Instructor




Organization: Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is currently seeking 6 part-time Instructors to assist with the development and presentation of interpretive education programs about the natural world to groups of people that may be on or off zoo grounds day or night. Instructors must have availability to work nighttime shifts during the Night Camp season (September-May) and will also assist with any interpretive programming involving animals throughout the year including Camp Zoo, birthday parties, group events, off site programs and special events. Instructors must know and abide by proper animal handling protocols with regards to presentation and interaction for a diverse collection of animals in preparation for and during programs. Instructors will also assist in the development of education programs for groups of all sizes and ages based on Arizona science standards.

Minimum requirements for this position include the ability to speak with confidence, clarity, and enthusiasm to audiences of all ages and to groups of all sizes, experience working with children in an educational setting (formal or informal) preferred, ability to work a flexible schedule, ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds, work in both indoor and outdoor environments, ability to obtain Food Handler’s License within 1 month of hire date, willingness to handle and work with a variety of animals while abiding by established animal protocols, high energy; enthusiastic; organized; excellent time management and guest service skills, a strong interest in the natural world, and a valid driver’s license. All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass pre-employment background checks including a drug test, this position will also require annual TB testing.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position, please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

http://www.phoenixzoo.org/working/current_opportunities.aspx?AppliTrackJobId=389&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Resumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from The Phoenix Zoo job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.

The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.