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Seasonal Educator (6 month)

Posted: January 27, 2024 Expired: February 24, 2024
Zoo New England
High School 6 Month

Zoo New England

Seasonal Educator (6 month)

The Seasonal Educator is responsible for facilitating school programs on zoo grounds, virtually and at schools, as needed. The Seasonal Educator also shares coverage responsibilities for the care, enrichment, and training of a small collection of ambassador animals used for education programs. The Seasonal Educator also helps train and supervise education volunteers and interns at Stone Zoo and participates in occasional special event programs on evenings and weekends.

 Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Leading day and nighttime education programs at the Zoos, local schools, and community centers
  2. Conduct regular school-based programs around the Greater Boston area
  3. Assist with private programs, including early-childhood learning
  4. Conduct behind-the-scenes tours
  5. Work closely with volunteers, including facilitating training, supervision and offering appreciation
  6. Engage zoo guests with interpretative dialog and presentations, and facilitating animal encounters and interactive activities
  7. Assist with animal care, cleaning, and basic husbandry of the ambassador animal collection
  8. Facilitate conversations and presentations for guests to help them learn about Zoo New England's animals, conservation efforts, and mission, and about how guests can help
  9. Provide excellent customer service and positive interactions with all Zoo guests and employees
  10. Assume other duties as assigned by the Education Program Manager

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Available to work 40 hours per week (8 hours/day) including Saturday and Sunday
  3. Ability to address audiences of all ages
  4. Ability to provide excellent customer service to ZNE customers, clients, and employees
  5. Excellent oral presentation skills
  6. Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  7. A strong desire to deliver ZNE’s messages, mission, and goals to our visitors
  8. Reliable transportation to and from work
  9. Willingness to spend long periods of time outdoors
  10. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain
  11. Must agree to abide by all Zoo New England regulations concerning safety and conduct

Preferred Job Requirements

  1. Previous experience working with children
  2. Previous exhibit interpretation experience
  3. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
  4. Preferred candidates are usually enrolled in, or have completed, an undergraduate program or studies in zoology, education, biology, or a related field, or they have related life experience
  5. Current CPR / First Aid certification

Hours, Location, and Term of Appointment

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, 5 days/week including Saturday and Sunday

Location: Stone Zoo

Term: Maximum of 24 weeks. Early April – Early October

Zoo New England is an Equal Opportunity Employer by Choice




How to Apply

Please apply by using this link:

Zoo New England
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 6178397497


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