Interpreter - Actor Educator PT

Employer
San Antonio Zoo
Location
Olmos Park, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 13, 2021
Ref
2216631433
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
San Antonio Zoo is looking to hire part-time Interpreter Actor Educators. Are you a great storyteller? Have you ever wanted to use your passion for acting in a fun and educational way? Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise! If this sounds like your dream to use your knowledge and skills to be part of an organization sharing our passion for animal care, education, and conservation, apply today!

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN ACTOR EDUCATOR

As Actor Educators work in the Education Department of the San Antonio Zoo to facilitate immersive, engaging, and interactive presentations that inspire guests to love, engage, act, and protect animals and the places they live. Actor Educators are energetic and enthusiastic individuals that perform dynamic and improvised presentations, sometimes including singing. You will use exhibit graphics, role-playing, live animals, props, and physical theatre to encourage our guests to be advocates for wildlife.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and the animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ACTOR EDUCATOR
  • Background in theatre, improv, and/or musical theatre. At least one year of experience in performing at a public venue preferred.
  • Facilitate innovative, immersive, and creative theatrical interactions by performing in character, using storytelling, improvisation, songs, puppets, props, and physical theatre/dance.
  • Excellent presentation and public engagement skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively via a microphone in English, presenting biological and conservation information in a fun, theatrical, engaging, and professional manner.
  • Coursework in drama/theatre, zoology, biology, education, environmental education, and/or public speaking/communications preferred.
  • Willingness to learn, take the initiative, work independently, and work comfortably with various people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Screen.
  • Strong customer service background as indicated by educational knowledge and/or previous experience.

Do you have the ability to work independently with minimal direction? Do you adhere to the highest ethical standards at all times? Are you a problem solver with perseverance? Do you have organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail? If so, then you might be perfect for this Actor Educator position!

WORK SCHEDULE

We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HERD?

All future zoo crew, please apply at sazoo.org and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

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