Environmental Educator

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
St. Paul, MN

Part-Time Environmental Educator*

*official title: Parks & Recreation Worker II


Part-Time Environmental Education positions are available at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. The main responsibility of this position is to teach education programs such as onsite and offsite school programs and weekend birthday parties. Job duties may also include assisting the education department in other areas including public programs, school and group programs, and summer camp.  This position is up to 25/week and entails weekday, weekend and some evening hours. The rate of pay is $12 per hour.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the quality and consistency of Como’s education programs
  • Use age appropriate techniques to ensure participants are learning
  • Engage participants through effective use of Como’s plants and animals
  • Use appropriate classroom management techniques during programs
  • Provide a safe environment for participants as well as Como’s plants and animals
  • Maintain proper animal handling and transport requirements at all times
  • Represent Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in a professional manner by being courteous, knowledgeable, and well-groomed during programs
  • Represent Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in a positive way in the community
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Minimum of two years teaching experience (either formal or informal)
  • Program instruction experience with live plants and/or animals
  • Degree in education, environmental education, environmental studies, biology, zoology, botany, horticulture or a related field
  • Ability to deliver assigned curriculum in a fun and engaging manner
  • Excellent problem solving skills, flexibility, a positive outlook, and a sense of humor
  • Must have a valid Minnesota drivers license
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (preferred)


  • Must successfully complete: an orientation, program training, and animal and plant handling training


Closing Date: Ongoing until filled. Resumes reviewed upon receipt.


Submit letter of interest, resume and references via mail or email to:


Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Education

c/o Susie Van Blaircom

1225 Estabrook Drive

St. Paul, MN  55103

comoeducation@ci.stpaul.mn.us        *Please list “Part-Time Educator” in subject line