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Education Officer - Melbourne Zoo - Full time


Employer: Zoos Victoria
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Animal Welfare & Protection, Education & Training, Environment & Sustainability, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 10 January, 2017.
Applications close: 30 January, 2017.

  • Ongoing position commencing Term 1, 2017
  • Full time (38hrs / 5 days per week, Monday-Friday)
  • Band 5 - $80,042 per annum + superannuation
  • Based in the Learning Experiences Office, Melbourne Zoo

Zoos Victoria operates three world-class zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Zoos Victoria is committed to fighting extinction, working locally and globally to deliver tangible conservation outcomes. Our vision is to be the world's leading zoo-based conservation organisation. Our Learning Experience Teams are integral to this vision, developing and delivering outstanding learning opportunities for teachers and students from Kinder to VCE.

Melbourne Zoo is currently seeking an innovative Education Officer to join our Learning Experiences team. In this role, the successful applicant will develop and facilitate Education for Conservation learning programs designed to enhance connections between students and wildlife, strengthen ecological understanding and knowledge and support tangible conservation action within school communities.

This team member will bring their experience of developing and facilitating student-centred learning experiences that are underpinned by inquiry or challenge based approaches and promote transformative learning. Skills in collaboration and communication with internal and external stakeholders are essential to this role, as is the ability and desire to teach across a range of developmental age levels, from kinder through to VCE and teacher professional learning.

Demonstrated teaching experience in an educational, environmental and/or cultural institution; teaching qualifications specialising in particular developmental age levels; the curriculum areas of humanities, science and /or sustainability; and knowledge or experience of values education or conservation education will be highly regarded.

The successful candidate will require:

  • Teaching Qualifications and Working with Children Check (or VIT)
  • An ability to engage with K-12 students/teachers and the flexibility to facilitate age-appropriate teaching practices
  • Knowledge of inquiry-based learning and the ability to design whole day student-centred learning opportunities
  • An ability to work in a team and independently
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong conservation values and an ability to promote Zoos Victoria's key messages

The successful applicant would be required to be available for an interview early February and available to start during Term 1 2017.

How to apply for this job

For more detailed information regarding this role please refer to the Position Description. If you have any questions about this role, contact us via e-mail Kiri Ryan kryan@zoo.org.au.

To apply, please submit your Cover Letter addressing key criteria outlined here and in the Position Description along with your Resume via our website www.zoo.org.au/hr.

Applications close Monday 30th January 2017 at 5:00PM.