Community Programs Educator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-770089
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: April 29, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Community Programs Educator

Department: Education

Reports to: Community & Camp Programs Supervisor/Manager of School and Family Programs

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Seasonal/Hourly


Job Purpose: The Community Programs Educator position advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. This position assists in the planning and teaching of community-based programs. The Community Programs Educator facilitates 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. Additionally, this individual may teach daytime and evening programs both at the Zoo and in the community and will also assist the Public Programs Team with on-grounds guest interpretation. This is a part-time, seasonal position that reports to the Community and Camp Programs Supervisor and the Manager of School and Family Programs.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality programming as part of Zoo Atlanta’s Community Programs and other education programs as needed
  • 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 teach on-grounds programming and projects as needed
  • Must attend all Zoo Atlanta mandatory training (i.e. customer service training)
  • Must attend all mandatory Team meetings and workshops
  • Completion of various additional duties as assigned


Schedule/Availability Requirements:

  • Normal Weekly Summer Schedule (June and July): Monday-Friday
  • Must have the capability to work Monday-Sunday, with flexible availability and the potential to be available for early morning and evening/overnight programs.
  • Orientation: May 24 - May 28, 2021
  • Summer Dates: Monday, June 1, 2021 - Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Part-time, non-benefited
  • Must be available ALL dates



  • 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


Physical Demands:

- Must be able to repeatedly lift and/or push 50 pounds.



- 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.

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