We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Education Assistant to support Paignton Zoo’s informal education provision over the summer period, delivering high-quality, engaging activities focused on conservation and biodiversity, to enable young people 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 work closely with the Informal Education Co-ordinator and education volunteers. Applicants should possess GCSE Science and/or Geography, or equivalent, and have a demonstrable enthusiasm for communicating conservation and biodiversity issues, together with experience of engaging directly with children of all ages and levels of interest. They should be confident, patient and reliable with the ability to use their initiative and adapt to changing circumstances, while also possessing good communication and organisational skills, helping to ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Based at Paignton Zoo, this is a part-time seasonal post, for 25hrs each week (average), including weekends and Bank Holidays.
For further details, full job description and specification please contact: Michelle Youd, Education Office Supervisor, Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting EDU10 Telephone: 01803 697510.
Applications by covering letter and application form only. CVs will not be accepted. Deadline: Thursday 19th May at 5pm. Interviews: Friday 27th May 2016.