Education - Actor Educator PT

Employer
San Antonio Zoo
Location
San Antonio, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 18, 2021
Ref
2442886537
Discipline
Amphibians
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
San Antonio Zoo is looking to hire part-time 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!

WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION

We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to workdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally after-hours for special assignments. Our Actor schedule, a rotating weekly schedule, and the compensation for this position is $10.00.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, merchandise, zoo membership, and a merit increase after 6 months. In addition to the employee recognition program, eligible for internal positions after 4 months of employment and employee appreciation events!

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN EDUCATION: 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 EDUCATION: ACTOR EDUCATOR
  • Previous experience in theatre, improvisation, and/or musical theatre is required.
  • Excellent presentation and public engagement skills required.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively via a microphone in English, presenting biological and conservation information in a fun, theatrical, engaging, and professional manner.
  • Strong desire to work with the public.
  • Coursework in drama/theatre, zoology, biology, education, environmental education, and/or public speaking/communications preferred.
  • Willingness to work with/handle animals for educational presentations, including reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, and invertebrates.
  • Eager to learn, able to take the initiative and work independently, and work comfortably with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish would be a plus.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record for vehicle operation
  • Strong customer service background as indicated by educational background and/or previous experience
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Screen.

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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