Seasonal Educator (FT, 6 months)
Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City

Join Tracy Aviary’s education team! We are pleased to offer two full-time seasonal educator positions that will provide on-the-ground experience in science communication and environmental education by supporting educational programming at Tracy Aviary & Botanical Garden and Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center. Seasonal Educators will report to the Director of Education and will work closely with other Education staff members.

Position Details:
Start Date: Monday, May 2, 2022 at the latest; may start earlier
End Date: Six months from start date
Schedule: 40hr/week, rotating shifts. Evening and weekend work will be required.
Compensation: $12-$15/hr, depending on experience

Primary Duties:
Complete one week of paid training
At both campuses:
Prepare for and facilitate onsite and off-site programming, such as guided tours, family nature programs, bird identification classes, and more
Provide site interpretation, which includes communicating with guests about local ecology, natural wonders, and animal behavior (especially birds)
Create and/or edit curriculum and other educational materials using Google Suite and Canva
Administer evaluation instruments such as surveys to improve program quality and effectiveness
When working at Jordan River Nature Center:
Provide assistance to guests, including communicating the mission and vision of the Nature Center
Assist with site operations, such as opening and closing the Nature Center

Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals.

Workload Breakdown:
Preparing and facilitating programs 30%
Site interpretation 20%
Creating/editing educational materials 15%
Program evaluation 15%
Nature Center-specific tasks 15%
Other 5%

Studies have shown that women, non-binary folks, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are much less likely to apply for a position unless they feel they meet every qualification as described. We are committed to finding the best overall candidate and welcome candidates who may come from less traditional backgrounds. Please think about the breadth of your life experience when considering the following list of qualifications.

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time, Teaching/Education


Background or demonstrated interest in science communication and/or environmental education
Background or demonstrated interest in ecology, animal behavior, or related fields
Effective in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience interacting with members of the public

Preferred Skills:

Additional and Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge about regional birds and avian ecology
Certification in CPR and First Aid
Proficiency in word processing, layout and editing
Familiarity with learning assessment tools and strategies
Knowledge of and commitment to justice, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the community and workplace
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required

About Tracy Aviary

Tracy Aviary is committed to inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. As the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over our more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.

Application Instructions

Applications are being accepted immediately. Positions are open until filled. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter which connects your life experience to your interest and qualifications for this job, resume, and contact information for three references to Anne Terry (she/her), Director of Education, at [email protected] Visit www.tracyaviary.org for more information about Tracy Aviary.