Serves as a first-line instructor, developing and delivering interactive, safe, engaging, high-quality Pre-K– 12 Education and public programs. Helps with the identification of content to be covered and the development of Conservation Education curriculum and materials, in accordance with and supporting the Conservation Society of California’s mission and the NGSS. May guide group or individual tours of the institution, and interpret and lead 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 in way finding and providing information. This person will uphold the mission and values established by the Conservation Society of California (the "Zoo") and adhere to policies and procedures as set forth by the Zoo and the Education Director. Has a proven ability to teach rigorous conservation education and willingness to obtain training to handle program animals.
Essential Job Duties
· Prepare and deliver/teach all Education programming (PreK – 12) in an informative, safe, engaging, and high-quality manner.
Ancillary Job Duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
· About 65% of time spent outdoors in a range of weather conditions. Exposed to sun, wind, light rain, and outdoor temperatures and noise levels. Otherwise general office conditions, exposed to moderate noise levels.
· Must be able to work indoors and outdoors and in variable weather conditions.
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 disabilities to perform essential functions.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
· Some college level coursework in biology, zoology, life and environmental science, and or education preferred.
· Background in teaching (formal or informal) and/or experience working with children (camps, tutoring, coaching, etc.)
This job description is not 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.