TO APPLY: Email your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation (required) to Beckie Moore Education Coordinator/ Wildlife Interpreter at Education@tcwr.org.
The Wildlife Interpreter will research, develop, and present educational programming to the public and school/special groups following the National Association for Interpretation guidelines. Applicants must be self-motivated, with a high desire to spread awareness about all the species that call the Refuge home and educate the public on the negative impacts of the exotic pet trade. The ability to work in a team environment or independently is essential.
A degree in Education, Zoology, Biology, Conservation, Education, or related field is preferred.
Job Duties Public Education- present programs each day to the general public, visitors, and special group tours, along with giving guided tours. Special Programming- the education department is in charge of organizing programs for special animal holidays such as World Wildlife Day, Earth Day, Tiger Day, etc. Research- responsible for researching and developing programming according to the National Association for Interpretation guidelines (Education Coordinator will cover guidelines during training) School Groups- assist with organizing/presenting during school groups at the Refuge and off-site, including setup of promotional material. Advanced Training- multiple opportunities for further education training Educational Writing-help the department write educational articles for the website, blog posts, and newsletter. Wayside Exhibits- assist in research and planning for wayside exhibits and educational signage at the Refuge. Child Camps- plan and help with all child activity days, including spring and summer camps, child fun days, and developing and presenting programs and activities. Special Events- assisting with organizing and planning special events as needed.
Requirements: Minimum of 4-year degree in Education, Environmental Science, Biology, Zoology, or any other related field. At least 1-year experience in an informal or formal education field. Must be able to speak before crowds, work weekends/holidays, work in team environment along with being self-motivated for projects.
Job Type: Full-time Closing Date: December 4th Pay: $27,040.00 per year COVID-19 considerations: To keep our animal residents, keepers, and visitors safe, masks are currently required at all times while on property.