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Education Instructor - Part Time at Wonders of Wildlife / Dogwood Canyon

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Springfield, Missouri

Job Description:

Wonders of Wildlife is currently hiring for a Part Time Educator Instructor. Under direct supervision of the Education Supervisors, the Education Instructor is responsible for leading, instructing, and engaging with guests during a specialized program and/or event appropriately and professionally.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform and stay in character at all times in guest-facing areas

  • Utilize specialized skills in the program being taught

  • Engage with guests at all times during, before, and after program

  • Take direction from Education Supervisors and Team Leads

  • Assist with the setup and tear down of special programming

  • Provide outstanding internal and external guest service

  • Good listening skills when working with team members and guests

  • Ability to work as a team with all departments at Wonders of Wildlife

  • Experience in working with people of all ages

  • Must adhere to all company/department safety standards and policies.

  • Must be open to working mandatory/approved overtime.

  • Must be open to working weekends/weekdays/nights when necessary/critical to support the business.

  • Must be able to cover shifts at affiliate Conservation Attraction properties.

  • Must have an approved driving record and operate a company vehicle if required/applicable.

MINIMUM Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Requires walking / standing; lifting, stooping, forward bending, crouching and sitting

  • Any combination of experience, education, skills, certification(s) etc. will be taken into consideration

  • Must be able to work in an environment with exposure to sunlight, various animals, weather, loud sounds, low lighting, close quarters, high/low temperatures, etc.

Additional Competencies

  • Adaptability - Ability to effectively adjust to major changes in work tasks or the work environment.

  • Aligning Performance for Success - Skilled at focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.

  • Building a Successful Team - Skilled at building a cohesive team and facilitating goal accomplishment.

  • Building Trust - Ability to interact with others in an honest, fair and respectful way; giving others confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.

  • Communication - Skilled at clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media; engaging the audience and helping them understand and retain the message.

  • Customer Focus - Ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships; actively seeking information to understand and address customers' needs.

  • High Work Standards - Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.

  • Planning and Organizing - Skilled at establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed efficiently.

  • Problem Solving / Decision Making - Ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing solutions.

We offer the following benefits by joining our team: 

  • Store/Attraction employee discounts

  • 401(k) 

Apply Today! 

About Us:

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Created by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris, the 350,000-square-foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri the campus is a centerpiece of America’s Conservation Capital in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. Wonders of Wildlife has been voted “Best New Attraction in America” and “America’s Best Aquarium” by the readers of USA TODAY. For more information, visit