Zoo School Instructor

Organization: Brevard Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Melbourne, FL, United States
Job or Internship: Job

This is a part-time, 28 hour position, Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the school year. This position can work more hours during peak season and includes working holidays and special events.

This position will provide teaching assistance to our Zoo School Program. Five Brevard County schools – Sherwood, Endeavor, Cambridge, Creel, and Golfview – participate in the Zoo School Program. Each of their 5th grade classes attends school at the zoo for approximately 6 weeks. This position supports the classroom teachers during their visit and includes teaching our zoo education programs and curriculum, assisting with classroom instruction, and guiding students through the Zoo.


• Plans and develops cross-curricular activities that focus on science in a safe and secure environment

• Provides zoo instruction, offers curriculum support, and assists with classroom management

• Conducts both on-site and off-site educational programming

• Plans and organizes daily work routine and attends scheduled meetings

• Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology

• Enforces park rules and regulations and initiates a quick response if required

• Interacts with general public by answering questions, conducting guided tours, and making public appearances on behalf of the zoo


• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Science or related field. Florida certification preferred

• Brevard County School Background Check required

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Very strong organizational skills

• Previous teaching experience. Strong public speaking skills

• Must be able to lift, carry, and hold 50 lbs

• Must be willing to work with a wide variety of animals

• Ability to work outdoors in physically demanding conditions

How to Apply: Submit completed application or resume and cover letter by July 23, 2014 to:

Jackie Fisher, Human Resources

Brevard Zoo

8225 North Wickham Road

Melbourne, Florida 32940


No phone calls please