Tecton tour guides wanted!

DZG has an exciting voluntary role up for grabs to work alongside our 12 impressive Tectons.


We’re looking for 20 guides who can be called upon to provide interesting and informative presentations for visitors about our unique Modernist structures at occasional events throughout the year.

Construction Supervisor, Carlo Diponio, pictured above, said: “Following the recent Heritage Lottery funded restoration project on four Tecton buildings, there has been a rise in interest from groups wanting to learn more about these iconic buildings.

“This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has a passion for architecture to provide interesting tours around the site’s structures at forthcoming specialist workshops.”

Volunteers will need to acquire knowledge and background about the world’s largest single collection of Tecton structures and develop a presentation to deliver to groups.

Designed by Russian architect Berthold Lubetkin, the Tectons were constructed between 1935-37 using a specialist system of reinforced concrete.

The 12, which include Entrance, Safari Shop, Bear Ravine, Kiosk One, Polar Bear Triple Complex, Queen Mary Restaurant, Elephant House, Kiosk Two, Sealion Pool, Reptiliary, Tropical Bird House & Discovery Centre, were granted World Monuments Fund Status in 2009. 

Interested applicants should email admin@dudleyzoo.org.uk for a job specification or call 0844 474 2272 for more information.

Successful volunteers will be entitled to capped travel expenses and free entry to the zoo and full training will be provided.