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Located in Historic Carey Park, the Hutchinson Zoo has been inspiring families for nearly 40 years. The Zoo's collection ranges from North American prairie wildlife to exotic herps to domestic mini-breed animals. The Hutchinson Zoo's wildlife rehabilitation center is the cornerstone of our conservation efforts, working year-round to care for and release injured and orphaned local species. We are a small, municipal Zoo that is celebrating 25 years as an accredited member of the AZA. The Hutchinson Friends of the Zoo is a very active support organization that furthers the Zoo's mission and growth through financial and volunteer support. Together, our mission is to engage our guests with experiences that inspire them to conserve of the natural world.
The Education Programs Coordinator develops, implements and delivers the Hutchinson Zoo's educational programming. Other primary responsibilities include providing daily husbandry and care for the education animal collection, coordinating educational components by assisting with public relations and marketing efforts, and special projects/events. The successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and coordination/leadership skills.
A Day in the Life:
This position works Monday - Friday during Summer Camp season and Tuesday - Saturday the rest of the year. Flexibility with scheduling is possible, some nights and weekends will be required to support programs and special events.
Education: A Bachelor's degree in science education or biology sciences from an accredited university is required.
Experience: 1+ years' of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating conservation and environmental programs is required. Prior experience in recruiting, training, and managing volunteers is essential; Prior experience in handling and providing proper husbandry of animals used in programming is required.
Certifications/License: Must have or be able to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within 6 months of employment.
$16.26 - $24.39 hourly + benefits
Passionate and qualified candidates should apply at: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/hutchgov/jobs/2430868/KS-Kansas/Hutchinson/Education-Volunteer-Coordinator
Hutchinson ZooP.O. Box 2674HUTCHINSON, KS 67504
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