Educator Position Summary: 

The St. Louis Aquarium Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic and upbeat educator to join our team. Responsibilities include teaching our K-12 classes (onsite, outreach and virtual) and acting as a counselor for school break camps. This position may work alongside volunteers.

Educator Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Present engaging and interactive programs ranging from school groups, secondary, adults, family programs, laboratory and field classes, in-school outreach programs, specialized classes for all abilities and camps.

  • Handle animals from our Ambassador Animal collection (includes snakes, reptiles, insects, and amphibians) as part of education classes

  • Act as primary teacher for programs 

  • Ensure all participants have a positive and educational experience

  • Work alongside and provide support for education volunteers

  • Research aquatic animals and ecosystems to ensure programs stay up to date with science

  • Assist the Senior Educator with other projects as requested

Critical Skills Competencies:

  • Proficient in computer software applications and able to utilize spreadsheets and create high quality documents/presentations

  • Detail-oriented, with strong presentation and communication skills

  • Capable of being a role model for youth and facilitating a positive educational experience for all

  • Ability to adapt and maintain flexibility in changing environments

  • Help maintain a positive work environment and work cooperatively and collaboratively within a team

  • Passion for conservation and marine biology is a plus!

Place of work

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station
201 South 18th Street
63103 St. Louis
United States of America

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The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is not just an attraction - it's an underwater wonderland that brings marine life to the heart of the Midwest.

Our dedicated staff works together to create unforgettable experiences for visitors of all ages, while promoting a deeper understanding of our planet's aquatic ecosystems.

Join us at the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station and be a part of an organization that blends entertainment with education, making a positive impact on both guests and our natural world!

Job ID: 8112889 / Ref: ff857955d0c25652ec22f806f61f2d6f

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St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station