The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Conservation Educator (The Wilds) Spring

Job Locations US-OH-Cumberland
ID 2021-1759
Type
Seasonal
Park
The Wilds

Overview

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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 are required to drive a school bus during programs (training will be provided). On site housing is available (for nominal fee). Spring Educators may have the option to apply to stay on through the summer as WildeCamp Staff or KDFS/OWL Staff, and then as Fall Educator through October.

 

This position will begin on 3/21/2022 and end on 5/27/2022



Responsibilities

  • Teach education programs to people of all ages
  • Create fun and memorable opportunities for EVERY program participant
  • Attend training dates
  • 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 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

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Possession of a state issued motor vehicles operator’s license and a good driving record Must be willing to be trained to drive school bus while on Wilds’ property.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in sometimes stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (training will be offered)
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually

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