Job Opportunity: Education Program Specialist – Tacoma Nature Center

Tacoma Nature Center LogoEducation Program Specialist – Tacoma Nature Center

Organization: Tacoma Nature Center
Date Posted: 6/4/2015
City: Tacoma
Location: Washington
Country: United States
Primary Category: Education
Salary: $48,650.40 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in education, history, natural sciences, environmental studies, communications, museum studies or related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience involving educational program development or interpretive programming in zoological, aquarium, museum or informal learning setting.

Screen, interview, hire, provide work direction and guidance. Evaluate assigned personnel, including volunteers, and interns; schedule, assign and review work.

Develop, prepare and administer educational, scientific, historical and related literature concerning the activities of a public education function related to environmental, zoological, or cultural programs; develop education and related materials, graphics, websites and tools for publication and departmental use.

Develop and coordinate training programs for docents, volunteers, area teachers and instructors to promote the use of Park District facilities as an educational resource. Develop educational kits for use in schools and training manuals for seasonal employees.

Coordinate communication and activities with other Park District departments and personnel, instructors, teachers and local schools to implement, facilitate and promote educational programs.

Develop, coordinate and implement activities and events related to educational programs; coordinate programs with other personnel as necessary; attend various meetings as required.

Maintain facilities and resource centers as assigned; schedule facilities; coordinate and conduct group tours; develop presentation materials to include speeches regarding the assigned facility; make slide presentations as necessary.

Plan and participate in a variety of special programs and projects to promote educational awareness and understanding to the public.

As appropriate, train, condition and provide limited care for educational outreach animals.

Maintain various records and files related to educational programs and to volunteer programs, including records of budget information and program reservations; gather and provide information for budget preparation.

Participate in long-range planning and policy development to facilitate and improve educational programs and operations.

Perform related duties as assigned.

• Valid Washington driver’s license.
• Ability to obtain valid first aid and CPR certification within probationary period.
• Education certification highly desired
• Ability to work flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings and holidays as required

How to Apply / Contact
Go to Tacoma Nature Center


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