Thu 11 – Sat 13 March 2021

Have you always dreamed of working in conservation, but don’t know where to start? We know things have been different this past year, but 2020 has made us more determined than EVER to leave a conservation LEGACY for generations to come.

If you’re aged 14+ and want to know how you can leave your mark on the world as a conservationist, then join us for three jam packed days of conservation careers information and advice, to help you find your perfect future role!

We want to open up a world of possibilities, showing you all the ways you can work to protect and care for our planet, and the precious species that live on it. You’ll discover just how BIG the world of conservation is and the many varied and exciting careers that all play an important role in preventing extinction,

During the three day event, there will be tonnes of ways you can get involved, with taster workshops, short webinars and panel sessions from people in roles all across Chester Zoo; hearing first hand from our experts who will give you an insight into the different career paths you can take that contribute to conservation.

 

full schedule

Download our full schedule to see what’s on over the three days! 

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DAY 1

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

Conservation Careers CPD 
7pm – 9pm
Price: £25

DAY 2

Bitesize workshops
Price: £10

These workshops are suitable for those 18 years and above.

panels

A 30 minute session full of insight and discussions.

  • PhDs in Conservation & Science – sold out
    10am – 10:30am
career pathways WEBINARS
Price: Free

These short 20 minute webinars will explore the career paths of some of the zoo experts. Register below…

  • Conservation Scientists – sold out
    11am – 11:20am
  • Fundraising
    11:30am – 11:50am
  • Field programme coordinator (UK and site ecology) – sold out
    1pm – 1:20pm

     

  • Exhibits and Interpretation – sold out
    1:30pm – 1:50pm

     

  • Keeper – Aquarium – SOLD OUT
    2pm – 2:20pm
  • Marketing
    2:30 – 2:50

DAY 3

Bitesize workshops
Price: £10
(14-17 years)
panels

A 30 minute session full of insight and discussions.

career pathways WEBINARS
PRICE: FREE

These short 20 minute webinars will explore the career paths of some of the zoo experts. Register below…

  • Conservation Education – sold out
    10am – 10:20am
  • Animal Curator – Deputy Curator of Lower Vertebrates & Invertebrates – sold out

    11am – 11:20am

  • Volunteer Officer

    11:30am – 11:50am
  • Animal Supplies

    1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Lab Technician – SOLD OUT

    2pm – 2:20pm

  • Digital Learning

    2:30 – 2:50

 

Take a look at our range of resources focussing on careers in conservation, here

Hear what it’s really like to work for a CONSERVATION charity – and what makes chester zoo so special!

Read the great personal memories from our staff – past and present! – that make up our precious shared history of the zoo.

VIEW OUR MEMORIES

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think you have what it takes to land your dream ZOO JOB? Join the Chester Zoo family!

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WHAT WE DO

explore how OUR EXPERTS, PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS ENSURE THAT WE’RE MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE TO CONSERVATION AROUND THE WORLD.

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