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Summer School Teacher (Discovery and Learning Associate)

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £11.95 per hour

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

Summer School Teacher (Discovery and Learning Associate)(Edinburgh)

The role (4 weeks / fixed term plus additional prep days)

To contribute to the development and/or delivery of specified innovative and creative discovery and learning programmes. Within the RZSS Discovery and Learning team, in your assigned areas of responsibility, engage and excite participants, enhance connection and understanding between participants and wildlife, and strengthen knowledge and skills in line with RZSS’ mission and vision, and relevant curriculums.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Work with colleagues and independently to develop, deliver and evaluate an agreed range of discovery and learning programmes, lessons and resources to achieve agreed outcomes and meet the requirements of relevant objectives, curricula, qualification and training systems; and which are accessible to all.
Deliver all aspects of a defined range of Discovery and Learning activities for agreed target participants, standards and in support of RZSS’ Vision and mission, ensuring all activities deliver value for money, experience and impact
Coordinate logistics and maintain accurate records and reports relating to your assigned D&L activities adhering to agreed standards
Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues to ensure programmes are administered, delivered and the logistics managed effectively as part of the wider Discovery and Learning programme.
What we’re looking for:

Equivalent experience or relevant qualification.
Competent in Microsoft office suite.
Experience of teaching or working in a teaching-related environment with particular emphasis upon science communication.
Working knowledge of the natural world, conservation and science.
Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.

The position will close on Friday 29 March 2024.

In addition to the 4-weeks (Monday 1 July – Friday 26 July / 32.5hrs per week), individuals will be required to attend an induction day on Saturday 2 March, undertake 3 days planning with teaching partner and set-up day on Sunday 30 June 2024 (these additional days are paid).

Application Deadline: Friday 29/03/2024