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Play Facilitator-Omaha, NE

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Omaha, NE

Job Description

Job Title: Play Facilitator

Date Position Opens: 09/08/2017

Date Position Closes: Until filled

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Hours: Part-time (including weekends and holidays)


SUMMARY: The Play Facilitator reports to the Visitor Experience Coordinator. The candidate will facilitate child/adult play interaction helping to develop the child’s physical capabilities, cognitive abilities and strengthen social emotional skills while in in the Children’s Adventure Trails exhibit. Play facilitators implement new play activities and model the best child/parent interactions. Play Facilitators strive to enrich children’s natural curiosity through diverse, child-centered explorations.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include the following but not limited to: Play Facilitators use open-ended and multiple outcome experiences for children developing the physical, social emotional and cognitive abilities. Maintains a safe, educationally sound, engaging environment for guests. Provides excellent customer service.

WORKSKILLS: Knowledge of early childhood education techniques. Ability to utilize play activities while also allowing for open-ended and multiple outcome experiences with guests in Adventure Trails. Must have strong guest service and public speaking skills. Must possess an outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude. Must work well under pressure and in diverse weather conditions. Some animal handling will be required.  

QUALIFICATIONS:   Ability to multi task, use good judgement and enhance the guests’ experiences while playing in the Adventure Trails Exhibit.  Ideal candidate embraces children as curious, collaborative, and innovative individuals. Must pass the zoo background check and drug testing. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required, training in early childhood teaching techniques desired, supervisory experience preferred but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires standing for long periods, walking, and the ability to use hands to signal and feel. Reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch and/or crawl; talk and hear; occasionally sit; frequently lift a minimum of 20-25 lbs.  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors and outdoors; under all weather conditions. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours of availability weekly during the summer season.



     The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain,      nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned      to this job.

     Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

Job Details

Date Posted September 14, 2017
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Part-time Employee
SOC Category 39-3091.00 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Zipcode 68107

This job offers the following benefits

  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Free Parking

This job requires the following skills

  • Bilingual
  • Education Strategy
  • Preschool Administration
  • Continuous Improvement Facilitator
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Enjoy these benefits
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Free Parking