Part-time: 32 hours/week
Department: Conservation Education and Science
Reports To: Education Program Manager
Wage Progression: Initial Step is currently $12.75 per 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 4: $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.
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 weekends, occasional evenings and overnights, and Saturday nights in the summer
- Comfort conveying the Museum’s position on scientific issues such as evolution and climate change.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
This position was opened on January 29, 2020 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.
Education and/or Experience
- BA or BS in biological, earth or environmental sciences, environmental education or equivalent.
- Three years teaching experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Teaching Certificate highly desirable.
- Must have or be able to obtain an Arizona Driver's License.
- CPR and First Aid (or willing to obtain).
- Fingerprint Clearance Card (or willing to obtain).
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills highly desirable.
- Must be able to work occasional evenings and overnights and cover weekend days on a rotating schedule.
- Ability to travel regionally for teaching assignments.
- Ability and willingness to attend trainings onsite, online, or elsewhere.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Proficient in word processing and presentation software, basic abilities with spreadsheets, scheduling and communications software. Able to learn and operate videoconferencing system. Comfortable learning new software platforms.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above 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.