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Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc.

Over 8,000,000 people have visited Binder Park Zoo and an additional 500,000 have been served through outreach programs since the Zoo was established in 1975. It is located outside of Battle Creek, Michigan, on 433 acres of natural forests and wetlands. In the past 41 years, the Zoo has grown to be one of the leading cultural attractions in the region.

Graphics Intern - Binder Park Zoo

REPORTS TO: Manager of Marketing and Development
To assist the Zoo in accomplishing its mission to connect, inspire and conserve by assisting the department in maintaining graphics on Zoo grounds while adhering to the Zoo’s brand consistency.
  • Junior or Senior majoring in art, graphic design or a related field.
  • Possesses a strong portfolio of either graphic design or fine arts.
  • Must work well independently and have solid time management skills to complete tasks.
  • Demonstrates willingness and desire to be a supportive team member.
  • Experience using a wide variety of design and software tools.
  • Valid Driver License.
  • Assisting with developing, creating and maintaining on-grounds graphics and publications.
  • Using creative skills to hand-paint signs, spray paint signs and maintain graphics signs primarily in Africa’s huts and other areas around the Zoo.
  • Monitoring outdated signs throughout the Zoo (removing old flyers, cleaning signs as needed).
  • Organizing the Graphics Barn as needed.
  • Organizing the Zoo’s photo library for signage creation.
  • Communicating with co-workers, staff, volunteers and guests through verbal and technology-based systems.
  • Relating positively with diverse groups of people (guests, staff and volunteers).
  • Complying with all Binder Park Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Participating in team oriented zoo projects as needed.
  • Ability to work outdoors, off trail on various terrains in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to climb and stand on various types of ladders under general supervision.
  • Ability to use various tools (drills, saws, hammers) unsupervised to remove outdated graphic signs.
  • Able to occasionally work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
  • Ability to read, speak, and write English in order to fulfill job functions in an understandable way.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the day.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds at times, not repetitively.
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles such as a golf cart.

Experience Required

Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design.


Binder Park Zoo membership


Experience based / unpaid

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Visit to download an intern application. Return completed intern applications to: Or fax to: Binder Park Zoo (269) 979-8834 7400 Division Dr. Battle Creek, MI 49014 Email:

Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc.
7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone: 269-979-1351
Fax: 269-979-8834

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