POSITION: PROGRAM COORDINATOR
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Education and Program Manager
BASIC DESCRIPTION: The Program Coordinator conducts entertaining and educational programs for our guests with live animals, so a love of nature, birds, and children is vital to this role. The position will conduct animal shows for the public/schools in a professional way that speaks to expert animal handling, training skills and stage presence. This position assists with free-flight show, resident bird care, and the creation of formal curriculum-based programming and events. Excellent organizational, animal handling, communication and interpersonal skills required. 1-5 years of experience in the field required.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & PERCENTAGE OF TIME SPENT:
- Conducting Education Programs – 55%
- Resident Bird Care – 20%
- Curriculum-based Projects and Events – 10%
- Summer Flight Show and Encounters – 10%
- Social Media – 5%
POSITION CATEGORY: Full-time, Non-exempt, $12-14/hour ($24,960-29,120)
CAREER PATH: Education and Program Manager
- Conduct education programs, with a focus on formal onsite and offsite programs for schools, daycares, camps, etc.
- Plan and manage onsite events including coordination with volunteer docents.
- Conduct offsite exhibits and coordinate Docents with Volunteer Coordinator.
- Assist in program scheduling, confirmation phone calls and other correspondence with teachers and other public institutions.
- Assist with PhotoWILD events.
- Maintain equipment (prop boxes, perches, carpets, vehicles, etc.).
B. RESIDENT BIRD CARE
- Assist in daily care of all permanent resident birds (feeding, cleaning, watering, caretaking, health checks etc.).
- Training assigned resident birds for formal and informal education programs, enrichment, medical needs, etc.
- Assist with making and replacing birds’ equipment as needed.
C. CURRICULUM PROJECTS AND EVENTS
- Plan and manage new curriculum based programming and events. Manage vendor or provider if appropriate.
- Develop and manage continuing education classes for volunteers with Volunteer Coordinator.
- Work with program team to plan and conduct any additional offsite experiences for volunteers and the public.
D. FLIGHT SHOW/ENCOUNTERS
- Work with flight show team to write script.
- Assist in training of flight birds for summer shows and encounters.
- Help build any stage props needed for amphitheater.
- Holds a role in flight show.
- Develops and conducts small group encounters.
E. SOCIAL MEDIA
- Manages Social Media Alerts from the program angle.
- Works with Marketing to develop Social Media tactics for trail events, flight programming, keeper talks and encounters.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
- CRC Education & Resident Bird Care teams
- Management Team
- Docent volunteers
- Other CRC staff and volunteers
- Bachelors Degree in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Education or related field.
- Excellent public speaking skills and stage presence while working with animals and performing for the public.
- Ability to perform to high standards with tight and demanding time schedules.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff, volunteers, public, and media.
- Ability to effectively prioritize work/goals and manage time appropriately.
- Self-motivated and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to lead, coach and inspire all members of the team.
- 1-5 years of experience in the field.
- Proficiency in multiple social media outlets: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
- Professional manner
- Understanding of CRC mission
This job description reflects the organization’s assignment of essential responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
**Resumes, cover letters, references and a 3 – 5 minute presentation video accepted through Friday, October 5 at 5:00pm.
Please submit your information to Kate Shaner, Program and Education Manager by e-mail at email@example.com.