Senior Interpretation Officer

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £31,531 - £36,250 Per Annum

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

The role:

To develop, implement and deliver the interpretation plan for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS); informing best practice and innovation in interpretation techniques to support engagement with our animals, zoos and messaging to increase nature connectivity across RZSS.

Support onsite messaging and further engagement projects for teams across RZSS in delivery of their objectives in fulfilment of the strategic direction of the charity.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Support in the development and delivery of the interpretation strategy and annual interpretation plan to meet agreed projects and targets
Lead on interpretation projects and developments across RZSS
Develop, design, deliver and maintain high quality, creative interpretation across RZSS including the development and delivery of creative interpretation projects.
Ensure that RZSS are meeting or leading best practice in interpretation practices
Develop, deliver and artwork illustrative storytelling through strong creative graphic design principles.
Coordinate the full design and delivery process including art working for the correct print and install method, using the right materials and delivery method for the interpretation and ensure that installation is correct for the pieces.
Front line responsibility for Health and Safety during installation with internal and external contractors
Ensure the heather and safety of interpretation and interactives for public use
Demonstrate commitment to continuous personal development to ensure knowledge and skills are up to date and best practice is followed

What we’re looking for:

Educated to a degree level in a relevant subject of extensive practice experience in a similar field
Excellent understanding and knowledge of communicating with diverse audiences
Excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite (Excel and Word)
Creative copywriting and proofreading, with the ability to tailor often complex messages to a wide range of audiences
Proficient in use of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/In Design or equivalent tools for design from conception to art working for a range of fabrication
Managing a busy workload, handling multiple requests at the same time and working independently, without supervision, to deliver results
What you’ll get in return:

Starting salary between £31,531- £32,413 (offer based on experience) with future salary progression up to £36,250 per annum

37.5hr working week
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Discount in both retail/catering
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.

Application Deadline: Sunday 31/03/2024