Education Programs Associate - Animal Park at Conservators Center

Education Programs Associate

Part-Time 12-20 hours per week

The Education Programs Associate will assist in designing, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating K-12 education programs and activities at the Animal Park at the Conservators Center.

    Responsibilities: Assist in establishing and maintaining educational programs for the Park, including, but not limited to:

  • K – 12th grade class field trips to the Park
  • Evaluate, review and revise education programs to maintain alignment with current state education standards
  • Assist with education opportunities at the Park
  • Assist with pre-planning and development of summer camps
  • Attending Park events as required
  • Performing related duties and responsibilities as required
  • Building and maintaining relationships with other institutions as required

  • Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience with education program development and management
  • Experience teaching children in a classroom, camp or professional informal learning setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of general science concepts, especially concepts directly related to the Park’s primary mission
  • Able to research, understand and interpret science concepts in an engaging fashion
  • Experience supervising adults and youth while maintaining a positive environment
  • Education Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in education, biology or environmental science preferred.

  • Skills and Other Characteristics:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Database skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Comfortable speaking to large groups and diverse audiences
  • Must have a passion for the environment and teaching youth
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a team setting
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Ability to handle unexpected situations

  • Working Conditions:

  • Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for extended periods
  • Moderate lifting such as setting up chairs for a lecture
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license for operation of a motorized vehicle
  • The position requires the need to lift exhibit items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • This position will involve working both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • The working hours will vary depending on need and will require weekend and evening work