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Camp and Interpretation Education Internship




Organization: Tracy Aviary (AZA Member)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Position begins week of May 26th and ends no sooner than August 18th 2014. This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of three months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service. Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship.

DUTIES

Primary duties for this position will include:

1. Creating materials, and assisting in teaching engaging children’s summer camp programs.

2. Facilitating exhibit interpretation, tours, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. May involve planning and materials creation.

3. Developing and implementing a capstone internship project

Other requirements may include assisting with events, completing administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate.

Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals. Intern is responsible for securing his or her own housing.

COMPENSATION

$1200 stipend for three months of service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must speak, read and write English fluently.

Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or university is preferred but not required.

We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world.

Visit www.tracyaviary.org for more information regarding Tracy Aviary.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three references to Jenn Waterhouse, Bird Programs Manager, at education@tracyaviary.org.