Akron Zoo Program Engagement Staff

Akron Zoo    Akron, OH
Job Description

The Akron Zoo is looking for Program Engagement Staff. Core responsibilities include guiding students through the zoo while giving information about animal adaptations and presenting topic based information at stations throughout the zoo. This is a 20-25 hour a week temporary position, working Monday-Friday from October-November.

Essential job functions:

  • Teach Zoo Conservation Education Programs
  • Guide teachers and students through the zoo, while sharing information in an engaging, theatrical manner
  • Play a character to present topic based information at stations throughout the zoo.


The candidate for this position should have a high school diploma with some college preferred in the areas of science, education, or theater. The individual should be comfortable presenting in a fun and engaging manner (being silly for younger audiences). Previous experience working with children is preferred.

The Program Engagement Staff should be a highly organized, outgoing, collaborative, strategic, independent, fun, creative, self-starter who is able to multi-task within a busy work environment. Must have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), strong relationship building skills, and exceptional customer service skills.

This is a temporary, part time position (20-25 hours a week) working October-November. The majority of the work will be outdoors leading programs for students and requires long periods of standing and walking.

Applicants must be 18 years or older. The Akron Zoo is a Drug-Free Workplace and an EOE.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary


  • working with children: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Morning (Required)
  • Mid-Day (Required)

Working Days:

  • Monday (Required)
  • Tuesday (Required)
  • Wednesday (Required)
  • Thursday (Required)
  • Friday (Required)

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:23:00 GMT

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