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Zoo Educator (Part-Time)

Qualifications

  • Animal Care/Education in a zoological setting: 1 year (Required)
  • Driver's License (Required)​​​​​​
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Job Title: Zoo Educator, Part-Time/on-call

Reports to: Director of Education

Starting Salary: $13.50/hour

Job purpose:

To provide an enjoyable and educational experience for participants of all ages utilizing ambassador animals and other animal artifacts

Duties and responsibilities:

- Serve as an educator for programs both on and off-site, as needed, scheduled by the Director of Education
- Assist in maintenance of all outreach animal travel carriers and other Education Department equipment
- Ensure all handling and transport of animals is conducted in a safe and comfortable manner
- Participate in special events for/at the Zoo
- Develop relationships with outreach animals
- Research habitat, history and other information related to outreach animals
- Help develop enrichment activities for outreach animals
- Staff booths, fairs and other community events to promote Education Department programs
- Assist in maintaining a safe, clean work environment, including the Discovery Classroom
- Assist in providing photos/testimonials to be used for marketing purposes

Requirements:
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must be able to pass a CORI/SORI
- Must be able to work in all weather conditions
- Flexibility in scheduling

Preferred:
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science, zoology, education, or a related field
- Previous zookeeper/ zoo educator experience

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Please submit your resume and cover letter to Caroline Cay Adams, Director of Education, via Indeed only. Click here to apply. 

No phone calls, please.

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Facilities Manager

Facilities and Maintenance

· Perform preventative maintenance and repair of buildings, exhibits, equipment, fences and general physical facilities

· Modification of existing exhibits, and construction/design of new exhibits

· Maintenance and landscaping of green spaces inside The Zoo

· Ability to assist with other trade skills in the areas of HVAC, welding, carpentry and/or masonry

· Use of power and hand tools including, but not limited to, saws, drills, planers and ladders

· Ability to meet maintenance deadlines and work in a team environment as well as independently with minimum supervision

· Ability to work in indoor or outdoor environments, in all weather

· Perform physical labor as defined by the projects at hand

· Follow all safety protocol associated with performing assigned tasks

· Operate two-way radio responsibly and professionally

· Participate in all safety trainings organized by Zoo staff

· Manage snow removal and mowing duties

· Assist in supply pick ups and other errands

· Complete all required paperwork

· Communicate in a professional manner with all Zoo guests and employees

· Other duties, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent experience

· A minimum of 1 year experience in construction/facility maintenance

· Experience working with animals preferred, but not required

· Ability to multi-task

· Extraordinary attention to detail

· A self-starter willing to take initiative

· Ability to engage with the public and effectively share information
Willingness and ability to work varied hours when required

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Facilities maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required for non-members to visit The Zoo. Members no longer need a reservation to visit. 

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