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Dedicated to its founding mission in 1936 as an education institution, the Staten Island Zoological Society remains at the forefront of weaving effective education programs into its cultural role as a place of adventure, discovery, and fun for all age groups. The Education Department develops high-quality educational programs based on current curricula and standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards, New York State Science Learning Standards, and the Common Core Standards, serving youth ages Pre-K through adult. As New York’s “Biggest Little Zoo”, the Staten Island Zoo showcased more than 1,200 animals nestled in a beautiful 8-acre park, reflecting more than 350 species of animals. An AZA accredited institution since 1988, the Zoo remains a leader in wildlife conservation, maintaining more than 70 endangered or threatened species and participating in the SPP and education to highlight the plight of vanishing wildlife throughout the world.
The OST Coordinator is responsible for the overall management, development, and implementation of after school programming, school break programming, and summer programming, including supervision of its staff and coordination with school site personnel. We are looking for an organized individual with experience in informal or formal education and animal husbandry. This education department position requires an individual that can adapt to different teaching environments and assist in the daily husbandry and behavior training of a variety of species. This position directly supervises enrichment and academic staff, group leaders, and volunteers. The OST Coordinator reports to the Director of Education.
Full time, 35 hour a week position including one weekend day
Description of Duties:
• Bachelor’s Degree in education, biology, environmental education or a related field
• Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards and New York State Science Learning Standards preferred
• Experience working with youth, informal or formal teaching experience
• Experience working in a nonprofit organization, zoo, aquarium, or other informal education facility
• Knowledge of and experience with animal husbandry and animal behavior training, particularly tractable ambassador animals
health benefits, 401k, paid vacation and pension.
Commensurate with experience. Includes health benefits, 401k, paid vacation and pension.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Director of Education, Staten Island Zoo
Staten Island Zoo614 BroadwayStaten Island, NY 10310Phone: 7184423101
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