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Educator (Part-time, 32 hours) 

Category Education  
Position Educator  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Salary Initial Step is $12.75/hour for the first year.  

Department: Conservation Education and Science

Reports To: Education Program Manager

Date Prepared: September 26, 2019

Wage Progression: Initial Step is currently $12.75/hour with annual step increases based upon hire date and the bargaining unit agreement in effect at the time of the anniversary date. Current steps - Step 2: $13.18; Step 3: $13.60; Step: $14.88; Step 5: $15.33; Step 6: $15.64; Step 7: $15.95; Step 8: $16.76.

Engages guests in the Packrat Playhouse, a new hands-on, minds-on exhibit area for families with young children. Presents programs for families, children and the general public, primarily in the Packrat Playhouse Exhibit, and assists with other educational departmental needs. This position is partially grant funded and may drop to half-time (20 hours/week) or increase to fulltime depending on availability of funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to engage and educate guests in the Packrat Playhouse exhibit via a variety of programming (paid, unpaid, scheduled, pop-up, birthday parties, etc.)
  • Assist with programs and greetings for school groups, teens, community groups, and summer camps.
  • Will handle live animals (arthropods and reptiles) and Museum artifacts for educational presentations.
  • Over time, will learn and contribute to new programs.
  • Maintain records of attendance and animal handling.
  • Able to work most weekends, occasional evenings and overnights, and Saturday nights in the summer.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


This position was opened on September 26, 2019 and is open until filled; however, It is recommended that all credentials be submitted for consideration as soon as possible. Application review will begin immediately. Please understand that if offered a position, you will, as a final condition of employment, be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Position Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree in science, education or closely related field.
  • One (1) year of experience in early childhood education, formal or informal.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in science, education or a closely related field.
  • Experience working with animals.
  • Theater/presentation experience.
  • Able to teach in Spanish (and English).

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of the position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include distance vision and peripheral vision.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The above position description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities, reporting relationships and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Open Date 9/27/2019  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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