Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Zoo Ranger

Zoo Ranger

Job Description : It’s official – we’re the UK’s No 1 zoo!  We have over 12,000 animals, 400 species, 1.43 million visitors a year and an international reputation for achieving our mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

Our award winning Discovery and Learning Team is central to our visitors’ experience and their engagement with animals and conservation issues which we deliver through diverse, fun and exciting means.

We’re currently on the search for a Zoo Ranger to join our team delivering public education around the Zoo.  This will include animal talks and tours, one to one engagement, exhibition supervision, interpretation 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.

We’re looking for a creative mind, able to develop and deliver engaging, high quality public engagement opportunities for our visitors.  You’ll need a degree in Zoo Biology or a conservation-related field, and have a wide ranging knowledge of the natural world and animal behaviours.  A good working knowledge and experience of zoo or conservation education (including research) would be an advantage, as is a good knowledge of our animal collection and conservation work.

We’re looking for someone with excellent customer service skills, who can work on their own but also as part of a busy team - good organisational and time management skills are essential.  This role is all about effective communication, so excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  You will need to be computer literate with particular working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office packages, as well as iPads and apps.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

It’s a full-time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week.  Work is 10 days in 14, including Bank Holidays and every other weekend, but may include the occasional evening too.  Salary is £19,133 per annum.

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and covering letter stating why you believe you should be considered for our Zoo Ranger role to    http://www.chesterzoo.org/footer/careers.

Closing date is: Monday 2nd November 2015

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