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Professionalising Conservation Project Internship (Part-Time / 6 Months Fixed-Term Contract)

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information 7.83 per hour
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 09/09/2018
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Role Profile

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an intern to assist with the development of new online learning courses, in partnership with National Geographic Society, to produce a suite of standardised training courses for all levels of protected area management practitioners. The role will largely involve assisting in the technical development of online content – creating animated pdfs and powerpoints such as Prezi, using Adobe and other creative suites.  The successful candidate will also more widely support the Professionalising Conservation team, working closely with the Conservation eLearning Specialist and Project Manager to deliver online courses.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating animations, graphics and other creative visuals for presentations and videos to be used in the online course materials
  • Sourcing online images and media to illustrate learning materials, and organising the licensing and permissions needed for use
  • Assisting the Conservation eLearning Specialist in the development of materials for online courses as needed – including learner assessments, building and testing materials on the Learning Management System
  • Generally assisting the Professionalising Conservation project team as needed

Person Specification

  • Demonstrate skills in digital and graphic design in order to develop online learning course materials – experience working with Adobe Creative suite is essential, plus experience with Camtasia, Prezi, and any other creative design software is a strong advantage
  • Ideally possess qualifications or undergraduate degree in visual communication, education, media production or similar
  • An interest in online learning, and experience developing online learning materials and a good working knowledge of online learning platforms would be a strong advantage
  • An understanding of copyright, licensing, and sources of potential assets in an online environment, e.g. Creative Commons would be a strong advantage
  • A passion for conservation, ecology or biological sciences
  • Good inter-personal skills, both in written and oral communication
  • Good administrative and organisation skills, with excellent attention to detail

Please note: The internship will be six months long, ideally starting in October 2018. The role is part time (maximum four days per week) and is based at ZSL’s Conservation Programmes department in Regent’s Park. Please note that this is a paid internship, set at the national minimum wage of £7.83 per hours.

Please find attached here the full job description.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 9th September 2018

  The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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