Job opening for Youth Programs Coordinator

Organization: Endangered Wolf Center (AZA Member)

Location: Eureka, Missouri, United States

Job or Internship: Job

Job Description: Youth Programs Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Education

Job Summary:

The Youth Programs Coordinator will be responsible for planning and successfully executing all youth programs at the Center. This person will plan and execute field trips, outreaches, camps, and early childhood programs, as well as other programs as assigned.

This is a salaried, full-time position that will work 40 hours per week. A benefits package is included. Availability to work a flexible schedule is required, including evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities:

• Successfully plan and execute a variety of youth programs, including but not limited to camps, field trips, early childhood programs, outreaches and distance learning outreaches.

• Provide a quality experience to all guests for all programs.

• Assist with advertising the Center’s youth program offerings.

• Schedule guests for educational programs, including campers.

• Design the Kid’s Area at all large events.

• Supervise the Camp Counselors and Junior Volunteers at all camps.

• Supervise the Camp Counselors hired for assisting with Summer Camp each year.

• Works with the Director of Education and Operations on the procedures for and care of the animal ambassadors.

• Serve as animal handler for our ambassador animals at some programs.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Operations.

• Ability to write educational programming both onsite and for a school setting (STEAM based).

Required Qualifications:

• Captivating and dynamic personality.

• Experience educating large groups of people, both children and adults.

• Experience with large youth camps in a supervisory role.

• Experience with handling or caring for animals.

• Willingness to participate in our Docent training course if not already completed.

• Able to establish and maintain good working relationships with other departments.

• Four-year College Degree in a relevant area of study.

• Professional, can-do attitude.

• Ability to work a fluctuating schedule.

• Willingness to be flexible

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience creating lesson plans and/or educational programs.

• Teaching experience in a formal setting.

• Wildlife or conservation education experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Brian Chrysler, Director of Education and Operations, at [email protected]. Due to the volume of applicants, phone calls will not be returned. Deadline for application is Friday, October 26, and individuals that are selected for an interview will be contacted by November 2, 2018.