zoo’s core mission. A creative and collaborative approach, sound project management, excellent copywriting skills and an eye for detail are all essential.
The post-holder will develop storyline and messaging to influence 1.43 million zoo visitors a year, inspiring them to act for wildlife and contributing significantly to the experience of our visitors.
Applicants should have substantial experience developing exhibitions, exhibits and interpretive schemes in a zoo, aquarium, museum or similar environment. A formal qualification with an interpretation element is desirable. A working knowledge of conservation and zoology is essential.
This role involves liaison and consultation with a wide range of people from staff at all levels to external partners, contractors and suppliers, requiring a high level of diplomacy and problem solving skills, alongside experience of commissioning artists, designers and tradespeople. The successful candidate will have direct line management for the Interpretation Officer. Experience of supervising a team and managing the work of others is essential.
Work is a five day week, Monday to Friday with occasional need for weekend working. Salary is £30,227.53 per annum for a 40 hour working week.
To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and covering letter stating why you believe you should be considered for our Interpretation Manager role.
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Response Telephone : 01244 389748
JobRef : NEZ-0340-IM
Closing date for applications is 12noon, Monday 18th May 2015.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 26th May 2015.
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