The Zoo Educator works in the Education Office and throughout the Zoo as related to education and educational services. This requires scheduling educational programs, supervising camps staff and volunteers, presenting educational programs, research and development of educational curriculum, working with Zoo Camp, animal handling, and composing routine correspondence. Work involves interaction with other Zoo employees, volunteers, teachers, and the general public.
Requirements and Job Specifications:
- Education Required: Graduation from an accredited 4 year college or university in education or life sciences
- License: Valid LA driver's license
- Other: Computer and general office skills, excellent written & oral communication skills for public programming, excellent interpersonal/public relations skills
Functions and Duties:
- Researches, schedules and implements Ed-Zoo-Cation programs, including Safari Nights, Amphitheater Programs and Zoo mobile classes
- Assists with the direct supervision of Summer Camps and seasonal camp employees and volunteers
- Prepares and disseminates correspondence about Education programs to all area schools, including programs offered and confirmations
- Assists in website development
- Assists in development and maintenance of exhibit graphics including zoo key boxes
- Handles and trains education animals
- Assists with direction and training of volunteers
40 hours a week as assigned. Generally 8 hours per day, 5 days per week; occasionally evenings and weekends are required. Days worked will be Sunday through Thursday, except during spring and summer camps when it is Monday through Friday. An offer of employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment criminal background check, Motor Vehicle Records check, drug screen and physical. To apply visit www.brec.org.