The Albuquerque BioPark is now hiring teachers and facilitators for summer educator roles at the Albuquerque BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. These positions are hired through RivenRock (a temporary staffing agency), and are funded through the NM BioPark Society. All hired
teachers must attend training on Saturday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 29 and be available for work from the week of June 3-August 5. Both full and part time positions are available.
The minimum education and experience requirements are a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in science, education, or a related field, plus one-year full time teaching experience, formal or informal, preferably in the sciences. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year-for-year basis. All applicants must pass a background check.
Pay rate for both positions: $14 per hour; hours per week varies with assignment.
To apply: Send resume to Cheri Vogel, BioPark Education Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903 Tenth Street
Application deadline: Friday, March 22, 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please call 505-848-7183.
The individuals selected as the Camp BioPark Teachers will:
Conduct one or more of 15 different week-long day camps for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6 or 7-9. See www.cabq.gov for a complete list of classes.
Develop and implement daily lesson plans and activities for the assigned class
Promote conservation through experiential learning utilizing the BioPark’s exhibits and grounds
Maintain a safe learning environment
Engage each child in an active, inquiry based, child-centered atmosphere
Supervise volunteers assigned to assist with each Camp BioPark classes
Communicate effectively with BioPark staff, campers and parents/guardians of campers
Perform general administrative tasks associated with Camp BioPark
Teacher Work schedule: Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for full-day camps or 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or
12:00-4:30 p.m. for half-day camps. Not all camps are offered every week. Camp BioPark runs from June 3-
July 26 with clean up time provided the following week. Paid training and prep time is available May 11-June 7.
The individuals selected as the Nature Guide Facilitators will:
Oversee the BioPark Nature Guides, which are a group of teens (ages 14 -18) along with adult captains who volunteer at learning centers, called Nature Stations.
Develop and conduct Nature Guide training classes
Facilitate the daily teaching done by the Nature Guides
Keep Nature Guides engaged and challenged
Conduct on-the-job training for new Nature Guides
Develop and implement new Nature Stations
Rotate work site weekly between the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden
Communicate effectively with BioPark Education staff, volunteers and parent/guardians
Provide end of summer certificates and letters of appreciation for the closing ceremonies
Perform general administrative tasks associated with the BioPark Nature Guide Program
Facilitator Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m; up to 40 hours per week. The Nature Guide program runs from June 3 – Aug 6. Paid training and prep time is available May 11 – June 7.