Pueblo Zoo Education Coordinator

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Pueblo, CO
United States

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Job Description:

This position is expected to fulfill the following duties: 

  • Coordination and scheduling of all onsite and offsite school programs, as well as all other forms of community programming.
  • Interview, train, and schedule all docents to present programs, engage with the public onsite, or assist with zoo events.
  • Assist with development, writing, and maintenance of educational programs that align with current Colorado educational standards, integrating inquiry-based programs when possible.
  • Ability to deliver programs to groups of all sizes using education department animals and biofacts.
  • Oversee and maintain administrative aspects of the department, including a program database, education calendar, website information, pamphlets, and program advertising.
  • Assist with events that occur on zoo grounds by creating education-based activities and scheduling animal presentations as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all education program and docent training materials are current and up-to-date.
  • Schedule and coordinate all school field trips.
  • Assist with coordinating all spring and summer camps, including staff hiring, scheduling, advertising, and registration processes.

Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Preference given to those with a degree in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Education, Environmental Science, Science Education, Zoology, or closely related field.  Minimum 1 year teaching or educational outreach experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least one year in a supervisory position preferred.  Previous experience handling animals for education programs preferred.  Must be comfortable speaking to groups, operating Microsoft Office Suite software, navigating the internet, and using equipment such as projectors, tablets, etc.   

Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Physical & Environment Requirements:

This position requires hold, lift, carry, or push items as necessary, up to 25 pounds.  May require long periods of standing, hauling materials over uneven and wet surfaces, frequent bending, stooping, stretching, reaching, and lifting items. This position requires frequent walking across Zoo grounds, as well as long periods of time sitting in an office.  This position requires multi-tasking and focus with a lot of background noise.  Must have the ability to listen and respond to radio needs as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of every duty the employee is expected to perform. 

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:


Attn: Heather Dewey, Director of Education and Volunteer Programs