The Director of Education and Visitor Services serves as the primary conduit for disseminating the mission of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center to the public. This position is responsible for the daily operations of all aspects of the visitor experience with a focus on ensuring a quality, memorable learning experience that increases visitor loyalty and attracts new visitors. The mission of Southwest Wildlife is to save our wildlife, one life at a time.
Southwest Wildlife rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned. Once rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic team member to build our capacity in educating visitors and local residents on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems. The position will run from Sept 2018-May 2019.
Southwest Wildlife rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned. The Education Department tells the story of the animals brought to our sanctuary and promotes the income streams to support them. The Education Programs Coordinator will assist with the development and implementation of all educational programming. The main tasks are development and implimentation of programs, scheduling, registration and record keeping, and promotion of programs.
The Education specialist will assist with content development, design and teaching of all education programming and training of education animals. The Education coordinator will also work as the point person for birthday parties and tour reservations. This position requires working a flexible scheduled which may include nights, weekends and holidays.
The ideal candidate will be able to manage a fun interactive classroom environment while insuring the safety of guest and animals.