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Mary Andrusyk

Pronouns:

she/her/hers

Availability:

Available

Full or Part-time

Position Type:

Lombard

Illinois

United States of America

Years in the field:

20 – 25 Years

Areas of Expertise

After-School Programs, Distance/Digital Learning, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Access, Education, Explainer/guide, Guest/Visitor Services, Intern Programs, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Social Media, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs

In my most recent role, I was Shedd Aquarium's Manager of Interpretive Volunteers. I oversaw the recruitment, training and supervision of 200 guest-facing volunteers. Throughout my 20+ year aquarium career, I developed more than 100 programs and facilitated countless interpretive opportunities from live animal encounters to guided tours for the aquarium's 1.8 million annual guests.

I am an active member of the National Association for Interpretation and have Certified Interpretive Guide Training. I currently am part of the Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Aquariums Member Community's leadership group and have presented at the Association's annual conference on volunteerism and technology in programs.