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Education Assistant

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

South Yorkshire Closing date for applications is: 30th Jan 2020
Contact: Steph Rockley ([email protected])
Sector: Education
Type: Paid
Contract type: Full-time

Since its opening in 2009, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has evolved to become the UK’s number 1 on-foot safari. We feature walkthrough exhibits that take the guest directly into the world of the animals. A dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park currently has around 400 animals across 70 different species. We aim to provide a quality, value for money experience that excites and inspires our guests. 

At Yorkshire Wildlife Park, our goal is to provide visiting students of all ages with a rich educational and recreational experience.  We accomplish this by offering various informal and formal learning opportunities to schools and other educational groups. Our aim is to inspire in children and adults a respect, awe and appreciation for all animals and our natural environment and to positively influence guest behaviour.   

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Delivery of education programmes to visiting schools including solo delivery of sessions. 

  • To adapt teaching styles and differentiate within sessions for early years foundation stages through to college level students on a variety of wildlife/conservation-based topics. This will include handling reptiles and invertebrates. 

  • Working with the Education Manager to continue to enhance formal and informal education programmes for a wide range of audiences. 

  • Maintain existing and development of new educational resources. 

  • Assist with general education administration duties at peak times (answering phones, emails & school bookings) 

  • Daily cleaning of classrooms and tidying away of teaching resources.  

  • Assisting with the set up and delivery of YWP Ranger Academy courses. 

  • Ensure all aspects of our school visits are handled professionally.  

  • Assisting other departments when required and during school holidays.  


  • Ability to work under pressure and to a tight schedule. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Must be able to work effectively as part of a team.  

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels. 

  • Must be flexible and able to work during our peak times for park events which include weekends, bank holidays and school holidays and at least one late evening per week during the summer term.  

  • Content to work in an outdoor environment in all weather. 

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, the cost of which will be met by YWP.  

Apply for this job:

To download the vacancy information pack and the required application form, please visit the vacancies section of our website  

The closing date for applications is the 30th of January 2020.