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Akron Zoo

Part Time Education Specialist

The Akron Zoo is looking for a Part Time Education Specialist. Core responsibilities include preparing and conducting Zoo Conservation Education Programs including ZooMobile programs, On-Grounds Programs, Behind the Scenes Tours, Animal Encounters and more.  This position is a 20 hour a week position and is required to work weekends and overnights.   The Part Time Education Specialist reports directly to the STEM and Curriculum Coordinator.

Essential job functions:

  • Teach Zoo Conservation Education Programs
  • Safely handle and present Animal Ambassadors to audiences of various ages
  • Lead overnight programs
  • Assist Education Staff in developing programs


The candidate for this position should have a bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science or college credits towards a major in education, environmental science or related field.  The individual should be comfortable using Microsoft Office programs and has at least one season of interpreter experience or similar. 

The Part Time Education Specialist should be highly organized, outgoing, collaborative, strategic, independent, fun, creative, self-starter who is able to multi-task within a busy work environment.  Must have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), strong relationship building skills, and exceptional customer service skills.

This is a part time position (20 hours a week).  Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail, mail or fax to:  Human Resources, Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Avenue, Akron, OH 44307; fax 330-374-8939; e-mail   


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Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: 330 375 2550
Fax: 330 375 2575

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