Education Resource Specialist

Organization: Tulsa Zoo Management Inc. (AZA Member)
Location: Tulsa, OK, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Tulsa Zoo Management Inc. is seeking a new team member for the position of full time Education Resource Specialist. The Education Resource Specialist reports to the Curator of Education and is responsible for all non-living resources housed within the Education Department at the Tulsa Zoo.


The Education Resource Specialist supports the Tulsa Zoo educational mission by ensuring that all non-living education resources are properly prepared, maintained, catalogued, and managed. The Specialist will also participate in training and will present interpretive education programming.

 Prepare/repair, research, process, and maintain biofacts (biological artifacts) and cultural/archaeological artifacts

 Recommend and implement collection policies and plans for non-living resources

 Manage zoo library

 Serve as office manager for the education department

 Complete data entry into all databases

 Train staff and volunteers on biofact handling and interpretation

 Present interpretive educational programming as needed


o Bachelor's degree in education, biology, zoology, museum sciences, or a related field

o Minimum of 1-3 years experience working with biological specimens

o Working knowledge of databases, computer systems, and relevant technology

o Experience working with library systems preferred

o Excellent verbal and written communication skills

o Must be creative, flexible, and organized

o Ability to work with both adult and teen volunteers

o Experience in interpretive education preferred but ability in public speaking required

o Some evening, holiday, and weekend work will be required

Interested applicants can submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Arledge at or 5701 E. 36th North, Tulsa, OK 74115 by December 5, 2012. No phone calls please. EOE