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Education Specialist

Company: Aza
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Virginia Zoo Education Specialist The Virginia Zoo seeks one (1) full-time Education Specialist. The Education Specialist works within the Education Deaprtment to maximize the effectiveness of the Virginia Zoo's education programs, including, but not limited to on and off-site school programs, on-site group/scout programs, and on-site camp programs. The Education Specialist reports to the Education Programs Manager and will: Contribute to the scheduling, training, and evaluation of education programs, including but not limited to on- and off-site school programs, camp programs, and scout/group programs. Assist the Education Management Team with providing supervision and evaluation of staff and volunteers' execution of education programs. Contribute to the preparation, setup, execution, and evaluation of education program. Conduct informal programming and guest experiences through various interpretations programs, as assigned. Contribute to developing and revising program lesson plans, learning resources, and program offerings. Contribute to the preparation, setup, and execution of education programs. Handle Animal Ambassador Collection animals utilized in educational programs. Assist Animal Ambassador department with tasks associated with education programs, including but not limited to the training of educators, training of animals, and occasional care and husbandry of the animal ambassador collection. Assist other Zoo departments by researching content, writing articles, and producing promotional and support materials, as assigned. Remain up to date on latest trends and research to promote effective educational programs. Attend to other duties as assigned. Experience Required Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; some college preferred. At least two years related experience required. Experience writing lesson plans/curriculum for school programs, preferred Required Skills/Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Must be able to work outside year-round in varying weather conditions Must be able to work some nights and weekends, as assigned Must be able to produce a negative TB test within 30 days of hire and be up to date on relevant vaccines, including Tdap and COVID-19. Salary Starting rate $16-17/hr How to Apply To apply, please visit our website: Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby St Norfolk, VA 23504 Visit our website

Keywords: Aza, Norfolk , Education Specialist, Education / Teaching , Norfolk, Virginia

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