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Education Manager - Reserved Programs
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:00pm
Tulsa Zoo Education Manager-Reserved Programs
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Researches, designs, develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates all reserved education programs at the Tulsa Zoo.
- Manages reserved programs including school programs, teacher professional development, partnerships with universities and other educational facilities, camps, classes, sleepovers, etc. from inception through completion.
- Recommends changes or upgrades to reserved programs, materials, operations and facility design to maximize educational utilization. Upon approval of recommendations, implements the changes or upgrades.
- Manages participants’ safety by creating and enforcing safety policies and by training staff in professional classroom and zoo-visit management.
- Provides excellent customer service to program participants, parents and guardians.
- Hires, trains and supervises all full-time, part-time, contract, and seasonal staff assigned to the Reserved Programs Division.
- Responsible for all aspects of managing on-line registration and serving as liaison between the Education Department and the on-line registration company.
- Handles animals in the education program animal collection in both public and non-public situations.
- Interacts with and supports the other two divisions within the Education Department (Visitor Programs and Volunteer Programs).
- Assists with the development of the Education Department budget. Monitors metrics to ensure the Reserved Programs Division meets budget expectations.
- Supervises two full-time employees and multiple part-time and seasonal employees. Reports to the Curator of Education.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree from college or university in environmental education or related field
- Three to five years related experience and/or training
- Minimum of one year supervisory experience
- Experience in informal interpretive education, including curriculum development and implementation
- Familiarity with a variety of teaching methods and knowledge of age-appropriate cognitive and physical abilities
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
- Working knowledge of the natural world
- Experience working with small invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals in public and non-public situations
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
- Ability to work with both adult and teen volunteers
- Proficient in public speaking and creative thinking
- Capable of self-motivating and working without direct supervision
How to Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail to Education Manager, 6421 East 36th Street N,Tulsa, OK 74115 by May 13, 2016. No phone calls please.