Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s leading Zoological collections, has an active and award winning Education Division, is now seeking a Presenter on a 6-month contract to cover maternity leave, commencing in June 2012.
Our Presenter team are a vital part of enhancing the visitors’ experience and work includes developing and delivering public talks, interpretation and exhibition supervision. Audiences vary from 2 to 500 or more, and there is lots of public interaction requiring a confident and outgoing personality.
The successful candidate will have a Zoo Biology or Conservation related degree, and have good communication skills. They will have experience of Zoo Education and of public speaking or delivering guided tours and will be able to deliver this information to a variety of audiences. A good knowledge of conservation issues and a wide-ranging and in depth knowledge of the natural world is required. They will be able to work as part of a team and individually, be well organised and have the ability to provide excellent customer care.
The successful candidate will ideally have a good knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection, our conservation work and be computer literate (in particular working knowledge of Microsoft Office).
This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.
Work is 5 days in 7, including Bank Holidays and every other weekend. Rate of pay is £9.81 per hour.