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Naturalist Supervisor
Education - Attractions
The Interpretive Naturalist Supervisor will supervise, schedule and maintain all interpretive naturalist staff of the education department. POSITION AUTHORITY: The incumbent is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities, provided such action is consistent with position guidelines as outlined below. POSITION GUIDELINES: Position guidelines include, but are not limited to, established company and department policies and procedures and all supervisory directives. The incumbent is expected to exercise sound, reasonable judgment and initiative, and give high priority to accuracy and details in the performance of job responsibilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: •Supervise and coordinate daily exhibit coverage •Create weekly and daily work schedules for Interpretive Naturalists staffing, Rainforest, Aquarium, Discovery Museum, traveling exhibits, tours and programs •Maintain accurate and current records of Interpretive Naturalist’s availability, shift changes and day off requests •Maintain accurate and current records of Interpretive Naturalist’s training history •Develop and maintain communication with Interpretive Naturalists; pre-shift meeting, bulletin postings and email notices •Assist in the coordination of Interpretive Naturalists for education programs with Education staff and other departments, including Curatorial and Group Sales •Assist in the coordination animal and prop needs for tours, programs, workshops and special events •Resolve customer service issues for Education programs and functions •Assist in execution and planning of monthly department meetings •Attend scheduled staff meetings •Travel to schools, area businesses, conferences and community events as assigned •Responsible for Interpretive Naturalists and enforcing Moody Gardens’ policies and procedures; documenting incidents and disciplinary actions as needed with oversite from the Education Curator •Evaluate performance and identify development objectives for Interpretive Naturalists •Assist with interviews of Interpretive Naturalists in conjunction with Curator. •Assist in training Interpretive Naturalists for exhibit interpretation, tours, presentations and programs •Assist to maintain orientation training manuals, interpretive training materials, newsletter and bulletins for Interpretive Naturalists •Be cleared to work with Ambassador Animals and attend review courses as needed •Provide positive guest experiences by initiating interactions and answering questions •Conduct programs, tours and workshops as necessary •Staff interpretive stations in the Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid, Discovery Museum and other education special programs as assigned •Any and all other duties as assigned; duties are subject to change as management deems necessary to best serve the needs of Moody Gardens EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •High School diploma or equivalent required •College degree or work experience in related field preferred •Supervisory experience preferred REQUIRED SKILLS: •Must be reliable and responsible •Strong supervisory and leadership skills •Strong interpersonal and organizational skills •Strong verbal communication and public speaking skills •Excellent customer service skills •Proficiency with computer word processing, spreadsheets and databases •Ability to retain large quantities of information •Ability to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines •Flexibility with scheduling, including weekends and holidays •Professional appearance •Ability to work around and with animals PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: •Sufficient endurance to spend long periods of time (50% or more) in a stationary position conducting programs or staffing exhibit areas on a repetitive rotating schedule •Sufficient mobility to spend long periods of time (50% or more) traversing on tour or conducting programs on a repetitive rotating schedule •Ability to tolerate multiple climate change exposures throughout work habitat environments which include high humidity, heat, cold and outdoor conditions on a repetitive rotating schedule •Ability to maneuver up to 50 pounds
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