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SUMMARY: The main goal of this internship is to serve as the main mentor, educator, and coordinator of the Talk on the Wild Side teen volunteer program. Talk on the Wild Side is an interpretive volunteer program for teens ages 14-17, designed to help increase the Zoo’s contact with its visitors. Teens work in teams at the Insect Zoo, Family Farm, and at interpretive biofact stations (skulls, pelts, etc) throughout the Zoo each day. Volunteers work two days per week for the entire summer, gaining knowledge, experience, and working on a project throughout their time in the program. The focus of their interpretation is to support the mission of the San Francisco Zoo, to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. This internship serves as a main point of contact, mentor, and teacher for these youth volunteers.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned, as needed.
Upholds the Society’s mission, core values and other policies/procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and elsewhere.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend, squat, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands for grasping, fine work and assembly, reaching, kneeling, or twisting. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to push/pull, crawl, taste, or smell. The employee must frequently lift up to 25 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
Note: The Talk on the Wild Side Intern is expected to work the entire work period unless specific days off are approved by the Outreach and Teen Program Manager prior to employment.
This internship will run 37.5 hrs/week June-August, with optional weekend work in April and May. Work weeks will be Fridays through Tuesdays.
APPLICATION: Please apply via our web site at www.sfzoo.org. Please attach a cover letter with your resume.
Please apply via our web site at www.sfzoo.org. Please attach a cover letter with your resume.
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens1 Zoo RoadSan Francisco, CA 94132
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