Play Facilitator

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Omaha, NE
United States

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Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Play Facilitators use open-ended and multiple outcome experiences for children developing the physical, social emotional and cognitive abilities.
  • Maintains a safe, educationally sound, engaging environment for guests. Provides excellent customer service.
  • Work Skills:
  • Knowledge of early childhood education techniques.
  • Ability to utilize play activities while also allowing for open-ended and multiple outcome experiences with guests in Adventure Trails.
  • Must have strong guest service and public speaking skills.
  • Must possess an outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Must work well under pressure and in diverse weather conditions.
  • Some animal handling will be required.


  • Ability to multi task, use good judgement and enhance the guests’ experiences while playing in the Adventure Trails Exhibit.
  • Ideal candidate embraces children as curious, collaborative, and innovative individuals.
  • Must pass the zoo background check and drug testing.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older.


  • High School Diploma or GED required, training in early childhood teaching techniques desired.
  • Supervisory experience preferred but not required.

Physical Demands:

  • Position requires standing for long periods, walking, and the ability to use hands to signal and feel.
  • Reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch and/or crawl; talk and hear; occasionally sit; frequently lift a minimum of 20-25 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors; under all weather conditions.
  • This position requires a minimum of 20 hours of availability weekly during the summer season.

How to Apply:

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