Education Manager - Reserved Programs

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Tulsa, OK
United States

Website:

Tulsa Zoo

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

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 jarledge@tulsazoo.org or mail to Education Manager, 6421 East 36th Street N,Tulsa, OK 74115 by May 13, 2016.  No phone calls please.