WZ Seasonal Presenters

ZSL

Dunstable, Bedfordshire
£9.70/hour, inclusive of allowances

Paid • Part Time • Temporary

www.zsl.org hr@zsl.org HR

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Saturday, 20th January 2018   2 days left


Overview

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Role Profile

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo deliver a large number of high quality and innovative live interpretation events. The presenter’s role is key to delivering these events effectively to a high standard in order to achieve the educational and visitor enjoyment targets set by the ZSL. Presenters are expected to provide interpretation experiences throughout the day on a variety of topics within the zoos. Effective presentation skills and an ability to confidently impart knowledge about the natural world in an enthusiastic yet professional way are the main requirements. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are key.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicating ZSL’s messages to a varied audience across a wide spectrum of formats including talks, children’s workshops and staged presentations.
  • Confidence to approach visitors and ability to engage people and capture and maintain their interest.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience presenting public talks/shows/events/workshops essential
  • Performance qualification or work experience in a relevant field and/or Zoological qualification or work experience in a relevant field
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Good organisational/planning skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines and learn scripts within short time periods
  • Experience working with children and communicating with the public
  • An interest in the natural world

Applicants must be able to start beginning of March with contracts ending in September. Applicants will need to be flexible as regular weekend working is required to meet the needs of the business.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on our website. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at wzhr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Saturday 20th January 2018


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