Education Ambassador Animals Program Manager


Schedule and Salary

Start Date: 
October 11, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
How to Apply



The Ambassador Animals Education Programs Manager is the departmental lead for education programming with ambassador animals. This person is responsible for managing and coordinating education animal handling, training and public program animal presentations and training schedules for staff and volunteer teams. They also lead the development of, and presentation associated with animal handling in various settings including on zoo grounds, off grounds, and virtual programs along with database maintenance, AZA best practices and the analysis and collection of information.

This position is also responsiblefor successfully developing, planning and delivering interactive, safe,engaging, high-quality Pre-K – 12 Education programs. Additional program responsibilities may include guiding group or individual tours of the institution, interpreting and leading public programs, discussions regarding animal background, care and activities, environmental issues, and other topics of interest to the guests. Serves as a technical resource to visitors.


Essential Job Duties

Ancillary Job Duties

Supervisory Responsibility

Required Capabilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities –May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills andabilities commonly associated with this position.

Work Environment – Environmental oratmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of thefunctions of this job.

Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform essential functions.

Required Education

Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

Required Experience


Disclaimer: This job description isnot intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Zoo reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

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