Careers - Education Officer

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Education Officer


Qualifications and experience

A degree in a biological or environmental science and a teaching qualification or experience in the field of informal education.

What zoos look for

An excellent communicator; a high standard of written and oral English; an interest in conservation issues; creativity and good organisational skills. Essential – experience teaching or working long-term with children in an informal education environment.

What the job involves

Preparing activities for school groups and teaching: writing resource material for teachers, designing activities for families, training volunteers, designing interpretation.