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Senior Program Specialist
Department
Education - Attractions
Notes
JOB SUMMARY:
The Senior Program Specialist will research and develop program lesson plans, frameworks and activities for all education and youth programs and assist in execution of programs and events. 
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:
•Research and develop program lesson plans, frameworks and activities for all education and youth programs, including but not limited to Pre K Expeditions, Beyond Biofacts, Educator Workshops, Home School Days, Group Field Trip Tours, Group Field Trip Classroom Programs and private off property events, camps, scout workshops, overnights and birthday party programs
•Develop all education and youth program outlines, procedures and training materials in accordance to TEKS, AZA and safety regulations
•Development and procurement of interactive materials for education programs in conjunction with the Education Curator
•Review program evaluations in conjunction with the Education Curator for program revisions and new program development
•Train the Education Program Specialist and Youth Program Specialist on all education programs
•Assist the Education Program Specialist with execution of Pre K Expeditions, Beyond Biofacts, Educator Workshops, Home School Days, Group Field Trip Tours, Group Field Trip Classroom Programs and private off property events or programs as needed
•Assist the Youth Program Specialist with execution camps, scout workshops, overnights and birthday party programs as needed
•Assist with the Annual Educator Open House and any other events
•Assist in maintaining supplies in good working order for all education and youth programs at appropriate levels
•Assist with coordination of animal and prop needs for all education and youth programs
•Assist to ensure all paperwork is complete for education program execution including, program forms, BEO’s and obtain item requests 
•Assist in training Interpretive Naturalists, Volunteers and other Education Staff to conduct or assist in staffing education programs as needed
•Assist Naturalist Supervisor to evaluate performance of Interpretive Naturalists conducting education programs
•Instruct and/or lead all education or youth programs as needed
•Be cleared to work with Ambassador Animals and attend review courses as needed
•Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings
•Travel to schools, area businesses, conferences and community events as assigned
•Provide positive guest experiences by initiating interactions and answering questions
•Address customer service issues related to education and youth programs
•Staff interpretive stations in the Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid, Discovery Museum and other education programs or tours 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 in related field required
•Formal or Informal PreK-12 education experience preferred
REQUIRED SKILLS:
•Familiar with current education standards (TEKS)
•Familiar with AZA
•Must be reliable and responsible
•Strong writing, teaching, interpersonal and organizational skills
•Strong verbal communication and public speaking
•Strong supervisory and leadership 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 & holidays
•Professional appearance
•Ability to work around and with animals
•Valid Texas state driver’s license
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Sufficient endurance to spend long periods of time (50% or more) in a stationary position conducting programs or staffing exhibit areas
•Sufficient mobility to spend long periods of time (50% or more) traversing on tour or conducting programs 
•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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