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Chehaw

Education Assistant

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities                          

  • Assist and conduct with outreach programs while utilizing live animals
  • Assist and conduct and/or teach Zoo Camps
  • Prepare for upcoming Zoo Camps
  • Assist and/or present daily live animal programs
  • Provide educational interpretation at exhibits
  • Complete daily paperwork
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Position Requirements                                               

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must have at least two years of post-secondary education in biology, zoology, psychology, education or another relevant field of science
  • Work may be outdoor and in all weather conditions.
  •  Requires good public speaking ability.
  • Ability to work with children, teens, and adults.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions.
  • Ability to work both as a team and independently
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Must be willing to handle and care for a variety of different animals including:  snakes, spiders, frogs, birds, and small mammals
  • Must be able to work in hot and humid outdoor conditions up to 50% of the work day
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs on a regular basis and 50 lbs occasionally

Time Commitment                                                         

  • This position is a year round, part time position
  • Most weeks will average 24 hours per week, but during busy weeks with high volume of programs more hours will be available
  • Chehaw is open seven days per week, week day and weekend work is required, along with some evenings and overnights
  • Scheduling is flexible around class schedules

Salary

$8.50-$10 per hour based upon experience

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by sending their resume and cover letter by email to the Director of Education, jentz@chehaw.org

Chehaw
105 Chehaw Park Rd
Albany, GA 31701
Phone: 229-430-5275
Fax: 229-430-3035

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