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Naturalist Instructor


The Oklahoma City Zoological Park is looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and motivated individual who will, under general supervision, develop lesson plans for and/or teach a variety of life-science-oriented educational and interpretive classes/programs. The ideal candidate must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with adult/juvenile volunteers, teachers, other Zoo staff, and the general public. This individual must also possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to teach in an informal educational setting to audiences of varied ages and interests. 

Requirements: Experience equivalent to three years full time, licensed classroom teaching in the areas of Zoology, Biology, Natural History, Life Science, or closely related subjects or relevant experience in a zoo setting. Ability to work nights and weekends as needed. Must possess a valid Oklahoma motor vehicle operator’s license. The starting salary is $18.11 per hour (37,668.80 annualized). Please send a cover letter, resume, AND three professional references by March 26, 2014 to: Loretta Canon, Human Resources Department, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, 2101 N.E. 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, email [email protected] or FAX to: 405-425-0207. (4:30 PM if faxed, emailed or hand-delivered).


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