Slimbridge 2020 Picture Researcher

At WWT we work together for a positive future. We have recently secured Heritage Lottery funding to develop the Slimbridge Centre, which aims to:

  • Celebrate the life of our founder – Sir Peter Scott – and tell the story of Slimbridge Wetland Centre and our role in modern conservation,
  • Transform Slimbridge into the twenty-first century blueprint for engaging people in wetlands;
  • Provide the highest quality experiences for our existing and future visitors
  • Inspire visitors to become active supporters of wetland conservation and take action in their own homes and workplaces

WWT will be delivering 15 exciting new projects across the site. These include heritage restoration projects like the Berkeley duck decoy and the Scott house; habitat creation on the reserve and new exhibits in the living collection area which tell WWT’s conservation stories.

All of these exhibits have a huge visual element and we need someone who can trawl through hundreds of new and archive images to find just the right pictures to tell our stories as part of the exhibit interpretation

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) design team to source imagery (photos, illustrations, film clips) for the delivery of interpretation (information boards, themed exhibits and films) that form an integral part of visitor engagement
  • Researching and locating images and other media within WWT by liaising with different staff and departments
  • Searching online, contacting illustrators, archives and photo-libraries.

Who are we looking for?

To be suitable for this role, you will need to be:

  • Methodical, accurate and display attention to detail
  • Interested in heritage and wildlife
  • Interested in photography and film
  • Computer literate and familiar in using search engines, Microsoft word and excel
  • Able to give a commitment of at least 4 hours per week between Monday – Friday
  • A good communicator and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Experienced in working with photo-libraries, photographers or archives would be an advantage.

How will you benefit?

  • You will be involved in a prestigious project, carrying out vital work to help with delivering innovative and engaging interpretation on site.
  • You will be part of a friendly and creative design team transforming Slimbridge into the 21st century blueprint for engaging our visitors.
  • You will experience a wide scope of subjects and disciplines, covering both natural and social heritage.
  • Suitable uniform is provided to all regular volunteers.
  • Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering.
  • Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge.
  • Training will be provided.

How to Apply

Please visit the Volunteering section of the WWT website for further details and to apply for this role:

Slimbridge 2020 Picture Researcher


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Key Information


Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level


Administration, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Research


Gloucester, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.