This position is responsible for developing and delivering formal and informal educational interpretive presentations on taxa throughout the zoo. Interpretive specialists will work throughout the Zoo in three primary areas: Animal Programs Department as part of an interpretive program that will provide animal information to guests in front of exhibits and in behind the scene experiences, assisting in husbandry at the Animal Outreach and Conservation Center (ARCC) which is dedicated to the animal collection utilized in the Zoo's Wild Wonders Outreach Program, and at the Zoo's Outdoor Learning Theater, an amphitheater and animal show.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in animal behavior, biology, zoology, wildlife management, life sciences or related field and/or applicable experience. NAI certification and experience with interpretation, designing and leading educational activities is preferred. Skills and Abilities required: Strong animal knowledge across variety of taxa, excellent speaking, interpretive and presentation skills, ability to operate as member of large diverse team, excellent communication, organizational and time management skills; and a strong belief in the effectiveness of using interpretation to communicate conservation and education priorities to the Zoo's audience One year Animal keeping/ handling preferred. Special requirements include the possession of a valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain Zoo standards of insurability, the ability to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays and ability for required lifting, bending, stooping and walking and actively work in all weather conditions and standing for long periods of time. Starting rate $7.25 per hour. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a three-minute interpretive presentation for review.
Please send cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76110