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Educator II

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
Springfield, MO
  • Expired: November 24, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Overview: Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, MO is seeking a dynamic and energetic EDUCATOR to join our team! The Educator is responsible for the development, implementation, and facilitation of learning experience for the Johnny Morris Foundation, which includes Wonders of Wildlife and other conservation attraction properties. Wonders of Wildlife and Dogwood Canyon are committed to developing our team by offering career ladders so that employees can gain knowledge, skills and abilities based on achieving and maintaining the job criteria to advance their careers.

Essential Functions for Educator I:

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be used in working across programmatic suites, including team projects, facilitation of educational programs, teaching, etc.
  • Facilitate immersive educational programs and experiences for the Johnny Morris Foundation Conservation Attraction Properties.
  • Perform daily procedures necessary to collect and account adequately for all revenues received at the stingray feeding kiosk.
  • Oversee children of all ages in large and small groups.
  • Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
  • Ensure children's safety at all times during any program offered within the conservation attraction properties.
  • Coordinate and conduct age-appropriate education and interpretive presentations, both on-site and off-site.
  • Facilitate and implement activities for special events such as banquets and events.
  • Coordinate, implement, and present a variety of shows, presentations, and encounters for guests to experience while they are touring the facility.
  • Facilitate and assist with educational activities and presentations for overnights, birthday parties, camps, and more.
  • Present a variety of educational programs and workshops for school groups, WOLF School, home school, scout groups, and other civic and community groups.
  • Assist with WOW school and other outdoor skill and conservation-focused programming
  • Provide input for interpretive exhibits and experiences within Wonders of Wildlife.
  • Handle and present a variety of small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects for educational programs and follow proper handling procedures.
  • Ensure all safety procedures within the department are maintained and followed throughout the facility.
  • Ability to physically handle a variety of animals after completing appropriate training.
  • Must adhere to all company/department safety standards and policies.
  • Must be open to working mandatory/approved overtime.
  • Must be open to working weekends/weekdays/nights when necessary/critical to support the business.
  • Must be able to cover shifts at affiliate Conservation Attraction properties.
  • Must have an approved driving record and operate a company vehicle if required/applicable.

Essential Functions for Educator II: In Addition to Education I Essential Functions

  • Lead and facilitate immersive educational programs and experiences for the Johnny Morris Foundation Conservation Attraction Properties.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be used in working across programmatic suites, including team projects, program development, teaching, etc.
  • Develop education materials and activities for special events such as banquets and events.
  • Implement, develop, facilitate, and assist with educational activities and presentations for overnights, birthday parties, camps and more.
  • Implement and present a variety of educational programs and workshops for school groups, WOLF School, home school, scout groups and other civic and community groups.
  • Provide input for interpretive exhibits and experiences within Wonders of Wildlife.
  • Develop programming and assist in WOW school and other outdoor skill and conservation-focused programming
  • Provide training and guidance to WOW volunteers and staff in education-related activities.

MINIMUM Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education for Educator II:

  • Knowledge -Bachelor's degree in education, conservation, or biological science (or equivalent work experience) with at least 1-year experience in developing and delivering conservation or biological science-based programs for children and adults; excellent public speaking & written communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and other office equipment.

We offer the following benefits by joining our team:

Full Time:

  • Store/Attraction employee discounts
  • Medical, Vision, Dental, Company Paid Life Insurance, LTD, STD, 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off

About Us: Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Created by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris, the 350,000-square-foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri the campus is a centerpiece of America's Conservation Capital in Missouri's Ozark Mountains. Wonders of Wildlife has been voted "Best New Attraction in America" and "America's Best Aquarium" by the readers of USA TODAY. For more information, visit www.wondersofwildlife.org




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