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Education Associate

Posted: January 25, 2024 Expired: February 22, 2024
Alexandria Zoo/City of Alexandria
High School

Alexandria Zoo/City of Alexandria

Education Associate

  • The purpose of this classification is to perform responsible administrative, educational, and manual tasks in order to promote the conservation and understanding of the world’s wildlife and natural resources by participating in a variety of educational programs, activities, special events, and outreach services.

  • Examples of Duties


    Conducts educational programs for the zoo:  develops, manages and conducts specific education programs for students, adults, and teachers; conducts teacher workshops to promote zoo education programs; develops and presents training sessions to zoo visitors; works with children and instructors during Summer Safari camp and at other functions.

    Guides group or individual tours of the zoo and its facilities:  leads discussions regarding animal background, care and activities, environmental issues, and other topics of interest to the guests; shares information about zoo events and activities with visitors; serves as a technical resource to visitors.

    Supervises front-line education staff:  assists in the supervision of zoo keepers, as related to the education department; trains and supervises volunteers in educational programming.

    Responsible for basic housekeeping of Education Building: sweeps, mops, vacuums, etc.; sets up/straightens furniture; orders and handles supplies for educational department; keeps building open/closes up on scheduled days.

    Serves as primary caretaker of education animals on scheduled days:  performs duties associated with caring for education animals, such as cleaning cages, feeding, watering, etc.; handles a variety of small mammals, reptiles and birds for presentations.

    Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Lotus Notes, presentation, Internet, e-mail, and/or other software; operates general office equipment, audio-visual equipment, educational tools and other supplies.

Experience Required

High School diploma or GED, with two (2) years of college level work in Zoology, Biology, Education or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred; supplemented by two (2) years experience as a zoo docent or employee having worked specifically with wildlife education, as well as some teaching or training experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Will be required to obtain a valid State of Louisiana driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain throughout employment for this classification. The City of Alexandria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate

Further Comments

We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave. To learn more details, .


$34,632.00 - $41,579.00

How to Apply

Candidates should apply at the link: zoo-education-associate

Alexandria Zoo/City of Alexandria
625 Murray St. P.O. Box 71
Alexandria , LA 71309
Phone: 318-449-5077

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