The Zoo Educator works in the Education Office and throughout the Zoo as related to education and educational services. This requires presenting Safari Night overnight programs, public presentations, supervising volunteers, presenting educational programs, research and development of educational curriculum, 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(s) Required: Valid LA Driver's License
Other: 2 years related experience, computer and general office skills, excellent written & oral communication skills for public programming, excellent interpersonal/public relations skills, willingness to care for and handle a wide variety of live ambassador animals (mammals, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates).
Functions and Duties:
Presents Ed-Zoo-Cation programs, including Safari Nights, Amphitheater Programs and Zoo mobile classes for groups of various ages from toddlers to senior citizens, both onsite and offsite.
Provides excellent guest service to teachers, chaperones, students, parents, families, and the general public.
Assists in website development
Handles, cares for, and trains ambassador animals
Assists with direction and training of volunteers
Part-Time position; no more than 29 hours a week. Usually works Friday evening through Saturday morning or Saturday evening through Sunday morning. Occasionally works weekend days or weekday evenings. An offer of employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment criminal background check, Motor Vehicle Records check, drug screen, and physical.
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