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Junior Naturalist Coordinator - Full Time

January 6, 2022


The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Junior Naturalist Program is an indoor/outdoor education program for youths ages 5-14. This program helps to teach children about the natural world around them, increases self-confidence, and promotes group learning. 

The Junior Naturalist Coordinator position performs a variety of tasks including but not limited to managing, creating, scheduling, and implementing the Junior Naturalist program, education of the general public, providing tours for the public and private sectors, handling payments, light janitorial work, maintaining the cleanliness of the areas used by the Education Department. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a major in Education, Natural or Environmental Studies or related field and three (3) years of experience educating in a classroom or environmental setting. A valid Florida Driver’s License is required. 

Principal Duties: Essential Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for the Junior Naturalist programs  

  • Creating, scheduling, and implementing the program 

  • Collects and logs payments for the Junior Naturalist program and other programs 

  • Research, create, and evaluate new programs 

Additional Responsibilities include: 

  • Helping the education department with daily programs and tours 

  • Present environmental education to the public and private sectors 

  • Travel to a variety of locations to offer educational programs 

  • Animal Handling 

  • Help to train volunteers and interns 

  • Maintenance of areas used by the Education Department 

  • Light janitorial work 


Job Requirements 

  • Experience educating and public speaking 

  • Creative and energetic 

  • Ability to learn and teach about a vast array of the environment including plants and animals 

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Well organized and committed 

  • Strong values and discipline 

  • Ability to use a PC  

  • Willingness to follow Busch Wildlife Sanctuary’s policy and procedures 

The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is looking for a Junior Naturalist Coordinator. We're looking for someone that is creative, energetic and that loves children and animals. Please send your resume to Rebecca at

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