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Reports To: Education Programs Manager
Status: Non Exempt
Under the direction of the Education Programs Manager, this position is responsible for developing, leading, promoting and evaluating programs and activities to promote the Zoo’s mission, goals and objectives; and create a positive learning experience for all ages.
This is a permanent, full time position. Employees must be available to work a flexible schedule with an average of 40 hours per week. Evenings and weekends are required.
The following duties are normal for this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Lead Educator: serve as a lead educator for onsite and offsite programming. This requires a strong knowledge of program content, the ability to teach to varying age levels, and the skill and comfortability to handle various types of animals, including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Primary types of programming include day camps, early childhood programs, community outreach, virtual programs, classroom programs and adult programming; as well as visitor engagement opportunities throughout the Zoo.
Program Development and Evaluation: works collaboratively with the Education Programs Manager in proactively seeking opportunities for revenue generation. Assist the Education Programs team in the development of new programming and curriculum. Assist with administering program evaluations, as well as maintaining accurate statistics for all programs.
Other responsibilities: The Educator II will perform other duties as assigned.
This position will assist the Education Programs Manager with supervisory responsibilities for seasonal staff, interns and volunteers.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor degree from a 4-year college or university in education, environmental interpretation, animal ecology, zoology or related field and at least two years’ experience working in a school, education department at a zoo, museum or informal learning center. Any equivalent combination in which education and experience are interchangeable at the rate of one year of education for one year of experience is acceptable.
Strong public speaking, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Candidates should be able to effectively communicate to all ages of visitors including children and parents, volunteers and staff. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Motor vehicle license
Proof of current vehicle insurance
Ability to obtain:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Complete the Blank Park Zoo online application and attach a cover letter and resume.