Friday, August 4, 2017



Permanent – 21 hours per fortnight

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Weekend Zoo Ranger to join our award winning Discovery & Learning team.

The Role:

Our Weekend Zoo Rangers deliver public engagement around the Zoo, including one to one engagement, exhibition supervision and other educational activities. Audiences vary from 1 to 500 or more, and there is lots of public interaction requiring a confident and outgoing personality.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good knowledge of the natural world and conservation, most likely gained through a degree in a Zoo Biology or conservation-related field
  • A dynamic and creative mind
  • The ability to deliver high quality public engagement opportunities for our visitors
  • Excellent customer service skills, and able to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as the role is all about effective communication
  • Good organisational and time management skills

A good working knowledge and experience of zoo conservation education, including research, would be desirable, as is a good knowledge of our animal collection and conservation work.

The rate of pay for this role is £8.35 per hour and hours of work will be 3 days out of 14. This includes working two days on one weekend and one day on the second weekend, and may also include occasional evening work. In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at

Due to the nature of the organisation and the role, this post is subject to a DBS check.

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Weekend Zoo Ranger role to

Closing date for applications is Thursday 17th August 2017

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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