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Caldwell Zoo

Education Specialist (Full Time)

SUMMARY

Leads all programs and activities within the education department that include student oriented programming, interpretive programming, as well as family oriented programming.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and scheduling of education programs.
  • Lead and teach educational programming, family programming, and summer camp programming in an informal education setting.
  • Foster an atmosphere of FUN during all programming
  • Communicate with schools and other learning institutions regarding zoo education programs as well as on-site demonstrations and classes.
  • Teach a variety of classes/programs to people of all ages.  Assist with special events for the public.
  • Ensure the wellbeing of all children by following training and protocol measures.
  • Handle and ensure the safety of a wide variety of vertebrates and invertebrates including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, and arachnids.
  • Assist in developing part time employees, seasonal employees and/or volunteers.
  • Clean, store, and maintain equipment or materials used in the education department.
  • Maintain safe work habits and conditions.
  • Practice exemplary visitor service
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, nights, and/or holidays.

Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, and/or EXPERIENCE • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, or related is preferred but all degrees will be considered. • Associates degree or college credit with 1+ years of paid experience in the realm of formal or informal education, child care, university, or camp settings will be considered on a case by case basis. • Experience working with children required. • Public speaking experience strongly preferred. • Must be comfortable working with and around animals. • Must understand interpretive and informal education. • Knowledge and proficiency of Windows operating systems, Outlook, and all Microsoft Office applications required.

How to Apply

Email cover letter AND resume to Education Manager at asudduth@caldwellzoo.org

Caldwell Zoo
PO Box 4785 Tyler
Tyler, TX 75712
Phone: 9035930121

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