San Antonio Zoo
  • 20-Nov-2021 to 11-Dec-2021 (CST)
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 13.70
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Employee discounts on merchandise, food, and entry. Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance benefits after 3 months of employment. Paid leave accrual benefits after 4 months of employment

Do you have a strong passion for promoting conservation by developing and coordinating educational programs? Do you like to work closely with guests and peers to provide exceptional experiences? San Antonio Zoo of San Antonio, TX, is looking to hire a full-time Education Coordinator for Animal Programs. Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on inspiring action to secure a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!


We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments. Our Education Coordinator for Animal Programs is a full-time schedule, and the compensation is $13.70.


We offer solid benefits after 3 months of employment, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and paid time off (PTO) accrual after 4 months. Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise!s!


As the Education Coordinator - Animal Programs oversees and performs the routine care of Education Ambassador Animal and provides conservation-based presentations and programming. Education Ambassador Animals include but are not limited to small mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and amphibians. In-person and virtual programs/presentation opportunities include, but are not limited to, preschool, school-age, and adult classes, day camps, and interpretive opportunities.

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.


  • A minimum of one year of experience delivering educational presentations, preferably with live animals.
  • Bachelor's Degree in zoology, biology, or related field or 2 years zoo animal experience in an AZA-accredited facility preferred.
  • Strong desire to work with animals as indicated by educational background and/or previous experience.
  • Ability to communicate and practice animal husbandry, various training techniques enrichment philosophies, and demonstrate a specific understanding of the handling of animals in public presentation situations.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and implement educational animal presentations and programs independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of educational interpretive techniques and presentation styles.
  • Strong desire to engage and inspire audiences of all ages, including young children and adults, through conservation messages and zoo stories.
  • Ability to support, inspire and train coworkers before, during, and after programs.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to deliver and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Proven team player with a positive outlook and ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and respond effectively under pressure.
  • Ability and flexibility to accommodate last-minute program and schedule changes with a positive and supportive attitude.
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish is a plus!
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen, and TB Test.


All future zoo crew, please apply at and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

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