Animal Presentations Manager
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
37.5 hours per week to be worked on a rota basis to include weekends and bank holidays
£23,950 - £25,210 per annum
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.
Slimbridge Wetland centre is working with the Heritage Lottery Fund on a major development project, which will change how we inspire our visitors. As part of the development we are creating a Living Wetland Theatre to engage audiences in free flying bird demonstrations. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced bird trainer and presenter with the necessary managerial skills to lead and mentor a team of presenters, animal keepers and volunteers.
The successful candidate will have a rare opportunity to help create the theatre exhibit and the customer experience and will work closely with the aviculture team to deliver a successful programme of events.
In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance
- Free parking
- Child care voucher scheme
- Free entry to all our centres
For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit http://jobs.wwt.org.uk/vacancies/829/ZooNewsDig/animal_presentations_manager/
Closing date: 9 April 2017
Interview date: 19th April 2017
Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410
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