Friday, April 15, 2016

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. 

Based at Paignton Zoo, this is a part-time seasonal post for an average 20 hrs per week, spread across 4-5 days (including weekends and Bank Holidays), at £7.83 per hr.   Contracted seasonal hours during 2016 run until Sunday 4th September, although there may be the opportunity of a permanent post beyond this period.  The successful applicant will also be expected to deliver presentations at Living Coasts, if required.  

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: 01803 697510.

Applications by covering letter and application form only.  

CVs will not be accepted.  

Deadline:  Thursday 28th April at 5pm. 

 Interviews: Monday 9th May 2016.

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