The following positions are currently open at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are interested in applying for any of them, please mail or email us a résumé and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. Thank you!

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30-35 hours per week, reporting to the
Education Director

Summary of Position

The Education Specialist is responsible for tours, classroom visits, and summer camps where the Sanctuary spreads its message of conservation.


  • Guide tours of the Sanctuary grounds

  • Keep the education department calendar, scheduling tours, classroom visits, special events, and distance learning events

  • Visit classrooms and teach children about animals, conservation, and the greater Yellowstone ecosystem

  • Work with the Education Director on education materials, producing presentations, podcasts, videos, and more

  • Curate, display, and develop the Sanctuary’s collection of educational materials

  • Care for education animals at the Sanctuary

  • Work with Animal Care on animal encounters

  • Other duties as assigned, including snow removal, assisting with fundraisers & other events, and


  • Teaching experience

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Expertise with presentation tools like Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Valid driver license and clean driving record

  • Animal care experience and/or training is not required, but is a plus