Zoo Education Center Specialist – Oregon Zoo
Position Title: Zoo Education Center Specialist – Oregon Zoo
Deadline to apply: June 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm, PDT
Salary: $21.72 - $29.12 hourly
This is a full-time, benefitted position.
This position will provide educational presentations in the Oregon Zoo's Education Center, and be in charge of logistics for some of the zoo's conservation awareness days. Additionally, this person will manage the daily operations of the Education Center. This is an opportunity to make sure our new Education Center is a welcoming space by keeping displays in good shape, assisting with daily tasks that keep it running smoothly. Other duties include working with outside partners on developing presentations and events, and leading the work of volunteers. This person will develop and seek feedback on programming to ensure that it is inclusive and welcoming to the diverse audiences that visit the zoo. The regular schedule will be Tuesdaythrough Saturday, with additional evenings or day shifts required occasionally.
The goal of the Education Center is to share with zoo guests what actions they can take in their own lives to help wildlife and the environment. This person will join a team that is fun, passionate about conservation education and enjoys working with people. The zoo has 1.6 million visitors each year who come from diverse communities in the region and beyond.
At Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We view a diverse workforce as an important part of advancing racial equity agency-wide.
• Four years of experience in a field related to the position and a high school diploma OR
• Two years of experience in a field related to the position and an associates degree, OR
• Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary skills for the job
• Experience working with and tailoring programs to bilingual communities and communities of color is preferred
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.