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Animal Educator / Tour Guide

Posted: January 24, 2024 Expired: February 21, 2024
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Colorado
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

Animal Educator / Tour Guide

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, an Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) accredited non-profit sanctuary in Divide, CO is seeking reliable, animal loving applicants for the position of Animal Educator. Animal Educators represent Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and ensure that a friendly and informative experience is provided for all visitors. While in uniform, you are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times. You will educate visitors from various demographics on all things wolf, fox, and coyote. You will have the opportunity to work hands-on with these essential canids through animal care duties, enrichment, diet and supplement preparation, and so much more. 

 

Necessary skills include:

  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment for both guests and animals

  • Flexible, proactive, and excellent multitasking skills

  • Be able to demonstrate you can articulate well with good presentation skills

  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance

  • Enthusiasm and friendly demeanor 

  • Must be punctual and on time daily regardless

  • Ability to interact with guests of all backgrounds and demographics

Experience Required

- Must be 18 years or older - Physically capable of navigating 60 acres of land on rough terrain, in all four seasons. - Must have current medical insurance. - Must have a reliable AWD/4WD Vehicle - A $300 non-refundable training fee will be due by your first day at CWWC. - A $150 refundable deposit for a two-way radio rental will also be due on your first day. Your radio deposit will be returned as long as your radio is returned in the same condition in which it was issued. - Must have housing off site. - You will also be expected to always be neat and present yourself professionally. - You will be required to learn the educational tour outline and abide by our training guideline timeline - You will be on a three-month probationary basis after you’ve graduated as a tour guide - Wages will start at minimum until your probationary period is complete. Experience and job performance up to that point will determine wages from there. - Expectations at CWWC are high and can be demanding. Please consider all rules, expectations, and type of work before you apply.

Further Comments

Please visit wolfeducation.org for more information on our mission, practices, and additional opportunities we offer.

Perks

Once approved by a senior staff member to “graduate” as a tour guide, you will be eligible to interact with approved animals. You will be trained in basic photography. You may be trained to use CWWC’s UTV & Golf cart depending on your comfort level. Gain experience in public relations. You will be able to attend veterinary classes at no cost to you. You will be able to attend off-site educational programs and campaigns if such experiences arise. You will be eligible to attend continuing education classes at no cost to you. Once approved as a tour guide, you become a teacher, educating our visitors. This skill will help you in the future for other leadership positions. You have opportunities to teach your own educational programs on wildlife or a related field in conservation (e.g. Youth programs). You will receive a “Wolf Warrior” vest.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents to kelly@wolfeducation.org:

  • Resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references

  • 3 minute video explaining the following: what you can bring to CWWC, what you hope to gain from this position, and what makes you a unique asset to CWWC.

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
P.O. Box 713
Divide, CO 80814
Phone: 719-687-9742

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  • http://wolfeducation.org
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