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Education Manager

Downtown Aquarium- Denver
Denver, United States Posted: March 19, 2024


Oversee the hiring, training, supervision, growth, and regular evaluation of all Education Department Staff and Habitat Interns.

Schedule Educators and Interns to support programs and events.

  • Regularly observe programs and presentations delivered by Educators and Habitat Staff to ensure standards are being exceeded.
  • Supervise education staff on proper animal handling for programs.
  • Write reports and memos and serve as liaison to other departments on Education matters.
  • Perform public relations functions associated with the Education Department.
  • Oversee the selection, development, planning, and implementation of all educational programs, graphics, interactives, and materials.
  • Regularly evaluate all existing educational programming and materials.
  • Stay current with state education standards (TEKS) and update programs to stay aligned with these standards.
  • Review and approve all educational crafts and activities developed by Educator II’s and III’s.
  • Coordinate logistics with other departments for their support of programs and events as needed.
  • Coordinate the development of marketing materials for all educational programming including printed collateral, website content, social media posts, list serves, publications, etc.
  • Oversee the program reservation system(s) and maintain an organized calendar of events.
  • Coordinate Downtown Aquarium’s participation in cooperative programs with AZA and other conservation-oriented institutions.
  • Maintains all official Education Department policies and procedures including those regarding the care and use of live program animals.
  • Manage Education Department budget including labor expenditures.
  • Manages purchasing of educational supplies within budget and with proper authorization.
Experience Required
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in either science or education field required.
  • At least 5 years experience teaching in an informal education setting with at least 2 years experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience teaching and presenting to a variety of age levels, abilities, and group sizes.
  • Experience writing engaging lesson plans and developing a cohesive curriculum.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation methods and implementation.
  • Certified Interpretive Guide (NAI) required. Current knowledge of developmental learning theories and major national education and interpretation trends.
Further Comments
Benefits:
  • Extensive and well-rounded training program Continued career development and growth opportunities Generous employee discounts on dining, retail, amusements and hotels Multiple health benefit plans to suit your needs Dental, vision, voluntary life, short term disability, flexible spending accounts and 401 (k) Paid sick leave Paid vacation
Salary
  • USD $55,000.00 - USD $65,000.00 /Yr.

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