Arctic Adventure Researcher

Why do we need you?

We are offering a unique immersive experience at our Arctic Adventure exhibit. Visitors will find themselves transported straight into the wilderness of the Russian Tundra, and we need in-character researchers to bring the exhibit to life and guide visitors around the research hut. Arctic Adventure Researchers will deliver an authentic, educational and memorable experience for visitors.

At WWT we believe that the best way for people to understand and connect to wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking. At Slimbridge Wetland Centre visitors can explore unique wetland habitats and the amazing array of birds, mammals and amphibians that inhabit them. Our volunteers help to welcome and inspire visitors, and look after our unique habitats and heritage.

Who will be responsible for your role?    

Visitor Experience Officer

Where will you be based? 

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

How much time will it take?                       

Weekends and school holidays for a morning (10am-1pm) and/or afternoon (1pm-4pm)

What will you be doing?

  • Acting in the role of a WWT researcher working out on the Russian Tundra
  • Being situated at the Research Hut in the Arctic Adventure exhibit
  • Providing visitors with an insight into what life is like as a researcher
  • Engaging visitors with the Arctic Adventure exhibit
  • Running guided activities for the public: leg ring ID, bird tracking and diet analysis
  • Dressing authentically as a researcher (waders, full waterproofs, camouflage)

Who are we looking for?

This role will suit you if you:

  • Enjoy performing and being in-character in front of visitors
  • Have good improvisation and interaction skills
  • Are confident and pro-active in approaching people
  • Have an enthusiastic and friendly manner
  • Enjoy working with a range of ages
  • Have an interest in the natural environment
  • Like working in a busy visitor environment

How to Apply

How to Apply:

Full details of this role and an online application form can be found at https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/slimbridge-2020/volunteering-at-slimbridge/.  If you have any problems locating the information or filling out the application form please email volunteer.slimbridge@wwt.org.uk

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Key Information

Organisation:

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Duration:

Permanent, Temporary

Hours:

Part Time

Level:

Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior

Sectors:

Biodiversity, Biology, Communication, Conservation, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

Slimbridge Wetland Centre, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

3rd March 2019 at 12:00am