Education Specialist - Interpretive Programs

Organization: Tulsa Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Education Specialist – Interpretive Programs

The Education Specialist is responsible for providing interpretive education to visitors of all age levels and reports to the Education Supervisor of Interpretive Programs.


The Education Specialist supports the Tulsa Zoo educational mission through all aspects of interpretive programming, including Nature Exchange, on grounds presentations, visitor classes, and other programs. The Specialist will also assist the other two divisions within the Education Department.

 Oversee the Tulsa Zoo Nature Exchange (an educational trading center for items found in nature)

 Create and implement Nature Exchange educational programming

 Develop and teach all assigned interpretive educational programming throughout the zoo for various age groups

 Provide unique, interactive, and interpretive educational experiences for program participants and zoo visitors

 Assist with the coordination and supervision of seasonal, part time, and contract staff

 Handle animals in the education program animal collection in both public and non-public situations

 Complete animal husbandry routines, including enrichment and training, for education program animal collection


o Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, biology, zoology, environmental science, or a related field.

o Minimum of 1-3 years experience working in an interpretive education setting.

o Minimum of 1-3 years experience creating and teaching informal environmental/science education programs.

o Experience working with small invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals preferred.

o Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

o Must be creative, flexible, and organized.

o Experience working with both adult and teen volunteers.

o Supervisory experience preferred.

o Evening and weekend work will be required.

Interested applicants can submit resume and cover letter to Anne Grinnan at or 6421 E. 36th North, Tulsa, OK 74115 by September 21st, 2013. No phone calls please. EOE