Education and Animal Programs Specialist

San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio, TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
$13/hr (full-time, w/ benefits)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Join a team charged with inspiring guests to secure a future for wildlife through mission-based zoo programs! As the Education and Animal Programs Specialist, you’ll be responsible for leading and conducting fun and educational programs, as well as providing excellent care and husbandry for the small inverts, reptiles, and mammals that make up the Education Ambassador Animals. This position is the BEST of both worlds: education and animal care!
• Experience providing a high standard of animal care in a zoo or similar facility setting. • Ability to communicate and practice animal husbandry, various training techniques, enrichment philosophies, and to demonstrate a specific understanding of the handling of animals in public presentation situations. • Become proficient in small animal handling and presentations, in accordance with established protocols. • Strong desire to engage and inspire audiences of all ages, including young children and adults, through conservation messages, zoo stories and animal ambassadors. • Experience leading group programs e.g. camps, scouts, classroom presentations, children’s programs. • Understanding of educational interpretive techniques and presentation styles. • Ability and flexibility to accommodate last minute program and schedule changes with a positive and supportive attitude. • Ability to work well with limited direction, alone or with a diverse team of staff and volunteers. • Ability to identify important responsibilities and complete all tasks in a timely manner. • Strong communication skills. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely. Ability to deliver and follow oral and written instructions. • Basic knowledge of biology, zoology, and the ability to organize, plan, collaborate and implement educational presentations. • At least two years of college coursework in life sciences, zoology, education, environmental interpretation or equivalent experience preferred. • Ability and desire to deliver year-round outdoor programing. • Flexibility and open availability to work weekdays, weekends, holidays on a rotating basis, • Ability to speak and understand Spanish preferred.
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Angie Peredo
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