Community Programs Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-779855
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: July 05, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Community Programs Coordinator

Department: Education

Reports to: Community & Camp Programs Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Seasonal

Job Purpose: The Community Programs Coordinator position advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. As a Community Programs Coordinator, this position assists in the planning and overseeing of daily program logistics, ensuring that Educators are prepared to lead community programs successfully and safely throughout the school year. The Community Programs Coordinator 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. This is a part-time, seasonal position that reports to the Community and Camp Program Supervisor and the Manager of School and Family Programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assume management of program when program supervisors are not present. This includes ensuring a high quality, safe, engaging experience for Zoo program participants as well as acting as a support and resource for other program staff
  • Assist in the development of community programming curriculum
  • Educate and inspire program participants to be conservation stewards
  • Assist supervisors in managing day to day operations of programs, including but not limited to program rules and expectations
  • Collaborate with supervisors and other Zoo Team members to ensure all participant or staff issues/incidents are documented and addressed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Model appropriate behavior and professionalism and be a resource to Educators, program participants and Zoo guests
  • Prepared to act as a back-up Educator as necessary
  • Report program needs to supervisor as necessary.

Educator/Zoo Team Specific:

  • Deliver high quality programming as part of Zoo Atlanta’s Community Programs
  • 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 program participants and Zoo guests
  • Preparation and breakdown of program materials
  • Know and follow all emergency procedures and protocols
  • Maintain a positive and encouraging attitude to co-workers, program participants and Zoo guests
  • Assist with and/or lead programming and projects as needed
  • Must attend all Zoo Atlanta mandatory training
  • Completion of various additional duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with interpretation, formal or informal education in a zoological, museum, camp, school, non-profit or related setting
  • Experience coordinating programs, preferred
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license
  • Must pass background and TB check


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, education, psychology, or related field required.
  • Animal, science or education academic training in a formal or informal setting is a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and/or push 40 pounds.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Schedule - Must be available ALL dates

  • Start Date: August 9, 2021
  • End Date: February 28, 2022
  • Normal Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (some weeknights required depending upon program needs)
  • Part time, non-benefited


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.