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12 Oct 2021

Full-Time School Programs Education Presenter

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium – Posted by jaida.h Draper, Utah, United States

Job Description

The Living Planet Aquarium is an AZA accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides the community with countless educational opportunities to understand and respect our precious Earth and its living ecosystems, from the Utah deserts and mountains, to rain forest habitats, to the planet’s vast oceans. Working at The Living Planet Aquarium is more than just a job, it is purpose-driven work. We need exceptionally talented and hardworking team members to join us on our mission of inspiring people to explore, discover and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, 401(k) with match, PTO, Holiday Pay, New Child Leave, Aquarium Memberships and passes, and much more.


Position Summary:

A School Programs Education Presenter (SPEP) is directly responsible for delivering engaging, accurate and high-energy informal science education programs to Pre K – high school students and performs a variety of productions both at the aquarium itself as well as offsite as assigned.

 The SPEP position reports directly to the School Programs Managers (Outreach & Field Trips) and collaborates with the managers, leads, and fellow presenters to improve current programs and develop new ones. The SPEP works both within a pair of LLPA Presenters and individually to deliver Educational content to various groups throughout the state of Utah.


This position starts at $14 an hour.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver engaging, high-energy, creative, dynamic and accurate educational presentations in elementary & secondary schools and in LLPA `s field trip presentations that follow the Utah State Core standards
  • Understand, support and share with others LLPA’s mission and vision
  • Respond to student behaviors effectively/appropriately using effective classroom management techniques
  • Safely handle and assist in the care of a variety of animals (tarantulas, amphibians, reptiles, insects) with a comfortable demeanor
  • Prepare, manage and utilize presentation supplies and materials appropriately
  • Represent LLPA at special events as assigned
  • Deliver educational presentations, to guests on the aquarium floor
  • Assisting with the creation, improvement, and execution of LLPA summer camps
  • Assist with LLPA Boy and Girl Scout Programs as assigned
  • Develop new and improve existing programs for the upcoming school year
  • Additional duties as assigned by the School Program Education Managers



Bachelor`s degree in Biology, Zoology, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Education, or a related field is preferred. Experience in STEM programming; development and implementation is preferred.


Critical Skills/Competencies:

  • Dynamic public speaking skills and out-going personality.
  • Ability to quickly learn complex and/or factual information, then communicate it to a wide variety of age groups in an engaging and creative manner.
  • Must communicate and interact effectively and positively with students, teachers, guests, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Comfortable with and familiar with animal handling that includes tarantulas, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects.
  • Model outstanding work ethic, manage own schedule and be dependable and punctual
  • Knowledge of science processes, marine biology, zoology and/or ecology with willingness to increase knowledge.
  • Ability to operate company vehicles and follow vehicle protocol. Must keep a favorable driving record and be willing to permit a periodic review of your driving record, if necessary. A valid UTAH driver’s license is required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (written and speaking) skills preferred.


Physical Demands of the Job:

 This job requires periods of standing and walking as well as extended periods of sitting with data entry. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have the energy to maintain a high-energy, positive presentation style for duration of presentation (ranges from 20-55 minutes).


Special Working Conditions:

Job will primarily be in a classroom environment with additional office time when assigned. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected and some holidays. It will also require handling a variety of animals in a safe manner, while interacting with diverse populations. Forty (40) hour work week with some weekends, with occasional extended visits – schedule includes travel and overnight stay in Utah counties. Must wear issued uniforms and adhere to dress code standards.


While this job description attempts to describe the essential functions of the position, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. LLPA does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other protected class under federal, state or local laws.


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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Animals, Aquarium, and Educator. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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