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DEPARTMENT: Niabi Zoo – Zoo Programs & Special Events
SUPERVISOR: Zoo Director, Assistant Zoo Director
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: At-Will
This position contributes to the success of Niabi Zoo by developing and administering a progressive education program, coordinating education-oriented special events and activities, coordinating the volunteer and internship programs, overseeing staff training and education, providing exceptional guest experiences, and contributions to conservation and science. This position is responsible for participating in and overseeing tasks performed by the Education Center staff and volunteers, and ensuring quality of work performed. This position receives assignments from the Zoo Director and Assistant Zoo Director, who define objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and assist with unusual situations that do not have a clear precedent.
Zoo Education Assistants, Zoo Volunteers
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance at a specified location in order to perform assigned tasks.
Performs administrative and management work in planning, organizing staff, and directing the operations of the Conservation & Education department.
Directly supervises all education programming.
Coordinates and develops the Zoo’s conservation activities and programs.
Directly supervises zoo staff training and education.
Manages all zoo volunteer activities
Represents the zoo and promotes its interests externally, including but not limited to representation with the AZA, to local, national, and international conservation groups, the academic community, and the media.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Education, Experience, & License Requirements
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
Must complete Rock Island County Forest Preserve District Employment Application
Please submit application, cover letter and resume to:
Rock Island County Forest Preserve District
Attn: Human Resources Office, President Kai Swanson
1504 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or fax to (309) 558-3587
Niabi Zoological ParkCoal Valley, IL
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