Seasonal Education Instructors

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-601231
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: December 12, 2017
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Zoo Atlanta Job Description

Title: Seasonal Education Instructor

Updated: December 2017

Department: Education

Job Status: Seasonal

Reports to:

  • * School and Family Programs Supervisors
  • * Manager of School and Family Programs

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Purpose: The Seasonal Educator position advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. Specifically, seasonal educators teach day and evening programs both at the Zoo and in the community. Seasonal educators facilitate learning for groups of all ages using interactive, STEM-based curriculum that showcases Zoo Atlanta’s work to conserve wildlife and wild places; how to protect our environment; and how every person can make a difference in these areas. This is a part-time seasonal position and is scheduled on an as-needed basis with exception of the weeks of Safari camp outlined below in which this position would have full-time hours.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality programming as part of all Zoo Atlanta educational experiences, both daytime and evening/overnight. Programming includes but is not limited to: Safari Camp, Field Trip programs, ZooMobiles, Night Crawlers, Scout Programs, Home School Academy, Special Events, and Tours
  • Preparation and breakdown of program materials as needed
  • Commitment to learn and master all content and skills needed to provide quality programming to Zoo program participants and guests. Including but not limited to program content training
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings and workshops
  • Completion of various additional duties as assigned

Schedule/Availability Requirements:

  • Position runs from March 14-August 8, 2018
    • Full time availability required the weeks of:
      • Spring Break Safari Camp: April 2-6
      • Summer Safari Camp: May 21-August 8
    • Part time availability must provide 10 days/month minimum
  • Daytime programs: Commitment to work multiple weekdays and weekends
  • Night Crawler Overnight Programs: Shifts run 5:30 PM until 11:00 AM the next day, Wednesday through Saturday. Commitment to work weekdays and weekends


  • Previous experience teaching or managing children required; either in a formal or informal environment.
  • Excellent oral communication skills required
  • Must have an appreciation for environmental education and a commitment to conservation and animal welfare
  • Be able to provide excellent customer service to all zoo guests, including parents, teachers, chaperones, etc.
  • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor within the workplace
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license
  • Must pass a background and TB check


  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in biology, zoology, education, psychology, or related field.


  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds
  • Willingness to work outside in inclement weather


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment

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