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At Denver Zoo, our mission is to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We are a respected leader in animal care and exhibition, conservation programs, scientific study, environmental education and public service.
Denver Zoo seeks a Guest Engagement Coordinator (Staff Programs) to support our mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. This position advances Denver Zoo's mission and goals by coordinating guest engagement programs for daily zoo visitors, including early childhood and multigenerational audiences, which are delivered by seasonal contract staff, as well as revenue-generating animal encounter programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for educating multigenerational audiences, an ability to help select, train, mentor, manage and schedule a staff of educators, and be able to develop teaching and program materials. In addition, the Guest Engagement Coordinator (Staff Programs) must be able to confidently handle live animals including insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals for educational presentations. This role interacts with many departments across the zoo and in the community at large so collaborative skills, excellent communication abilities, and strategic thinking are essential.
-Student or graduate with a degree in science, education, or a related field required.
-General knowledge of biological and environmental sciences.
-Experience teaching and interpreting in a formal or non-formal setting and demonstration of dynamic, enthusiastic presentation skills.
-Curriculum development and implementation experience. Early childhood curriculum development skills preferred.
-Program coordination and staff supervisory experience.
-Experience working within a budget.
-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
-Ability to function in a multi-task environment, independently and in a team while keeping the big picture in mind.
-Excellent organizational, time management, word processing, and spreadsheet creation/maintenance skills.
-Ability to work dexterously with hands and arms and lift up to 50 lbs.
-Ability to handle and present a variety of live animals.
-A valid Colorado driver license (must be obtained prior to start date) and a clean driving record is required.
-Ability to work evening and weekend shifts.
-Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
-Ability to pass a background check and drug screen.
-Provide proof of a negative TB test if selected for hire.
The physical demands for this position are low. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop and kneel. Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.
This position requires a substantial amount of contact with staff, volunteers, and other departments. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to medium.
Please apply using the link below:
Denver Zoo2300 Steele StreetDenver, CO 80205
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