Zoo educator

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is seeking one (1) part-time, benefitted Zoo Educator for Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Under general direction of the Zoo Education Specialist, the Zoo Educator position plans, develops designs, and executes animal educational, informational, and recreational programs to promote the activities and operation of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. The Zoo Educator acts as a lead to Recreation Leaders and volunteers. This position regularly works weekends, evenings, and holidays, during all climatic conditions as assigned with a limit of 24 hours per week or 1,248 hours per calendar year.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans and coordinates education programs such as group outreach programs, early childhood classes, Zoo sleepover programs, on-site classes, animal shows, summer camps, scout programs, and other educational recreational programs.
  • Conducts presentations at the Zoo, schools, and civic groups using education animals and other exhibits, and utilizing the Zoo’s resources to enhance public understanding and appreciation of wildlife and support for conservation of endangered species.
  • Participates in the development and designs of the educational curriculum content of programs, displays, signage, and written material for appropriateness and accuracy of data.
  • Maintains liaison and coordinates education activities with area schools, school districts, and community groups.
  • Handles, trains, and cares for domestic and exotic animals in the Zoo’s animal collection professionally and safely.
  • Provides enrichment activities and performs animal behavioral training for the animals used in education programs.
  • Participates in developing training protocol for animal education handling processes.
  • Promotes cooperative relationships with conservation and other concerned groups including zoos, museums, parks, educational institutions, and organizations.
  • Provides information and referrals to participants and the community regarding activities and services available, including developing and disseminating publicity.
  • Assists with selection and training of class instructors and volunteers as needed.

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 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Happy Hollow FoundationSpecies Survival Plan