Lookout Lodge Hosts (seasonal)

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
£9.21 per hour, inclusive of allowance

Various part-time shifts available

We are looking for hosts to enthrall, engage and interact with guests through hosting the popular Lookout Lodge Overnight experience.

We are passionate about our animals and you will have a talent for inspiring that same passion in our guests, giving them a once in a lifetime experience after hours at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Your days will be spent guiding guests around the zoo on driven and walking tours, some after dark, whilst inspiring, entertaining and educating them about the animals and work of ZSL. We understand that our visitors can be as varied as the amazing animals we have at ZSL and our hosts are just as confident interacting with our youngest first time visitors as with our lifetime supporters.

You should have excellent communication skills, an enthusiasm for the natural world and be flexible to ensure that every guest has a great experience. Experience of working with children is essential, ideally in an informal learning context. A full driving licence and first aid qualification are desirable.

You will receive full support to learn new material and develop your presenting style.

Shifts patterns are offered on a part time basis and include a combination of early morning (6.45am-10.15am) or evening (4-10.30pm) shifts, based on a 1 week rota which includes regular weekend and bank holiday working to meet the needs of the business. You must be available to start at the beginning of March with contracts ending at the end of October.

Download the job description:

To apply please complete and attach separately the ZSL Application Form and Equality of Opportunity Monitoring form and email to wzhr@zsl.org:

File ZSL Job Application Form (57.27 KB)

File EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY MONITORING FORM (35.22 KB)

  • Closing date for applications: 4 January 2015
  • Interviews will take place on: 27 January 2015 or 30 January 2015