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Caldwell Zoo

Education Internship

Fall 2022 Education and Events Intern Duties:

  • Support the Caldwell Zoo Education and Events Department by assisting in the development of education curriculum and special events
  • Assist in teaching classes, school programs, outreaches, and other opportunities in the community and surrounding area on predetermined presentations
  • Deliver presentations in the zoo as an interpretive guide for our guests bringing them closer to our animals
  • Assist in event and volunteer program planning and implementation
  • Provide animal ambassador experiences, as needed, as part of programming in a way that ensures the safety of the guests and animals in a calm manner
  • Commitment to learn and master all content and skills needed to provide quality programming to Zoo program participants and guests. 
  • Be able to provide excellent customer service to all zoo guests, including parents, teachers, chaperones, students, etc.
  • Preparation and breakdown of program materials
  • Know and follow all emergency procedures and protocols
  • Maintain a positive and encouraging attitude to co-workers and guests
  • Completion of various additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Required minimum 1 year of paid or unpaid experience working with children
  • Preferred 1 year of paid or unpaid experience with interpretation, formal, or informal education in a zoological, camp, museum, school, non-profit or related setting
  • Must be comfortable handling and working with animals, including snakes and other reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and invertebrates
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Excellent oral communication skills required
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Must have an appreciation for environmental education and a commitment to conservation and animal welfare
  • Professional dress, appearance, and conduct
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.
  • Must pass background, physical, and TB check

EDUCATION:

  • REQUIRED Sophomore or higher classification
  • Overall GPA must be 2.5 or higher
  • Preferred: Education, Biology, Zoology, Pre-Vet, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or related degree preferred but not required. We want anyone with a passion for children, animals, conservation, the environment, and a willingness to learn 

Schedule/Availability Requirements: 

  • Must have full availability for the internship which lasts from September to December. Longer internship options are available.    

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds
  • Willingness to work outside in inclement weather

Perks

Housing Provided

Salary

Stipend

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Tori Malley, Administrative Assistant

Caldwell Zoo

P.O. Box 4785

Tyler, Texas 75712

tmalley@caldwellzoo.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Caldwell Zoo
2203 M.L.King Blvd
Tyler, TX 75702

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