Scout & Wildlife Safari Park Coordinator

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Sunday, January 26, 2020, 12:00am


Omaha, NE
United States

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Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to): Scout & WSP Coordinator is responsible for scout programs, campouts, and Wildlife Safari Park programs.

  • Development of Wildlife Safari Park curriculum meeting state and national standards.
  • Coordinate scout programs, campouts, WSP events, and assist with classes, day camps, citizen science, student workshops, teacher workshops at WSP and Zoo.
  • Provide professional development and training for scout leaders and assist with volunteer training.
  • Coordination of schedules, resources and supplies for campout and scout programs at the WSP and Zoo.
  • Prepare and send out all invoices and refunds for campouts and scout programs at the Zoo and WSP.
  • Evaluation and maintenance of WSP programs and scout programs to meet visitor needs.
  • Maintain and assist volunteer manager with WSP volunteers (training, evaluating, and scheduling).
  • Develop and coordinate special events and Family programs at the WSP.
  • Promote, and advertise all scout and WSP programs to area school districts, home school programs, youth organizations, scouting organizations, and general public.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H.
  • Prepare monthly working schedules for campout leaders, scout leaders, and volunteers.
  • Notify building supervisors and security of scheduled campout and scout programs at Zoo and WSP.
  • Facilitate registration/ scheduling process for scout and campout programs at the Zoo and WSP.
  • Maintain a weekly events document for WSP staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain and upkeep all program records at Zoo and WSP.
  • Coordinate all Eagle Scout projects and campouts.
  • Assist conservation education coordinator with citizen science programs at the WSP.
  • Meet regularly with the Education Program Manager- WSP & Overnight Experiences.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Flexibility in scheduling:  Schedule varies during campout season (Sunday- Thursday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm).
  • Enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to coordinate complex schedules.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Experience in planning and/or directing large events.
  • Experience with volunteer management.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Will performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and/or move for long periods of time, up to 8 hours.
  • Employee will frequently have to travel between two different locations. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park located in Ashland, Nebraska.
  • This positions performs the majority of its function in an outdoors environment. There are frequent occasions where this position will be exposed to the elements.
  • Walk long distances across locations.
  • Must have the ability to frequently lift up to 30 pounds.


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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