Carolina Raptor Center – Program Coordinator

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JOB DESCRIPTON

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:

  1. Conducting Education Programs – 55%
  2. Resident Bird Care – 20%
  3. Curriculum-based Projects and Events – 10%
  4. Summer Flight Show and Encounters – 10%
  5. Social Media – 5%

 

POSITION CATEGORY: Full-time, Non-exempt, $12-14/hour ($24,960-29,120)

CAREER PATH: Education and Program Manager

 

STRATEGIC FOCUS

A. PROGRAMS

  1. Conduct education programs, with a focus on formal onsite and offsite programs for schools, daycares, camps, etc.
  2. Plan and manage onsite events including coordination with volunteer docents.
  3. Conduct offsite exhibits and coordinate Docents with Volunteer Coordinator.
  4. Assist in program scheduling, confirmation phone calls and other correspondence with teachers and other public institutions.
  5. Assist with PhotoWILD events.
  6. Maintain equipment (prop boxes, perches, carpets, vehicles, etc.).

 

B. RESIDENT BIRD CARE

  1. Assist in daily care of all permanent resident birds (feeding, cleaning, watering, caretaking, health checks etc.).
  2. Training assigned resident birds for formal and informal education programs, enrichment, medical needs, etc.
  3. Assist with making and replacing birds’ equipment as needed.

 

C. CURRICULUM PROJECTS AND EVENTS

  1. Plan and manage new curriculum based programming and events. Manage vendor or provider if appropriate.
  2. Develop and manage continuing education classes for volunteers with Volunteer Coordinator.
  3. Work with program team to plan and conduct any additional offsite experiences for volunteers and the public.

 

D. FLIGHT SHOW/ENCOUNTERS

  1. Work with flight show team to write script.
  2. Assist in training of flight birds for summer shows and encounters.
  3. Help build any stage props needed for amphitheater.
  4. Holds a role in flight show.
  5. Develops and conducts small group encounters.

 

E. SOCIAL MEDIA

  1. Manages Social Media Alerts from the program angle.
  2. Works with Marketing to develop Social Media tactics for trail events, flight programming, keeper talks and encounters.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

  1. CRC Education & Resident Bird Care teams
  2. Management Team
  3. Docent volunteers
  4. Other CRC staff and volunteers

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelors Degree in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Education or related field.
  2. Excellent public speaking skills and stage presence while working with animals and performing for the public.
  3. Ability to perform to high standards with tight and demanding time schedules.
  4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff, volunteers, public, and media.
  5. Ability to effectively prioritize work/goals and manage time appropriately.
  6. Self-motivated and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  7. Ability to lead, coach and inspire all members of the team.
  8. 1-5 years of experience in the field.
  9. Proficiency in multiple social media outlets: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  10. Professional manner
  11. 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.

 

TO APPLY

**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 kolukalns@carolinaraptorcenter.org.

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