Conservation Educator, Colchester Zoo

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and well organised person to join our Conservation Education team as a Conservation Educator. The role will see the successful candidate book school visits and ensure teachers and school staff have all the information they need for a smooth trip. The candidates will also research, design and deliver outcome driven education sessions to groups and schools on a wide range of subjects from Lifecycles, Psychology and Art to the Role of Zoos, Maths and Marketing. They will prepare and deliver the sessions in one of our teaching spaces and follow up the visit with evaluation to help us improve our programme.

The role will also prepare, deliver and evaluate activities for day visitors around the Zoo across holidays. These activities will be part of our conservation campaigns to engage our visitors with topical issues surrounding wildlife in the UK and globally.

This is a permanent full-time role with a start date of Wednesday 1st Sept 2021. The successful candidate will work 5 days out of 7. Some weekend work will be required during school holiday periods.

Download the FULL description here.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please complete our Ocean Plastic lesson plan task, briefed here. Submit the completed task, along with a Colchester Zoo Employment application form, and provide a covering letter stating how you meet the job specification.
Please email these documents to

Closing date is 4pm on 21st July 2021 and the assessment & selection day will be held on August 3rd.

We are unable to reply to all of the applicants individually, so if you don’t hear from us please assume that you have been unsuccessful and thank you for applying.

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