Zoo, Aquarium & Museum Lead Educator (Full Time- Benefitted)

Albany, GA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$12.62- 14.42 per hour
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JOB PURPOSE: Lead Educators are responsible for development and delivery of education programming at Chehaw, The Flint RiverQuarium, and Thronateeska. This position is responsible for creating and facilitating positive education interactions in support of each organization’s mission. While this position works on many different facets of educational programming throughout the year, we are seeking an individual to develop new programming and help curate exhibits in Thronateeska’s Discover and Heritage Center (Science and History Museum). This is an essential position employees must be available for work 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, in the event of emergencies and natural disasters. All positions may require employees to work some weekends, holidays, and evenings. JOB DUTIES: • Develop and deliver education programing such as but not limited to camps, field trips, overnights, badge work, behind the scenes, and birthday parties -Lead on and off grounds programs, some programs utilize ambassador animals (Chehaw and Flint RiverQuarium) -Planetarium presentations: researching existing shows for purchase and creating new presentations for schools groups and the public -Assist in nature based programs on and off grounds which includes scouting areas in advance for potential hazards and inspecting equipment; areas such as nature trails, play park, water ways (canoe or kayak trips) -Lead groups of campers ages 4-12 -Includes daily camp set up, clean up, & record keeping -Manage camper’s behavior -Maintain clear communication with parents and other education staff about: behavioral or physical issues, dress code, materials to bring to camp -Manage youth volunteers helping with camp -Act as camp runner • Responsible for developing and delivering new or existing education programming that increases educational value and elevates guest experience • Actively attend trainings for staff development and utilize new information to enhance existing programs or create new programs • Perform education animal husbandry in zookeepers or aquarist’s absence -May be involved in training education animals • Evaluate Education Animal stress levels, behaviors, and overall wellbeing then relay abnormalities, positive or negative progress to education supervisors and/or animal care staff • Take supervisory role when working with Educator II, I and volunteers -May train Educators II, I, & volunteers under direction of Education Curator & Director -Be an exemplary model for safety and proper program and animal care protocol • Develop and carry out seasonal special events with Education Curator & Director (Museum exhibits, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc) • Report and record program and animal information -Basic Zims navigation and record keeping (after training) PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to lift 25 pounds regularly and 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to work outdoors for 90% of the day in all-weather conditions; be able to tolerate strong odors, dust, hay, animal fur, hair, and dander. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the supervisor or other management. Chehaw reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate.
QUALIFICATIONS • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Museum Sciences, Paleontology, Geology, Physical Science, or Science Education or have equivalent experience • Minimum of two seasons leading children for camps or programs (volunteer or paid) • Basic computer skills
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Jackie Entz
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