Zoo Atlanta lives by the phrase, "a fun place to work and
play," and is unique among workplaces in that our heart and soul
is the daily care of more than 1,000 animals from around the world.
Where else in the city can you go to work alongside giant pandas,
gorillas, elephants, and many more? Our mission sets us apart, and
every day at Zoo Atlanta is an opportunity for discovery, a chance to
contribute to conservation, and a way to make a difference in the
lives of the people of our community
Job Perks (Seasonal and Part-Time):
As a part-time Education team member, you will enjoy a fun fast paced
environment and great teammates as well as:
- Retirement Savings Plan (403b)
- Employee Assistance Program
- FREE park admission for family and friends
- Discounted pricing on individual and family education programs,
such as Safari Camp, Twilight Trek, NightCrawler, Survival Safari, and much more!
- Join the standby list for free behind-the-scenes
encounters with elephants, lemurs, giant pandas, aldabra tortoises!
- 50% off Zoo Atlanta memberships. Gift up to 5 others with 50% off
- Park discounts on food, gift shop merchandise, etc.
- Local discounts and free admission to partnering attractions, such
as the Georgia Aquarium, Dollywood, and more!
Job Title: School and Family Daytime Educator II
Posted: November 2022
Start Date: January 2023
Job Status: Part-time
Primary Reporting to: School Programs Supervisor
Secondary Reporting to: Manager of School and Family Programs
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.
- 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.