The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Conservation Educator, The Wilds (Fall)

Job Locations US-OH-Cumberland
ID 2021-1645
The Wilds


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Conservation Educators teach programs for schools, youth groups, families and adults.  This position requires staff to work a flexible schedule, including working weekends and often times staying overnight at The Wilds.  All staff will be required to drive a school bus during programs (training will be provided). On site housing is available (for nominal fee).


This position will begin on 8/16/2021 and end on 10/29/2021


  • Teach education programs to people of all ages.
  • Create fun and memorable opportunities for EVERY program participant.
  • Attend training dates (8/16/21 – 8/20/21).
  • Drive school bus on Wilds’ property (will train as needed).
  • Stay overnight at the Education Camp with groups during programs.
  • Supervise outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, and creeking.
  • Clean and prepare Education Camp for groups. This includes daily maintenance tasks such as cleaning the shower house/restrooms, sweeping yurts and maintaining the kitchen/dining area.
  • Maintain hiking trails and outdoor spaces at Education Camp.
  • Represent the Wilds at promotional events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of two years of college-level coursework completed in related field (education, science, etc.); B.S. or B.A. in related field preferred
  • Experience with school age children required.
  • Comfortable in and on the water, able to hike long distances, and willing to supervise and participate in outdoor recreational activities.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required. All staff will be required to occasionally spend the night at The Wilds.
  • Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required.
  • Possession of a state issued motor vehicles operator’s license and a good driving record required. Must be willing to be trained to drive school bus while on Wilds’ property.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in sometimes stressful situations required.
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
  • Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests required.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification required (training will be offered).
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.


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