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Location: City of Manhattan | Manhattan, KS | PARKS & RECREATION | SPECIAL SUNSET ZOO
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Job Description

PROGRAM ASSISTANT     (SUNSET ZOO)     Starting Salary: $9.00/hr

Position Responsibilities: Facilitate a variety of high quality, revenue generating, science-based educational programs such as live animal programs, early childhood classes, overnight programs, Scout workshops, birthday parties, and much more. Serve in a teacher aid role with the Zoo Sprouts nature-based childcare program. Develop and deliver high quality summer camp programming. Supervise volunteers assisting with program delivery.  Variable schedule with weekend availability a must.  

Experience Required: High school graduate or equivalent preferred; plus background knowledge of zoos, animals, and current education practices vital. Excellent public speaking skill and ability to adapt to a variety of audiences and volunteer needs required. Must be able to work with little supervision.

Schedule is highly variable, working one to 30 hours per week, depending on staffing needs and personal schedule. Mandatory continuing education required and provided by Sunset Zoo.    {Temp-Seasonal}

 Valid driver’s license.    Closing Date: Open until filled