Educator II (Daytime)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-797338
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 10, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Title: School and Family Daytime Educator II

Posted: November 2021

Department: Education

Job Status: Part-time

Primary Reporting to: School and Family Programs Supervisors

Secondary Reporting to: Manager of School and Family Programs

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Purpose: A Daytime Educator II advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. These individuals teach daytime 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. Educator IIs will additionally train to become approved animal handlers and facilitate Program Animal Ambassador experiences as part of educational programming.

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.
  • Willingness to cross train on additional Education programs such as NightCrawler, Twilight Trek, and Adventure Cubs.
  • 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.
  • Provide animal ambassador experiences, when appropriate, as part of programming. This includes ensuring the safety of all guests and animals during experiences.
  • Must complete and maintain animal ambassador handling status, per Zoo Atlanta animal ambassador handling policies.
  • 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) as well as Team meetings and workshops
  • Completion of various additional duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications :

  • 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 Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to drive Zoo Atlanta outreach van.
  • Willingness to be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • 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

Schedule/Availability Requirements:

  • 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.
  • High Season (March -July): Must provide 4 days/week availability.
  • 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