Virtual Reality Operator, Part-Time

Virtual Reality Operator

The National Aviary is currently seeking to fill a part-time virtual reality operator position. Virtual realty operators work under the direct supervision of the Lead Interpretive Educator. Positions run year round.

Virtual Reality Operators are part of a dynamic and energetic education department performing all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects the National Aviary’s mission to inspire a respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. National Aviary Virtual Reality Operators will:

  • Operate and facilitate guest engagement at Birdly, the National Aviary’s bird flight simulation experience
  • Provide interpretive support and communications for the National Aviary’s exhibits, birds and messaging at Birdly
  • Provide high quality visitor engagement and guest hospitality


Virtual Reality Operators work in a high-paced environment. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to interact and communicate enthusiastically with a variety of audiences in a professional and productive manner
  • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays as scheduled; some evenings, outdoor work and offsite work is required. Maximum of 8-10 total hours per week
  • Ability to perform some heavy physical labor such as lifting up to 50 lbs., reaching, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling
  • Proficiency and experience with standard computer software, virtual reality software, and/or virtual reality mechanics is a plus. Training is provided.


The successful candidate must be able to pass all three of our background investigations including FBI fingerprinting for Criminal Background, PA Child Abuse Clearance, and PA State Police Criminal Background Investigation. A valid PA Driver’s license is desired.

To apply, email cover letter, resume and three references to Caroline Schooler, Lead Interpretive Educator at caroline.schooler@aviary.org.

Application open until positions are filled.