EdVenture Mentor (Part-time)

Organization:

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Location:

Colorado Springs, CO

Deadline:

Education Program Mentors take a leading role in facilitating environmental education through informal/non-formal experiences for people of all ages (including toddlers and adults).  Through live animal presentations, games, crafts and Zoo hikes, mentors will help children to adults to provide a link between people and nature and meet these program goals. Position requires weekend and overnight availability.Programs include: camps, tours, off-site outreach, overnights, early childhood & more! POSITION SUMMARY: THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION- Education Program Mentors take a leading role in facilitating environmental education through informal/non-formal experiences for people of all ages (including toddlers and adults). Programs are broken into two major categories: On Site Programs: Overnights and Evening tours Guided day time tours Early childhood programs Birthday parties Day camp programs Teen programs Off Site Programs: ZOOMobile (animal outreach) programs Birthdays, schools, senior communities, etc. Outdoor school Teen programs The main goal of these programs is to instill and foster a lifelong love for nature and animals as well as introduce or develop lifelong passions for activities that tie directly to wildlife and/or wild places. Through live animal presentations, games, crafts and Zoo hikes, mentors will help children to adults to provide a link between people and nature and meet these program goals. Position requires weekend and overnight availability. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards.  Promotes teamwork!    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: Coursework or experience in environmental education, biology or related field is required. Current CPR/First Aid Certification Must be able to work weekends, overnights, and commit to a minimum of 29 hours per week Willingness to learn to appropriately handle and work with a variety of animals (including reptiles and invertebrates) Experience working with children including toddlers is required Proof of negative TB test results are required upon hire. Experience working with diverse audiences and varying group size, including young children in a formal or informal educational setting. Must have a valid driver’s license and must be insurable as a Zoo Driver.