Education Programs Specialist

Organization: Friends of the National Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Friends of the National Zoo, a nonprofit member organization dedicated to supporting the education, research, animal care, visitor experience, and sustainability mission of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park is seeking an Education Programs Specialist to develop, implement, and supervise early education classes and act as Assistant Director for FONZ Summer, Spring, and Winter Safari Day Camps. The Education Programs Specialist has experience in program development, as well as experience recruiting, training, and supervising staff.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Plan and supervise children’s classes including recruitment, hiring, training, evaluating, and supervision of 25 teacher staff

• Act as Assistant Director for the Summer Safari Day Camp, Snow Safari Winter Camp, and Spring Safari Day Camp

• Assist in the development and implementation of new educational programs designed to raise revenue for Friends of the National Zoo

• Support other department-wide initiatives, including Snore & Roar Overnights, Birthday Parties and Wildlife Certificate Studies Program.


• Have a minimum of two years of experience in formal or informal education. Supervisory experience preferred

• College degree in science, education, biology, museum education, or related field required.

• Experience in non-profit organization preferred

• Driver’s license with a clean motor vehicle record required

• Outstanding written and oral communication skills

• Exercise good judgment and handle stressful situations.

All interested applicants may apply at

As an equal opportunity employer, FONZ values workplace diversity.