Ranger

Permanent position – 60 hours per fortnight

Start date 21st February 2019

Salary £18,581 pro rata

We require a Ranger to join Bristol Zoo’s Ranger Team within the Learning Department.

The primary function of this team is to intensify the guests’ experience and their engagement with the natural world through an exciting range of learning experiences.

Rangers staff the lemur walkthrough as well as other animal walkthrough enclosures. Rangers deliver enclosure talks and engage with guests around the zoo using a variety of props and biofacts.

They are responsible for delivering pre-booked animal experiences such as “Meet and Greet” and  “Keeper for the Day”, accompanying the guests through the entire experience to ensure a smooth, high quality service is delivered.

Rangers also deliver Lodge tours to guests who stay in the Zoo’s VIP overnight accommodation and support a number of evening events throughout the year.

The successful applicant will be joining a small team to develop and enhance the Zoo’s informal learning opportunities and will be expected to create learning material for staff and guests.

The candidate should have good knowledge of zoos, wildlife husbandry and conservation as well as the wide range of species held at Bristol Zoo Gardens. They should be able to demonstrate skills such as the ability to engage with guests of all ages, abilities and interest. The candidate should have experience with public interaction and engagement as well as public speaking. The candidate would benefit from having experience of giving guided tours and experience of zoo keeping.

Rangers are very guest-focussed, enhancing our guests’ experience of the Zoo, and helping to meet our charitable conservation and education mission.

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information.

If you would like to apply, please send a full CV and application form to hr@bristolzoo.org.uk to reach us no later than noon on Monday 14th January 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 21st January 2019. Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those who have been shortlisted for interview. 

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