Zoo Education Assistant
We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic Education Assistant to design and 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 motivate and empower them to take action to conserve biodiversity.
Based at Living Coasts, in Torquay, the successful candidate will design and deliver presentations and activities for all visitors, adjusting to specific audience needs; supervise presenter rotas; lead delivery of out of school hours activities including clubs and summer schools; assist Education Officers in the delivery of school sessions; design and produce resource materials and written information; and evaluate and modify presentations and activities.
Applicants should possess GCSE Science and/or Geography and an A-level or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Additionally, you will require a relevant science communication/education qualification or equivalent experience and will be able to demonstrate experience of designing and delivering public presentations and activities, co-ordinating events and writing and creating resource materials and interpretation. You will also have demonstrable enthusiasm for communicating conservation and biodiversity issues and experience of working with children and adults of all ages and abilities.
This is a part-time post for 30 hours per week. Occasional evening, weekend and Bank Holiday work will be required. Salary £17,491.50 pro rata
For further details please contact Michelle Youd, Education Office Supervisor, Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU. Telephone: 0844 474 2224 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting EDU09.
Closing date for applications Friday 15th January 2016. Interviews Monday 8th February 2016.
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