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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Walking Tour Guide - Part Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Walking Tour Guide performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in wildlife care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Walking Tour Guide under general supervision conducts informative, entertaining tours in accordance with specified guidelines. This position reports to the Transportation or Tours Supervisor.

This class is distinguished from other guide classes in that it requires less depth of knowledge of the subject matter and is engaged in "walking tours" only.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Conducts walking tours
  • Educates the public and maintains the organization’s image of goodwill
  • Answers questions
  • Presents a positive, friendly, and outgoing image
  • Conducts tours in an organized, safe and timely manner
  • Maintains control over the tour group
  • Sells and collects tickets
  • Handles cash
  • Assists in coordinating tour departures
  • Conducts tours on paths, walkways and behind the scenes areas
  • Conducts special tours as required
  • Distinguishes wildlife in camouflaged habitats
  • Responds to medical and mechanical emergencies

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING
The Walking Tour Guide will work primarily in the Roar & Snore program area, with shifts in the Lorikeet and Butterfly Jungle Safari program areas as well.  The minimum required availability is full availability on Saturdays, Sundays, and two week days.

JOB EXPERIENCE

  • Training and/or experience which would demonstrate the essential functions, knowledge and skills outlined. An example of which would be prior training or education in the life sciences and prior experience in public speaking.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • The principles of public speaking
  • Simple techniques for crowd control
  • Sales and cash handling
  • Learn basic botanical and zoological information
  • Communicate clear and concise via an amplified public address system
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Understand and communicate instructions and directions
  • Operate a portable sound system effectively

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Duration: Union Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Position – Please note if selected you will be responsible for union initiation fees and monthly dues.


THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER

 

At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our employees, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

 

SDZWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SDZWA will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!

Salary

Union Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Position – Please note if selected you will be responsible for uni

How to Apply

Apply directly through SDZWA website:

https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/7031

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 6192311515

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