Education Officer / Presenter
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Education / Presentations 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 also work with 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 with a passion for zoo education including both day visitors and formal group visits.
• 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, clean 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: Duncan A Bolton, Curator, Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD
As this is a busy time post wise we will be happy to accept electronic applications
Which should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is: Thursday 31st December 2015 and applicants should ideally be available for interview between 11th and 15th January 2016 and be available to start work by early February 2016 (Notice period will be honoured for current employers).
We reserve the right to stop accepting applications earlier than stated should we receive sufficient applications; please do not delay if you wish to apply for this position.
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