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ABQ BioPark Job Opportunity: Northside Education Facilitator

July 22, 2022 - ABQ BioPark northside education programs include on-site programs, conservation education events, summer day camps, evening programs, tours, general exhibit interpretation, and arthropod and touch pool encounters. Programs are held at Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach. The program facilitator is responsible for program implementation and volunteer supervision during those programs. 

The northside education facilitator position is staffed through a temporary staffing agency and reports to the northside education coordinator. The northside education facilitator is responsible for assisting with planning and coordinating all education activities and volunteers for the Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Heritage Farm, BUGarium and Tingley Beach under the supervision of the northside education coordinator.

Education Requirements and Qualifications

The recommended education and experience requirements are three to five-years of formal or informal teaching experience, preferably in the sciences. Formal education may be interchangeable on a year-for-year basis, including a degree with major coursework in science, education, or a related field, plus one year of experience in informal educational programming. Experience working in garden and/or aquarium education is a plus. Individuals selected for the position must pass a background check.

Tasks

  • Creating and presenting informal education programming across the northside to include general tours, talks, feeding narrations, etc.
  • Working alongside or in the place of the volunteer coordinator to oversee arthropod and touchpool educator volunteers
  • Providing support for programming of discovery days, evening tours and miscellaneous education programming at the northside; includes weekends and evenings
  • Assisting with the volunteer training program including Aquarium and Botanic Garden docent, arthropod handling and touchpool volunteers
  • Assisting with Camp BioPark programs at the northside
  • Assisting with educational community partner shows at the northside
  • Working as part of the education team on BioPark-wide programming, events and planning
  • Working as part of a team to manage all BioPark volunteers
  • Performing general BioPark administrative tasks
  • Other duties as assigned by northside education coordinator and education curator

Work schedule

Tuesday-Saturday from 8a.m.-5p.m. with a one-hour lunch. May work Mondays and evenings as assigned. Summer hours may change due to Camp BioPark. Hours in one week may not exceed 40 hours, and it is the responsibility of the northside education program facilitator to track those hours in conjunction with the northside education coordinator.

Pay rate 

$15.96/hour. This position is hired through a temporary staffing agency, not the City of Albuquerque, and has a mandatory 90-day furlough every two years.

To Apply

Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references by Friday, Aug 19, at 5 p.m. to Deborah Cook, northside education coordinator: [email protected]. Or send to:  

Deborah Cook, Education Coordinator

ABQ BioPark

2601 Central NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104