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Seasonal Zoo Ranger

Reference: MAR20215177
Expiry date: 2021-03-21 23:59:00.000
Location: Chester Zoo
Salary: £9.52 Per Hour
Benefits: Excellent Benefits Package
Duration:7 months


Temporary until 31st October 2021 – minimum 12 hours per week working every Saturday and Sunday plus additional weekday hours as required


We are Chester Zoo, and for nearly 90 years we have been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.


We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.


We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the recent challenges thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.


Our award winning Conservation Education and Engagement team is central to our visitors’ experience at the zoo. The team engage our visitors with our plant & animal collection and our worldwide conservation work through a range of diverse, fun and exciting educational experiences. 


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Seasonal Zoo Ranger to join our award winning Conservation Education and Engagement team.


The Role:


This is a varied role which includes interacting with visitors of all ages including children, families and other audiences. This includes one-to-one engagement, group educational activities and exhibit supervision. Our audiences can range from 1 to 500 visitors or more. There is lots of public interaction, requiring adaptability and a confident and outgoing personality. Engagement out in the zoo will include talks, activities, play based activities and managing animal walkthroughs (bats and lemurs).


The successful candidate will have:

  • A sound knowledge of conservation, ecology and biology
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage with a wide range of different audiences in a playful manner
  • The ability to adapt content to different audiences and respond quickly and prioritise in a fast paced, changing environment
  • A dynamic and creative mind along with confidence in performance of stories, shows, games and interactive engagement
  • Skills in the use of all key Microsoft packages and preferably Apple technology
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • The ability to work effectively under their own initiative and as part of a team with a positive attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills


Experience of working in the zoo education field as well as knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection and conservation work would be an advantage.


This is a temporary post, working a minimum of 12 hours per week every Saturday and Sunday plus regular additional weekday hours. This will include Bank Holidays as rostered, and may include evening work. Working hours are flexible around zoo opening hours and extra events. This position is temporary until 31st October 2021.


The salary for this position is £9.52 per hour In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at /


Due to the nature of the organisation and the role, this post is subject to a DBS check.


To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Seasonal Zoo Ranger role to


We will be interviewing for this role week commencing 22nd March 2021, with an expected start date of the 10th April 2021.


Closing date for applications is 21st March 2021