Conservation Education Manager
East Midland Zoological Society has been running Twycross Zoo for almost 60 years in the heart of England in Atherstone. We are an award-winning conservation and science-led zoo, and are a registered charity, welcoming over half a million people every year.
We house 500 animals which include the largest chimpanzee family in the UK and the biggest primate collection in the world. We are the only zoo in Europe to house all 4 great apes – Gorilla, Orangutan, Bonobo and Chimpanzee, and we care for some of the most endangered and precious lives to the highest welfare standards, including Sumatran Tigers, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards.
Twycross Zoo (TZ) is at the forefront of conservation, education and research, and we have a strong commitment to our award-winning education programme, aiming to increase the level of awareness, knowledge and understanding of visitors about our animals and their plight in the wild.
This is an exciting time to join Twycross Zoo as we have recently been awarded £20m grant funding to develop the National Science and Conservation Centre (NSCC) on the Twycross Zoo site. The NSCC will support vital work around species conservation. It will bring together experts in conservation science and train the next generation of conservationists, whilst offering researchers from around the world the opportunity to study the four great apes as well as 100 endangered species, in naturalistic complex environments. The facilities will include a lecture theatre, classrooms, and laboratories, all planned to open in 2024.
The Role – Conservation Education Manager
Reporting to the Head of Life Sciences, as the Conservation Education Manager you will recruit, develop and lead a small Conservation Education Team and drive the delivery of education strategy in line with our conservation strategy. Your duties will include:
Our Requirements – Conservation Education Manager
programme delivery and the ability to inspire a team
Although not essential, experience in and thorough understanding of planning, developing, and implementing educational programs in a learning outside the classroom setting, would be desirable.
You’ll be working Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm, although flexibility will be required to cover research and conservation events.
All applications for this Conservation Education Manager vacancy are to be submitted online.
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