• Wildlife Conservation Society
  • $106,130.00 -203,780.00/year*
  • Bronx , NY
  • Education - Excluding Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 1000 E 179th St

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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Conservation Education Fellow


JOB TYPE: Part-Time


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.


$16.50 per hour


This position is 25.5 hours per week beginning September 4, 2019 through June 7, 2020. You must be available for the full 10-month fellowship. You are available to:

? work 3 weekdays (9am to 3:30pm) plus 1 weekend day (9am to 5pm)

? attend mandatory Education orientations (dates to be determined)

? take part in WCS professional development workshops on Sept 26th, Dec 10th and another date to be determined

? work weekend Overnight programs on Sept 14-15, Sept 21-22, May 1-2, and June 6-7 and have flexibility to work additional weekend programs as they are scheduled

You will be expected to work until 4:00pm on Thursday in order to attend weekly department staff meetings.


The Conservation Education Fellowship (CEF) program is a unique opportunity for early career professionals (currently enrolled in college or recently graduated) to:

? explore the field of education at an informal science institution as part of a team.

? develop a learning action plan to support their professional growth as an educator.

You are an early career professional seeking an opportunity to develop your skills in informal science education, and interpretation. You are excited to further develop your skills through an opportunity to work part-time at the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Bronx Zoo as a member of the Education Department team. You will support the WCS Bronx Zoo in facilitating educational experiences that inspire a love of wildlife and wild places for school (primarily preK-6th) as well as family and children groups. You will acquire skills to welcome diverse learners, interests, and backgrounds and foster student-directed learning while learning pertinent information about wildlife conservation issues with a global impact. You will shadow and teach under the supervision of full-time Conservation Educators, as well as train with the Bronx Zoo's animal ambassador collection. As your skills develop, you will begin teaching and developing curriculum independently.

You will develop a Learning Action Plan to set and achieve goals with the support of a mentor. You will participate in ongoing professional development workshops to learn about informal education theory and practice by experienced WCS Education department and other WCS department staff. You will leave the program with extensive experience teaching and developing programming for a variety of audiences,

Exemplary CEFs may be invited to stay for the 2020 summer camp season during June, July and August.


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.


? Teach on-site school and family programs as assigned by Education department staff.

? Assist with teaching of weekend general audience programs, including birthday parties.

? Assist instructional staff with review and revisions of school and family programs as needed.

? Assist instructional staff in the development and creation of materials for school and general audience programs.

? Lean to safely and effectively incorporate live animal demonstrations into the educational experiences that you facilitate.

? Participate in all staff professional development meetings.

? Comply with all policies and procedures as presented by WCS and the Bronx Zoo Education Department.
Associated topics: attendance, attendance clerk, district school nurse, guidance counselor, healthcare, office assistant, school counselor, school guidance counselor, school nurse, student affairs

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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