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Denver Zoo seeks a passionate, detail oriented individual to serve as the Seasonal Teen Volunteer Program Assistant. The Seasonal Teen Volunteer Program Assistant works closely with Teen Programs and other Guest Engagement department staff to ensure the day to day success of Denver Zoo's teen volunteer program, Zoo Crew. This position is designed for a self-motivated, responsible person interested in supporting teen volunteers at an informal science institution. The ideal candidate demonstrates an understanding of appropriate boundaries with teens and how to connect with them in a supportive and professional way.
Length of Position and Hours: This position is a temporary position ideally beginning in early spring and ending in late August. The typical work week is 40 hours per week with a schedule of 8am to 4:30pm, Tuesday thru Saturday in March through May. The schedule changes to Sunday thru Thursday from June through August. Due to the nature of the programs being supported, evening, overnight and weekend availability is required.
The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell. Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus. Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration.
This position requires a substantial amount of contact with staff, volunteers, and other departments. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals. This employee will be required to have contact with animals. The employee may be exposed to chemicals and zoonosis. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This is a seasonal hourly position and as such is not eligible for benefits at this time.
Completed applications must be submitted by February 22, 2017
Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Denver Zoo2300 Steele StreetDenver, CO 80205
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