Zoo Atlanta Job Description
Title: School and Family Daytime Educator I
Posted: June 2019
Job Status: Part-time
Primary Reporting to: Manager of School and Family Programs
Secondary Reporting to: School and Family Programs Supervisors
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Purpose: A Daytime Educator I advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. These individuals teach day programs both at the Zoo and in the community. Specifically, they 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.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Deliver high quality programming as part of all Zoo Atlanta’s daytime educational experiences. Programming includes but is not limited to: Field Trip programs, ZooMobiles, Scout Programs, Professional Learning programs, Home School Academy, Safari Camp, Special Events, and Tours
- Commitment to learn and master all content and skills needed to provide quality programming to Zoo program participants and guests.
- Be able to provide excellent customer service to all zoo guests, including parents, teachers, chaperones, students, etc.
- Preparation and breakdown of program materials
- Report program needs to supervisor as necessary.
- Know and follow all emergency procedures and protocols
- Maintain a positive and encouraging attitude to co-workers and guests
- Assist with and/or lead on-grounds programming and projects as needed
- Must attend all Zoo Atlanta mandatory training (i.e. customer service training)
- Must attend all mandatory Lead as well as Team meetings and workshops
- Completion of various additional duties as assigned
- Minimum of 6 months experience with interpretation, formal or informal education in a zoological, museum, camp, school, non-profit or related setting
- Experience working with children and families
- Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
- Excellent oral communication skills required
- Must have an appreciation for environmental education and a commitment to conservation and animal welfare
- Professional dress, appearance, and conduct
- Must be comfortable working around animals, including snakes and other reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and invertebrates
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.
- Ability to drive Zoo Atlanta outreach van
- Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license
- Must pass background and TB check
- Education level required for position: Associate’s degree or two years of college education majoring in Education, Communication, Interpretation, Biology, Zoology, Environmental Education, or related field
- Must have the capability to work Monday-Sunday, 9am-2pm, with the potential to be available for early morning and late afternoon programs.
- Low Season (August-February): Must provide 3 days/week availability, will schedule for at least 2 days
- High Season (March -July): Must provide 4 days/week availability, will schedule for at least 3 days
- Yearly: Must be available at least one weekend day a month.
- 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