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Under the direction of the Director of Education, Interactive Educators will present education programs to audiences of all ages and sizes both at the zoo and across the state of Iowa. Interactive Educators will promote the Zoo’s mission, goals and objectives; and create a positive learning experience for people of all ages.
This is a seasonal, full-time position with a high demand of travel by the individual. Work days will include evenings and weekends. Employment start and end dates are flexible between April-October 2020.
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.
May be assigned teen volunteers, “Zoo Crew”
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.
Progress toward a degree or recently graduated from a college or university majoring in education, environmental interpretation, theater, biology, zoology or related field.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Candidates should be able to effectively communicate to people of all ages.
All normal computer business skills required (Google – Drive/Docs/Sheets/Forms).
Iowa motor vehicle license
Proof of current vehicle insurance
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.
Ability to bend, twist, lift >50 pounds
Ability to walk on uneven surfaces such as hills, grass, mud, gravel, etc.
Ability to be outside in all weather including extreme heat
Ability to drive long distances. This position requires travel throughout the state of Iowa.
Ability to drive distances and function in all types of weather. The majority of the job involves being on the road or outside.
Complete the Blank Park Zoo online application and attach a cover letter and resume: www.blankparkzoo.com/contact-us/jobs