The WCS Education Department works across our five wildlife parks: Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium. Our mission is to inspire a diverse and inclusive movement of conservation advocates by sparking connection with animals and nature, enhancing scientific literacy through hands-on investigation, and engaging constituents in stewardship and action to conserve wildlife and wild places.
WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employment workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work and learning environment and look for future team members who share that same value.
The Adjunct Conservation Educator will focus on teaching a variety of general audience programs, but will also assist with school programs for grades PreK ? 12 as needed. The adjunct educator will assist full-time staff in instruction, oversight of programs, re-working activities to fit unique learning styles of students, and helping to maintain a lively learning environment throughout the year. The adjunct conservation educator will work with a wide variety of audiences including toddlers, youth, teens, adults, scouts, school groups, and families. Schedule will be Thursday ? Monday, with some flexibility required in order to accommodate camps, evening events, or other general audience programs.
As an Adjunct Conservation Educator you will?
? Teach a variety of education programs, including school programs for PreK-12th grade and with a primary focus on General Audience programming, including, but not limited to: Family Programs, Adult Programs, Scout programs, Family Overnight Safaris, School Break Camp and Summer Camp Programs
? Supervise and interact with children ranging in age from 2-17 years old
? Maintain a fun and lively learning environment
? Prepare and organize materials for programs
? Lead and develop School Break Camp and Summer Camp programs, as well as other programs as needed
? Work with our Tractable Animal team to learn to safely and effectively incorporate live animal demonstrations into the educational experiences that you facilitate.
? Attend regular staff meetings and participate in staff development
? Perform all other related tasks and duties, as assigned
? Comply with all policies and procedures as presented by WCS and the WCS Education Department
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