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Educator

Position Title:  Educator
Department:  Learning Experiences
FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt
Reports To:  Education Programs Manager
Resumes to: gfischer@zoomiami.org

Nature of Work

  • The primary function of the Educator is to implement informal education programs, located both on and off Zoo Miami grounds, for various audiences.

Essential Duties

  • Deliver educational programs including but not limited to zoo camp, animal fun factory, school programs, tours, outdoor activities, keeper talks and animal encounters.
  • Speak publicly on various conservation, zoological, biological, and ecological subjects.
  • Present educational programs for audiences of all ages.
  • Assist in the preparation of programs.
  • Supervise volunteers.
  • Collect data regarding zoo programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/ Experience

High School Diploma. Enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program is a plus.

License(s)/Certifications

Current Florida Driver’s License in good standing.

Communication Skills

Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills / Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills

Proficiency in MS Office Applications, including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.

General Physical Requirements

  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/ or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Balancing: Maintaining a body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hand and feet.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position-to-position.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction.
  • Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Visual Acuity:
    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eye.
    • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heaving equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to an indoor office environment climate condition and outdoor weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Employee will be required to travel as part of the needs of the position,
Applicants must mail, email or fax a brief cover letter and resume by May 30th to:

Zoo Miami Foundation
Re: Educator
12400 SW 152nd ST, Miami Fl 33177
gfischer@zoomiami.org
Fax #: 305-255-7126

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