Graphic Technician

Department (and Section)
Zoos and Engagement - Z&E Whipsnade - Engagement & Interpretation WZ
Closing Date
Officer / Advisor / Executive / Coordinator
Position Type
Full-Time / Permanent
Advertised Salary
None Applicable


We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists, and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.

Role Profile

ZSL’s Engagement team have a new permanent opportunity for a Graphic Technician, to join our Interpretation Team, whose goal will be to support the Engagement team in informing and inspiring our visitors through on-site creative interpretation.

As a Graphic Technician, you will be part of the team's mission to inform and inspire our visitors through the maintenance of creative interpretation across the UK’s largest Zoo.

Reporting into the Community and Learning Manager, you will be instrumental in supporting a key method in ensuring our visitors have a fantastic experience at our Zoo’s. You will be an integral part of the Zoo community, being a central creative support for teams including the animal team, our events and programming team, the visitor services team and our creative studio. Your approach to supporting the Zoo site will be crucial in achieving our communication through interpretation on site. We expect this post holder to take this on with passion and promote an inclusive mindset. You will be the advocate of sustainable material and be given support to investigate new, sustainable methods and material as we as innovative designs in engaging with visitors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

In this role, you will draw on their technical, creative and co-ordination skills to maintain innovative interpretation designs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. This role works across a range of areas including exhibit maintenance, visitor information and event material.  The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating maintenance production of interpretive graphics throughout ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and producing all routine signs and notices.

Collaborating with the Central Creative Studio, you will be instrumental in ensuring that our visitors are kept up to date with all the activity in the Zoo and our conservation work. You will also be instrumental in ensuring the high quality visitor experience is maintained.


What will you be doing?

  • Ensure current interpretation on site is enhancing the visitor experience
  • Maintain innovative interpretation designs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Be responsible for installation of small design projects
  • Be responsible for producing large format printing work on a variety of substrates for departments, procuring materials and supplies for production of signs
  • Work with colleagues to redevelop existing interpretation to increase the visitor experience within the Interpretation budget.

To download the full job description, please click here

Person Specification

What do we want to see?

  • Experience in delivering large scale print projects
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Adaptable and flexible approach in managing projects and workflows
  • A keen interest, capability in sustainable approaches to interpretation

We recognize the value of having a team of employees with diverse skills, experiences, and abilities, we therefore, encourage applications from all backgrounds


What do we offer?


Wellbeing: You will have access to a blended program of Wellbeing initiatives, including confidential access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Program as well as regular webinars and activities around mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing.

Other benefits include:

  • Complimentary access to our Zoos
  • 30% discount in shops and online as well as discount on food & drinks on site
  • 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced paternity and maternity leave
  • Pension Contribution matched up to 12%
  • Life Assurance cover of three times annual salary
  • Season ticket Loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

And ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll help us to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wildlife going extinct.

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


Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Tuesday 6th December 2022

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13th December 2022


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


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