One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121
Date Posted: October 11, 2022
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
The Nature Kit Specialist facilitates outreach, engagement and education for Zoo guests with a special focus on our “Family Nature Adventure Kits” program.Zoo New England’s mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by facilitating fun and engaging experiences. The Family Nature Adventure Kits are intended to support families, especially families with children who have experienced trauma, in having positive experiences outdoors in natural settings. The specialist in this position will work to network with organizations that serve families to extend invitations and will facilitate family visits to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, so families can have positive experiences using activities available in the kits. The specialist will serve as a host and facilitator when families visit. They will also keep track of statistics such as how many families and individuals make use of the kits, and will ensure that we gather feedback about families’ experiences. Ultimately, this role is about facilitating positive experiences in nature for hundreds of families to help them feel at home at the zoo and in other outdoor sites.The Specialist will work as a member of the Education Department, leading other programs as needed, for audiences ranging from preschoolers to retirees. The Specialist is expected to participate in occasional special event programs on evenings and weekends
Duties & Responsibilities
Minimum Job Requirements
Preferred Job Requirements
Hours, Location, and Term of Appointment
Hours: 25-35 hours per week. One weekend day is required each week; other hours based on needs.
Location: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
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