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Conservation Educator

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Wayne, United States Posted: July 06, 2024


Applications are being accepted for a full-time Conservation Educator.

Responsibilities:
  • The Conservation Educator assists the zoo’s education department by enthusiastically delivering hands-on educational programming to audiences of all ages during the school year and zoo season.
  • This position also provides direct supervision of employees and coordination of daily operations for a zoo season education program and ensures all education objectives are met, and also assists the Education Managers in special programing.
  • See www.kidszoo.org for a full job description.
Requirements:
  • Two to three years of experience teaching or program planning in an informal learning setting and valid drivers license are required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, life science, or related field; Certified Interpreter Guide (CIG); and previous experience in a zoo and/or aquarium setting are preferred.
Benefits:
  • This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round.
  • Full-time benefits include Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, 403b Plan, 403b Matching, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Days Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Health & Wellness Days, and Paid Parental Leave as well as optional Dental, Vision, Life, and Pet Insurance Programs.
  • All team members receive Employee Perks such as a free Staff Membership, concessions and retail discounts, development opportunities, and appreciation programs.
About the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
  • The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction and well-loved community treasure, welcoming more than 600,000 guests each year and consistently named as one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
  • The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo team provides exceptional animal care to 1,500 animals and 200 species throughout our 40 acre campus, participating in over 60 cooperative species survival programs.
  • The zoo is committed to engaging diverse communities in our conservation work, delivering high-quality and educational community outreach programs, building a supportive and safe team culture, creating fun and welcoming experiences for all guests, and providing animals with opportunities to thrive physically and mentally through healthcare, nutrition, and advanced behavioral husbandry programs.
Mission:
  • Connecting kids and animals,
  • strengthening families,
  • and inspiring people to care.
Vision:
  • To create future generations of nature enthusiasts through leadership in animal care,
  • educational experiences, and conservation.

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