Title: School and Family Programs Educator II
Job Status: Seasonal
Primary Reporting to: School and Family Programs Supervisors
Secondary Reporting to: Manager of School and Family Programs
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Purpose: An Educator II advances the mission of
Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate, and energize
program participants to action. These individuals teach daytime and
evening 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. This position will
also assist the Public Programs Team with on-grounds guest
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Deliver high quality programming as part of all Zoo Atlanta’s
daytime and evening educational experiences. Programming includes
but is not limited to: Field Trip programs (virtual and in-person),
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
- Must attend all mandatory Team meetings and workshops.
- Completion of various additional duties as assigned.
- Minimum of 1 year of 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 handling and working with animals, including
snakes and other reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and invertebrates.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
- 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: Bachelor’s
degree majoring in Education, Communication, Interpretation,
Biology, Zoology, Environmental Education, or related field
- Must have the capability to work Monday-Sunday, with flexible
availability and the potential to be available for early morning and
- June and July: Must be available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (set shifts)
- 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