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Instructor

January 08, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Location:Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Salary Range:$10.50/hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:On Call
Department:Education
Description:Requires weekend availability
Duties:Instruct education classes about animals and their care, lead tours of the Center, and give off-site presentations. Attend to the safety and well being of animals, clients, and volunteers at all times. Complete barn keeper responsibilities and small animal care responsibilities as needed. Keep current in animal care and handling techniques. Lead Critter Camp classes, supervising children and volunteers. Write age appropriate curriculum for Pre K-8th grade for a variety of programs. Work with management to create new programs and enhance current programs. Assist with updating animal protocol and training of staff/volunteers. Keep current in knowledge about domestic and wild animals, the natural environment and other related topics in humane education. Drive the AniMobile and Education van to schools all over San Diego County for outreach programs. Perform various office tasks as needed, such as answering phones, taking payments, booking programs, typing up schedules, and copying and folding flyers. Maintain compliance with HWAC policies and procedures. Perform all duties in accordance with established Center safety standards. Participate in Center activities and events as required. Complete other assignments as required. Represent HWAC standards of professionalism.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Center expects the following of each employee: adheres to HWAC policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the Center; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; meets department productivity standards; participates in HWAC events as needed or required; ensures the highest quality of customer service; and completes other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Experience working with children and adults in a group setting. Experience handling small mammals, birds, snakes, and other animals. Experience with farm animals. Upbeat attitude, enthusiastic personality and a strong sense of professionalism. Experience developing curriculum and teaching outdoor, humane, or zoo education classes. Knowledge of interpretive techniques, learning styles, and child development stages. Ability to use positive techniques for handling disruptive people of any age. Valid CA driverís license and good driving record. Ability to drive large vehicles safely.

Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.

Employee must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

As this position may require occasional driving duties, employee must possess a valid Driverís License. Employee must complete a Driver Information Form and provide a recent DMV Driving Record Report to be kept on file, as well as proof of insurance.


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