Join our team!

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our dynamic team. The program coordinator duties and responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Curator of Collections and Exhibits to maintain the museum collections and database
  • Working with the Raptor Program Manager to carry out resident ambassador husbandry and training employing operant learning strategies
  • Keeping detailed records of animal training and programming data
  • Assisting with wild raptor rescue and triage
  • Public outreach including publishing a monthly newsletter, managing social media, maintaining the ABEF website, donor/member/sponsor recruitment and appreciation, public event coordination, etc.
  • Assisting with the development and presentation of educational programming materials including the Youth Raptor Program
  • Supervision and direction of volunteers and interns
  • Daily facility operation and maintenance
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Curator and Raptor Program Manager
  • May be required to work occasional nights and weekends

Required qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Wildlife Science, Museum Science or a related field
  • Experience with animal care and husbandry
  • Familiarity with employing operant learning in animal training
  • Experience participating in and presenting public educational programs
  • Administrative experience including familiarity with data collection and management


Desired qualifications:

  • Work experience at a museum, cultural center, nature center, or in a similar setting
  • Graduate degree in Education, Wildlife Science, Museum Science or a related field
  • Working knowledge of North American raptor natural history and husbandry
  • Experience with raptor training, specifically through operant learning
  • Experience with basic raptor rehabilitation
  • Experience using PastPerfect or similar collections database system
  • Working knowledge of best museum practice for collections care and exhibition
  • Event planning, marketing and outreach experience
  • Ability to communicate directly and effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to complete tasks efficiently and effectively with limited oversight


  • This is an exempt position with a salary of $30,000 – $32,500 depending on experience
  • Three weeks paid vacation each year to be taken outside the programming season of May-August
  • Relocation reimbursement up to $3,000

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter along with contact information for three professional references to Position open until filled.