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Job Title: Education Program Assistant at a Zoo

Description: The Program Assistant provides administrative support to the education department by assisting with customer communication and by maintaining program schedules, databases, supplies, etc. This position also contributes to positive guest experiences.

Degree Required: HS

  • High School Diploma is a diploma awarded for the completion of high school. In the United States and Canada, it is considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education. An equivalent is the GED or General Educational Development test.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Creative writing skills, Customer service skills, Independent worker, Managing material resources, Mathematical thinker, Oral communication skills, Record maintenance, Time management skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Museum/Zoo/Aquarium

Relative Salary:  $$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.