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Education officers may do some or all of the following

  • research, design, plan and write education programmes that may include things like site tours, quizzes and practical activities
  • find resources for programmes such as books, puzzles or songs
  • design educational activities or resources that students can use at home or in the classroom
  • present education programmes to students and/or adults about a variety of issues particular to their organisation
  • send educational material to students, teachers and the public
  • deliver presentations to community groups
  • help organise exhibitions
  • help run internal staff training programmes.

Education officers need to have

  • knowledge of the New Zealand education curriculum
  • knowledge of local and national education sector such as structure of primary and secondary schools
  • knowledge of different teaching and learning styles
  • knowledge of office procedures including budgeting
  • general knowledge of the organisation they are working for
  • research and writing skills
  • the ability to manage groups of people.

Education officers need to be

  • creative, enthusiastic and confident
  • able to relate to a wide range of people and work as part of a team
  • understanding and patient
  • friendly and good at listening
  • tolerant, adaptable, firm and fair.