Education Programs Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, October 14, 2016, 12:00pm

Address:

Naples, FL
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach education programs.
  • Create new programs and manage/update existing programs as need arises.
  • Prepare program materials for upcoming programs and events.
  • Create materials and work educational events.
  • Maintain active animal handler status.
  • Conduct husbandry, operations and training for education program animals, working closely with the Collections and Veterinary teams. Train approved educators to handle and present with education animal collection.
  • Serve as primary camp coordinator for all camp programs.
  • Create full lesson plans with goals, objectives and state, environmental and conservation standards aligned.
  • Participate in professional development.
  • Learn education program database and manage program reservations.
  • Communicate with customers as needed to ensure successful programs.
  • Evaluate programs and make adjustments as needed.
  • Research and make purchases for supplies and program materials as needed.
  • Help track grant funds and expenditures.
  • Works closely with Director of Education to achieve revenue goals for programs and grants.
  • Create reports for the department on programs, numbers, revenue, expenses, as needed.
  • Help keep office area and classroom tidy and in working order.
  • Work in a team environment, creating a safe and fun experience for children.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Experience creating curricula and teaching children required. 
  • Excellent organization & communication skills.
  • Leadership and customer service experience.
  • Must be energetic, creative, responsible, dependable and have an enthusiasm for wildlife and children.
  • Willingness to work with & around animals, including snakes and other reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, and invertebrates.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to support organization’s Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Willingness to obtain TB test and pass comprehensive background check.
  • Database management a plus.
  • Experience managing others preferred.
  • Must have experience managing tractable animals, including reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and invertebrates.
  • Florida drivers license in good standing.
  • Proficient in MS Office products.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in science, education or related field. Must have 2 years teaching experience.
  • Must be able to communicate with guests and staff clearly and effectively.
  • Multi-lingual is a plus. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid Florida state driver’s license.
  • NAI’s Certified Interpretive Guide a plus.

How to Apply:

Visit http://napleszoo.org/jobs for full job description and send resume and cover letter to jobs@napleszoo.org